"What should I bring to Trailfest?"

It’s a common question but slightly tricky to answer. Something that’s optional for someone else might be critical for you.

But we’re taking a crack at what most people should bring with them to have a great week. Feel free to adjust depending on your own needs and preferences.

Provided by Trailfest (with any race registration)

  • Campsite (if requested)
  • Tent (if requested)
  • Meal tickets
  • Hydration and food items at each aid station
  • Charging stations
  • Showers

Highly Recommended

Many of these items can be purchased in Kanab or in one of the communities along the way but note that the nearest Walmart is in Hurricane Utah, 60 minutes from Kanab.

  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Camp shoes
  • Any personal/prescription medication 
  • Running shoes
  • Running socks (1 pair for each race)
  • Jacket or vest
  • Sleeping bag**
  • (40° for most nights check weather conditions before) 
  • Sleeping pad
  • Camp/Shower towel
  • Running hydration system/pack
  • Extra clothing for the fest
  • Warm clothing for nights and mornings
  • Blanket to lay on for film fest
  • Camera/Phone
  • Chargers
  • Soap/Shampoo
  • Snacks/Food***


  • Camp pillow
  • Underwear (maybe this should go as Highly Recommended? ;) )
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Toiletries
  • Long underwear


  • Rain gear (check weather forecast)
  • Earplugs (may be mandatory if you have a snorer for a neighbor)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Gloves
  • Insect repellant
  • Reading and writing materials
  • Personal Bathroom Kit: Personal Wipes, Hand Cleaner

* Every course will have one fully stocked aid station. Aid stations will have water, electrolytes, gels, fresh-cut fruit, salty/sweet items

** Check the weather beforehand for Kanab. If a cold front that moves in a 40°F sleeping bag won’t be enough and you’d be better off bringing a 20° bag or layered clothing or an extra blanket. If you sleep cold you might consider bringing a warmer bag anyway.

*** There are plenty of places in Kanab to buy snacks and restaurants

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