At its simplest, all you need to run is a pair of shorts, a t-shirt, and a pair of running shoes.
But, with longer distances comes more complexity and more gear. Many longer races have mandatory gear lists in order to satisfy safety and insurance requirements.
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Here is a list of what I currently use, followed by a wishlist.
Shoes – For road, Mizuno Waverider 17; For Track, Mizuno Hitogamis; For Trails, Brooks
Shorts – Brooks
Running Belt – Nathan Hydration Belt
Compression Socks – Zensah Long Compression socks
Hydration Pack – Salomon Race Vest
Watch – Garmin Felix 3 or Suunto Ambit 3.
Arm Warmers – Zensah Compression Arm Warmers
Buff – Ginger Runner Wrap or Buff branded paisley buff
Compression Socks – Zensah Compression Socks.
Long sleeve Shirts/thermal top
Hi-Vis Safety Vest
Headlamp – On finding a new headlamp