Event Day food is a very personal thing and our best recommendation is to bring food you love to eat while walking. Event Day food is not ‘normal’ food, particular for the 60km event. You want carbs that give you quick boosts of energy, rather than slow-burning fuel that sits in your stomach. In other words, if your stomach can handle it, white bread is your friend! Our favourites include fruit, nuts, veggie wraps, banana and honey sandwiches, peanut butter sandwiches, vegemite sandwiches, bliss bars, muesli bars, scroggin, ice cream, chocolate, coffee and sushi.
The food you will want will depend on your tastes, the weather, how far you’re walking, how fit you are and how much fun you want to have.
It’s best to have a light breakfast before you hike then eat small portions often throughout the event (for example, cut a sandwich into four and eat a quarter every half hour, rather than all at once).
For more detail on Event Day food, with specific guidelines around what and when to eat to get the most out of the event, check out our Nourish ebook by Dr Joanna McMillan, who is one of Australia’s top dieticians and a Coastrek veteran!