When you start running races you might want to look into a simple running bag or sports bag.
These bags are just that little bit more suited to transport your apparel and gear in.
Most of the bags below have separate compartments for your wet stuff and/or for your shoes.
I hope these short reviews help you get an idea of the type of bag you want.
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RRS Duffel Bag
This all-purpose duffel bag from RoadRunnerSports has a u-shape main compartment. Conveniently, gear can be stowed in the utility pockets and your shoes can be put in a separate pocket. This pocket is vented, so reduces odor. Your workout clothes can also be stored in a separate wet/dry compartment. This duffel bag comes with a shoulder strap for comfort.
This medium-sized duffle has a place for everything so you can put everything in its place. You can stash your shoes in the ventilated, antimicrobial shoe tunnel. The rest of your gear can be organized in several zippered pockets and pouches. The shoulder strap is detachable and padded.
This Sherpani Tosca Laptop Backpack bag is pretty versatile. Although it was made for laptop usage, this at least means for you that it is tough enough and can deal with a few bumps along the way. The bag has got an ergonomic design that reduces shoulder pain and it has got a padded construction to make it even more comfortable. There are prenty of pockes, storm-proof zippers etc. Also quite nice are the floral patterned accents, which make it one of the better looking bags on this page.
The ASICS Chico II duffle bag has room for wet and dry clothing storage. It has a rugged construction and stretch cords outside for additional storage. It has shoulder straps and even a cell phone pouch. Please note that this bag can only be bought on the web.