Fans share the essentials for spending a day in the Snake Pit

The sun rises over the Snake Pit shortly after gates open at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WTHR) — The Snake Pit is not for the faint of heart.

With the large crowds, muggy conditions and excessive amounts of alcohol, you've got to be a fighter to make it through to the end.

We asked Snake Pit goers what they could never leave home without, and the list was extensive.

Click here to view photos of fans in the Snake Pit.

Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)
Fans in the Snake Pit at the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. (WTHR/Camille Hayes)

Here's what people shared:

  • Fanny pack
  • Water
  • Sunglasses
  • Friends
  • Chapstick
  • Hair tie
  • Camelback water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Wallet
  • Phone
  • Portable charger
  • Backpack
  • Jean overalls
  • Nicotine
  • Car keys
  • House keys
  • ID
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