|Loved the pink volunteer shirts.|
This race benefited Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and a local family that have three boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. I do not personally know the family, but some friends do and were on the planning committee for the race and activities of the day and that is how I got involved.
I loved my first volunteering experience. I helped primarily with sorting t-shirts and handing out the packets to the people who had pre-registered, but I also jumped in helping pull tags at the finish line and directed people on the mile fun run. I love the energetic atmosphere at races and the fact that this was going to a specific family just added an extra special feel to it. It was extremely family oriented and there was tons of entire families who registered. I was wishing that I had brought my boys! (But I had all the car seats, so my husband couldn't bring them after they woke up--fail on my part).
There was a great turn out and tons of people who registered the day of--so there were way more people than expected.
|Start of the 1 mile Fun Run|
If you ever get a chance, I'd highly recommend volunteering--it's a fun look at the other side of the race.
Have you ever volunteered for a race? What was your experience?