On Sunday, I got up dark and early (stupid time change) to help out at Fleet Feet’s Off Road Ramble. The race is a 5k and 10k loop through a county park, similar to a cross-country race. Leslie, Ashley, and I teamed up again to provide course assistance to those running the race.
After helping to mark the kids’ run course, we headed out to our stations on the course. Before we knew it, runners were zooming past us as they took on a challenging course.
It was so much fun to cheer on the runners while also making sure they stayed on course. The course included several hard climbs and it was great to see runners push through the pain and overcome the hill.
I love volunteering at races, it’s almost as much fun to cheer for runners (whether you know them or not) as it is to race! Ok, it’s more fun!
After the race, I forced myself out for an easy couple miles and then napped for 2 hours. Seriously, that time change destroyed me!
Have you volunteered for a race? Did you like it?