SavannahMom, that's a lovely thought and I believe you're right ~ volunteering first would make the experience more rich.
I went to the training today at the warehouse where the supplies are kept. I was amazed at how MUCH is involved in putting on this race. There was also a training for the water stations and people were there stuffing the goodie bags.
And if we do our jobs well the runners will not even notice we're there! (Actually, it might help you to get across the finish line knowing how many many invisible people are supporting you on your run.)
As to the second part, I have juvenile diabetes. (I'm on an insulin pump.) For me to run a marathon involves difficulties that seem insurmountable to me. And yet.... working on the race is making me think that perhaps I could walk a marathon or maybe even run a half. Just a glimmer of a thought at this point, primarily motivated by the desire to show my disability that it can't disable me all that much.
Do you have a race in mind for your first volunteer duty? (I do NOT recommend Seattle at the crux of Nov/Dec! Pick a warm, dry marathon if you can. We were told to dress as if we were heading off for a day of skiing in not-so-good conditions.)
Thanks for checking in on this topic.
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