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11/13/11 1:26 P

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Both highly worthy organizations to support!

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11/12/11 11:56 P

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Wow, you are inspiring to me. Yes, the 26 miles and the chance to do it requires things that can make it logistically hard for many people, let alone somebody who must time their insulin doses.

For my volunteering, I picture the Columbus (Ohio) half-marathon and marathon. Perhaps some other races that benefit causes I care about, specifically. I should look into food bank-related runs, and I wonder if the Innocence Project would have runs..

Columbus has pretty yuck weather, in my opinion, but the two events described above happen at two of our most reasonable seasons--Spring and Autumn.

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11/12/11 3:08 P

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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.

Be well!

Jess
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I need to follow your lead and volunteer at an event! It'll be a few years before I can make the time to train for a marathon, but it'd be nice to give to running as a volunteer first. It would have to make it so much more rich and meaningful once one gets to do the race!

Have your or will you run a marathon one day?

Joy

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Sub 8:30/mile for a Springtime Race!
Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

Goal Winter & Spring 2012:
Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
10,000 steps/day whether running or walking.
Launch my SLEEP project!


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11/11/11 9:48 P

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im not in that part of the country but i do want to wish you a very successful event. Good volunteers are what makes the race what it is.... Have a great time and i hope you can connect with some others in your area

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Hi, everyone. I'm somewhat new to the Road Runners team. Really enjoyed the helpful advice I got on gear questions.

Now I'm wondering if anyone from the team will be participaing in the Seattle Marathon this Sunday November 27th. I signed up to volunteer as a marshall due to a notice from a member of this team that the race was seriously short on marshalls.

Did anyone else sign up? Would be nice to be sort of a Spark Team at the event.

Jess
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