|Pom Poms & Cowbell are NECESSARY for #alltheFAB|
Volunteering means giving all the encouragement to runners!! woohoo!! We runners love and need that race day encouragement! It really can make a race.It most certainly has for me.
I mean ... how can you not smile when you see friends at an aid station.
Or when you run into a banana and superman on the home stretch of a long hot race?
Wanna volunteer but not sure what to do?
1. If you are working as a course marshal, you need to have fun. GET your cheer on and do not stand there like a lump. When you see a runner cheer, clap and ENCOURAGE! You are there to give support and direction. If you are not the sort who likes to cheer, be loud and get your cowbell on...then chose another job! You also need to give directions, so know WHERE runners are supposed to be and let them know Point, gesture, yell! Bring cowbell, signs and pompoms with you!!
5. If you want to run, you could be a PACER or Pace Bunny. This is a REALLY important job. this is not an "Oh goodie I am gonna run this race for free"....This is all about leading other runners and help them keep a certain pace. Check your ego. You are here to help runners achieve a goal time. You need to be confident about running a specific time with consistent splits. A good pacer should lead a group at least 45 minutes slower than their Personal Best and you should practice running at that pace several times before the race.
Any Race. Any Time. Big or Small Needs Volunteers. Consider giving back a little.
You will have SO MUCH FUN!
It is awesome and inspiring all rolled into one!
Volunteers are the heart of every single running event! Over 1,500 volunteers are needed for the 52th Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. Volunteering for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a great way to give back to the community, support healthy lifestyles and active living and be part of Canada's longest running marathon. We HEART Volunteers.
I have had heaps of fun volunteering for Calgary Marathon...there are a TON of opportunities. I run the race, but I stuff packages or help with package pickup. It is fun and a great way to meet other peeps (or see runners you know).
Check out Calgary Marathons volunteer opportunities HERE and sign up!
This runner thanks you!!
*As a ForeRunner I was given a race entry for 2016, however all opinions, thoughts and feelings are entirely my own.