I'm volunteering at Mile 21. I chose this spot because I know that this is where I always started to need a little more support and encouragement. I'm super excited.
The weather forecast is calling for morning showers, but (as of right now, at least) they are expecting them to taper off by 9am. So, except for the super fasties, it shouldn't rain for the entire event like it did last year. Rain isn't the best for the runners, but I bet most would take it over heat any day. Volunteering in the rain probably isn't as fun either - but hey, we're Oregonians, we're used to liquid sunshine!
If you are running the race and/or know someone who is, let me know and I'll try to give them an extra "woo-hoo!!" as they are running by. My friend Christine is running this Sunday and it will be her FIRST marathon! I'm so excited to see her complete her goal.
Good luck to anyone racing Portland, or any other races this weekend!