Friday, October 7, 2011

Volunteering - PDX Marathon!

This Sunday I am volunteering at the Portland Marathon!  For the last two years I have run the marathon, and I'm so excited this year to be able to "give back" a little bit to the running community and cheer on the runners as they push to complete the race.

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!


Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Have fun! I hope it is drier than last year! I was soaked running that!!

Julie D. said...

oh shoot!! One of our cheering spots was at mile 20. I would have ran up the road to meet you! Sorry I missed this post. It was so inspiring. Perfect day for a marathon!

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