Saturday, November 12, 2011

Volunteering at the Girls on the Run 5K

I woke up at o'dark thirty this morning to pay it forward at the Girls on the Run Chicago 5K. This was my first experience as race volunteer at a bigger run. I'm glad I picked this race to test the volunteer waters. I ran it two years ago, so I was already familiar with some of the details of the race.
It's kind of cool watching the girls arriving on their school buses and lining up to run a 5K. The first part of the morning I was at the Runner Information booth. I spent most of my time directing people to the port-a-potties. After the start of the race, I wanted to get in handing out the medals to the girls. That was definitely more fun! Volunteers, friends, and family cheered runners across the finish line inside Toyota Park.
A few ladies from the running group were there, we had a great time. The Girls on the Run 5K is a feel good race for a great cause!


2 comments:

Rebecca said...

is this your first girls on the run event?

we have ours next weekend...so excited!!!

Margaux said...

I ran the race a couple of years ago, it's a fun program! Good luck with your race next week.

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