I volunteered this morning at our runners club race and I loved it! If you have never volunteered at a race, you definitely need to. I was at the registration table, so I saw people debating whether they were going to run the 3 miler, 10K or 25K. When the racers came in from the races it was fun watching and listening to them; you could feel the excitement in the crowd.
Granted, this race series is low key with no chips or bibs. When the runners cross the finish line they get handed a 3x5 index card and have to remember their time until they get inside (where it's warm) where they fill out the card with their information and time. Some of the runners in the 10K and 25K had really cold hands so we had to help them fill out their cards. We loved helping them and I know the runners were appreciative of the help.
The top male and female runners in each race got a pie. The top two in each age group received a loaf of bread (not just any loaf, this bread is DELICIOUS!). To make volunteering even sweeter, they even gave bread to the volunteers. So, I'll be enjoying some wonderful bread tonight while I watch the Packer game with my family.
*The whole team for the 3-person marathon relay was there today so the paperwork is signed and will be in the mail tomorrow! It's official, we're as good as registered.
**Congrats to Felice, at The Happy Runner, who recieved a loaf of bread for placing in the top two in her age group for the 10K!!!