As I’m trying to figure out this running world, I’ve been soaking in a lot of running blogs. Today, one blogger, Heather wrote about her experience as a volunteer for a triathlon. Reading her story, I thought, “Hey! I should volunteer for a race!” Volunteering for a race is great for a few reasons:
1). It’s nice to help people.
2). Exposure to the race environment will be helpful. (If I watch others push themselves to the limit, I’ll be inspired to push myself too).
3). It might be really fun!
So, after reading Heather’s blog, I decided that I, too, must be a race volunteer. I immediately got online and looked for a suitable race, and submitted my volunteer application. And guess what? There are REWARDS for volunteering! So, now there’s another great reason to volunteer:
4). You get discounts on future races!
Now it looks like I might have 2 half marathons scheduled prior to the full, since I can’t turn down a good deal, and getting $30 off of race registration is a great deal!