Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Signed Up

I won't be running the Chicago Marathon this year, but I will be participating in it.

I'll be working at Aid Station #2, which is run by my running club.  

I plan on giving out water as opposed to Gatorade.  I would prefer to not get covered in a sticky substance at 8 AM.  Luckily, one of my friends is the one in charge so I don't think I'll have a problem getting a spot on the water line.  

I am looking forward to seeing all of the runners - the elite runners, those who are running in Corral J, and everyone in between.  Since I am working aid station #2, I finish pretty early.  A few of us will then go to mile 20 or so on the course to cheer for other runners in our club.  From my experience last year, this is where the race is challenging, especially for a 1st time marathoner.  I consider volunteering a small way to give back to others and the sport of running, which has given so much to me.  


  1. Great Idea!!!
    I know I love volunteers and their hours of free work. We couldn't run races without them so THANK you for giving back a little. You rock!

  2. Thank you for being there :) I appreciate EVERY ONE of the volunteers (and the spectators too!) and I'll look for you there...