Washington DC – March 17, 2012
On a brisk early Saturday morning, I, along with 35 of my soon to be closest friends volunteered at the Rock-N-Roll marathon in Washington DC at mile 17. We arrived there between 7:30 am to 7:45 am. Volunteers set up tables, poured tons of water into cups and waited for the runners to arrive. The marathon began at 8 am. We anticipated our first runner around 9:40 am and sure enough, here came Michael Wardian, 5 time winner of this race and local elite running favorite. About 30 seconds later, another runner came by and then a few minutes later other runners. These guys are fast!!
Around 10 minutes later, our first female runner arrived. What I didn’t know at the time was, this runner who wound up winning the race; had not run more then 10 miles before this day. That’s impressive; but left me wondering how her legs felt on Sunday morning.
All in all, it was a great day! We saw waves of runners pass us, many runners thanked us for volunteering and the race director came by and told us we had the cleanest aid/water station. What he didn’t know is DC Capital Striders Running Group are pro’s at this stuff.
Thank you ALL volunteers – please join us again at another local race and give back to the running community!