This is the second race I've volunteered for this year and getting to see a race from a different perspective is certainly eye opening! Having to actually help find the volunteers and realizing that a racer's safety rests on your shoulders to find the volunteer and ensure he/she actually shows up . . . on time, makes me so appreciative of all the volunteers it has taken to do the 29 races I've been a part of over the past 2 years. It's a lot of fun to help with a race and I'll definitely do it again.
Thanks to all of you who came out to help make today's race a huge success (from "my crew": MG, EG, YM, JW, DW, BH, MG, LH, LR, GR, NS, SS, & SB, and the 50 or so other volunteers who helped with everything from timing, to water distribution, to registration, to check in, to setting up and tore down the route by placing/removing all the signs, to the police who blocked the big intersections, to the t-shirt & awards designers and presenters, bike patrol, and the dozens of other "behind the scenes" helpers)!!! Also, great job "A" & "T", "SD", "ML", "RS", "MS" - it was a BLAST getting to cheer for you during the race.
Next weekend, I'm the starter for the 5th (maybe 6th) annual Kid's Triathlon. There will be a couple hundred kids aged 5-12 just swimming, biking, and running their hearts out. I've been the starter each year and it's always so much fun!!!!
What's next on your race schedule?