After I blah blah’d about not hearing anything about my volunteerism for the PR 5k, I got an email last night with the deets. I had to be in Point Loma no later than 7 am this morning (yaaaaay, that’s late for moi) and be ready to do work.
I checked in and was ready to put on my course marshal vest…and then was told I was moved to a finish line official. Holy worried about screwing something up! There were 7 of us at the finish so at least I wasn’t rolling solo.
The event kicked off with Phillip Rivers giving a speech
We then sang the national anthem and the race started at 8:15 on the nose!
Once the runners got going we got into our places and waited. Around 15:20 we were told the winner was approaching and we got the chutes ready! I ended up being in charge of chute #3. I had to collect the bottom part of the race bibs and place them in order on a hook.
I never knew how stressful it is trying to get bib bottoms hooked in order! Holy smokes, I was panicked that I was doing it wrong. By them time the first 100 people were done they said not worry about order, the d-tags were working fine and now we were just collecting the bib bottoms for the raffle! Yahoooo! Stress gone!
I cheered and congratulated runners as they finished. It was so fun being on this side of a race! To see the smiles and excitement of runners finishing was so awesome. I know that feeling. That feeling rules!
The final walkers crossed the finish line around 1:20 and the festivities began.
What a rewarding morning! I had a great time and got to spend time with my peeps in the Rock Running ministry getting to “Do Something.” I will definitely do this again 🙂
Now that I got to run vicariously through others this morning it’s time to get my hiney in gear for the day…