What I’ve Learned from Volunteering at Ultramarathons

Logistics

If there were no volunteers, and race directors had to pay a staff of people, then entry fees would easily double.

Replenishing bodies and spirits is just part of the job.

Perspective

“More unnecessary toys, but better tasting drinks.”

Perspective, with a gorgeous view too.

Support

But I did what people at aid stations had done for me — told me I could finish even though it felt impossible.

Routine

Now, as a part of my continuous education on running, I make volunteering a regular part of my training routine.

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