1 - they need 2500 people to volunteer to help out with the Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon.
2 - they actually get 2500 volunteers to help out!
Last year I started volunteering for races, I'm not even sure why I started doing this. However, what I have discovered about volunteering is that I really enjoy it. So for this race I volunteered to help give out race day packets (bib, shirt, bag,...).
Besides meeting some really nice people during the process they typically give the volunteers a goody bag. For this race they provided a parking pass (for the Georgia World Congress Center - where the expo was), snacks, a back pack, and a t-shirt.
If you've never volunteered before - try it, you'll like it!
|Race packet pick up volunteers...|
|Publix is the main sponsor of this race so they do get a huge area in the expo.|
This youngster saw me and said this is where your starting corral is, way back at the end, for the race on Sunday. Just kidding... But he is pointing close to where my starting corral is.
The BEST thing about this race is the way Publix is doing the post race food for the participants. There is a tear off ticket on the bottom of each bib. For back of the pack folks like me, it is not uncommon at the end of a longer distance race that there is not much food left. So for this race, each person WILL get a pre-packaged end of race food bag! This is good.