Shaggy Mane

Shaggy Mane

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Committed

Signed up for Sawtooth.

This should be an interesting experience, no matter what happens.

John Storkamp, race director, is looking for volunteers. If you would like to know more about what this involves check out this link.

Volunteering at ultras is one of the most rewarding things that I do every year. I sometimes think that it is more fun then running the race itself. The runners, while it may not be clearly articulated at the time, really appreciate the care that is provided at aid stations, the excellent trail marking, and the safety net volunteers provide. Races would not happen without volunteers.

If you participate in races please consider giving back to the running community and volunteering.


4 comments:

Jordan Hanlon said...

I wish I was going to be at Sawtooth this year. There is going to be so many great people running, crewing and volunteering. Couldn't agree more about sometimes it can be more fun to volunteer than run. Best of luck at Sawtooth this year.

wildknits said...

Thanks Jordan!

Too bad you will miss out on the fun (or is that carnage?), but like any large "family" gathering, it is hard to get all of the members together in one place at one time.

So, running Wasatch or staying closer to home for something shorter?

Jean said...

Wildknits, good luck to you! I wish you all the best.

I need to volunteer more. I am trying to run fewer races, so perhaps I could supplement that with volunteering.

I like the fireweed on your blog header. Fall is approaching! :)

wildknits said...

Jean - Thanks, will need all the luck - and pluck - I can get!

As you can tell, I am a big fan of volunteering. And if you are a UMTR member you earn points in whichever series you are entered in.

Ah yes, the fall flowers are blooming. It is starting to look like late summer/early fall up north.