Here are the top 5 things we learned:
5. Be ready! They are coming, and coming FAST! As Jennifer compared it, it's like being in Spain at the running of the bulls, except you're standing still and they're running at you! But what makes it all worth it is getting to look at the runners faces as they pass, a view you don't always get when you're in the crowd. The determination and resilience on their faces was priceless!
3. Parting of the Sea. Split up. Give the runners plenty of space to get close to you! Even having a couple people on the opposite side of the water table helped alleviate some of the congestion. It can get really crowded as the runners come in for their water, like the seagulls from Finding Nemo..."Mine! Mine! Mine!"
And the No.1 thing we learned from working the water station was....we will do it again! It was a blast to be on the other side! Even though we were there to serve and encourage the runners, they did just the same for us. Being able to be face-to-face with the runners showed us their determination and drive. Their kindness and appreciation towards us even in the midst of their focus on the race made us grateful to be there! We may not have been running this time, but we will be forever grateful to anyone and everyone that volunteers when we do. So if you get the chance, help out your fellow runners, and maybe we'll be at the next water station with you!