The Resolution run is offered in my city on New Years Day at 11 am. It’s a great way to start the year. It’s a fun event and I have enjoyed running this race for the past two years. This year I was there again but I had a different perspective. This year I was a volunteer.
The running community is awesome and I have been wanting to give back to this community. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to volunteer at a couple of local races and I managed to get this started on Jan 1.
My assigned positon was at the water station. This route is a triple loop. It’s a short loop and you go around 3 times. The water station was set up at the beginning of the loop so we got to see all the runners 3 times. It was a lovely day, about 5 degrees, and the runners were having a great time. We had music blasting and we were rocking to the beat. As one runner came around the corner I wondered why she was laughing. When I handed her a cup of water she said that she was listening to “Moves Like Jagger’ and as she rounded the corner she saw me Moving Like Jagger.
I didn’t know the other volunteers but we cheered and yelled, offering encouragement to the runners. It was a wonderful time and I am still smiling as I think of it. I think I prefer volunteering to running . It is certainly more affordable! You can expect to see me at a few more local races this year.