When we got to Great Falls we saw the 50 mile runners starting off with their headlamps on.
|here they come|
We meet up with everyone and then head out to our aid station. Once there Northface Brett doles out the jobs. Looks like Megan and I will be keeping track of the 50k runners as they head in to the 7 mile loop. Becky is paired with Whitaker and they are in charge of the marathon. The 50K runners will not start to show up until around 9am. So we are the cheering squad until our runners show up. We help set up the aid station with food and drink.
|Megan is crazy for Nanners...|
|Becky and Whitaker could take a nap while waiting for the marathon group to hit our station.|
|Is that our runners??!! I think it is!! Oh wait I think it is just a squirrel.|
|two of the crazy 50 milers|
It was a great day to volunteer. I was amazed at how relaxed the runners appeared to be. I didn't see many people that looked to be hurting too badly. I know if I was running that distance I would look like I was dying. I loved seeing all the families there too. It really takes a family to commit to running such a long distance. So many families brought coolers of food, change of clothes or shoes for their runner. I will never run a crazy distance like 50 miles, but I would definitely volunteer again.