I can’t believe it’s taken me a week to post about the 2013 Austin Marathon. Like always, I volunteered, no running. I’ve never run Austin, don’t know I ever plan to. Every year when it’s all said and done, I FEEL like i’ve run one, no joke. Long hours, no real breaks, and standing all weekend long. But every bit of it is fun and rewarding.
This is when the expo first opened as people started flooding in. 20,000 runners over 2 days.
I love the energy of the expo and talking to all of the runners. This year I was t-shirt exchange lead in packet pickup. I had AWESOME volunteers. Mostly college kids (had the UT Lasso’s, premed fraternity, and a few other groups). And I made a new friend from San Diego (him and his buddies came from California with a friend who was running). Hi Larry!
The most interesting and humbling experience? Majority of the race packets were put together by visually impaired men and women. I wasn’t sure how that was going to work out, but it did.
I will certainly be back next year! I can’t wait!