Ragnar Great River: The SWAT side of the story

Last week Thursday through Saturday I was a volunteer for Ragnar Relay Great River, specifically I was course manager 1, which meant I was responsible for the exchanges 1-5, all of the volunteers at those exchanges, and all of the road in between the start line and exchange 6 (40 miles worth). Needless to say, this was a H U G E  J O B. I mean, I knew it was going to be a great task, but there was nothing that could have prepared me for what my job was prior.

A couple of weeks prior to Ragnar I was expected to contact all of my volunteers, give them their instruction packet, as well as verify what time their shift was on race day. Of the 50-ish volunteers I had, there was only ONE that I needed to call to verify they received my email. And she had been on vacation, which explained the delay. Ragnar runners, your volunteers are AWESOME! All of them showed up and and on race day I was able to hand them their supplies and booklet for how to set up the exchange chute and then be on my way. They made my job extremely easy, as far as setting up the exchanges go.

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Kimberly writes and podcasts at Outside My Head and That's My Answer.

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