It was my 6th year helping out this great event, I first volunteered back in 2005 with one of my good friends. We were assigned at the water/Gatorade station in Wellesley (Mile 12). Since then, we have done other volunteer positions (Mylar blankets and Food Distribution). We were at the medal distribution section this Monday! It was AWESOME!!! I love the fact that we got to see all the runners after they crossed the finish line, hugging us and giving us high-fives.
The best part: we got my mom and few other friends to come along with us. I hope to make this a bigger volunteer group next year! What task should we do next year??
If you are interested to volunteer next year, please check the Boston Athletic Association - Boston Marathon's Volunteer page: http://www.baa.org/Volunteering/BostonMarathonVolunteer.asp . Sign up early, the deadline is around mid-February each year.
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Check out a few behind-the-scene photos from a volunteer's view. Enjoy!