36 responses

  1. poiseinparma
    March 7, 2010

    What a great experience! This makes me want to volunteer at the Cleveland Marathon this May. I really considered running the 10K earlier in the year, but my work schedule (I have a HUGE event the week before) and my lack of running in the past two months wreck that idea. But I could still volunteer – thanks for the kick in the pants!

  2. Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 7, 2010

    Great recap!! I never realised they got people in officially to cheer…no matter though, I always find cheering folk REALLY help! It makes me feel famous and I always end up smiling :p
    Gosh such an early start though.,.no wonder you were zombie-ish :s
    Congrats to all the bloggy runners who did it πŸ˜€

  3. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    March 7, 2010

    You’re the best cheerleader ever–I wish I were there running just so I could have seen the poster and heard your voice! A free park pass is worth A LOT!!!

  4. Mara @ What’s For Dinner?
    March 7, 2010

    You make me want to volunteer to be a screaming person at another race in Chicago!!!

  5. thirtyandhealthy
    March 7, 2010

    That just makes me want to go to Disney World. I went when I was 13 and cried during the fireworks as they were so beautiful. I was a strange child! Well done for getting up at 3am to cheer people on!

  6. emily
    March 7, 2010

    Thank you for being a cheerleader!

  7. jentrinque
    March 7, 2010

    So fun! I had a friend who was supposed to run this but couldn’t last minute πŸ™ I wish I was there!

  8. Heather
    March 7, 2010

    I love that “cheering” is an official volunteer position!! I wish more races did that! And I love Derek in the tiara t-shirt πŸ˜‰

  9. Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life
    March 7, 2010

    Thank so much for you sign! It was just what I needed at that moment.. also thanks for all your words of encouragement yesterday.. You are such an inspiration to me as a runner.. My official chip time was 1:23:50.. not bad for my first marathon…

    On another note: I should have listened to you about the phone.. I am sad to say I have a broken blackberry from shoving it in my bra… o well.. live and learn..

  10. Run Sarah
    March 7, 2010

    LOVE the sign! What a fun volunteer experience and awesome perk with the free pass!

  11. Heather
    March 7, 2010

    how cute πŸ™‚ that’s so awesome that you cheered everyone on…so fun!

  12. Evan Thomas
    March 7, 2010

    You’re such a supportive supporter! Derek in that shirt made me lol a little

  13. christie @ honoring health
    March 7, 2010

    What an awesome thing for you to do!

    Enjoy your nap!

  14. Anna
    March 7, 2010

    How wonderful that you cheered everyone on!!! Looks like it was almost (ALMOST πŸ™‚ ) as fun as running it! πŸ™‚

  15. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    March 7, 2010

    Wow what a great day! I wish we had an event like that in this town – it looks like so much fun!!

  16. gina (fitnessista)
    March 7, 2010

    thank you so much for the shout out and for cheering us on!
    i was so happy to see your beautiful face!

  17. Camile (ClassroomConfessions)
    March 7, 2010

    Hey, thanks for cheering us on!

  18. inmytummy
    March 7, 2010

    I love that Kelly wore a tutu! That is awesome.

  19. katy
    March 7, 2010

    ahhh how did i miss the hot beverage station? i must have REALLY needed it. it was a fun (and early!) morning anyway! πŸ™‚

  20. Gabriela (froyolover)
    March 7, 2010

    WOW – looks like you and Derek had quite a day!
    Must have been SO fun!
    Lovely pics… IΒ΄m sure the whole day was worth it πŸ˜‰
    Have an amazing week, Meghann!
    Brazilian XOXOΒ΄s,

  21. Rachel
    March 7, 2010

    That looks like such a fun morning despite the early wake up. You and Derek are awesome for cheering all the runners on. I think I would like volunteering for something like that – I didn’t know there was such a thing!

  22. missyrayn
    March 7, 2010

    You are the people I love at the end of races. Pushes me to finish strong. Thanks for what you did.

  23. Emilyeatsclean
    March 7, 2010

    What a fun experience and a great recap of it all!! Looks like volunteering is just about as much fun as running the race itself!!!

    -emily http://www.emilyeatsclean.wordpress.com

  24. christina cadden
    March 7, 2010

    Looks like fun!

  25. runningwithsass
    March 7, 2010

    looks so fun and like beautiful weather! Looks like you were standing close to where the gospel choir was for the disney JAnuary half. Boy was a in need of cheering at that point. Cool you get a park pass!

  26. theprocessofhealing
    March 7, 2010

    Chocolate chip pancakes..YUM! Haven’t had those since I was little πŸ˜€
    Congrats to all the runners!!! That is so cool. Let’s add it to the list of reasons I want to move to Florida…

  27. Jes
    March 7, 2010

    I think it’s great that you volunteered! The worst race I ever ran was due to the lack of cheering. Also, I love Hue for dinner, but I have never been for breakfast. I will have to check that out!

  28. meyergirl
    March 7, 2010

    Good for you for cheering everyone else on! I gotta tell ya…I probably couldn’t have done it…3:30 AM!!!

  29. TorontoGirloutWest
    March 8, 2010

    That looks like one seriously well organized race and a total blast!!!! ?

  30. NYCRunnerGirl
    March 8, 2010

    You guys are great volunteers! It was so nice that you were able to get everyone’s picture. Congrats to all the runners!

  31. Brittany
    March 8, 2010

    Well shoot- as you probably noticed from my comment on your last post I thought you were running this one. Sorry about that little mix up!

    It looks like you and Derek had a blast cheering all the ladies on. Volunteering at races is a fun experience I need to do it more often!

  32. Jordan
    March 8, 2010

    Love the pictures! I was supposed to run but travel plans didn’t work out. I’m arriving at Disney 2 days late. πŸ™‚

    I’ll be there next year though! A few months pregnant…maybe.

  33. Krit
    March 9, 2010

    Oh my gosh! I totally saw that sign but I didn’t see your face because at that point I had my eye on the prize πŸ˜‰ Thank you for being a volunteer! You were definitely in the right place because you know how hard that last mile can sometimes be.

  34. allisonisactive
    March 9, 2010

    I saw your sign!!! I was running with my two friends, and they were like, “Oh, Allison, there’s a sign for you!” We were going to get a picture with it but we’d stopped too many times for pics already. πŸ™‚ I had no idea it was you! Thanks for the encouragement.

  35. musingsofthegranolagirl
    March 9, 2010

    I saw you and your sign!!
    It was such a fun race but SOOOOO COLD in the beginning! My arms were frozen elbow down!

    There’s a picture of me post-race on my blog http://musingsofthegranolagirl.wordpress.com

  36. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    March 10, 2010

    Awesome sign! And thanks for volunteering! I said “hi” as I was running by, but you may not have recognized me from the blogger meetup πŸ™‚

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