Volunteering, Achilles Hope and Possibility 5 Mile

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I hadn’t volunteered at a race in a good long while, so when the Achilles Hope and Possibility 5-miler was posted I decided to sign up.  It seemed fitting since I’ve been volunteering with local Achilles International athletes.

I had never been a course marshal before, so that’s what I chose from the list. Course marshals are posted around the course every couple hundred feet or so. They make sure runners stay inside the course and look out for runners who need assistance of any sort.  And marshals get to cheer and encourage everyone who passes by.  🙂 Read More

First Run with Achilles International

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While perusing volunteer opportunities with New York Cares, I came across one that asked for able-bodied runners to train alongside the disabled runners of our local Achilles International chapter.  I was intrigued at the possibility of using running in conjunction with volunteering. And I was also intrigued because I’ve seen many Achilles runners and volunteers at races and been very inspired by them. Read More