Monday, November 8, 2010

Thunder Road seeking volunteer help

If you're not running the Charlotte marathon on Saturday, Dec. 11, this is your chance to help out:

The Charlotte Track and Triathlon Club is working with the Thunder Road Marathon to provide 20 volunteers who will help set up the finish-line corral and the post-race water/recovery drink and food areas, and later help runners as they finish (e.g. by retrieving timing chips, offering heat blankets, awarding medals, or assisting with food and beverages). Volunteers also will be responsible for keeping the area clean.

If you're interested in helping out, contact Lana at


Anyone could look at the Thunder Road Marathon map and go run the course between now and race day on Dec. 11.

But here's a way to get to know the route that also doubles as a way to get to know some other local Thunder Roadies: This month, Run For Your Life will lead a pair of group runs that cover the first and second halves of the course, over two weekends. A $15 registration fee covers both sessions, and it becomes a better deal when you consider RFYL will throw in a technical T-shirt and provide water along the way.

The first half of the course will be previewed this Saturday, and the second-half sneak peek is Saturday, Nov. 20. Runners will meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Dowd YMCA (400 E. Morehead St., on the edge of uptown), and begin running at 7.

Click here to register, or e-mail Dexter Pepperman at if you have questions.


Anonymous said...

Anyone interested in tapping on another 7 to the preview run next weekend (11/20)? This second preview run falls on the same weekend as many of us have our last 20-miler before the marathon. Post in comments if interested...

Theoden Janes said...

You should consider also posting this on the current thread at