If you want to talk running, then one of the best places to do it is during the Thunder Road Marathon Expo.
Over the course of 12 hours, numerous runners came by our Charlotte Running Club booth. We talked about everything from pacing, to the course, to the start and finish locations. We even gave recommendations on parking. We talked about other races coming up. We talked by races that we done in the past.
By Friday evening my voice was nearly done. It hurt to talk.
Was it worth it? Heck, yeah, and I would do it again. Actually, I have already made some notes about what we can do better for next year.
Our club played a small role in helping make the Thunder Road Marathon a success. The real praise needs to go to the race organizers. Tim, DC, Katherine and other did a fantastic job with the expo and race. They are truly leading by example.
Billy, John, and Gurmit get a shout out for helping me out during the day in our expo booth. Gurmit gets an extra shout out for creating all of our pacing signs for the race. They are definitely difference makers.
The most important part of our success story is our Thunder Road pacers which deserve a huge shout out. For the second straight year, our Charlotte Running Club organized the pacers for the race. These are an exceptional group of people that come out on a Saturday morning to do well by their fellow runners and help those runners achieve their goals. There are not enough words of appreciation to be expressed for how much this really means. All I can simply say is “THANK YOU”
See you at the expo next year,
The Cool Down Runner