I had the opportunity to volunteer at the 5K packet pick up. It was plenty of fun. Packet work generally is a great way to meet the runners and give them a Fargo welcome. You betcha!
5K packet pick up was moved upstairs from the rest of the races. It gave us more space and generally a less stressfull time. A whole throng of gymnasts came and helped out, too. They had a great time unpackaging bags for runners.
Ran into a few aquaintences of mine while I volunteered. One was running the Half Marathon while the other one, Jeff, recently got a serious injury and would not be running. Jeff has appeared in a previous marathon post a few years ago. He fractured something in his leg while trail running. Jeff assured me he was not using the 5 finger shoes.
|Gymnast unpacking bags|
Coach GP looks like he'll be around this year. I was speaking at the Expo this afternoon. I did not see him when I strolled around.
And that is that for now. Looks like the 5k is going to be a scorcher. The Saturday races may get a little reprieve- but just a little. The temps will be pushing the upper 70s by noon.