Sunday, March 11, 2007

Chuckanut is THIS weekend!

bag stuffing
I'm really excited for the event this year! There are 337 registered runners. Bib numbers are assigned, porta potties are ordered, the trail is marked, the race goodie bags are stuffed and many more little details that go into pulling together an event are falling into place. One thing that amazes me about pulling this race together is the fantastic help I receive from friends and family and the NW ultrarunning community. This is my 5th year as RD of the race and every single year without fail my Mom, Dad, Portia (best friend since 7th grade!), founder of the race Doug McKeever and many others have helped me in the weeks leading up to and on race day. Local running stores Fairhaven Runners and Seattle Running Company host the goodie bag pickup. Sponsors donate great goodie bag fillers and prizes for the random drawing at the finish line. On race day volunteers come out of the woodwork to make the event what it is. It is a lot of work, but ends up being a fun day filled with tons of positive energy. There are so many rewarding moments as an RD; watching the volunteers take care of each runner, seeing friends and family out to support their loved ones and cheering in runners as they come across the finish line exhausted and elated from their accomplishment. Results and race report will be posted on the race website.


olga said...

Krissy, see you in a few days! Hope your family makes that famous meal after:)

8:51 AM  
Jessica Deline said...

I would definitely say there is reward in being an RD! Have a great race day!!

12:04 PM  
Kendra Borgmann said...

Hey Krissy did you see the article in the Bellingham Herald online today? Yay!! (I've linked to it in my bloggy). See ya!

3:32 PM  
Kelly S. Nichols said...

Have you thought about inviting Alysun Deckert to run this race. She ran for Kansas State University and she is a awesome runner. She is super fast! She is a joy to watch. I know that she lives in Seattle and I wish that she ran ultra's.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous said...

Not to point out the obvious but this is a very well-advertised race especially in the Seattle area, more so even in the Seattle Running Company area with which Alysun is quite familiar. She and all other super fast runners know they are automatically "invited" and don't need to be asked to join in for super fast times!

5:20 PM  
Kelly S. Nichols said...

That is great!

5:26 PM  
GotLegs! said...

Once again ... great race Krissy! Your mom's the greatest!!! Loved the veggie crisp.


11:12 AM  
olga said...

Awesome race, Krissy, thanks!!!

10:08 AM  
Ryan Brennan said...

Hey Krissy,

I met you at the Croom 50 miler last year in FL. Are you planning to race this year? You gave me some great words of encouragement as you blasted by me around the 30 mile marker. I see you haven't slowed down a bit since then;) Keep it up!!

Best regards

Ryan Brennan

8:31 PM  

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