Friday, May 2, 2008
volunteering at Sri Chinmoy Multi-day race -May 1, 2008
Here are some photos from the 6 and 10 day Sri Chinmoy Multi-day races...Frank and I helped with the scoreboard, which was not easy to keep up with, as the runners came through every mile. Some did not have their bibs on, and the announcers called them by name, which was confusing. Tents and kitchens were set up, and the runners were albe to indulge in pizza, and eclairs -even in the pouring rain. I knew Barbara, Fred and Bob so cheered for them every lap, even though they looked abit down. What was amazing about the whole race was that there runners had covered 200, 300, 400 or more (the winner was up to 700-plus) miles on a one mile loop course!!! The announcers were wonderful, cheering on every runner as they went through. We also met the race director, and gabriele and Michel's son helped us tremendously during the 6 hours we were there --I abandoned ship when the rain started coming down heavily, and had to get home anyway --thinking of those runners now on their last day!