Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Newbie Race Director Jitters
Ack! The photos above are just a few of the various piles of race stuff erupting around my house during the last 2 weeks!
I am soo very nervous, excited, anxious, happy, freaked-as the project I have been working on for almost a full year is about to happen! The New River Trail 50k out of Fries, VA will start at 8am sharp on Saturday, 10/11/08!
I am as wound up as much as I have been before my 1st (or 2nd or 3rd) 100 mile run...yet instead of moving into a day of "freedom" and "flight" as I often feel when racing-the weight of priveledged responsibility is heavy. (Heavy in a good way!)
There is still so much to do-bib's came in yesterday and water and fresh food and replacing volunteer drop outs and trying to get around the piles of stuff in my house! I am also taking time to document quanities, processes, money and time so next year might bring a little less mystery. I have found check lists for race directors-yet the learning curve is continous to answer the questions: "How much Clif Shot drink? How many PB &J squares? How much water? How many volunteers do I need? Do we have enough parking???? All the while working towards creating a green event and an opportunity for a quality race for all the runners.
I will post more after Saturday-I am sure the discoveries and challenges have only started!