1st & 2nd Nov
The last couple of days I assisted the volunteer team with registrations for the Auckland Marathon. Firstly, on Friday 1st I wanted to try something new, so went to the Help Desk on the computers. Here we adjusted names, transfers and new registrations, a great learning curve and I relished the challenge.
Saturday the 2nd (as I did the previous year) I helped on the 10km (quarter marathon), 5km and kids marathon. I really enjoy this as I can make balloon sculptures for some of them and interact with both the parents and the children. As I was leaving my shift I notices the Help Desk line was about a half marathon long, so I offered extra help till the queue dispursed a little, two hours later! Happy to help.
The team of people that give their time so that events like this can happen are amazing. Any big event like this would not be possible (or hugely inflated prices) if volunteers weren’t involved. The Heart Foundation support crew also did an amazing job arranging the volunteers and lots of other stuff I’m sure I don’t know. Well done.