Here I go, volunteering again!
This weekend was another one filled with fun and a day of volunteering, the race this weekend was Pretty Muddy Chicago. I signed up back in April or May to volunteer at this one after I was given a bit of a hard time for volunteering at Dirty Girl and not at Pretty Muddy, so I went online and filled out the volunteer info and added Pretty Muddy to my list.
I arrived super early, 6:15am to volunteer, got my shirt, finally met Meg. Meg and I had been emailing a bit about volunteering so it was so nice to put a face with a name. Then I headed off to my first job of the day, gear check. I have never worked gear check before. It was busy and crazy with all the bags the ladies were dropping off. I felt like I couldn’t count and kept looking for the numbers to keep everything in order, we were in a tight space but managed to get bags in and out no problem. I was at gear check for several hours, then I took a short break, ate some food (there were 3 food trucks so I picked one and had a bite) and said hi to a couple people I knew on the production/setup crew.
The staff for Pretty Muddy was great, I even stayed to help with tear down, chatted with the staff and said hi to a few of the guys from Evolve Concepts that I knew, wasn’t sure they would remember me, but they did, so it was really nice to see and chat with some of them. All in all it was another really fun day volunteering, some days I wish I could do stuff like that for my day to day job, but I’m not sure I’d like all the travel, but I know I love the race atmosphere and really feel at home there. It’s fun going from corporate world to mud run/race world, I’ve met so so many awesome people and made some great friends and memories along the way.