Volunteers Needed for Thunder Road Marathon

Charlotte’s Thunder Road Marathon is currently recruiting volunteers for this year’s race scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12.

The following volunteer positions are needed from Tuesday, Nov. 8 through Saturday, Nov. 12: Expo Support, Information Kiosks, Packet Distribution, Registration, Course Monitors, Signage Help on Course, T-shirt Distribution, Baggage Area, Start Line Assistant, Finish Line Support, Lead Bike Escort, and Driver Assistance. For those interested in volunteering for the race and expo area, can register online at: http://www.doitsports.com/volunteer2/jobs-by-date.tcl?event_id=185928.

There is also an opportunity for non-profit organizations to volunteer as a group and receive a charitable contribution for their team’s efforts. For questions regarding volunteering, please contact Bryan Paschal at 704-643-3038 orbpaschal@paschalpromotions.com.

“Volunteers play a huge role in the days leading up to event and especially during race day,” said Tim Rhodes, race director of the Thunder Road Marathon. “Donating your time at the Thunder Road Marathon is a great way to support the runners and our community, and help make the event a great experience for everyone involved. We can never have too many volunteers so we encourage as much support as possible.”

Both the 7th Annual Thunder Road Marathon (a Boston Marathon qualifier) and the Amica Insurance Half-Marathon will take place on certified courses starting at 7:45 a.m. The Presbyterian Hospital 5K will begin at 8:15 a.m. Registration for the 2011 Marathon is open and is available online at www.runcharlotte.com. Entry fees are as follows: Now through Nov. 4: Marathon – $95, Half-Marathon – $65 and 5K – $35; and at the pre-event Expo (Nov. 10-11): Marathon – $125, Half-Marathon – $90 and 5K – $45. There is also a double medal opportunity for those who run the Dowd YMCA Run Half-Marathon (Oct. 22, 2011) and the Thunder Road Marathon or Amica Insurance Half-Marathon.

The Thunder Road Marathon is the second largest marathon in the Carolinas and unites the excitement of road racing, music, family-friendly entertainment and the Charlotte region’s rich heritage of stock car racing. Featuring a marathon, half-marathon and 5K run, the event draws participants from 48 different states and Canada. In its six-year history, the race has raised more than $250,000 for local charities. For more information or to register or volunteer for the 7thAnnual Thunder Road Marathon, zoom to www.runcharlotte.com.

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