Friday, September 23, 2011

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:

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

"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

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 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-

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

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