How to be a great course marshall?
October 28, 2010 5:47 AM Subscribe
How can I make being a course marshall for a 5K run fun, entertaining and/or motivating?
My 13 year old daughter and I will be volunteering as course marshalls for a 1st time 5k race. There will be about 300 runners raising money for a 2 year old child's new foundation. So many will be family, friends, coworkers of the family who started it.
Our basic job is to be at a certain point on the course to keep people on track and provide encouragement. What can we do to make it motivating or fun for the runners since a large number of them are not hard-core runners but doing this for a great cause? Any ideas of things to shout other than "great job, keep it up"?