Monday, June 3, 2013

Killer Whales volunteer at the Raleigh Ironman!

Thank you to all who were able to join us volunteering at the inaugural Raleigh Ironman on June 2nd!  The Ironman started with a 1.2 mile swim in Jordan Lake.  The athletes then left Chatham County on their bikes for the 56 mile trek into downtown Raleigh.  They finished the race with a running tour (to the tune of 13.1 miles) of Raleigh's famous landmarks to finish on Fayetteville Street.

We manned Run Station #1 which placed us in the best spot to watch the runners!  On one side of Hillsborough Street the racers were roughly one mile into their last leg of the race.  On the other side, they were less than one mile to the finish line!  It was great to cheer on such dedicated athletes when they needed it most, some after racing for in excess of 4 hours!  We cheered them on while we handed out water, ice, Powerade, and snacks.

Top Left:  Bobby V., Hilary V., Jeff R., Kris K., Stef R., Andy S., Dawn S.
Lower Left:  Alyssa, Drew, Elaina, Tucker
Not Pictured:  Dean W., Bobby W., Luke, Sydney

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