I want to take this opportunity to thank the thousands of volunteers that helped make the 33rd running of the Boilermaker 15K such a success. Those who were manning water stations – the most I have ever seen in a race – probably heard a thank you here and there as runners went by. Those at the end of the race handing out pins and goody bags probably also got a thank you from at least one runner.
I am unsure where the volunteer that was on the bus back to the start line I was on worked during the race. She sat in front of me on the bus. I just quickly touched her on the shoulder and said thank you. She said no one else had told her that. I was so glad i did.
As a first time runner of the Boilermaker, I was amazed at the clockwork precision with which a race of this size ran. It was an amazing experience and it would not have been without the volunteers!