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5 reasons to become a Little Rock Marathon volunteer

It takes more than 2,000 volunteers to make the Little Rock Marathon happen. Without volunteers, the race, one of the biggest events in Arkansas each year, simply would not be possible. We are excited to have Simmons First Bank as the sponsor for our Let’s Go Volunteer Program.

The 14th Annual Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is slated for March 4 – 6 in downtown Little Rock. Become a volunteer here:http://littlerockmarathon.com/volunteers/

 

So why become a volunteer? We have a few reasons for you:

 

5. To see the faces of the athletes who come to expo, run the race and cross the finish line It’s the agony and the ecstasy. The grit and determination. The costumes and the craziness. It’s great to be able to witness the pure joy on the faces of these people as they accomplish something amazing, whether it’s power-walking the 5K or setting a PR in the full marathon. It’s inspiring, and you get a front-row seat for it.

4. T-shirt swag Volunteers get a t-shirt for helping out. And these aren’t your plain jane, could be any event t-shirts. No, m’am. These 2016 official race volunteer t-shirts are instant classics that represent the awesome theme of one of the best marathons in the country.

3. Volunteer credit hours should you need them Students, organizations, clubs all have requirements like putting in a certain number of volunteer hours. Why not knock out a day’s worth doing something fun? An event like a marathon includes several different areas where you can help out. There’s never a dull moment, because we make sure that participants and volunteers are having a good time. 

2. Runner envy and just maybe you will want to run, too So maybe you’ve thought about running. You even bought running shoes. Seeing thousands of people of all ages and sizes reaching their goals will make you want to join the pack. Consider being a volunteer your first official step toward making it happen.

1. Support Little Rock Parks & Recreation The Little Rock Marathon isn’t just about the running. Funds raised by this event benefit the Parks & Recreation Department, which in turn helps improve the quality of life for Little Rock residents through its more than 60 parks, its activity centers, and programs that serve populations such as the elderly and disabled.

The 14th Annual Little Rock Marathon Race Weekend, presented by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is slated for March 4 – 6 in downtown Little Rock.