October means marathon season around these parts - and the race that holds a special place in my heart is the Grand Rapids Marathon. I've participated in this race for the past three years. It's in a beautiful location and put on by some of the nicest folks you'll ever meet.
It was my first half marathon in 2010:
My first/only full marathon in 2011:
And my first marathon relay in 2012:
This year I'm not running. I wish I could - it's the 10th anniversary of the race - but I'm not physically ready.
I'm going to try my hand at something new this year. 2013 will be my first time as a volunteer.
Have you ever volunteered for a race before?