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Staab Itp 251 Chapter 4 Madd

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Staab Itp 251 Chapter 4 Madd

  1. 1. ITP 251 Week 4<br />Make a Difference Day<br />10/25/09<br />John Staab<br />jgs28@email.vccs.edu<br />
  2. 2. Make a Difference Day<br />For “Make a Difference Day” I volunteered to work the 34th Marine Corps Marathon.<br />The marathon lasts a few hours but the preparation and pre-marathon activities take much longer.<br />Planning takes the better part of a year<br />Setup and teardown run about two weeks<br />Apre-marathon exposition runs for two days, leading up to the event<br />
  3. 3. Make a Difference Day<br />I helped with the setup, operation, and teardown of the “Health and Fitness Expo”<br />The Expo is where runners go to pick up their race packets and see products offered by race sponsors and other vendors<br />Race packets include the runners bib and official Marine Corps Marathon shirt<br />
  4. 4. Health and Fitness Expo<br />Setup - 21-22 October 2009<br />Vendors arriving at expo hall, 8:00am on the 21st<br />
  5. 5. Health and Fitness Expo<br />Operation - 23-24October 2009<br />90,000+ people passed through the Expo in 2 days<br />
  6. 6. Health and Fitness Expo<br />Tear Down – 10:00pm 24October 2009<br />What took 2 days to setup, takes 4 hrs to clear out<br />
  7. 7. Marathon DayOctober 25, 2009<br />Once the Expo wrapped up, we rushed back to the hotel for a quick nap, then it is off to the Pentagon parking lot by 4am to begin preparing to help runners prior to the race.<br />The race starts promptly at 8am so there is a very small window of time to fix last minute problems runners have, such as lost bibs or where they can find the charity they might be running with.<br />
  8. 8. Start Line<br />With close to 30,000 runners, the queue stretched 1600 ft from start line to last runner<br />
  9. 9. Course Map<br />
  10. 10. Marathon Finish<br />The top runners will complete the 26.2 mile race in a little over two hours<br />
  11. 11. After The Top Finishers<br />Miles, the Marathon Mascot, helps encourage runners to push to the end…<br />Careful if you come to watch, you just might get motivated to try to run yourself next year…<br />

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