I can't believe we're only a month (25 days) out from this race. There have been some changes to what I posted back in January. Several people who were planning to staff a new cheer station for the 10K race were able to register for that event through Team Muscle Makers, so we either need other Padders to volunteer to run that station, or we need to scale back to the Half Marathon only.
10K Cheer Station [pending]
Here's the map of the 10K course. The ideal location is at the corner of Harbor and Disney Way, right before the course returns to Disney property. This is a good location because it's a short walk back to the finish line, and it's before the mile 2 mark so you're only active for about an hour.
There IS room to put up our race signs in the Harbor median, and in the planters between the sidewalk and the curb. If someone wants to volunteer to run that station and deal with the signs, that would be awesome. You're best access to drop off and pick up the signs will be via the 7-11 parking lot before the city closes the street for the race, and again after they reopen the road.
Half Marathon Cheer and Support Station
Here's the link to the Half Marathon course. Once again, we will be along Katella Blvd between mile markers 6 & 7. I'll have exact details in a few days, but we hope to be in the same location as before.
This is the full orange / licorice / sponges / silly signs extravaganza that Team MousePlanet has become known for. The response to our 2013 support station was overwhelming, and I am so looking forward to being back on the course to support as many runners as possible.
There is a lot of prep that goes into this, and we can use volunteers to help with three specific tasks.
1) Making signs. Our personalized race signs were a huge hit last year, and we're doing them again. I have a few ideas on where and when to meet - might I be able to interest a group in meeting at the Anaheim Packing House on Thursday, 8/28 to make them? They have a Community Room we can reserve, which would give us space to work.
2) Cutting oranges, preparing sponges, filling ice chests and packing the cars. This will happen at my house on Saturday 8/30 AFTER the 10K.
3) CHEERING! We need lots of people to show up at Disney-dark-hundred to help set up the tent, put out the signs, hand out the oranges and cheer their hearts out. The more the merrier!
If you're interested in any/all of the above, please reply to this post so we can make firm plans.