Birch Bay Marathon organizers looking for volunteers

Published on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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The 44th annual Birch Bay International Marathon is quickly approaching, and the race’s organizers need volunteers.

Via Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce president John Gargett writing in the Birch Bay Buzz blog, the marathon’s organizers need between six and 10 people to the aid stations set up for the female runners. These volunteers will be responsible for handing water to the runners and cheering them on as they traverse the 26 miles through Birch Bay State Park.

“This race has been a wonderful boost to the Birch Bay economy, and we as business professionals owe it to ourselves to ensure they keep coming back!” Gargett wrote.

The marathon and half-marathon will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 19.  The marathon loop will wind its way through the state park, with the start/finish line situated midway through the park along Birch Bay Drive. The marathon qualifies as a Boston Marathon qualifier.

For more information on the marathon, click here. For more information on becoming a volunteer, call Tammy Pierce at 360/421-6838.


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