6 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer For a Race

Networking

Whether you work in the health and fitness industry or you want to promote your local business, attending a local endurance event can be a great opportunity to socialize and network with others. With families and businesses from all over the community represented, you'll have plenty of chances to spark up conversation, shake some hands, and pass out business cards.

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Free Giveaways

Who doesn't like free stuff? Almost all endurance events have post-race festivities, and these are typically open to participants and volunteers. Once you're done volunteering, check out what's going on afterwards and see if you can get your hands on some free food samples, gear or coupons.

Relive the Glory Days

As much as we hate to admit it, we can't run forever. Eventually, it's time to hang up the old running shoes. If this is your current situation, volunteering for a race can be a great way to relive your glory days. Being around fellow runners can help bring back memories of your favorite races, and it may be just what you need to give you that running fix you're desperately missing.

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Hunter Hewitt

Hunter Hewitt is an online content editor for Active.com. As a former collegiate athlete, Hunter has always been passionate about living an active, healthy lifestyle. He enjoys running, basketball, ultimate frisbee and many other outdoor sports and activities. Follow Hunter on Twitter @HunterHewitt
Hunter Hewitt is an online content editor for Active.com. As a former collegiate athlete, Hunter has always been passionate about living an active, healthy lifestyle. He enjoys running, basketball, ultimate frisbee and many other outdoor sports and activities. Follow Hunter on Twitter @HunterHewitt

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