I just appreciate being allowed to do these very different kind of races to run and to put on for the last 15 years. I can go to the store after the races, but that is just me.
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I agree with you Adrian especially with respect to the post race meal. If anything, just let folks have 2-3 more slices of pizza if they are hungry and charge a couple bucks more!
That isn't to say the volunteers aren't appreciated. But it isn't the same topic at all. I don't know why people conflate the topics of gratitude and respectful suggestions for improvement.