Afton Trail Races

This year one of my goals has been to not only challenge myself with running, but also give back to the running community by volunteering at a few races. Back in April I volunteered at packet pickup for Nike DC, and yesterday I volunteered at the Afton Trail 25K and 50K races.

afton finish line

This volunteering was a little different than my previous experience: I was able to work on social media for the day – how cool is that?! Throughout the day I was taking photos and updating the event’s Facebook with the latest information. This was a great experience for me as I learned A LOT – especially about taking pictures on my iPhone. One of the local running stores actually featured one of my pictures on their Facebook page! Here are a few of my favorites from yesterday:

afton medals


Afton Sky

I think iPhone photography is going to be something I’m going to continue to work on. I’m still surprised at the quality of photos I’m able to take with my iPhone – who knew?!

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  1. Very cool! I think Amanda Duran posted a link to an iPhone photography webinar. Since that’s all I have, I should learn how to make more of it too.
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  2. Super cool! I’ve volunteered as a course marshal before. Basically I stood there and pointed which direction to go band clapped and screamed like a ma’am for the runners. :-)

  3. I saw your pics from the event on Instagram this weekend — looked like a ton of fun for all the runners and volunteers!

    I haven’t volunteered at a race yet, but it’s definitely on my to-do list. It will prob have to wait until the fall though because “racing season” has pretty much officially ended for summer here in south Florida.
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  4. Patricia

    I love volunteering for races! My favorite to volunteer for is the ironman! They have one in Madison every September and its just the most inspiring thing to watch! I recently volunteered for a small 5k in Chicago last week (was gonna run it but decided I couldn’t afford it at the time) and it was so much fun!

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