I love to cheer runners at races as they approach the finish line.
Two of my daughters and I went to volunteer at a local 5K race to support veterans and first responders (i.e. police and firefighters) . It seemed like most volunteer jobs were taken so they assigned us to be cheerleaders. In other words, to cheer runners on as they approach the finish line.
This is something I normally do after running races so this came natural to me. For my daughters, it was the first time they were actively cheering others, but it was a positive experience for them as well.
I enjoy doing this because runners react positively to it. They often smile and say thanks as they pass us or come back after they finish and express gratitude and mention that the little extra push helped them finish strong.
I love to see them feel the energy rush when I tell them to push it to the finish.
I love to cheer runners at races as they approach the finish line!