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Volunteer Spotlight: Shannon Watts

In honor of our 45th year, we’re highlighting a special volunteer or volunteer group regularly between now and race day.

July’s spotlight: Shannon Watts

Shannon has been with the Virginia 10 Miler since 2008 and serves as the registration and start/finish line volunteer coordinator and media contact. On the day of the race, Shannon volunteers through the Coalition for HIV Awareness and Prevention(CHAP) of Central Virginia, one of the Virginia 10 Miler’s charities.

Shannon’s hard work and great spirits are a true testament to the heart of our whole 1,500-person volunteer team. Their enthusiasm throughout race week is one of the unique elements that makes our festival of events such a memorable celebration of our running community.

She’d tell you that one of the best parts about being on the Virginia 10 Miler team is the sense of comradery among the team. “The entire team involved with planning and implementing the Virginia 10 Miler is stellar. At this point the majority of us have been working together for at least 10 years, and late summer and September is like a family reunion of 10 Miler Planning Committee veterans. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of good friendship and camaraderie.”