I was curious to know whether races allow non-registered runners/volunteers to help pace or run with registrants that need a little extra help or encouragement in the last 10-K of a marathon.
There's a marathon/half-marathon that I've been participating in for the last five years. Organizers used to allow a family member or friend to pick up a runner’s packet as long as they had a copy of the runner’s driver's license and a signed note from the runner. Since then, they have only allowed runners to pick up their own packets.
Dave McGillivray has run 140,000 miles in his lifetime, race directed hundreds of events including the Boston Marathon and now is a proud member of the USA Triathlon Hall of Fame as a race director. Take a look at his inspirational, funny and heartfelt speech as accepts the honor and he joins the other two inductees at the 2011 USA Triathlon Hall of Fame at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.