Hey...I rode 160 miles in 2 days...feel great:)
First I would like to thank you in advance for taking and making the time to help out at the races!!! As you know anytime you give of yourself you always get more back in return
. Giving and receiving are so nice don't you agree. We would not be able to put these events on without your love and support. Each of you mean so, so much to us!!! It is not to late to volunteer. We could use help with Sunday race check in 6:30 am.
"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much"!!!
Go team Go!
The weather forecast looks perfect! How thankful are we all?
Below is information for you to keep and to pass on!.
My very good friend Sister Marybeth Lloyd (the running nun) will get here this Tues. at 12:35 to JH. This is one women you all should meet and send a note to everyone you know to come and listen to her talk on Friday after the race meeting or on Sunday..for she is running the marathon!!!
I have tried like heck to get the newspapers to announce she is coming..but no word from them..finger crossed.
**There will be a few people who are "in charge" of the volunteers and helping me out with this part of the races.
These are the people besides me you will look to if you have questions or concerns. My goal is to let you know where to be and when to be there.
1. Lisa Smith- Batchen..that would be me:) I will be running the Main Aid Station..The Dreamchaser station. This is where Dr. Naomi our sports medicine Dr. will be. I will also have 2 massage therapist at this station as well as I am a therapist...My other jobs are to run the registration both Friday and Sat., run the store at registration and then the breakfast for the runners on Sat. and Sun. morning.
2. Laurie Andrews will be my right hand lady, she will be the person you will check in with for volunteering.
3. Olga Valamova will be assisting myself and Laurie but also running the time station at the main tent.4. Bob Becker will be in charge of the time station as well as many other things:)
AID STATION CAPTIONS..WE WILL HAVE A MEETING AT TARGHEE AT 3PM ON FRIDAY BEFORE RACE CHECK INSTARTS WHERE THE RACE MEETING WILL BE.
We have 6 aid stations, 2 of them is water only. These are the aid station captions!!!
1. Main Station: Lisa Smith-Batchen with Dreamchasers!!!/massage, sports medicine, great food and support:)If anyone has a grill or plug in griddle that we can cook pancakes and grilled cheese on this would be welcome! let me know.
2. Freds: Augie Hernandez with Training to be balanced!!/ Lori B. and Steve will be with Augie all weekend. This is such a great station...I hope they will bring some surprises for those who are going up Freds for the 1st or 4th time..!!! Auggie will be picking up supplies from our home on Friday at 1pm, perhaps if anyone working with Augie want to get here early that would be great.
3. Ruth and Ludell Evans: The are returning again this year with there amazing big 5th wheel...These are the wonderful parents of Mike Evans who is running the 100 for his 2nd time. Ruth and Ludell have been baking and cooking some great things for the runners..Thank you!!! Meeting at 9am Friday at our house to pick up supplies.
4. Cold Springs: Therapeutic massage with Brooke Lenz!! This will be Brooke's 3rd year to run this station or to run a station. We are so thankful...she will have her massage table set up and guess what? We found a small camper!! We would still love a bigger one if anyone has one or knows of anyone who would loan theres out. Mike Evans has been talking to someone about a 5th wheel..finger crossed on this! Will not be able to get to our house until Friday 2 pm so she can use some help.
*All of these people will be working from Friday morning until the race is cleaned up! Thanks to you all.*Once the races are over I ask all captions and those who are working with you to make sure all the supplies are brought either back to our home or back to the set up room at Targhee..all of the supplies need to be cleaned to help a faster clean up for all of us
. WHAT TO EXPECT: The weather looks like it is going to be perfect! Make sure that you have all the right clothing with you for any kind of conditions. We do have a room at Targhee for the medical staff and the volunteers..so if any of you feel like you need to take a nap or a shower this is possible. There are also showers at the resort by the swimming pool as well as bathrooms.
Volunteers can eat off the aid stations. Please help us with not letting the community eat off the aid stations. This was a problem last year for some stations and we ran out of some things. The aid stations will have typical aid station foods so if this is not what you would like to eat bring your own food or you can buy food in the little store or the restaurants.
I would like to post the NO KIDS in the aid stations unless they are with you and they are helping.If any of you who are volunteering want to bake cookies or bring a surprise for the runners at the station you are working this is always welcome! New foods!
*One big issue is making sure that ALL hands are clean with touching and preparing any of the foods. Your aid station caption will go over all you will need to know when you arrive to volunteer.
Please feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions you might have. You can also look through the www.tetonraces.comweb site. If for any reason you are not able to come and volunteer when you are scheduled please let me know soon.
**Below is the announcement about Sister Marybeth:) and then below that is the list of volunteers, where we would like you to be and when.
**Make sure all your friends with Kids know that we have Sunday Kids races...we also have games for kids and the big bouncing tent!!!
Again, thank you so very much for your support and generous gift of time.
Sister Marybeth Lloyd will arrive in Driggs, Idaho, next Tuesday, August26th!
Most of you have heard about Sister Marybeth from my years of raising moneyfor Aids Orphans! There will be two opportunities to meet and listen to Sister Marybeth speak.
This is a rare and special chance to meet someone who has truly dedicatedher life to helping others. On Friday, August 29th at 5:30pm (immediately following the race briefingfor the Grand Teton Ultramaratons), Sister Marybeth will be giving a 30minute presentation in the RCR-South Conference Room at Grand TargheeResort. She promises this presentation will change your life forever. Ibelieve it will, as it did for me!
Her presentation will be followed by acasual meet and greet and book signing.
Sister Marybeth's book AIDS ORPHANSRISING has been an amazing hit and is loaded with information that will openyour eyes to another world!
On Sunday, August 31st, Sister Marybeth will be running the Grand TetonTrail Marathon at Grand Targhee Resort. She'll be running in her blackhabit..yes her long black habit...so you'll see The RUNNING NUN out on thetrails in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Following her run and AugieHernandez's stretching session, she'll be giving a short presentation on"Running for (or 'sporting') for a Purpose." This talk will occur between3:30-4:00pm, just prior to the Official Awards Ceremony on the patio at thebase of Grand Targhee Resort (weather permitting).
Please take a moment to look through Lisa's fund raising effort for the 2008season.
The 810 web site, www.lisa810.com provides details on an 810 mileendurance effort, where you will see that she and Sister Marybeth have raised $400,000 since May 1st, with thefirst part of the 810..a 304 mile run from Las Vegas to Mt. Whitney, whichincluded running the official Badwater Ultramarathon.
WORDS FROM SISTER:I promise to change your life in 20 minutes.Millions of children are living in this world alone without parents-- never a hug, not enough food, never knowing the love Jesus has for them.This year the USA will have 67,000 new orphans from AIDS, Ethiopia will have470,000 andIndia 4, 000,000 new orphans from Aids...just this year!! The ReligiousTeachers Filippini are providing for thousands of these children throughoutthe world. We are trying to keep these children together as a family.
Ifthe family unit is destroyed, society is destroyed!Every 14 seconds a child headed household is formed! That is littlechildren ususaully 4 or 5 of them under the age of 18, left alone by thedeath of their parents. AIDS has ravaged millions of young lives we aretrying to provide love, education, housing and set them up in a microenterprise that allows them to live a life of dignity.I am a member of the Religious Teachers Filippini...we were founded over 300 years ago ..we help children and women, presently we are in 10 countries.
For the past 13 years I have been the International Mission Director..ourGeneralte is in Rome, Italy and our Motherhouse in the USA is in Morristown,NJ. This site gives lots of information on our order:http://www.filippiniusa.org
In June I received the Servitor Pacis Award from the Vatican's Mission tothe UN...for my work with the children...here is a brief description of the award...The annual Path to Peace Award is bestowed upon a single is individual in recognition of his or her commitment to the development of peace in the national and international arenas. But, it is also important to recognize persons from that magnificent legion of often unsung heroes, men and women in the most remote fields, who literally spend their lives with the only purpose and desire to be where the need is greater, where the wounds are festering and the pain unending. Such individuals are truly Servitores Pacis, Servants of Peace, and it is to these beacons of hope that an award by the same name, "Servitor Pacis," is given.
WENSDAY: WE WILL BE AT TARGHEE FROM 5:O0-6:00 PM. SHORT WALK UP FREDS AND DOWN..WELL MAYBE HALF WAY UP AND DOWN. SOME WILL RUN.THEN WE WILL HAVE A "POT LUCK" AT OUR HOME. THERE IS NO WAY FOR ME TO COOK DINNER FOR EVERYONE, I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY WILL COME! THIS IS A BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS!!!! AND IF YOU HAVE A COOLER AND A LAWN CHAIR BRING THAT TO:)
7:00-9PM WE WILL HAVE POT LUCK AND BAG STUFFING.
WE WILL HAVE THE MAIN COURSE AND LISAS FAMOUS CREASER SALAD!!!
IF YOUR LAST NAME BEGINS WITH A-G BRING APPITZER
H-L BRING BREAD
M-R BRING SALADS
S-Z BRING DESERT
WHERE TO HELP!!
Cathy C. Thursday-Friday: teach the others how to do the timing and updates...:)
Leslie: Help with race check in on Friday and the Cold Springs aid station on Sat.
Allen: Help get supplies to aid stations Friday night. Sat. and Sun. Help at the Cold Springs aid station.
Jim Henry: Sunday: Work with Ruth and Ludell at the lower (Mill Creek aid station) come as early as possible or even late Sat. night and work through the night and Sunday. Then stay for the finish and awards party!
Joy R. Sunday 8 am..arrive to help with the kids races.
Kim: Sat. early as you can..help set up main station and then work it
Eric: Once Kim has to leave the main station you come on board:)
Abbie: Report to Lisa or Laurie on Sat. and we will send you off where need you!
Jon: Help with check in and then clean up..work a station.
Becky C.: Friday: race check in, store, aid station set up, main tent helping with the timeing. Sat. race check in and then RUNNING THE MARATHON WITH SISTER MARYBETH!
Teri Madl: Wed. help Jay with course set up. Thursday: Help set up tents.
Bob Becker: Thursday: help Jay with Tents, main station and timeing work with Lisa. Sat.and Sunday morning drop bags.
Olga: Friday: help store set up and race check in. Sat. and Sun. Main station timeing and helping Lisa/Laurie. Breckfast Sat. and Sun. Drop bags.
Lori B.: Friday: helping Augie set up Freds and spending weekend up at Freds!!!
Leigh: Thursday: help set up tents. Friday: help set up store, help with regestraion...show 810/MDS GTR shows at check in!!! Sat. and Sun. work with Brooke at Cold Springs aid staiton.
Lora M. Friday: help with store set up and regestraion.
Dusty: Friday: Regestration and store set up. Sun. helping take down course
.Anthony P. Wed. help Jay with course markings!
Helene: Friday night: helping get supplies to aid stations..this is after dinner. Sat. morning/afternoon..work at Ruth and Ludell aid station. Mill Creek!
Todd: Same and Helene
George V.: Wed. help Jay with course markings...Thursday: help Lisa and Jay set up tents
.Mike K.: 7:30 am Sunday: Working kids race check in and kids race.
Rick W.: 7:30 am Sunday: Working kids race or at the main aid station.
Trevor: Friday night: aid station set up.
Mike Evans: Is doing shuttles to and from the airport Wed. Thursday and Friday.
Dr. Naomi: Sports Medicine Doctor and head of the medical. She will be at the main station.
Chris L.: Friday: aid station set up. Sat. race check in with Lisa
Zahan: Sat. night..glow sticks.
RE: Sunday morning kids race check in.
Eddie: Wed. helping Jay with course markings. Thursday: Help set up tents.
Marriane: Thursday: Help Lisa!
Jason: Friday night aid station set up
MC (Mark Conner) Work with Jason
Merrideth and Sue Conner: Will have a table selling things at the store!
Kris: Friday night help Jay where he needs help
Julie: Sat. morning..help at either Lower aid station or Cold Springs.
Kate H. Friday race check in
Dr. Steve: Work Freds!!!
If any of you can stay longer or around for the awards and clean up that would be great.
Thank you again..see you soon
Happy FeetLisa and Jay Batchen