Volunteering for the Two Oceans Marathon

The sense of excitement one gets from being a False Bay TVET College (FBC) volunteer for the annual Two Ocean's Marathon event is akin to the joy of receiving an unexpected gift.
False Bay College staff volunteer for the Two Oceans Marathon
False Bay College staff volunteer for the Two Oceans Marathon
Even though it is tough getting up in the early hours from a warm bed to set off for a day of volunteering, this is quickly compensated by the feeling of goodwill and festive spirit that is part of the Two Oceans experience. As you hand out Coke, Powerade and water to thirsty runners, the joy of giving is a powerful reward.

Being part of the volunteering experience is the next best thing to participating as a runner. The common goal of creating and experiencing a happy ambience is the same for the athletes, supporters and volunteers alike.

False Bay College staff volunteer for the Two Oceans Marathon
False Bay College staff volunteer for the Two Oceans Marathon
I have come to believe that the good feeling of being a volunteer is so infectious. It is the kind of elation that you want to experience time and again. Added to this, is that it is a day well spent and one that is over in the blink of an eye. What you have gained in the spirit of community is a sense of pride and joy in your contribution and putting a smile on the many sweaty faces determined to make it to the finishing line.

The Two Oceans Marathon is such a pivotal event for both the country and for the City of Cape Town. It offers the opportunity for patriotism and the spirit of Ubuntu for all who believe in building this beautiful nation.

The FBC Volunteers were phenomenal. I extend a big Thank You to all who participated.

14 May 2015 14:28

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Khanyisa Lubambo is Events Coordinator at False Bay College.




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