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Raccoon River Park 2500 Grand Ave.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Part Safety Officer: Our first priority is to provide a safe course for our walkers and runners. Course Marshals are positioned throughout the course usually at intersections and are responsible for directing runners at turns.
Keeping Runners on Course: As soon as you see a walker or runner, begin to signal with your hands and your voice which direction or turn they are supposed to make. Often runners get in a zone and need plenty of advance warning to know which way to head.
Part Cheerleader: Cheer the runners on! Get up, get excited, and keep them moving. Be creative, bring a radio to play music, wear a funny hat – you’ll be part of the inspiration that keeps the runners moving.