The Ballad of the Ultramarathon Volunteers


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Every morning at half past three, you could see them arise

lugging water and first aid, rubbing sleepers from eyes.

From spheres of the world, they came bearing shoes,

wearing volunteer t-shirts to spread the news.

 

Public-spirited philanthropists, that’s who they are,

Carrying water, first aid, and good will near and far.

 

They climbed the volcanoes with supplies on their backs,

like experienced pack mules, avoiding craters and cracks.

They nourished parched runners with food and drink,

with nary a complaint or blinking a blink.

 

Public-spirited philanthropists, that’s who they are,

Carrying water, first aid, and good will near and far.

 

Then came the day at the end of the race,

a bus packed with gringos and racers made haste,

to Charco Verde to celebrate and rest,

camaraderie, good times, and philanthropy at its best!

 

Public-spirited philanthropists, that’s who they are,

Carrying water, first aid, and good will near and far.

The results of the Fuego y Agua Ultramarathon: Click here.

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