I thought that was pretty nice. DG and I volunteered at the 2013 WDW Half Marathon, at the first hydration stop. We had a very early morning, to report by 3am, and I was sooo tired. But once we were out on the course, setting up, and especially hearing the telltale fireworks of the first corral, we were wide awake and alert. Very thrilling morning. Our assignment was hard work, but it went by very quickly. We didn't even realize how tired we were until we got back to our room. You can read our recap of the volunteer experience of the Half Marathon here, and of our afternoon volunteering at the Expo here.
I really can't recommend the experience enough. And you don't just get this lovely certificate, volunteers can earn tickets to the Disney Theme Park of their choice, too!
Check out disneysportsenthusiast.com for a list of volunteer opportunities at runDisney and other ESPN Wide World of Sports Events. You will register through active.com, just as if you are signing up for a race. Openings are posted a few months before the desired event. Keep a watchful eye though! Assignments are limited, and I've seen volunteer slots fill up in a few days - that's much quicker than most of the races. The Expedition Everest Challenge currently has these openings shown below, but that will surely change by tomorrow.
Have you volunteered at a runDisney event? What type of assignment was it? Would you do it again?