Aid Station 15: Captain Joe Gow

Thank you to captain Joe and his amazing team for caring for the runners at Aid station 15, mile 73 of the race. They have a bunch of fun surprises for you when you arrive! I don't want to give it all way. Know you have some great motivation to get there! 

We talked with Joe and asked him what inspired him to be Aid station captain. This was what he said: 

Joe Gow, Sandy, Scott, and Tina will welcome you to the Oasis at mile 73! 

Joe Gow, Sandy, Scott, and Tina will welcome you to the Oasis at mile 73! 

“I have always been amazed by race volunteers and can’t think of a time where I encountered a bad volunteer. I recently ran the North Country 50 mile race. It rained and poured and there were thunderstorms most of the race. At the 40 mile mark, I came into an aid station and it was flooded. The tent, tables, chairs and coolers were all sitting in water a foot deep! I really needed food and water but was afraid to ask for it. Two volunteers asked what I needed and I told them I could use a PB&J sandwich and my water bottle refilled. Both of them went into action right away and stood in the deep water making me a sandwich and filling my water bottle. They didn’t complain. They just smiled and said it was their pleasure to serve me. It was amazing.” Joe Gow