The Cox Marathon was the beginning of the USMT sports event season. Members of the USMT provided pre-event sports massage along with taping & stretching at the 2 day Expo Event. It was really nice to see returning runners for the event along with meeting new participants this year. Its always a fabulous experience when you have fun, meet new people and have a huge impact on the athletic population you set out to help.
I want to say THANK YOU to the following members of the USMT who came out for Expo Days: Thank you Dwayne, Kristen, Lisette & Michelle.. you all did a fabulous job!
I would also like to say THANK YOU TO Dave,Catherine,Steve,Johnny,Trish & Karen for joining us on race day and working all day long providing post event sports massage with a few of us taking turns to address muscular needs in the medical tent.
I personally think the highlights of the day were when the athletes we worked with at the EXPO came by the tent for last minute taping or stretching before they started the race and then came back at the completion of the race to let us know how they did. Its really rewarding to know you make a difference.
I also want to take the opportunity to say that I really enjoy being on site and working with the RI DMAT Team.. They are all fabulous, extremely professional and add so much to the large scale sporting events in this state.. we should be extremely grateful to have them on hand!
The Cox Marathon weekend finished out as a huge success, looking forward to the next big events! ( Wounded Warrior Games, NERFU & Amica Ironman 70.3)