On the afternoon of the 27th of October 2018, a total of 88 volunteers traveled to Dataran Putrajaya Presint 3 to assist in the annual Putrajaya Night Marathon.
As the volunteers reached the destination, we were graciously welcomed by the people in charge, under the Twenty First Century Sports, and were immediately briefed and assigned to different roles for the marathon. The volunteers were requested to fulfill their duties throughout the whole marathon which consisted of 3 categories of various distances that started alternatively.
Due to bad weather, the marathon was cut short as advised by the policemen. However, it was very moving to see that the volunteers kept working hard through the weather as the runners were coming back to the gathering point. Even when the volunteers were seeking and under refuge from the peak of the extreme weather, most of them were still eager to lend a hand in any way they can.
All in all, it was an eye opening experience as most of us were first timers in attending a marathon that is held during night time. Besides that, it also taught us to always brace ourselves as sudden changes in conditions can lead to various outcomes that are far from our expectations but will need immediate resolutions.