This year will be no different.
Volunteers and staff are right now sending out 800 pieces of mail to all eligible volunteers to update all certifications, licenses and help get together teams.
Last year the volunteers of the American Red Cross were helping runners in record heat. Volunteers trained in techniques like the ice taco and other ways to quickly cool down runners along the 26.2 mile course.
It’s 14 degrees in Boston today, but plans for the Marathon are heating up. Team Red Cross, the group of runners who are running the Marathon to support the American Red Cross mission, are currently training for the big day.