If you are not participating in the event but would still like to have an active role, consider being a volunteer. If you want to participate as a runner and as a volunteer, there are opportunities for both.
It takes many volunteers to help prepare for the race, work at packet pick-up, act as road marshals, pass out water or execute any of the other necessary tasks required to stage a safe and enjoyable race. No experience is required. All volunteers will receive orientation on-site and a T-shirt.