Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I sign up?
A. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state if you need service hours or the activity that you are most interested in volunteering for (we will discuss available activities if you do not have a preference).
Q. What kinds of things can I do as a race day volunteer?
A. You can set-up the race course and venue (day prior and early morning pre-race), man the food tent, assist with a water station, face paint in the children’s tent, cheer the runners on, just to name just a few.
Q. Can I volunteer with a friend, group, or workmates?
A. Yes we welcome groups of all shapes and sizes. Friends, local shops, corporations, school groups, sororities/fraternities, Rotary and Lions clubs, track teams, and running clubs have all volunteered at our events and added loads of fun and spirit. Just let the Event Director know the approximate size of your group.
Q. What’s the time commitment for race day volunteers?
A: Race day volunteers check-in about 1 hours ahead of the race start, and wrap-up shortly after the race finish and awards presentation.
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. Bring your enthusiasm (and comfortable shoes!).
Q. Can I receive credit for my school or organization’s community service program?
A. Yes, bring your school or organization’s document for sign-off following the race to the volunteer tent.
Q. Are there any requirements to volunteer?
A. We ask that kids under 14 volunteer with a parent or supervising adult.
Q. Can I volunteer before race day?
A. Yes, check about helping at packet pick-up in the days leading up to the race. You can also help publicize the event (see below). And we welcome involvement with community outreach, survivorship, event sponsorship, as well as your suggestions. Just mention your interest and availability in your email.
Q. How can I volunteer and help publicize the race?
A. We’d love your help. Whether it’s five minutes or a few hours, here’s what you can do:
- Announce it on your Facebook and Twitter page
- Post it to your favorite blog, online community and running club calendars.
- Email event details and tell your story to your neighborhood, association, and company newsletters
- Drop-off brochures at work, school, and neighborhood shops
- Blog, or write an article for your neighborhood, community, and school paper
- Post pics live from the event to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
- Tell your story to our blog and to the mediaContact the Event Directors to coordinate event brochure pick-up, and/or help with telling your story on our blog and your local media.
Q. How can I get involved as a vendor or sponsor?Want to see your company’s name on brochures, banners and t-shirts? Have a product to donate? Coupons for participants?
A. Contact Sarah Lomax Gray to learn about how to become a sponsor.