Group Volunteers

To sign up your group to volunteer contact our Director of Volunteers Josh Wade at 757-412-1056, or josh@jandaracing.com. Groups should consist of 10 or more individuals.

Volunteer Shifts

Packet Pick-Up/T-Shirts:

  • Friday, 3:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 8:30am – 10:30am

Start Line:

  • Saturday, 9:00am – 11:00am

Finish Line:

  • Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Course Marshals:

  • Saturday, 8:30am – 11:00am

Dry Bag Check:

  • Saturday, 8:30am – 11:30am

Water Stop:

  • Saturday, 8:30am – 11:30am

Post-Race Party Assist:

  • Saturday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

 

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Packet Pick Up/T-Shirts

Description: Volunteers are assigned to two areas within packet pick up–race packets and t-shirt distribution. Volunteers for race packets will verify participants’ identities and give them their race bibs. Volunteers for t-shirt distribution will hand out race t-shirts and goody bags to participants.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 4 hours on Friday (day before race); maximum of 2.5 hours on race day.

Check in Location: Friday April 14th – Volunteer Check In; Bud Metheny Baseball Complex

Check in Location: Saturday April 15th – Volunteer Check In; Faculty/Staff Parking Lot 8

What to Wear: Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Start Line

Description: Volunteers at the 5k & 1k start line assist race staff in putting up the start line arch, preparing and securing start corrals, controlling pre-race start crowds, assisting with corral control and movement during the wave start, and assisting with corral breakdown after the start.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 2.5 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check In; Faculty/Staff Parking Lot 8

What to Wear: Volunteers for this position will be outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Finish Line

Description: Volunteers at the finish line assist race staff distributing medals, food, water, and other items to finishers.

Time Commitment: Maximum 2 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check In; Faculty/Staff Parking Lot 8

What to Wear: Finish line volunteers are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Course Marshals

Description: Course Marshals are assigned to intersections and other critical points to prevent vehicle and pedestrian encroachment on the course during the race. As part of their assignment, course marshals are encouraged to cheer on participants and have fun!

NOTE: Volunteers for this position must be at least 18 years old.

Time Commitment: Maximum 2.5 hours on race day

Check in Location: LR Hill Sports Complex Parking Lot

What to Wear: Course marshals are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Dry Bag Check

Description: Volunteers are assigned to the Dry Bag Check near the east side stands of Foreman field where participants drop off bags which contain their post-race clothing. Volunteers collect these bags, sort them by number, and then re-distribute them to the participants after they finish.

Time Commitment: Maximum 3 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check In; Faculty/Staff Parking Lot 8

What to Wear: Dry bag volunteers are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Water Stop

Description: Volunteers for water stops set up tables and cups of fluid before the race, pass out that fluid during the race, then break down and clean up the water stop after the race. Water stop volunteers are also encouraged to cheer on participants as they pass by!

Time Commitment: Maximum 3 hours on race day

Check in Location: Water stop location (W 48th St near old Student Rec Center)

What to Wear: Water stop volunteers are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Post Race Party Assist

Description: Volunteers for this position will assist the food preparation staff in distributing the post-race party food. Tasks include marking runners’ bibs as they receive their food, distributing food, and helping to control the lines of participants waiting for their food.

NOTE: Volunteers for this position must be at least 16 years old.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 3 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check In; Foreman Field

What to Wear: Post Race Party Assist volunteers will inside the food tent in the party area outside Foreman Field and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.