5K by the Bay Volunteers

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5K 2013

5K 2013

5K 2013

5K 2013

5K 2013

5K 2013

5K 2013

5K 2013

5K 2013

Thanks for your interest in volunteering for the 5K by the Bay benefit event. Our volunteers truly help make this race a success! On this page you will see some of the typical volunteer opportunities during the event.

Event Details

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014; see descriptions below for volunteer times
Where: Peterson Yacht Basin, 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Race Day Opportunities


REGISTRATION VOLUNTEER
Volunteers needed: 20
Age requirement: 18+
Time commitment: 6:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Responsibilities: Assist registration of runners. Take registration form; review for signature, completeness, and legibility. Collect money and assign bib number. The bib number must be recorded on the registration form. Hand out bib and t-shirt. At 9 a.m., breakdown registration table; clean area and box leftover registration forms.

  • Miscellaneous – registration volunteer
  • Greeter – Greets Participants, Directs non-registered runners to blank entry form table
  • T-Shirt Puller – Listens to directions from registrars to provide T-shirt size
  • Computer Entry- inputs registration form and collects payment

COURSE MONITOR VOLUNTEER
Volunteers needed: 25
Age requirement: 18+
Time commitment: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Responsibilities: Volunteer must arrive at 6 a.m. to check-in. At 7:45 a.m., you will head to your assigned location along the course. You will be responsible for motivating, cheering and encouraging runners and walkers for the duration of the race. Assist with the safety of runners by ensuring that they follow the course of the race or the calling of medical attention if participant needs assistance.


WATER STATION VOUNTEER
Volunteers needed: 7
Age requirement: 10+
Time commitment: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Responsibilities: Responsible for the pouring of water. Once the table is full, place a layer of cardboard on top of the water and make another layer of cups. When handing the drinks to the runners, hold the cups by the rim so runners can grab the base. Some volunteers will be responsible for keeping the road clear of all cups/debris. After all runners pass, clear the area of all cups/debris. Pour out any excess water, fold tables, and leave in designated area for pick-up.


FUN RUN VOLUNTEER
Volunteers needed: 5
Time commitment: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Responsibilities: Assist with set-up, execution, and breakdown of the Fun Run.


PARKING LOT COORDINATOR VOLUNTEER
Volunteers needed: 5
Responsibilities: This group will oversee the parking at the Peterson Yacht Basin. The parking spaces for the recreational fishing and the runners need to be directed. To have an impressive start to the race, we must keep the area from the registration clear of parked vehicles. Newport News Police Department will most likely assist as well. Signage will be posted before the race.


COURSE SIGNAGE VOLUNTEER
Volunteers needed: 5
Time commitment: 6:00am to 8:00am
Responsibilities: Responsible for placement of signs prior to start of race. Course signage volunteer will work with Course Signage Leader to coordinate placement and for race participants to stay “on course.”


AWARDS COORDINATOR VOLUNTEER
Volunteers needed: 3
Time commitment: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Responsibilities: The volunteers can assist in handing out the awards as they are announced and opening more boxes of awards when needed. Assist the Awards Coordinator as needed.


Thank you for your interest!


 

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