Aching Quad Challenge - presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

Fri September 11 - Sat September 12, 2020 Lakeland, FL US 33803 Directions

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On the Course

Finisher Helping Hands/Cheer Squad

September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

Details

Great for Groups! Be the first to greet the runners when they finish their journey as they cross the finish line. We need your help in the following areas:

Medals: Reward the runners by giving them their hard-earned medal. Duties include unwrapping medals and organizing on tables

Water distribution: Hand weary runners cups of water. Duties include setting up & restocking cups & filling with water.

Crowd Control: The runners are happy to be done. Some are waiting for their friends/family to cross. But we need to make sure everyone can get through so we don't have a back-up of runners waiting to cross the finish line. Duties include keeping runners moving efficiently through the chute, directing runners to the post-race area where they can wait for loved ones, grab a snack and relax.

Location

Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)
Saturday 1 Mile - 158 Lake Morton Dr
Saturday 2 Mile - 16 Lake Hunter Dr
Saturday 5k - 1014 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (intersection with Miramar)

Course Monitor

September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

Details

Provide on-course direction for participants and use your voice to cheer them on and let them know you are glad that it is them and not you toughing it out for four races. Your official volunteer shirt means you are in charge and are one of many people who have selflessly volunteered to make the Mean & Green happen. Don't be surprised if a racer huffing and puffing past you takes time to say thanks, because every racer understands and appreciates the importance of having a safe and accurate race course - made possible by having awesome course monitors.

Location

Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)
Saturday 1 Mile - 158 Lake Morton Dr
Saturday 2 Mile - 16 Lake Hunter Dr
Saturday 5k - 1014 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (intersection with Miramar)

Course Sweeper

September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

Details

No one ever wants to be last. But someone always is – the sweeper. Volunteers are an integral part of any race, and one of the most important roles is that of the sweeper. These are the people who follow the last racer. Their job is multi-faceted and super important. And super rewarding. Not only do you help ensure the safety of the racers, but you get to share in the experience and play a part in helping people do something they weren’t sure they could do!

Sweepers can help ensure injured racers receive proper care in a timely manner. The sweepers should carry some sort of communication device (cell phone with the race director's and volunteer coordinator's numbers). Please call 911 for life-threatening emergencies before calling race personnel. It is important that you are familiar with the course and have a good idea where you are on the course at all times. In case of an emergency, the sweeper should stay with the injured runner and wait for help, or try to reach the nearest aid station together.

Sweepers arriving at an aid station is the signal to those volunteers that they can shut down and leave. This is also true for the finish line; the sweepers’ arrival indicates that all runners are in BUT the sweeper should not release course monitors on side streets because the entire street needs to wait to reopen until all runners are clear.

Another aspect to sweeping is to motivate and reassure the last runner(s). Every runner is different so when coming up on the last racer, talk with them. Ask them whether or not they need company and how they are feeling. Some runners do not want the sweepers running right behind them because it makes them feel rushed and self-conscious. In that case, give them space. Other times, they are having a hard day and need the company. In those situations, feel free to chat with them. If the final runners are getting close to a time cut-off, you can make them aware and let them know what kind of pace/effort is required to avoid a DNF. Again, be familiar with the course. Runners often ask you how far the next aid station is or details on the course and they appreciate it when you have the answers.

Location

Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)
Saturday 1 Mile - 158 Lake Morton Dr
Saturday 2 Mile - 16 Lake Hunter Dr
Saturday 5k - 1014 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (intersection with Miramar)

Packet Pick Up

Race Number Assignment

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 10, 2020

September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

Details

Be behind the scenes and be the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they pick up their race packet and prepare for this LRC race. Duties include greeting participants with smiles, looking up runners in registration database on computer kiosk and assigning race number & shirt type & size and answering questions/providing race information. Please review all the race information prior to your shift so you are familiar with the course, race restrictions and race day timeline.

Location

Thursday - FITniche in Lakeside Village
Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)
Saturday 1 Mile - 158 Lake Morton Dr
Saturday 2 Mile - 16 Lake Hunter Dr
Saturday 5k - 1014 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (intersection with Miramar)

Walk Up Registration

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 10, 2020

September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

Details

Be behind the scenes and be the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they pick up their race packet and prepare for this LRC race. Duties include greeting participants with smiles, looking up runners in registration database on computer kiosk and assigning race number & shirt type & size and answering questions/providing race information. Please review all the race information prior to your shift so you are familiar with the course, race restrictions and race day timeline.

Must have clearance from the LRC Board to handle cash box, please verify before registering.

Location

Thursday - FITniche in Lakeside Village
Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)
Saturday 1 Mile - 158 Lake Morton Dr
Saturday 2 Mile - 16 Lake Hunter Dr
Saturday 5k - 1014 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (intersection with Miramar)

Shirt Distribution

September 10, 2020

September 11, 2020

Details

Be behind the scenes and be the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they pick up their race packet and prepare for this LRC race. Duties include greeting participants with smiles, distributing shirts, and answering questions/providing race information. Please review all the race information prior to your shift so you are familiar with the course, race restrictions and race day timeline.

Need to be able to lift up to 30 lbs. Shirts will be sorted by gender & size.

Location

Thursday - FITniche in Lakeside Village
Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)

Post Race Celebration

Celebration Set Up

September 12, 2020

Details

Set up celebration area: tablecloths, awards, photo backdrop

Location

Lake Mirror Center

Announcer

September 12, 2020

This volunteer task is full.

Course Set Up & Tear Down

Load Equipment for Start & Finish Areas

September 11, 2020

Details

Load equipment for the race venue. Need to be able to lift 50 lbs. Be prepared to be sweaty & dirty.

Location

Edgewood Mini Storage

Setup Race Venue

September 11, 2020

Details

Set Up Start Line, Finish Line & Race Village

Location

Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)
Saturday 1 Mile - 158 Lake Morton Dr
Saturday 2 Mile - 16 Lake Hunter Dr
Saturday 5k - 1014 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (intersection with Miramar)

Load UHaul After Race & Return Equipment to Shed

September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

September 13, 2020

Location

Friday 5k - 929 S. Hollingsworth Dr (Hollingsworth Park Parking Lot)
Saturday 1 Mile - 158 Lake Morton Dr
Saturday 2 Mile - 16 Lake Hunter Dr
Saturday 5k - 1014 Lake Hollingsworth Drive (intersection with Miramar)
Sunday - drop off equipment at Edgewood Mini Storage

Load Course Marking Supplies

September 11, 2020

Details

Assist Course Manager to pick up chalk, cones & signage from storage.

Location

Edgewood Mini Storage

Mark, Set up & Pick up Course

September 11, 2020

September 12, 2020

Details

Use Course Maps & RRCA guidelines to chalk directional arrows and set out cones to direct runners.

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