2019 Valparaiso Turkey Trot

Thu November 28, 2019 Directions

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OUTSIDE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Course Marshal High Priority

Minimum met, 147 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Located at 21 different spots on the 5K route, Course Marshals wave, point and cheer participants (loudly!) along to ensure both their safety and a steady race flow. Where participants cross intersections, you may need to stop bystanders and/or traffic from interrupting the race. Dress WARMLY (winter coat, hat, gloves) and be prepared to stand for long periods of time.

Location

Course Marshals receive route location and supplies the morning of the race. Arrive at 6:30 a.m. on race day morning and check in at the Volunteer Station located inside the Valparaiso High School field house.

Water Stop High Priority

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Hand water to runners and walkers as they pass the only water stop on the route! Yes, even in November, participants need to stay hydrated! Set up before the race by filling over 600 cups of water. After the last participants pass, rake up empty cups from the road into trash bags. Dress WARMLY (winter coat, hat, gloves) and be prepared to stand for long periods of time.

Location

On the 5K route. Arrive at 6:30 a.m. on race day morning to check in at the Volunteer Station located inside the Valparaiso High School field house.

Start / Finish High Priority

Minimum met, 11 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

This volunteer role is in the middle of the action. Volunteers must be able to handle a crowd. This is one of the most active positions of the day. Volunteers ensure the successful start and finish of the race - this is definitely where the action is.

Location

Valparaiso High School

Emergency / Medical Support

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

If you are a medical professional – doctor, nurse, paramedic, or EMT – you can help ensure the safety of our participants with your presence, experience and responsiveness!

Location

Start/Finish on Campbell at front of Valparaiso High School. Arrive at 6:30 a.m. on race day morning to check in at the Volunteer Station located inside the Valparaiso High School field house.

Signage Set Up

You must be 17 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 9 more volunteers needed.

Details

When over 4,000 people show up for an event, signage can help! Come help set up signs – some inside the Valparaiso High School field house, some outside on the VHS property. Be prepared for lots of walking (large field house) and have a winter coat for outdoor signs.

Location

Valparaiso High School. Arrive at 6:30 a.m. on race day morning to check in at the Volunteer Station located inside the Valparaiso High School field house.

Traffic Control / Parking

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

This position ensures the safety of Valparaiso Turkey Trot motorists the morning of the race.

Location

Valparaiso High School

General Volunteer

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Please place me anywhere, I will be prepared for anything!

Location

Valparaiso High School. Arrive at 6:30 a.m. on race day morning to check in at the Volunteer Station located inside the Valparaiso High School field house.

Finisher Medal High Priority

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

Hand out finisher medals as walkers and runners cross the finish line!

INSIDE VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Clean Up / Break Down

At least 7 more volunteers needed.

Location

Valparaiso High School, 5K Course

Registration / Check In

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Race morning volunteers are needed to check in race participants who have not yet taken advantage of early packet pick up. Volunteers will distribute bibs and shirts the morning of the event.

Location

Valparaiso High School Field House (INSIDE POSITION)

Food Station

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

This volunteer position prepares the food tables the morning of the event as well as replenishes food as needed.

Location

Valparaiso High School Field House (INSIDE POSITION)

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