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Step Up for KIDS (Draft)


Sat April 20, 2019
Location: Wichita, KS US 67203 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk

Set up

April 21, 2019

Details

Help unpack cars and set up venue for the event.

Location

Old Cowtown

Greeters

April 21, 2019

Details

Welcome participants and help them navigate the venue (i.e. show them or explain where check in is, water stations, restrooms, etc). Your main role is to look for people who don't seem to know where they are going. You are a navigator to help people get where they need to be. Cowtown is rather large and can be intimidating to newly bereaved. Please engage them with care and compassion while you assist them in finding their way. Greeters are one of the most important volunteers...they set the tone of the event

Location

Greeters are staggered through out Old Cowtown from the visitor parking lot to the Empire House where check-in is housed.

Balloons

April 21, 2019

Details

Fill balloons with helium and attach strings. Hand out balloon tags to participants. Distribute balloons to participants; encourage participants to attach their tag and make a large circle in the clearing south of the food.

Location

Old Cowtown Museum

Hospitality

April 21, 2019

Details

Assist with handing out food and beverages to incoming volunteers.

Location

Old Cowtown Museum

Registration

April 21, 2019

Details

Assist with registration of both the memorial walk and the race, hand out packets, and door prize slips. Help with bibs, and timing chips for runners.

Location

Old Cowtown Museum

5K Race

April 21, 2019

Details

Help get runners in position for the start of the race. Make sure runners stay on the route. Fill water cups and pass them out to the runners as they come by.

Location

Old Cowtown Museum and staggered throughout the 5K course

Children's games/Memorial Walk

April 21, 2019

Details

Assist in setup of Children's Fair, assist face painter, monitor games, etc. Help with clean up.

Children's Fair/Memorial Walk volunteers will also assist in the memorial walk. Some volunteers will be asked to carry a balloon that signifies a specific area of the state. The DJ will announce that it's time for the memorial walk and ask people to gather behind the balloon carriers that represents the region they are from. (Purple: Northwest, Yellow: Northeast, Blue: Southwest, Red: Southcentral, Green: Southeast, Orange: outside of Kansas). The Ambassador Family will lead the walk. The Memorial Walk volunteers and the families in their region, will follow as the DJ announces their region. These balloons are different than the ones that will be released in the memorial balloon release.

Location

Old Cowtown Museum

Brunch

April 21, 2019

Details

Help setup/clean up and hand out food and beverages to participants.

Location

Old Cowtown Museum

5K Shuttle Drivers

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

April 21, 2019

Details

Drive 5K course marshals to their designated spot on the 5K course. You will be given a color coded map or where to drop off and pick up course marshals.

Location

Meet at Cowtown Empire Hall where registration is located.

DJ Table High Priority

April 21, 2019

Details

Arrange DJ table with prizes, sign up for baby names to be read at balloon release, assist Cathy Carrier with door prizes, list winners on dry erase board in case winner didn't hear their name on the PA.

Door prizes numbers will be in a kitty litter pail marked door prizes. It will be at the registration table until registration is almost done. Registration will either bring it to you or you can go get it when you start door prizes at 9:30. Reg. people will periodically bring more numbers as registrants check in.

Location

In front of the drug store at Cowtown

Friday Memorial Walk Set Up High Priority

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

April 20, 2019

Details

Volunteers will walk the memorial course to place baby memorial signs. Volunteers must be able to drive stakes into the ground around the course. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing, shoes and bring work gloves.

Location

Old Cowtown Museum

5K finish line

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Volunteers will set up table just beyond the finish line AFTER THE RACE STARTS SO RUNNERS DON'T TRAMPLE THE TABLE OR VOLUNTEERS. Volunteers will set out cups of water and bananas for race participants. Volunteers will need to coordinate with the water vendor (Highland Ventures) at the event pour water into cups. Volunteers will also cut bananas in thirds for 5K participants to take after the run.

Location

Meet in the Empire Hall to gather supplies: table, cups, water, bananas, knife, napkins. Table will be set up just beyond the finish line after the 5K begins.

Photographers

April 21, 2019

Details

Take photos of all aspects of the event. We hope photographers will be creative and sensitive to those who are grieving.

Resources Needed

camera - 1

Family Outreach

April 21, 2019

Details

Help greet participants and bereaved families. Help connect bereaved families with others in or out of their region.


Location

Meet in the Empire Hall (building number 17 on the Cowtown map).

Tally High Priority

April 20, 2019