23rd Annual Gobble Gobble Gobble

Thu November 28, 2019 Somerville, MA US 02144 Directions

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Race Day Superhero (NOT running the race)

Assign me wherever I am most needed High Priority

November 29, 2019

Details

Thank you for your flexibility!

Course marshal High Priority

November 29, 2019

Details

Meet with Race Director Bradley Harris in the garage. He will give you your specific course location, and you will be given the option to take a ride in a van to your spot on the course.

Direct runners as they approach turns.

Location

Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

Number & T-shirt pick-up (race day) / bag check (pre-race)

November 29, 2019

Details

Volunteers will be assigned to one of four jobs:
number pick-up
t-shirt pick-up
bag check
floaters

Location

Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.
Check in with the volunteer coordinator upon arrival.
Check-in time changed to 7:15am - please be on time, as runners will show up at 7:30!

Bag Return

November 29, 2019

Details

As runners come down the finish shute (Elm St) past the water stop, they will be cold.
Return runners' bags promptly, based on bib numbers.

Location

Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

Post race bag check is at 247 Elm St, Somerville (just outside the Burren). There will be one or two vans.

Greeters

November 29, 2019

Details

Check-in time changed to 7:15am - please be on time, as runners will show up at 7:30!
Greet people as they arrive for the race. Direct runners to bib pick-up, bag check, and starting line.

Location

Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd. Check in with the volunteer coordinator upon arrival.

(Turkey) greeters Low Priority

November 29, 2019

Details

If you need a costume, mention it to volunteer coordinator at check-in.
Wear a turkey costume (or not) and greet people as they arrive for the race.
Direct runners to bib pick-up, bag check, and starting line.

Location

Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd. Check in with the volunteer coordinator upon arrival.
Check-in time changed to 7:15am - please be on time, as runners will show up at 7:30!

T-shirt seller (post race)

November 29, 2019

Details

Sell t-shirts near the finish line after the race.

Location

Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

T-shirts are sold at 247 Elm St, Somerville (just outside the Burren)

PA setup and courier

November 29, 2019

Details

A car is needed for this task, preferably an SUV, van or hatch-back.

Drive the PA system, megaphone, and start signs to the starting line. Set up the PA system with help from a race committee member. After the race starts, pack up the PA system and drive it to the Burren for setup in the beer garden.

Location

Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.
Check-in time changed to 7:15am - please be on time, as runners will show up at 7:30!

Finish line area setup

November 29, 2019

Details

Meet inside Burren to receive setup instructions.
Set up the finish line water stop and signage.

You will be working outdoors at least part of the time, so please dress appropriately! If necessary, the Burren is just a few steps away for anyone who needs a break from the wind.

Location

8am Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.
8:15am arrival at Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville
The finish line area is just outside the Burren

Finish line water stop

November 29, 2019

Details

Fill cups and hand out water to finishers.
This year we are also giving out hot beverages.

You will be outdoors, so please dress appropriately! If necessary, the Burren is just a few steps away for anyone who needs a break from the wind.

Location

Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

The finish line is near Elm St at Grove St, Somerville (a block from the Burren).

Turkey kids' medal awarders

November 29, 2019

Details

Wear a turkey costume and give medals to kids after they cross the finish line.

Location

Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

The finish line is near Elm St at Grove St, Somerville (a block from the Burren)

Tent set up High Priority

November 29, 2019

Details

Assist Kevin and Gordon setting up a big tent in the back parking lot.
Heavy lifting, time-intensive task.
Wear warm clothes and work gloves; you're working outdoors in sub-freezing temps and high winds.

Location

BYPASS garage check-in and go directly to the Burren back parking lot, just off Grove St
Or enter the Burren at 247 Elm St, Somerville and look for Gordon.

Help Desk

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Registrants will be directed to you to work out any issues they have, mostly with locating a missing number or registration.

You will be given a tablet for looking up registrant info, and may be asked to help someone do a race-day sign up. unassigned bibs will be at the help desk, as will a binder for any adjustments you need to make.

Location

Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.
Check in with the volunteer coordinator upon arrival.
Check-in time changed to 7:15am - please be on time, as runners will show up at 7:30!

Race Day Hero (running the race)

Clean up (post race)

November 29, 2019

Details

Help clean up and load the vans after the race.

Location

Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

The finish line area is at 247 Elm St, Somerville (just outside the Burren)

Bag Return: short shift for runners

November 29, 2019

Details

Return runners' bags after the race.

Location

Before the race starts, check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

Post race bag check is at 247 Elm St, Somerville (just outside the Burren, beyond the water stop).
After you run, get your items from bag check before helping others -- be sure to bring extra layers for warmth!

Number & T-shirt pick-up (race day) / bag check (pre-race): short shift for runners

November 29, 2019

Details

Volunteers will be assigned to one of four jobs:
number pick-up
t-shirt pick-up
bag check
floaters

Location

Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd. Check in with the volunteer coordinator upon arrival.
Check-in time changed to 7:15am - please be on time, as runners will show up at 7:30!

This short shift is for people who are running the race. Shift ends at ~8:40am to allow you time to warm up and get to the start.

Finish line water stop: short shift for runners

November 29, 2019

Details

Fill cups and hand out water to finishers.
This year we are also giving out hot beverages.

You will be working outdoors, so please dress appropriately! If necessary, the Burren is just a few steps away for anyone who needs a break from the wind.

Location

Before the race starts, check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.

Report to the finish line water stop near Elm St at Grove St, Somerville (a block from the Burren).
After you run, get your items from bag check before helping anyone -- be sure to bring extra layers for warmth!

Finish line area setup: short shift for runners

November 29, 2019

Details

Meet inside Burren to receive setup instructions.
Set up the finish line water stop and signage.

You will be working outdoors at least part of the time, so please dress appropriately! If necessary, the Burren is just a few steps away for anyone who needs a break from the wind.

Location

8am Check in at Harvard-Vanguard parking garage, 40 Holland St, Somerville; entrance on Buena Vista Rd.
8:15am arrival at Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville
The finish line area is just outside the Burren

POST RACE DAY Volunteer

Unload at U-Haul

November 30, 2019

Details

Help unload the van at SRR's storage space at U-Haul in Somerville on Friday, November 23.

Location

U-Haul, 151 Linwood St, Somerville