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22nd Annual Gobble Gobble Gobble


Thu November 22, 2018
Location: Somerville, MA US 02144 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk

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Race Day Superhero (NOT running the race)

Assign me wherever I am most needed High Priority

November 22, 2018

Details

Thank you for your flexibility!

Course marshal High Priority

November 22, 2018

Details

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 22, 2018

Details

This shift is for those who are NOT running. If you are running, you can still help with this task; please sign up for the runner's short shift by scrolling down to the "Hero" section.

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.

Bag check (post race)

November 22, 2018

Details

Return runners' bags after the race.

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)

Greeters

November 22, 2018

Details

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 22, 2018

Details

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.

T-shirt seller (post race)

November 22, 2018

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 22, 2018

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.

Finish line area setup

November 22, 2018

This volunteer task is full.

Details

This shift is for those who are NOT running. If you are running, you can still help with this task; please sign up for the runner's short shift by scrolling down to the "Hero" section.

Set up the finish line water stop and signage.

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)

Finish line water stop

November 22, 2018

This volunteer task is full.

Details

This shift is for those who are NOT running. If you are running, you can still help with this task; please sign up for the runner's short shift by scrolling down to the "Hero" section.

Fill cups and hand out water to finishers.

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 22, 2018

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)

Race Day Hero (running the race)

Clean up (post race)

November 22, 2018

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 check (post race): short shift for runners

November 22, 2018

This volunteer task is full.

Details

This short shift is for people who are running the race. It begins as soon as you recover, and lasts until the heaviest demand passes.

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.

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

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

November 22, 2018

This volunteer task is full.

Details

This short shift is for people who are running the race.

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.

Finish line water stop: short shift for runners

November 22, 2018

Details

This short shift is for people who are running the race. It begins as soon as you recover, and lasts until the heaviest demand passes.

Fill cups and hand out water to finishers.

Location

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

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

Finish line area setup: short shift for runners

November 22, 2018

Details

This short shift is for people who are running the race.

Set up the finish line water stop and signage.

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)

Tent set up High Priority

November 22, 2018

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist Kevin and Gordon setting up a big tent in the back parking lot.
Heavy lifting, time-intensive task.
Bring warm clothes; you're working outdoors

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.

POST RACE DAY Volunteer

Unload at U-Haul

November 23, 2018

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