PGRC Women's Distance Festival 5K and Fella's 5K Race

Sun August 14, 2022 College Park, MD 20740 US

Emcee and Announcer High Priority

You must be 16-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 14, 2022

Details

Enthusiastic announcing for race start (Women's: 7:30 am, Men's: 8:30 am), and calling out runners as they finish. Pump up the crowd. Announce winners in each race and age category.

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

Lead Course Marshal High Priority

August 14, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct all course marshals on where to stand and how to guide runners through the 5K course. Collect all signs, flags, vests, cones and other materials from course marshals after the race.

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

Set Up High Priority

You must be 18-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 14, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Arrive early to help set up directional signage along the course, timing equipment, and tables/canopies for refreshments & prizes. If available to help collect equipment from the PGRC storage unit, please indicate in your volunteer response.

Location

Park at grassy park area by trail, across Paint Branch Parkway from Herbert Wells Ice Rink (5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740)

Course Marshals High Priority

August 14, 2022

Details

Stand where assigned and direct runners to keep them on the race course. Cheer and encourage runners! Return signs, flags, vest, cones, and other race materials after the last runner passes you in the second (Fellas) race.

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

Water Table Staff High Priority

August 14, 2022

Details

Two-three volunteers will fill water cups and pass out cups to runners at the mid-point in the race, for both races. Arrive in time to carry water table, water and cups to the race mid-point. Enthusiastic cheering for runners is needed from water table volunteers!

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

Refreshment Table Staffing Medium Priority

August 14, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Pass out refreshments to runners as they finish the race, both races. Runners may also need a snack before their races. Maintain order and keep the refreshment table clean, direct runners on where to dispose of trash.

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

Photographer High Priority

August 14, 2022

Details

Take photos of runners before, during and after the race. Move around the start line and course, take photos of volunteers and participants as time allows. Capture shots of happy PGRC participants! Remain after both races to take pictures of winners (overall top three finishers and age category winners for both races).

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

Sweeper Medium Priority

August 14, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Follow the last runner in each race (Women's Distance and Fella's 5k) to ensure all runners safely exit the course. One Sweeper needed for each race: women's and men's.

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

Clean Up Medium Priority

August 14, 2022

Details

Remain until the Fellas 5K is completed (2nd race, to end after 9:30 am). Assist in packing up all race equipment, collecting and organizing the race course materials, stowing canopies and timing equipment. Inspect the course and grounds at the start and finish lines for trash - collect all waste and dispose properly. Please note whether you are able to help drive PGRC equipment back to the storage unit after the race.

Location

Park at Herbert Wells Ice Rink – 5211 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740
Walk across road to race start site, grassy park space by trail.

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