Frederick Women's Distance Festival

Sat August 3, 2019 Frederick, MD US 21702 Directions

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Race Bags

Stuff Race Bags

July 31, 2019

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Details

We have some great giveaways this year for our runners, and we need to get it all stuffed into bags in preparation for packet pickup.

Location

New this year: Frederick Community College Student Center

Registration/Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup at Frederick Community College

August 1, 2019

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Details

Help us to hand out bibs/shirts/goody bags and handle in-person registrations at early Packet PIckup

Location

New This Year: Student Center at Frederick Community College

Pre-registered Bib Pickup

August 3, 2019

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Details

Distribute race bibs to pre-registered runners.

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Pre-registered Shirt Distribution

August 3, 2019

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Distribute race shirt to pre-registered runners when they pick up their bibs.

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Race Day Registration

August 3, 2019

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Details

Support runners who are registering on race day

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration Lead

August 3, 2019

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Details

Manage race-day registration volunteers. Hand out bibs, accept cash/check payments for race day registrations

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Pre-Race Greeter

August 3, 2019

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Details

Stand just inside the entrance to the Student Center and as runners/volunteers enter, direct them to the correct location to pickup their bibs, register or sign in as a volunteer.

Bib Chipping

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

July 28, 2019

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Details

Put timing chips and numbers on runners' bibs in preparation for the race. Location of this activity is 5575 Broadmoor Terrace N, Ijamsville, MD. **This task would allow runners who are interested in volunteering to run the race as well!

Bib Pickup/Registration Helper

August 3, 2019

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Details

Stand near the bib pickup tables and direct runners to look up their bib numbers if they have not already done so and send them to the correct line/table to pick up their bibs or register.

Race Venue Setup

Set Up Outdoor Signs

August 2, 2019

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Set up signs, including parking, mile markers, etc

Setup at FCC Student Center

August 2, 2019

August 3, 2019

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Set up tables, chairs, signs, etc in side FCC Student Center

Hang Sponsor Banners

August 2, 2019

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Details

This task involves pounding about 40 metal posts (with a post setter) into the grass and hanging our vinyl sponsor banners from them with bungees.

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Food

Pickup Bananas/Apples/Watermelon from Wegmans

August 2, 2019

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Details

Pick up bananas, apples and watermelons from Wegmans in the early afternoon and bring to the FCC Student Center Friday evening between 4pm and 6pm. Get paperwork from food coordinator (Jill Cameron).

Pickup Cookies from Uncle Ralph's

August 3, 2019

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Details

Pickup cookies from Uncle Ralph's and bring to FCC Student Center. Coordinate details with the WDF food coordinator.

Location

Uncle Ralph's Cookies
801 N. East Street, Frederick, MD

Pickup Donuts

August 3, 2019

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Details

Pickup donated donuts from Dunkin' Donuts on Old Farm. Plan to get them to the FCC Student Center by 6am so that they are available for the early-arriving volunteers.

Brew/Monitor Coffee

August 3, 2019

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Details

Brew coffee, as needed, and keep coffee station organized and replenished.

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Finish Line Watermelon

August 3, 2019

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Details

Cut up and serve watermelon outdoors near finish line. Please bring a cutting board and a good knife.

Setup/Monitor Food Tables

August 3, 2019

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Set out and replenish post-race food (bananas, bagels, cookies, donuts, coffee, etc).

Take leftover food to Rescue Mission

August 3, 2019

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Transport leftover food items to the Rescue Mission (419 W. South St) after the race.

Aid Stations

Water Stop Captain

August 3, 2019

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Details

Set up two water stops with gallon jugs of water, cups, trash receptacles. Meetup with water stop volunteers at mid-course station and give instructions. Tear down water stops at race conclusion.

Water Stop #1 - Hosted by Woodsboro Bank

August 3, 2019

Details

These positions are reserved for Woodsboro Bank.
Help to set up water stop, fill cups, and hand water out to runners.
Location is on Claiborne Drive near the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne Dr. Meet the Water Stop Captain at the intersection for further instructions.

Park along Sundown Lane or Sundown Ct in Clover Hill.

Location

Intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne Drive

"Cool Women" Cheer Station

August 3, 2019

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Details

A homeowner along the course has generously offered to let us use a hose and his water supply to cool off our runners. The volunteers at the "Cool Women" Cheer station should provide a gentle spray of water over no more than 1/2 of the roadway so that runners may choose to run through it (or not).
Feel free to wear costumes, bring fun signs, etc if you'd like.
Sign in with the Clover Hill Volunteer Coordinator at the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne.

Location

John, Kippen, 8139 Claiborne Dr, Frederick, MD

Water Stop #2 - Hosted by TLC Bridal Boutique

August 3, 2019

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Details

Our sponsor TLC Bridal Boutique is hosting this water stop, and they need some help.

Help to set up water stop, fill cups, and hand water out to runners.
Location is on Autumn Leaf near the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne Dr.

Meet the Water Stop Captain at the intersection for further instructions.

Park long Sundown Lane or Sundown Ct in Clover Hill.

Course Operations

Course Operations Lead

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Lead the logistics out on the course.
Track course marking, traffic control, course marshal placement, etc.
Coordinate with traffic control officers and lead course marshals.
Watch for problems/issues with race logistics/participants and communicate with the race director and other team leads as needed.

Direct Parking

August 3, 2019

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Details

Direct arriving sponsors, vendors, volunteers and runners to the appropriate parking areas at FCC, and will ensure that volunteers, vendors, sponsors who park to temporarily drop off food or other equipment will promptly move their vehicle to other designated parking areas.

Course Marking - 5k

August 3, 2019

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Mark the 5k course with cones and directional signage according to course certification map.

FCC Course Marshal Lead

August 3, 2019

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Arrive at FCC Student Center at 6:45am to get materials and intro from Course Operations Lead. Then meet FCC Course Marshals at :00am at Student Center, distribute assignments and direct them into position. The Fun Run starts at 7:30, so those course marshals need to be in place first.

FCC Course Marshals

August 3, 2019

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Meet up with FCC Course Marshal Lead at the FCC Student Center and proceed to assigned locations. Direct runners along the course as instructed.

Clover Hill Course Marshals

August 3, 2019

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Meet the Clover Hill course marshal lead at the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne (the intersection closest to Opossumtown Pike) and proceed to the assigned location. Guide (and cheer!) runners along the course as instructed. (Park along Sundown Lane or Sundown Ct).

Parking Coordinator

August 3, 2019

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Setup parking cones, adjust barricades, check gates. Then meet up with other parking volunteers and give them instructions.

Volunteer Management

Race Day Volunteer Coordinator

August 3, 2019

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Details

Check-in race day volunteers who will be working in the FCC area - give out shirts, direct them to assignments. The Volunteer Check-in table will be inside the FCC Student Center.

Clover Hill Volunteer Coordinator and Course Operations Lead

August 3, 2019

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Details

Meet up with volunteer course marshals and other Clover Hill volunteers at the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne. Check them in and provide them with volunteer shirts and instructions. Direct course marshals into position. Then - keep an eye on the Clover Hill section of the race, watching for runners in distress, traffic issues, etc.

Finish Line Water/Medals

Finish Line Water/Medal Team Lead

August 3, 2019

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Meet up with the water distribution team, set out bottled water and ice at the finish line and see that the team distributes medals to the kids after the Fun Run, and bottled water/ice towels to all the runners at the finish line.

Bring 12 16-lb (or equivalent) bags of ice

August 3, 2019

Details

Purchase 12 16-lb bags of ice (or equivalent quantity) and bring to start/finish line by 7am to cool down the finish-line water bottles.

Expense will be reimbursed by the Steeplechasers.

Finish Line Medal/Water Distribution

August 3, 2019

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Details

Distribute finishers medals to kids as they complete the Little Women 1k Fun Run.

Hand out bottled water to all runners at finish line.

Hand out ice-water cooling towels

August 3, 2019

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Soak cooling towels in ice-water and hand them out to finishers.

Photography

Photo Booth

August 3, 2019

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Set up and staff photo booth on race day. Take photos and post online as instructed.

Race Photographer

August 3, 2019

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Capture photos of our runners out on the course, including both the Little Women 1k Fun Run and the 5k.

Race Venue Photographer

August 3, 2019

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Capture the spirit of race day by focusing on volunteers, sponsors, sponsor signage, runners (off-course), awards, awardees and other fun and memorable aspects of the race. Also try to get photos of the start. (Another volunteer will be taking photos of each runner out on the course, so that aspect is already covered).

Awards

Solicit Random Prizes

No volunteer spots remaining.

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Collect gift cards and other prizes for our random prize giveaway

"Dress up" the random prizes

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Place random prizes in decorated gift bags and bring them to FCC on race day.

Staff Awards Table

August 3, 2019

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Details

After bib pickup is complete (8:00am), set out and arrange the awards. Keep an eye on the awards during the race and help with award distribution starting at 9am.

Staff Random Prize Table

August 3, 2019

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Details

We will be drawing bib numbers for the random prizes during the race and the runners will pick up their prizes after they finish the race. This volunteer will write the winning bib numbers on the prepared poster and distribute the prizes to the winners.

Other Tasks

Timer Liaison

August 3, 2019

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Interface with MCRRC timers to ensure that the race is scored as planned and that the awards are identified correctly. Help to investigate/resolve issues raised by runners related to their results. Deliver validated awards sheet to race director to use in handing out awards at the awards ceremony.

Lead Biker

August 3, 2019

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Details

Lead front-runners along race course for both the Little Women 1k Fun Run at 7:30am and the 5k race at 8:00am.

Sing National Anthem

August 3, 2019

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Details

Sing the National Anthem at the Start Line (in front of FCC Student Center) a couple of minutes before 8:00am.

Back-of-the-Pack Ambassador

August 3, 2019

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Details

Help to ensure that the back of the pack has a great experience and the slower walkers are treated just as well as the front-runners.

Keep track of the back of the back participants. Alert the water stop volunteers and finish line crew when the last participant comes through.