Springburst 10K & Kids One-Mile Fun Run

Sat April 18, 2020 Glenn Dale, MD US 20769 Directions

Springburst 10K race operations

Race Timer High Priority

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

April 18, 2020

Details

Work the timing clock, accurately recording runners' times. Please arrive by 8 am. "Finish Line" volunteers will call out the runner’s bib number as that runner approaches the finish line, as a ‘check’ for the timers working the clock.

Location

10K start/finish line. Please arrive by 8 am.

Kids 1K Fun Run Lead Sweeper High Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Run with the children who are participating in the Kids Fun Run 1K. Be a cheerful Pied Piper! Keep kids on their race course, make sure they turn around at the right place, encourage kids who are struggling. Run back and forth to monitor all participating children racers.
Must carry a cell phone. Alert Race Director and medical personnel if any child is injured or has a medical issue while participating in the race.

Location

1K Kids Run Start/Finish Line, on the WB&A trail adjacent to the Glenn Dale Splashpool parking lot.

Parking Lot Marshal Medium Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Guide participants to park efficiently and in the right location at the Glenn Dale Splash Pool parking lot. Wear a reflective vest and carry a flag to direct drivers into the parking area.

This is a pre-race volunteer job. You may also run in the 10K if you volunteer for the parking area.

Location

Glenn Dale Splash Pool parking lot.

Emcee and Prize Announcer High Priority

April 18, 2020

Details

This volunteer has two roles:
Announce the names of runners and congratulate them as they cross the finish line (10K and 1K racers), AND

Announce the winners of the Springburst 10K at the conclusion of the race, and hand out prizes to the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers receive a small prize.)

Location

10K Finish line area, WB&A Trail near the Glenn Dale Splash Pool parking lot.

Course Marshal High Priority

April 18, 2020

Details

Directing runners and keeping them safe along the route is critical. As runners approach you will keep them on course by flagging and cheering! You must be able/willing to stop pedestrian and/or vehicle traffic while runners cross intersections, and keep pedestrians off the running course. Directing runners at the turn-around point is key. Standing for long periods of time is required. Reflective vest must be worn.

Location

You will be assigned an intersection along the race course by the Head Marshal.

Sweeper Medium Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Run or cycle at the end of the race, following all runners safely to the finish. Please arrive by 8:30 am.

Location

10K Start/Finish line, WB&A Trail adjacent to the Glenn Dale Splash Pool parking lot.

Lead Cyclist Medium Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Ride the full course ahead of the runners. Ensure the trail is clear and signage is in place. Please provide your own bicycle, helmet, and needed gear. Please arrive by 8 am.

Location

10K Race start/Finish line, WB&A trail adjacent to the Glenn Dale Splash Pool parking lot.

Set-Up Help High Priority

April 18, 2020

Details

Arrive early to set up signs, timing mat, clocks and race area. Please arrive by 7:30 am.

Location

10K Race Start/Finish line, WB&A trail adjacent to the Glenn Dale Splashpool parking lot.

Clean Up Help Medium Priority

April 18, 2020

Details

Help clear signs, store equipment and remove trash from the race site. Please arrive by 8:45 am - and run the race!

Equipment pick up includes race timing mats, timing clocks, cones, vests, flags, and signage. Please stay to assist in removing tables, chairs, and the picking up any garbage from the finish and refeshment area.

Location

10K Start/Finish line on the WB&A Trail, adjacent to the Glenn Dale Splash Pool parking lot.

Resources Needed

latex gloves, garbage bags - 6+

Refreshment Table Medium Priority

April 18, 2020

Details

Hand out snacks and drinks after the race. Monitor and help collect refreshment containers, water bottles, etc. and encourage runners to pick up after themselves.

There will be two groups of racers; children from the 1K fun run, and everyone else from the 10K run. Please arrive by 8:30 am.

Location

Near the Finish line, WB&A trail, adjacent to the Glenn Dale Splash Pool parking lot.

Race Bib Hand-out - Registration Table High Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Give runners their running bibs/packets, checking their names against the registration list. Each runner should receive safety pins with their bib. Children may need assistance with bibs. Please arrive by 7:30 AM. .
Please bring your own folding chair

Location

10K and 1K Race Start Line area - near the Glenn Dale Splashpool parking area.

Resources Needed

Bibs - 66+
Safety pins - 200+

Water Stop Manager High Priority

April 18, 2020

Details

Hand out cups of water to runners as they pass your station.
You will see runners as they pass you AND as they return along the same course (at the 2-mile and 4-mile marks of the course). Be prepared to provide water to runners going in both directions.
Water stop volunteers ALSO act as Course Marshals, keeping runners on the race course moving in the right direction.

Location

At the 2 mile mark of the Springburst 10K race course. (This is also the 4-mile mark, since the race is a loop.)

Head Course Marshal High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Organize course marshals for both the full 10K and the Kids Fun Run race courses. Assign positions on both race courses for all the marshals. Hand out flags and reflective vests then collect them at the end of each race. Have 8 copies of the Springburst course map to mark marshal locations - hand these out to marshals by 8:30 am on race day.

Location

Meet all marshals at the start line, near the Glendale Splash pool parking lot at the WB&A trail. Orient marshals to the course - make sure they communicate with other marshals so all turns and cross roads have a course marshal.

Photographer High Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Very important! Capture photos of participants before and after the run, and individual photos of runners as they race.
Important to take photos of winners in each category receiving prizes, and many photos of successful runners crossing the finish. PGRC will publicize these photos to amplify the welcoming nature of our club, and celebrate each participant.
Photographer needs to bring your own equipment, including flash and extra batteries or digital storage units.

Location

Able to move around start and finish area, including the Kids 1K run course. If possible, include portions of the 10K race course beyond the start and finish line.

Lead Cyclist High Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Ride the full race course prior to the race start, making sure the path is clear of debris and that course marshals, signage and water station volunteers are in place. Always stay ahead of the lead runner - if possible, ride the course and return prior to the race start (so you don't accidentally interfere with the runners themselves.)

Location

Arrive at the Glendale Splashpool parking lot. Bring bike, helmet, bike lock, and any other personal biking equipment including a cell phone. If you notice problems on the course, be prepared to call back to the race directors to report the problem and where it is located on the course.

Kids Run Zumba Assistant Medium Priority

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

April 18, 2020

Details

There will be a Zumba leader for a fun extra activity following the Kids Fun Run, and PGRC welcomes friendly young adult assistants to help keep the little ones organized and safe. No training required, just enthusiasm and the ability to keep up with a large group of children. Model safe practices, coordinate your support with the Zumba leader.

Location

Race start area, check in with the Zumba leader for instructions. Perfect job for high schoolers who need volunteer hours.

Popsicle procurement Medium Priority

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Purchase three dozen fruit flavored popsicles (frozen) on the way to the race. Bring your own small cooler with ice to store the popsicles between the store and the end of the Kids Fun Run race, when we will hand out the popsicles.
We only need popsicles for the children's race, not the adult 10K race. Keep receipts - PGRC will reimburse this purchase.

Location

Kids Fun Run race finish area, on the WB&A trail at the end of the Splashpool parking lot.

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