Kensington 8K

Sat September 23, 2023 Kensington, MD 20895 US Directions

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Help Before Race Day

Registration & Bib Pick-Up (Adult)

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

September 22, 2023

Details

Help with on-site registration and bib pick-up on Friday.

Location

Inside Kensington Town Hall

Registration & Bib Pick-Up (Students)

September 22, 2023

Details

Help with on-site registration and bib pick-up on Friday.

Location

Inside Kensington Town Hall

Help On Race Day

Registration & Bib Pick-Up (Adult)

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

September 23, 2023

Details

Help with on-site registration and bib pick-up on Saturday morning

Location

Inside Kensington Town Hall

Full

No Parking Sign Hanging (Students w/Parent Driving)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Anytime on Thursday, September 21st (about 2 hours). Requires vehicle driven by parent to carry ~60 signs. You walk part of the race route (about 1 mile), placing half of the no parking signs at designated spots. (If done as a team of 2 students, all ~120 signs will be done together, and it will take about 3 hours).

Location

Old Town Kensington/Along Kensington Parkway

Pre-Race Set-Up (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist Town Crew with setting-up tables, chairs, recycle bins, and trash cans. Requires ability to lift 20 lbs. Must wear athletic shoes.

Location

Start/Finish Line on Armory Ave/Mitchell Street

Start/Finish Line Assistants (Adults or Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist with managing the start and finish of all three races. Direct runners on where to go. Keep spectators out of start/finish area. REQUIRES CONFIDENCE AND WILLINGNESS TO TELL OTHERS WHAT TO DO (NICELY).

Location

Start/Finish Line on Armory Ave/Mitchell Street

Post-Race Clean-Up (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

8:30am shift: Assist Town Crew with picking up cones along race route, putting away tables and chairs, and moving recycle bins. Requires ability to lift 20 lbs. Must wear athletic shoes and be willing to get a little dirty/sweaty.

10:00am shift: Assist Race Director with taking down start/finish line and registration.

Location

8:30am shift: Meet at back of Safeway on Armory Avenue - look for white Town Truck

10:00am shift: Meet at Start/Finish Line on Armory Avenue

**Parking Assistants (Adult)** High Priority

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

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct cars looking for parking to one of the event's designated lots. When lot full, direct to another lot.

Location

Meet at Start/Finish Line on Armory Ave - walk to assigned parking lot

Food Preparation (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 22, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist in preparing food (cutting bagels, cutting bananas) the night before the race.

Location

Inside Kensington Town Hall

Race Cone Distribution (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 22, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist in distribution of 200 cones on the course. Requires ability to lift 20 lbs. and to follow safety instructions. Must wear athletic shoes, bright clothing, and be willing to get a little dirty.

Location

Meet Inside Kensington Town Hall - will leave from there in back of Town Truck

Registration & Bib Pick-Up (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help with on-site registration and bib pick-up on Saturday morning

Location

Inside Kensington Town Hall

Water Stop Assistants (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Pass out water to runners during 2M race (at 1M) and 8K race (at 1M & 4M) while they run by you. Must be quick and be willing to get a little wet while smiling and cheering.

Location

Intersection of Kensington Parkway & Saul Road

**Course Marshals (Adults)** High Priority

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

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct and cheer runners along the race route. Prevent cars from entering race route using traffic cones. Direct cars to use alternate routes. Move cones at designated times to guide runners along race route. PLEASE ONLY VOLUNTEER IF YOU ARE 100% ABLE TO ARRIVE AND DEPART ON-TIME.

Location

Multiple locations along race route - you will be assigned one.

Food Assistants (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist with handing out food to runners after each race.

Location

Near Start/Finish Line on Armory Ave.

Water Station Lead (Adult) High Priority

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

September 23, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Supervise the Water Station, staffed by other volunteers who are passing out water to runners during 2M race (at 1M) and 8K race (at 1M & 4M) while they run by you. Must be quick and be willing to get a little wet while smiling and cheering.

Location

Intersection of Kensington Parkway & Saul Road

Flyer Distribution (Students)

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 16, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Anytime on Saturday, September 16th (about 2-2.5 hours). Walk/Ride (or have a parent drive) the race route, placing a race flyer at EVERY home and business along the race route (approximately 2 miles distance covered). Good for a pair of volunteers to do together. If you sign up, email info@kensington8k.org for instructions.

Location

Old Town Kensington/Along Kensington Parkway

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