Location: Grand Rapids, MI US 49503 Directions
Type: Run Only, Wheelchair Race, Walk Only, Run or Run/Walk

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Flexible Volunteers

Event Day - Flexible Volunteers

You must be 17 or older to volunteer for this task.

May 12, 2018

Details

In many cases close to Race Week, we determine that we are short handed in certain volunteer areas and need to shift people around to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for our runners, spectators and volunteers. If you have no preference on where you may be assigned and are willing to fill in where we need you on Race Day, please select this volunteer task. The time listed is approximate, and you will be notified at least a week in advance of the area to which you've been assigned and the time needed. If you have any restrictions, please list them in the comments on your registration. We appreciate your help and thank you for volunteering.

Location

Downtown or Race Course, Wherever needed most

Contact Andrea Jarmosco at 616-653-5536 for any questions.

Event Day - Course Crew / Relay

Event Day - Course Crew #1

You must be 17 or older to volunteer for this task.

May 12, 2018

Details

Course Crew volunteers are stationed along the event course to help direct participants ensuring that they do not leave the official event route. Some assignments will require volunteers to assist participant transition through critical course locations. Volunteers also must manage spectators and keep them off the course. This position requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age and be able to speak clearly, loudly and assertively and also listen to direction provided by police and security staff if needed. You will be required to stay for full time of your volunteer shift.

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our race areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

Nick Stoffers-Captain #1 - Fulton St Zone

Event Day Meeting Location: VanAndel Arena corner of Ottawa and Fulton @ 5:30am

Questions? Please contact Nick at Nicholas.Stoffers@53.com or 616-863-3557

Event Day - Course Crew #2

You must be 17 or older to volunteer for this task.

May 12, 2018

Details

Course Crew volunteers are stationed along the event course to help direct participants ensuring that they do not leave the official event route. Assignments will require volunteers to assist participant transition through critical course locations. Volunteers also must manage spectators and keep them off the course. This position requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age and be able to speak clearly, loudly and assertively and also listen to direction provided by police and security staff if needed. You will be required to stay for full time of your volunteer shift.

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our event areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

Captain #2 Maria Trevino - Monroe Center and Ionia Zone

Event Day Meeting Location: Corner of Pearl St and Ionia @ 5:30am

Questions? Please contact Maria Trevino at maria.trevino@53.com or 616-653-8898

Resources Needed

Tables - 10 - 15

Event Day - Course Crew #3

You must be 17-100 years old to volunteer for this task.

May 12, 2018

Details

Course Crew volunteers are stationed along the event course to help direct participants ensuring that they do not leave the official event route. Assignments will require volunteers to assist participant transition through critical course locations. Volunteers also must manage spectators and keep them off the course. This position requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age and be able to speak clearly, loudly and assertively and also listen to direction provided by police and security staff if needed. You will be required to stay for full time of your volunteer shift.

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our race areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

- Captain #3 - John Ball Park Zone

Event Day Meeting Location: John Ball Park lot at Park Street @ 6:30am

Questions? Please contact Chris Delger at 616-653-2218

Event Day - Course Crew #4

You must be 17-100 years old to volunteer for this task.

May 12, 2018

Details

Course Crew volunteers are stationed along the event course to help direct participants ensuring that they do not leave the official event route. Assignments will require volunteers to assist participant transition through critical course locations. Volunteers also must manage spectators and keep them off the course. This position requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age and be able to speak clearly, loudly and assertively and also listen to direction provided by police and security staff if needed. You will be required to stay for full time of your volunteer shift.

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our race areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

TBD- Captain #4 - John Ball Park to WGVU Zone

Event Day Meeting Location: Fulton and Garfield - Rylee's Hardware Parking Lot at 6:00am

Questions? Please contact Chris Delger at 616-653-2218 or Christopher.delger@53.com

Event Day - Course Crew #5

You must be 17-100 years old to volunteer for this task.

May 12, 2018

Details

Course Crew volunteers are stationed along the event course to help direct participants ensuring that they do not leave the official event route. Assignments will require volunteers to assist participant transition through critical course locations. Volunteers also must manage spectators and keep them off the course. This position requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age and be able to speak clearly, loudly and assertively and also listen to direction provided by police and security staff if needed. You will be required to stay for full time of your volunteer shift.

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our race areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

Liz Hubler-Rike - Captain #5 - Pearl and Scribner Zone

Event Day Meeting Location: GR Ford Museum Parking lot at 5:30am

Questions? Please contact Liz at 616-653-2043 or elizabeth.hubler-rike@53.com

Event Day - Course Crew #6

You must be 17-100 years old to volunteer for this task.

May 12, 2018

Details

Course Crew volunteers are stationed along the event course to help direct participants ensuring that they do not leave the official event route. Assignments will require volunteers to assist participant transition through critical course locations. Volunteers also must manage spectators and keep them off the course. This position requires volunteers to be at least 18 years of age and be able to speak clearly, loudly and assertively and also listen to direction provided by police and security staff if needed. You will be required to stay for full time of your volunteer shift.

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our race areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

Vanessa Caston - Captain #6 - Johnson Park Zone

Event Day Meeting Location: Johnson Park south parking lot at Butterworth & Wilson @ 7:000am

Questions? Please contact Ukinya Hunter at ukinya33@gmail.com or 616-634-5783

Event Day - Aid Stations

Event Day - Clif Shot Energy Gel Aid Station - GRYP

May 12, 2018

Details

The Clif Shot aid station is located before the 6 mile mark to provide Clif Shot Energy Gel packets to 25K participants

Location

Indian Mounds Drive before the 6 mile mark on the 25K course
Driving Directions: I-196 to M11 exit 70 or 70B; turn west on M11; follow to Indian Mounds; drive north on Indian Mounds to Power Gel station

Event Day - Pine Rest Aid Station #4

May 12, 2018

Details

Aid Station volunteers setup tables, fill cups, distribute water, Gatorade and ice to participants and provide encouragement! Medical and Communication staff are on site to assist as needed. Volunteers are also responsible to tear down the tables, gather supplies and clean up the area when finished. Clean up area includes surrounding area - any where the participants may have dropped cups, trash, etc...

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our event areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

Indian Mounds Drive near the 6.0 mile mark on the 25K course
Driving Directions: I-196 to M11 exit 70 or 70B; turn west on M11; follow to Indian Mounds; drive north on Indian Mounds to aid station

Event Day - Salvation Army Echelon- Aid Station #6

May 12, 2018

Details

Aid Station volunteers setup tables, fill cups, distribute water, Gatorade and ice to participants and provide encouragement! Medical and Communication staff are on site to assist as needed. Volunteers are also responsible to tear down the tables, gather supplies and clean up the area when finished. Clean up area includes surrounding area - any where the participants may have dropped cups, trash, etc...

Please commit to working all of your assigned hours. The smooth operation of our event areas depends largely on our volunteers and we appreciate your commitment.

Location

Maynard Near Millenium Park
Driving Directions: I-196 to M11 exit (WB I-196 exit 70 or EB I-196 exit 70B); turn west on M11, follow to Butterworth; follow Butterworth to Veteran's Memorial Drive; Turn right on Veteran's Memorial Drive to Maynard, turn left on Maynard

Event Day - Downtown Area

Event Day - Teardown Crew

May 12, 2018

Details

Tear Down Crew volunteers will be responsible for general tear down and clean up of downtown course areas including Start Line, Finish Line, Post Race Refreshments and Post Race party. Additional responsibilities include clearing trash, removing signage, moving fencing, transporting and organizing equipment.

Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. Additional heavy lifting may be required. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves if required and dress appropriately for all weather conditions.

Location

Finish Line Area outside of Media Tent

Please contact Angela Teeple at angela.teeple@53.com or Jason McClure at JasonMcClure@53.com for additional information

Friday - Amway Sports and Fitness Expo and Set Up Areas

Friday - Finish Fest Setup

May 11, 2018

Details

Assist in setting up the Finish Fest tent on Calder Plaza

Location

Calder Plaza

Junior Event - May 10, 2017

Junior - West Bleachers - Ukinya Hunter

May 9, 2018

Location

Wyoming High School