Gazelle Girl Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k

Sun April 19, 2020 Grand Rapids, MI US 49503 Directions

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Expotique: The Expotique will be held at Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown GR and will be open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm.

Setup (Expotique)

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Help set up the Expotique, unload sponsor items from cars, and assist the Gazelle Sports crew. You should be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs. and will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Hospitality (Expotique)

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Greet participants, help direct the flow of traffic, and answer event questions. You will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Event Check-In (Expotique)

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Assist Gazelle Girls with event check-in by distributing shirts and bibs. You will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Late Registration (Expotique)

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Assist Gazelle Girls with late registration at our electronic registration kiosks. You will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Tear Down (Expotique)

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Help tear down booth spaces, load sponsor items into cars, and assist the Gazelle Sports crew. You should be able to life a minimum of 20 lbs. and will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Expotique Assistant

April 18, 2020

Details

This position will be helping inside at the Expotique.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Pacer Info Booth (Expotique)

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

April 18, 2020

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Pacers will staff the information booth set up at the entrance to the Expotique. You will greet guests, answer questions about the event, and help direct guests to where they need to go. You will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Charm Distribution (Expotique)

April 18, 2020

Details

Help distribute pre-ordered Terry Berry Charms at the expotique.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Pacer 101 (Expotique)

April 18, 2020

Details

Gazelle Girl Pacers who are wiling to participate in the Race Day 101 panel discussion at the Expotique. You will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Start/Finish Line: The start and finish line will be located at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. Volunteer help is needed for set up, tear down, food/hydration distribution and security. Multiple shifts are available.

Start/Finish Line Pre-Setup

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Help with pre-race setup the day before the event by staging the start and setting up post-event nutrition/hydration, tables, chairs, and fencing. You should be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. and will be volunteering outside so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Start Line

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Set up start line, place banners and flags, and prepare post-event food. You should be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. and will be volunteering outside so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza (Start Line area)

Post-Event Nutrition/Hydration

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Assist in directing participants, distribute post-event nutrition/hydration, and tear down the finish line. You should be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. and will be volunteering outside so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza (Finish Line area)

Event Security

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Secure start/finish area, ensure that participants keep moving through finish chute, and ensure that spectators clear the finish area. You will be volunteering outside so please dress for weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

10K and 5K Pace Sign holders

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Volunteers will assist Gazelle Girl 10K and 5K participants in lining up at the starting line in their desired pace per mile areas by holding pace signs at the start. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza/Ottawa Avenue

Event Day Tear Down

April 19, 2020

Details

Help tear down start line, banners and flags, and pack up post-event food. You should be able to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. and will be volunteering outside so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Course Marshals: Course marshals are placed along the half, 10k and 5k courses to help re-route traffic, direct (and cheer on!) participants, and assist police as needed.

Course Marshal

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Various shifts and locations available. You will be assisting the Grand Rapids Police Department in keeping the event courses secure for participants. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

TBD; will be assigned at short, pre-event meeting the morning of the event when instruction and shirts are provided

Aid Station: Volunteers will help with aid station setup, cheer on participants, hand out water/Nuun and/or GU gels and chews, and clean up the aid station.

Aid Station #1 for All Events - Hosted by Team Stellafly

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Volunteers will distribute fluids and encouragement to Gazelle Girl 5K and 10K participants on their way out only. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Monroe Avenue at Newberry . This would mean first Aid Station for all three events would be at the following mileage:
5k -- 1.25
10k -- 2.1
Half -- 2.1
(volunteers report by 7a and done with clean-up approximately 9a)

Aid Station #2 - Half Marathon and 10K hosted by RunGR

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Hosted by RunGR. Volunteers will distribute fluids and encouragement to Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 10K participants on their way north on the course and south for 10K participants. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Half/10K -- Aid Station #2 -- Monroe Ave. at Sweet Street -- 3.6 on Half and 10K on way out and
Half 11ish miles on way back/10K 4.5 miles on the way back
(volunteers report at 7a with clean-up approximately 10:30a)

Aid Station #3 Half Marathon hosted by YWCA

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Volunteers will distribute fluids and encouragement to Gazelle Girl Half Marathon participants on their way north on the course. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather. Thank you YWCA for hosting this aid station.

Location

Half -- Aid Station #3 -- Riverside Park near Riverbend Shelter -- 5 something miles on way out only
(volunteers report at 7a with clean-up approximately 10am)

Nutrition Station - Hosted by November Project GR

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Hand out nutrition to Gazelle Girl Half Marathon participants. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather. This nutrition station is hosted by November Project GR.

Location

On Mill Creek north of North Park Street

Aid Station #5 - Community Aid Station hosted by Gordon Food Service

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Volunteers will distribute fluids and encouragement to Gazelle Girl Half Marathon participants on their way south on the course. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Riverside Park along trail south of 3 Mile -- mile 10ish

Event Day: Event Check-in volunteers will distribute event shirts and bib numbers before the race begins. Gear check volunteers will check in/out participant bags. Information Ambassadors will help answer questions and direct participants.

Event Check-In (Event Day)

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Help set up event check-in, start event check-in at 6:30 am, and clean up area starting at 8:30 am. You should be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs. and will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Gear Check

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Depending on the shift you choose, you will set up gear check, check in participant bags, check out participant bags, and/or tear down the area. You should be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs. and will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Information Ambassadors

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Direct participants, answer course and event questions, and help look up online results. Also help with the Finish Line Celebration if needed. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Other: I am happy to help where needed!

I can volunteer anytime and don't care where I am placed

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

Green Team: Help us be eco-friendly! Green Team volunteers will help participants and spectators by directing them at Green Stations.

Green Team (Expotique)

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

April 18, 2020

Details

Help direct waste collection at Green Stations to minimize landfill waste. You will be volunteering inside.

Location

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown (710 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503)

Green Team (Event Day)

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Help direct waste collection at Green Stations to minimize landfill waste. You will be working outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Finish Line Festival

Finish Festival ID Check/Ticket Sales

You must be 21-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 19, 2020

Details

Volunteers will be checking IDs, distributing wrist bands and selling drink tickets. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather. Please contact Finish Festival coordinator, Lisa Robinson, if you are interested in volunteering in this area at LisaGazelleGirl@gmail.com.

Location

Calder Plaza

Finish Festival Bar Service

You must be 21-115 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 19, 2020

Details

Volunteers will responsibly pour and distribute beer, wine and cider at the Finish Festival. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather. Please contact Finish Festival coordinator, Lisa Robinson, if you are interested in volunteering in this area at LisaGazelleGirl@gmail.com.

Location

Calder Plaza

Finish Festival Set-up

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

April 18, 2020

April 19, 2020

Details

Volunteers will help set-up tables, chairs, activities and other items in preparation for the Finish Festival. You should be able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs. and will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Finish Festival Ambassador

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Bus tables, assist sponsors, and help with wayfinding and clean-up during the Finish Festival. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Finisher Awards

Finisher Awards Tent

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

April 19, 2020

Details

Congratulate Gazelle Girl Half Marathon Half, 10k and 5k finishers and provide them with the appropriate award from the Finisher Awards tent near the finish line. You will be volunteering outside, so please dress for the weather.

Location

Calder Plaza

Other Tasks

Bicycle Lead Outs

You must be 21-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 19, 2020

Details

You will be leading participants along the GGHM courses from start to finish.

-7:25a myTeam Triumph Half
-7:30a Half
-7:50a 5k
-8a 10k

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