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

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Expotique: The Expotique will be held in the International Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids and will be open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm.

Setup (Expotique)

April 22, 2017

Details

Help set up the Expotique, unload sponsor items from cars, and assist the Gazelle Sports crew.

Location

The International Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Hospitality (Expotique)

April 22, 2017

Details

Greet participants, help direct the flow of traffic, and answer event questions.

Location

The International Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Event Check-In (Expotique)

April 22, 2017

Details

Assist Gazelle Girls with event check-in by distributing shirts and bibs.

Location

The International Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Late Registration (Expotique)

April 22, 2017

Details

Assist Gazelle Girls with late registration at our electronic registration kiosks.

Location

The International Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Tear Down (Expotique)

April 22, 2017

Details

Help tear down booth spaces, load sponsor items into cars, and assist the Gazelle Sports crew.

Location

The International Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

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, and security. Multiple shifts are available.

Start/Finish Line Pre-Setup

April 22, 2017

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.

Location

Calder Plaza

Start Line

April 23, 2017

Details

Set up start line, place banners and flags, and prepare post-event food.

Location

Calder Plaza (Start Line area)

Post-Event Nutrition/Hydration

April 23, 2017

Details

Assist in directing participants, distribute post-event nutrition/hydration, and tear down the finish line.

Location

Calder Plaza (Finish Line area)

Event Security

April 23, 2017

Details

Secure start/finish area, ensure that participants keep moving through finish chute, and ensure that spectators clear the finish area.

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

April 23, 2017

Details

End times will vary depending on your location on the route.

Location

TBD

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)

April 23, 2017

Details

Help set up event check-in, start event check-in at 6:30 am, and clean up area starting at 8:30 am.

Location

Calder Plaza

Gear Check

April 23, 2017

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.

Location

Calder Plaza

Information Ambassadors

April 23, 2017

Details

Direct participants, answer course and event questions, and help look up online results. Also help with the Finish Line Celebration if needed.

Location

Calder Plaza

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

Aid Station #2/#6

April 23, 2017

Details

Aid station #2/#6 volunteers will set up tables, pour/distribute water and electrolyte fluid for half marathon participants on their way out and back on the course; provide encouragement to runners/walkers; rake cups from course; help with aid station tear down; and leave area cleaner than it was found.

Location

Riverside Park near Monroe Ave/Guild intersection.

Other: I am happy to help where needed!

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

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

Green Team (Expotique)

April 22, 2017

Details

Help direct waste collection at Green Stations to minimize landfill waste.

Location

The International Ballroom at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Green Team (Event Day)

April 23, 2017

Details

Help direct waste collection at Green Stations to minimize landfill waste.

Location

Calder Plaza