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Winter Blast Half Marathon/10K/5K


Sun February 26 2017
Location: Portage, MI US 49002 Directions
Type: Run Only, Run or Run/Walk

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Saturday Volunteers

Saturday - Vendor Check-in

February 25, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Greet all vendors and direct them to their display area with a smile. Answer vendor questions. Assist with vendor set-up as requested. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Saturday - Set-Up

February 25, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work as a team setting up tables, chairs, signs. This is a bending, lifting, movement filled opportunity! This is an indoor opportunity with occasional need to unload items from outdoors.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Saturday - Registration Greeters/Information

February 25, 2017

Details

Greet volunteers and participants with a smile and an "I am here to help" attitude. Give directions to area of interest (pre-registration, late-registration) Answer questions related to the event. Information sheets and maps will be available to which you may refer to answer questions. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Saturday - Late Registration

February 25, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist event participants with registering for their chosen event. Assure that all information is completed by participant. Direct those completing registration in getting race packet and associated participant items. Answer questions as needed. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Saturday - Pre-Registration

February 25, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Welcome participants that have pre-registered for their chosen event (5k, 10k, Half-marathon) Check them in identifying them on the registration spreadsheet, hand out race packet and associated participant items. Answer questions as needed. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Saturday - Tear Down/Clean-up

February 25, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work as a team tearing down/moving tables, chairs, signs. This is a bending, lifting, movement filled opportunity! This is an indoor opportunity with occasional need to load items outdoors.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Saturday - Misc Help - Help Anywhere and Anytime

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

This is a perfect position for someone who is willing to help fill in volunteer holes. This person will float to a variety of areas to assist with multiple tasks. This opportunity will be for indoor and outdoor assistance.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday Volunteers

Sunday - Set-up

February 26, 2017

Details

Work as a team setting up tables, chairs, signs. This is a bending, lifting, movement filled opportunity! This is an indoor opportunity with occasional need to unload items from outdoors.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Registration Greeters/Information

February 26, 2017

Details

Greet volunteers and participants with a smile and an "I am here to help" attitude. Give directions to area of interest (pre-registration, late-registration) Answer questions related to the event. Information sheets and maps will be available to which you may refer to answer questions. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Pre-Registration - 5K

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Welcome participants that have pre-registered for the 5k event. Check them in identifying them on the registration spreadsheet, hand out race packet and associated participant items. Answer questions as needed. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Pre-Registration - 10K

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Welcome participants that have pre-registered for the 10k event. Check them in identifying them on the registration spreadsheet, hand out race packet and associated participant items. Answer questions as needed. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Pre-Registraiton - Half Marathon

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Welcome participants that have pre-registered for the half- marathon. Check them in identifying them on the registration spreadsheet, hand out race packet and associated participant items. Answer questions as needed. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Race Day Registration

February 26, 2017

Details

Assist event participants with registering for their chosen event. Assure that all information is completed by participant. Direct those completing registration in getting race packet and associated participant items. Answer questions as needed. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Baggage Drop

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Duties include labeling and organizing runner's belongings when they drop off, and retrieving them in a timely manner at the end of the race. Bending and lifting is required for this role. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Course Marshal

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

February 26, 2017

Details

Directing runners and keeping them safe along the route are key. Duties include a proper understanding of the course, being able to stop pedestrian and/or traffic while runners cross. Standing for long periods of time is required. This is an outdoor opportunity.
Time will vary depending on location. Commitment is 7:00 am until last runner passes by you.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Parking

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

February 26, 2017

Details

Welcome race visitors with a smile. Direct traffic to appropriate parking locations. Answer questions as needed. This is an outdoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Set-up - Start/Finish Line

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist as a team setting up tables, cones, signs, and other start/finish equipment. This is a bending, lifting, movement opportunity. This is an outdoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Volunteer Check-in

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Welcome volunteers to the volunteer hospitality/meeting room. Check them in according to the spreadsheet. Hand out associated volunteer items. Direct them to their volunteer location and/or identify their area coordinator for further instruction. This is an indoor opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Results Runner

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Medal Distribution

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Runners love their race "bling" and a hearty congratulations when they cross the finish line. Enthusiastic people right here! Congratulate runners and put medals around their necks if runners allow. During slow time cheer for runners, not all four need to be handing out medals except in the peak finish time. This is an opportunity that requires standing and is entirely outdoors.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Spotter

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Hearing your name as you approach the finish line is a great motivator. Assist announcer by using binoculars to identify bib numbers for runners approaching the finish. Call out the bib numbers seen to Bib Look-up. This is an outdoor, standing volunteer opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Bib Look-up

February 26, 2017

Details

This team player punches in bib numbers called out by the spotter. This allows the announcer to call out finishers names as they approach the finish. This is an outdoor, standing volunteer opportunity.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Outside Tear Down

February 26, 2017

Details

Work as a team tearing down/moving start/finish line equipment such as cones, ropes, signs, etc. This is a bending, lifting, movement filled opportunity! This is an outdoor opportunity with occasional need to store items indoors..

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Inside Tear Down

February 26, 2017

Details

Work as a team tearing down/moving tables, chairs, signs. This is a bending, lifting, movement filled opportunity! This is an indoor opportunity with occasional need to load items outdoors.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Awards Table

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Check names against final results lists and hand out award tiles." We really don't do any more than that. We may have some down time as we wait for final results, so I'll let you decide if that's something you want to let people know ahead of time. Last year we waited quite awhile for 5 and 10K results.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Food Table

February 26, 2017

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist in keeping all food and drinks available for runners. Re-stock as needed. Keep the area neat and pleasing to the eye. Assist runners as needed (opening bottles, explaining products or flavors, etc). Refer to refreshment captain if you have questions.
Have fun!!

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Misc Help - Help Anywhere and Anytime

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

This is a perfect position for someone who is willing to help fill in volunteer holes. This person will float to a variety of areas to assist with multiple tasks. This opportunity will include both indoor and outdoor tasks.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Pace Car Rider

Minimum met.

Details

This is an opportunity to be in the front of the pack assisting the driver with leading runners through the course safely.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - SAG Car Rider

Minimum met.

Details

This opportunity is a great way to view the entire half marathon course while assisting the driver with safety for the back of the race runners. This position requires getting in and out of the SAG vehicle to pick-up course mile marker signs, cones, and course marshal vests along the way. Bring a blanket and something hot to drink. Dress warmly for this position.

Location

Check-in at the volunteer table in the volunteer room. Look for signs directing you to that location.

Sunday - Hospitality Room

Minimum met.

Details

This position is an indoor opportunity making the volunteer room a welcome place for the rest of our volunteer team. The volunteer will refill beverage dispensers, replenish snacks, and clean-up trash that may be left behind.