The Action For Distraction Skeleton 5K Trail Run

Sat October 19, 2019 Morris Plains, NJ 07952 US Directions

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The day before!!

Friday Set-Up, 11:00 am til we're done putting mile markers out! Medium Priority

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

There are A LOT of twists and turns on this course, and places where it overlaps. We have predetermined about 40 places where skeletons need to be positioned to point the way, as well as places on the ground that arrows need to be painted!

Location

Central Park near Rink #9 (park along Central Ave near Lot #4 or in Lot #4 itself and meet at the rink at 11am!

Saturday Morning Set Up

Saturday Morning Set Up!, 7:00am-9:30 am High Priority

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

-Setting up our tables and tents
-Putting out cider & donuts
-Putting out medals
-Putting up signage, including at the bathrooms and parking

Location

Central Park, near Rink #9 on the map. Please be there by 6:30am

On The Trail from 9:45 am - 12:15 ish

Haunters for "Scare Zone" #1, 9:30am-11:00am

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

This is just plain fun! We're not looking to give anyone heart failure, so discretion is advised. We have 3 "scare zones" that go through wooded areas along the 5K. They will be marked.... your job is to hide in the zones in costume (you provide the costume ... it can be something as simple as a spooky mask or cool make-up). The scare zones NEED to be manned from 9:45-11:00!

Location

Scare Zone #1 (see 5K Course Map). Please be at Volunteer Check-In by 9:30am so that we can get you to your position on the course by the time the race starts at 10:00am!

Resources Needed

come in costume! - 1+
spooky music w/ speaker - 1

Haunters for "Scare Zone" #2

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

This is just plain fun! We're not looking to give anyone heart failure, so discretion is advised. We have 3 "scare zones" that go through wooded areas along the 5K. They will be marked.... your job is to hide in the zones in costume (you provide the costume ... it can be something as simple as a spooky mask or cool make-up). The scare zones NEED to be manned from 9:45-11:00!

Location

Scare Zone #3 (see 5K Course Map). Please be at Volunteer Check-In by 9:30am so that we can get you to your position on the course by the time the race starts at 9:00am!

Resources Needed

come in costume - 1+
spooky music w/ speaker - 1

Haunters for "Scare Zone" #3

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

This is just plain fun! We're not looking to give anyone heart failure, so discretion is advised. We have 3 "scare zones" that go through wooded areas along the 5K. They will be marked.... your job is to hide in the zones in costume (you provide the costume ... it can be something as simple as a spooky mask or cool make-up). The scare zones NEED to be manned from 9:45-11:00!

Location

Scare Zone #3 (see 5K Course Map). Please be at Volunteer Check-In by 9:30am so that we can get you to your position on the course by the time the race starts at 10:00am!

Resources Needed

come in costume! - 1+
spooky music w/ speaker - 1+

Aid Station

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

2-4 people to give out water/ candy to our runners/walkers and make sure they're on the right track!

Location

Meet at Rink #9.... See course map for final location. Please be at Volunteer Check-In by 9:30am so that we can get you to your position on the course by the time the race starts at 10:00am!

Direction Person at Mile 1 & 2 Marker, 9:30am-10:45am

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

This is the place where people pass through twice... they go right the first time, and left the second time. We'll have signs, but we need YOU too!

Location

Meet at volunteer check in for map and directions. Please be at Volunteer Check-In by 9:30am so that we can get you to your position on the course by the time the race starts at 10:00am!

Resources Needed

spooky music w/ speaker - 1+

Aid Station #2

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

You will be on the course for the 5K ... report to Volunteer Check-In by 9:30 am. You will be given a map to show you where you need to go on the trail (about 1/2 mile walk), and you will be done by 10:45 ish!

Registration

Registration (A-M), 8:00am-11:00 am

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Give out packets and t-shirts to our registered participants with the last names from A-M

Location

Registration. Please be there by 8:00 am

Registration (N-Z), 8:00am-11:00am

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Give out packets and t-shirts to our registered participants with the last names from N-Z

Location

Registration. Please be there by 8:00 am

Day-Of Registrations, 8:00am-11:00am

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Sign people up and give them their packets and t-shirts (if we have any left)

Location

Registration. Please be there by 8:00am

Trick-or-Treat Trail from 10:15 am-11:00am

1-Mile Trick-or-Treat Trail Candy Giver-Outers, 11:00am-12:00pm

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

How cute is this? Just stand along the trail starting at 10:30 and give out ONE piece of candy to each child who comes through the Trick-or-Treat Trail!

Location

Meet at volunteer check in and check course map. Please be at Volunteer Check-In by 10:00am so that we can get you to your position on the course by the time the race starts at 10:30am!

At the end ... 9:15am- noon

Medal Giver-Outer: 10:30am-11:15 am, and again from 11:45-12:30

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Be at the finish line giving out medals as people pass through! Be there 9:20-10:20, and again at 10:45 for the Kids doing the 1-mile Trick-or-Treat Trail!

Location

Finish Line! 10:30 am-11:15am, and again from 11:45-12:30!

Finish Line Refreshments: 10:30am-11:15 am, and again from 11:45-12:30

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Give out cider and donuts as people pass the finish line! Just don't eat them all!

Location

Finish Line! 10:30 am-11:15am, and again from 11:45-12:30!

Under the tent

Pumpkin Decorating Station, 8:30am-12:00ish

Minimum met.

Details

You'll be on hand helping the kids decorate their pumpkins and making sure they can put a piece of paper with their name on it with their pumpkin so they can pick it up at the end of the race!

Location

Report to Volunteer Check-In, duties will be under the big tent!

Pumpkin Patch Supervisor, 8:30am-the end (12:00ish)

Minimum met.

Details

You will be under the tent making sure people get their pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, and trying to make sure everyone only gets one!

Location

Start/FInish Line, under the tent. Please report to Volunteer Check-In

Costume Contest Sign Up, 8:30am-11:00 am

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

Make sure people know they have to sign up for the costume contest, and make sure the sign-up sheets get filled out

Tattoo Artist, 8:30am- the end (12ish)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

We have cute Halloween Tattoos for the kids (or kid-like adults), but we need some fun people to put them on!

Location

Report to Volunteer Check-In, duties will be under the big tent!

Volunteer Check-In

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

You will be under the tent with us starting at 7:30 to hand out information to volunteers about where they are supposed to report. Since volunteers are coming at different times, this needs to be manned for the whole event.

Sponsor Check In

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

You will be under the tent with us starting at 8:30 in the morning. Your job is to check in our sponsors as they come and escort them to their area where they can set up, get their packets for them, and check in to make sure they have everything they need. Aside from checking in from time to time, your obligations will be over by 10 am!

Other Tasks

Dead Last! :10:00 am-11:15ish?

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

We need someone to be dead last! This person has to bring up the rear of the 5K so that the aid stations know when they can break down!

Location

Report to Volunteer Check in by 9:45 am so that you can complete the 5K course as the last person!

Clean Up! 11:30-1ish

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Remember the 40+ skeletons we put on the course to mark the miles? We need to collect them so that they are ready to go for next year's race! We also need to take down the tents/clean up at the party area, and take down bathroom and parking signs

Location

Start/Finish line, and throughout the 5K/Kids Trick-or-Treat Trail course.

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