HomeFront's HALLOWEEN 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Halloween - Sunday October 29, 2023 Princeton, NJ 08540 US Directions

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Race Day Registration

Day of Registration 5K A thru L

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work the table for 5K race participants with last name beginning with letters A-L race day for any participants picking up their packets. Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Day of Registration - 5K M thru Z

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work the table for 5K race participants with last name beginning with letters M-Z race day for any participants picking up their packets. Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Day of Registration - 1 Mile - A thru L

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work the table for 1 Mile Walk participants with last name beginning with letters A-L race day for any participants picking up their packets. Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Day of Registration - 1 Mile - M thru Z

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work the table for 1 Mile Walk participants with last name beginning with letters M-Z race day for any participants picking up their packets. Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

T-shirts Distribution - Day of Race

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Race day help needed! Give out t-shirts once participants have registered on the day of the race.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Registration Greeter 

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Greet participants as they approach the registration area, direct them to the correct race and table based on alphabet, answer any questions they may have and generally make them feel welcome!

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Traffic Control and Parking

Parking Greeters (at 3 parking lots).  To direct to hidden registration area

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Greeters will be stationed at various parking lots directing attendees to the entrance of 502 Carnegie Center Drive. Guests have to go through the building to get to the courtyard and the registration gazebo. Greet guests, use FAQ provided to answer any guest questions and be welcoming!

Location

502 and 302 Carnegie Center Parking Lot

Traffic Volunteers

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 29, 2023

Details

In addition to the volunteers blocking entrances to the course when race starts, we need volunteers to direct traffic before race starts. Assist guests to parking and spillover lots and direct them to the 502 building and courtyard where most activities take place.

Decor

Pre-Race Decoration Helpers High Priority

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Help create Halloween themed decoration items over the summer. A variety of tasks for all skill levels such as painting, designing, creating signage, purchasing supplies, doing research to sourcing material and get pricing,

Location

Pre Race day:
Meet in groups to help create decor items for the race course and courtyard area. Locations TBD.
Race Weekend:
502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Decorate race course Oct. 29th

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 28, 2023

Details

Race Weekend: Oct 29th and 30th
Set up pumpkin dash decor, photobooth backdrop area, large decor installations and directional items throughout race course, scarecrows and witches stakes, decorate 502 courtyard with various items and much more!

Location

Meet at 502 Carnegie Center Drive to pick up decor and take to appropriate area on race course for placement.

Load Truck with tables, chairs, signs, race stuff

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

October 27, 2023

Details

Box and organize race items as needed, work with decor committee lead, check items off inventory list as they are loaded, help load HomeFront truck for next day delivery.

Location

1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ

Decorate race course Oct. 29th

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 28, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Race Weekend: Oct 29th and 30th
Set up pumpkin dash decor, photobooth backdrop area, large decor installations and directional items throughout race course, scarecrows and witches stakes, decorate 502 courtyard with various items and much more!

Location

Meet at 502 Carnegie Center Drive to pick up decor and take to appropriate area on race course for placement.

Set up tables or wipe down already setup tables

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Day before the Race:
Set up tables with two chairs each for registration, awards, crafts, t-shirts, and pumpkin dash. Race Day, wipe down tables and chairs if wet and cover with tablecloth as needed.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Start Line Setup

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Early morning start required! Make sure generator set up at start line and appropriately tagged. Work with volunteer responsible for start line audio to set up Mic and speakers.
Inflate start line inflatables powered by generator.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Pre-Race Day Registration

Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up A-L - 5K

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

October 28, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work at the table for 5K race participants with last name beginning with letters A-L on Saturday, Oct. 29th (the day before the race) for any participants picking up their packets (strongly encouraged to avoid race day rush!) Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor.

Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up M-Z - 1 mile

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

October 28, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work at the table for 1 Mile Walk participants with last name beginning with letters M-Z on Saturday, Oct. 29th (the day before the race) for any participants picking up their packets (strongly encouraged to avoid race day rush!) Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor.

Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up A-L - 1 mile

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

October 28, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work at the table for 1 Mile Walk participants with last name beginning with letters A-L on Saturday, Oct. 29th (the day before the race) for any participants picking up their packets (strongly encouraged to avoid race day rush!) Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor.

T-shirts and Packet - Prepping

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

October 25, 2023

October 26, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Pre race day help needed! Count and organize t-shirts by size and type. Sort bibs and t-shirts into the Packets for registered participants.

Location

Pre Race Day:
1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ

Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up - Greeter

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 28, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

October 29th: Greet participants as they approach the registration area, direct them to the correct race and table based on alphabet, answer any questions they may have and generally make them feel welcome!

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Volunteer Management

Volunteer Check In A-L

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Check volunteer name against task signup list, give out volunteer packet with name tags, maps, directions, FAQ and direct volunteers to their stations. Hand out volunteer t-shirts and lanyards.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive

Assemble Volunteer Packet

Minimum met.

Details

Assemble packets with volunteer name tags, course map, FAQ, and other directions and race information if needed.

Location

1880 Princeton Avenue, Lawrenceville, NJ

Write FAQs for Race Participants

Minimum met.

Details

With assistance from HomeFront's race director, help write FAQs for distribution on day of race to all Volunteers. Include locations, sign in process, map, etc.

Location

Work from home pre-race in month of August/September!

Volunteer Check-in M-Z

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Check volunteer name against task signup list, give out volunteer packet with name tags, maps, directions, FAQ and direct volunteers to their stations. Hand out volunteer t-shirts and lanyards.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive

Pumpkin Dash

Identify/ Awarding Prizes for Pumpkin Dash

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work with other Pumpkin Dash volunteers and keep track of kids winning their races and hand out prizes.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Pumpkin Dash Helpers

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Set up start and finish line, prize table and help distribute prizes. Group kids by height if needed. Help ensure kids don't wander off from parents. Direct kids and parents to other activities in courtyard.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive

Costume Contest Judges

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Walk around the race course and courtyard observing participants in costume. Hand out finalist tags to anyone you feel had gone above and beyond with their costume. Prizes will be awarded after the race.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive Courtyard and Racecourse

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat Overseers

October 29, 2023

Details

Early morning setup! Greet Trunk or Treat participants at 502 parking lot. Help them find their way to T or T setup area based on race course map. Assist them in setup of their vehicles. direct guests to Trunk or Treat.

Location

Meet at 502 Carnegie Center Drive

Race Course Volunteers

Turn on mile 1 clock

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Turn on mile 1 clock at 9:45 am but we request all volunteers be onsite no later than 9 am to park, check-in and get to their posts.

Location

At location based on race course map (near main Carnegie Center Blvd. Entrance)

Turn on mile 2 clock

October 29, 2023

Details

Turn on mile 2 clock at 9:45 am. but we request all volunteers be onsite no later than 9 am to park, check-in and get to their posts.

Location

At location based on race course map (between building 101 and the Hyatt Regency))

Pace card setup at start line

October 29, 2023

Details

Make sure pace markers at set up and participants are lining up in the correct location based on their race time.

Location

Start line in front of 502 parking lot. Please see race course map in volunteer packet.

Race Course Set Up -Signs

October 28, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Early morning setup! Using the race course map provided, responsible for walking the course and working with other volunteers, setting up signs with arrows and mile markers directing runners and walkers.

Location

Carnegie Center race course based on course map

Start/Finish Photographers

October 29, 2023

Details

Volunteer professional photographers who are not participating in the race needed to take pictures,

Location

Start and Finish Line on Race Course

Course photographers

October 29, 2023

Details

Volunteer professional photographers who are not participating in the race needed to take pictures, Walk the race course and take pictures of race particpants, trunk or Treat area and of course decorations.

Location

Throughout race course.

SWAG volunteer

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Hand out Homefront Swag to all race/walk finishers at the finish line.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive Courtyard

Entertainment

Band Helpers

October 29, 2023

Details

Direct Bands to their spots based on racecourse map, help them load unload equipment as needed, answer any questions or fill logistical needs they may have.

HomeFront Awareness

Vision Table Set up and Manning

October 29, 2023

Details

This table is all about HomeFront and our mission! Help HomeFront staff at the vision table. Set up HomeFront literature and talk to guests and participants about HomeFront's mission and services. Tell participants about our current needs such as urgently needed items and encourage involvement, sign up volunteers to work at HomeFront.

Location

Courtyard 502 Carnegie Center Drive

Costumed Cheering Volunteers

6 Witches on Course

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

6 Witches on Course - dress up and come as a witch and mingle throughout race. (Pictures, helping people, etc.)

5 Spiders

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

5 Spiders - dress up as a spider and mingle throughout race. (Pictures, helping people, etc.)

6 Zombies

October 29, 2023

Details

6 Zombies - Not scary please! Dress up as a Zombie and mingle throughout race. (Pictures, helping people, etc.)

7 mixed costume

October 29, 2023

Details

7 mixed costume - Not scary or gruesome please! Dress up and mingle throughout race. (Pictures, helping people, etc.)

Witch and Ghost at gate

October 29, 2023

Details

Witch and Ghost at gate

15 scarecrows

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

15 scarecrows dress up and mingle throughout race. (Pictures, helping people, etc.)

Cleanup

Break down large decorations in Courtyard and racecourse

October 29, 2023

Details

Disassemble large decorations and pack them together so parts don't get lost. place near gazebo in 502 courtyard for pickup by HomeFront truck.

Location

Courtyard and race course.

Fold and stack tables and chairs

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 29, 2023

Details

As they are emptied, fold and stack craft tables, food tables etc. in the courtyard and stack under or near gazebo for pickup by HomeFront truck

Location

Building 502 Courtyard

Collect and pack decoration items in Courtyard

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Collect all decorations such as pumpkins, witch hats, decorative lawn stakes and anything attached to trees and pack them in containers provided. We will also have labels for each container, please fill out label and attach to container. Place items under or near gazebo for pickup by HomeFront truck.

Location

Building 502 Courtyard

Collect signs and decorations from racecourse

October 29, 2023

Details

Vehicle with storage space needed! Drive or walk the racecourse and pick up all directional signs and decorations. Bring them to building 502 front entrance. Pack them in containers provided (if not too large) and label accordingly. Place items at the side of front entrance for pickup by HomeFront truck. (please do not block the doorway)

Location

throughout race course and at building 502

Genral trash cleanup

October 29, 2023

Details

Please help us by picking up discarded wrappers, water bottles etc. Gloves, trash bags and masks provided for anyone who would like to use them.

Location

Throughout race course and in Courtyard

Marketing

Distribute Flyers High Priority

Minimum met, 16 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Distribute flyers to area businesses, post on library and community bulletin boards, and at local events in the following towns: Robbinsville, Hamilton, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Princeton, Hopewell Borough, Lawrence, Pennington, South Brunswick, Cranbury, Monroe, New Hope, Lambertville, Yardley, Ewing, Montgomery and Bordentown. Please contact lead volunteer John Finnegan at homefrontjohn@gmail.com and he will get flyers to you.

Place Yard Signs

Minimum met, 15 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Beginning 1st week of September, place signs in designated locations in the following towns: Robbinsville, Hamilton, West Windsor, Plainsboro, Princeton, Hopewell Borough, Lawrence, Pennington, South Brunswick, Cranbury, Monroe, New Hope, Lambertville, Yardley, Ewing, Montgomery and Bordentown. Please contact lead volunteer John Finnegan at homefrontjohn@gmail.com and he will get get signs and list of locations to you.

Food and Water Stations

Food Station

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

October 29, 2023

Details

Setup by 8 am! Arrange food items properly in baskets/bins on tables provided, greet guests, distribute food items such as water bottles, protein/granola bars/ and fruit.
Cleanup after race:
Pack leftover food items for use by HomeFront clients and throw away damaged or unusable items. Use boxes in which items were delivered if available. Place items under or near gazebo for pickup by HomeFront truck.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor.

Water & Candy Set Up at Start Line

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 29, 2023

Details

Arrange water and candy on small carts and distribute at various points throughout the race course.

Location

Near start and finish line and a few points in the courtyard at 502 Carnegie Center Drive.

Water & Candy Set Up in Courtyard

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Arrange water and candy on small carts and distribute at various points throughout the race course.

Location

Near start and finish line and a few points in the courtyard at 502 Carnegie Center Drive.

Water Station 1

October 29, 2023

Details

Setup water table and hand out water cups to runners and walkers as they pass. location of stations based on racecourse map.
Clean up once race is over. May need vehicle for this. Bring all items at water stations to building 502 courtyard. Pack loose water bottles in containers. Empty water from gallon containers into road drains or in bathroom.

Location

Carnegie Center race course based on course map

Water Station 2

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Setup water table and hand out water cups to runners and walkers as they pass. location of stations based on racecourse map.
Clean up once race is over. May need vehicle for this. Bring all items at water stations to building 502 courtyard. Pack loose water bottles in containers. Empty water from gallon containers into road drains or in bathroom.

Location

Carnegie Center race course based on course map

Other Tasks

Pre Race Day Packet Pick Up M-Z - 5K

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

October 28, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Work at the table for 5K race participants with last name beginning with letters M-Z on Saturday, Oct. 29th (the day before the race) for any participants picking up their packets (strongly encouraged to avoid race day rush!) Give them registration packet. Answer any questions they may have using FAQ sheet you will be provided.

Location

Courtyard, 502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor.

Give out marathon medals at award ceremony

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help race director hand out marathon medals at award ceremony

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive Courtyard Gazebo

General Registration

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

General Registration volunteers will help out with miscellaneous tasks such as setting up tables, unpacking/distributing items needed for registration and filling in wherever additional manpower is needed.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Awards Table Set Up 

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help set up awards table, unpack trophies, setup trophies by race type, help create real-time list of award winners based on results which can be used for award distribution during awards ceremony.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

Identify/ Awarding Medals For 5K and Marathon

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

October 29, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Monitor race results from race timer, create a real time identification of award winners for 5K and Marathon in their respective age categories on race day. (Listing will come from the Timer).

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

5K - to help Bill race timer post results that print out

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

October 29, 2023

Details

Runners responsible for posting printed results in real time as printed out by the BestRace team (located at finish line in building 502 Courtyard). Also responsible for conveying any last minute paper registrations to the BestRace team so that runners can be entered before race begins.

Location

502 Carnegie Center Drive, West Windsor, NJ

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