Location: Albion, NY US 14411 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only

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Stationary Road Support

Road Marshall

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

August 19, 2017

Details

Road marshalls help keep racers on the course and may be called upon to contact the race team should a participant require aid. Ideally, marshalls will have a cell phone in case of emergency.

Marshalls should be prepared to stand for several minutes up to a couple of hours depending upon location. They will be provided with safety flags. Volunteers will be notified of their location assignments prior to race day.

Resources Needed

Vests - 13 - 25
Flags - 13 - 25

Photography

Photographer

August 19, 2017

Details

Do you enjoy taking action shots? Are you a hobby photographer or looking for practice to pursue professional opportunities? Are you a professional who wants to do a charitable event? Then you might enjoy our volunteer photographer role!

Where:
Where you'll be will be dictated largely by the number of volunteer photographers who respond. Ideally, we'll have one at the start and finish lines and at every mile marker. Additionally, photographers are encouraged to capture key moments like the starting ceremony, awards ceremony, and after party as well as some of the set-up and wrap-up of the race.

Photography Focus:
Photographers should try to get shots of each racer passing their stations. It's okay to wave at and talk to racers so they pose, smile, or otherwise know they're being photographed. Candid shots are also encouraged, especially at the finish line where it's not uncommon for people to pump fists, hug volunteers, cry in victory, and so on.

When You're Done:
After completing their photography roles, volunteers will see the volunteer coordinator to transfer files to Metro 10 before leaving the race. Time commitment varies depending upon assignment with a minimum one-hour slot not including time to walk or drive to and from your post. If you were to cover the whole event, a likely timeframe would be 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ideally, all volunteers would be able to commit to three hours of photography. We will work with your preferences and availability as best a we can.

Kudos and Credit:
Volunteers will be credited in the Metro 10 Facebook Page album for their work and will be listed on the M10 website (linked, if the volunteer has a photography page they wish to be made public). Photos will be made available for free to M10 registrants and may be used by M10 for future marketing. Volunteers are welcome to share in the race refreshments.

Copyright:
By taking pictures for Metro 10, you are allowing us the royalty-free use of all images provided as described above, but retain the copyright to your work.

Location

Locations will vary by photographer and exact number of locations will depend upon number of volunteers. Following is a sample of what could happen.

Start Line for 10-Miler
Start Line for 5-Miler (Mile 5 marker)
Finish Line (This will be busy and require more than one photographer covering finishes for both distances, which start simultaneously.)
After Party (Beyond the Finish Line)
Mile 1
Mile 2
Mile 3
Mile 4
Mile 5 (Also the start line for the 5-Mile race)
Mile 6
Mile 7
Mile 8
Mile 9

Mobile Road Support

10-Mile Leader's Escort

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

August 19, 2017

Details

This person traverses ahead of the 10-Mile leader to ensure folks know the racer is coming. The escort may need to loudly shout that the leader is coming through should he or she overtake the 5-mile racers.

Course Floater

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

August 19, 2017

Details

Course floaters may be used to traverse random portions of the course as an extra set of eyes and ears for the race organizer or volunteer coordinator. They could be called upon for a wide variety of tasks such as simple cheering, reporting a need for a ride back for someone who quits the race due to a non-emergency situation, and the like.

SAG

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

August 19, 2017

Details

Someone needs to trail behind the racers to ensure we know where the last racer is, offer any needed support, and to make the volunteers aware that they can pack up their stations or otherwise return to the park.

Ideally, that's someone driving a vehicle in case anyone needs can't finish the race, but doesn't need an ambulance either. Bicyclists may be used in addition to a vehicle driver.

Headquarters Support

Gopher

August 19, 2017

Details

Our race organizer and volunteer coordinator will have their hands full on race day. Gophers may be asked to do any number of things to assist them from relaying messages between stations and running errands within the race vicinity to helping out a volunteer station or answering volunteers' questions.

We're looking to assign one person to each the organizer and coordinator.