John Jay Community Trail Race

Sun April 7, 2019 Cross River, NY US 10518 Directions

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Pre-Race Day Tasks

Early Bib Pickup (Saturday before race) Medium Priority

You must be 14-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 6, 2019

Details

We will have early bib pickup available the day before the race. The early bib pickup table will be located in front of the Cross River Pharmacy (one of our generous sponsors!) at Orchard Square Shopping Center in Cross River. We will also have walk-up registration available at this table. Cash or check (made out to "John Jay Boosters Club").

Location

In front of Cross River Pharmacy at Orchard Square Shopping Center in Cross River.

Final Course Marking High Priority

You must be 14-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 6, 2019

Details

The day before the race we will mark the course. In order to learn what needs to be done with this task and pass it on to younger volunteers, we will have a mix of experienced course markers and new course markers hoping to mark the course in future years.

Location

On course the day before the race (Saturday)

Course Grooming Medium Priority

You must be 12-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

March 23, 2019

March 30, 2019

March 31, 2019

Details

In the weeks before the race we will need volunteers to run/walk/hike the course and make sure any branches, logs, or other obstructions are removed from the trail. We will organize both after school and weekend grooming activities. Some of the activities will include transporting and spreading wood chips onto the trail.

Bring one or more of the following tools: lopper, shovel, rake (either straight or leaf rake), pitchfork, pickaxe.

Location

John Jay Campus, meeting place TBD

I am not sure, but I want to help Medium Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

If you are not sure what you can commit to now, but would like to get on our volunteer list, select this task and we will be in touch.

Location

Anywhere.

Race Day Tasks

Course Marshal Medium Priority

You must be 14-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

Course Marshals will go out onto the course on race morning before the race. They will make sure the markings are correct and will direct runners at key intersections. Course marshals will also be available to assist any runners who have been injured and communicate an injury back to the race directors and EMS crew on standby. Age limit for this spot is 14 and up (Freshman and older).

Location

Various spots on the course. We will usually double up the course marshals so if there is a problem one can stay in place while the other goes for help.

Race Day Registration Table High Priority

You must be 12-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

We will take race day registrations and will have a table set up for that.

Location

Race start area - Middle school field.

Race Day Pre-registered Runners Table High Priority

You must be 12-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

Table set up for pre-registered runners.

Location

Race start area, lower field

Course Sweep Medium Priority

You must be 12-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

Course sweep starts 15 minutes after the race and runs/walks behind the slowest runners to make sure everyone is uninjured and off of the course at the end of the race. We need multiple sweeps since sometimes a sweep will stay with an injured runner while help is on its way.

Location

On course race day

Course Checkers High Priority

You must be 14-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

In order to make sure markings are all in place for the race on race day, we will have at least one runner leave at 8am to run the course and check that everything is set the correct way and no hazards have fallen on the course or appeared overnight. Course checkers should be able to do the course check in a maximum of 30 minutes and preferably faster. When they finish, the course checker will report back to the race director immediately about the condition of the course and any areas that need attention. This is a crucial task that helps make sure all of the runners are as safe as possible.

Location

On course race day

Timing Assistant High Priority

You must be 12-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

The race timer will need 1-2 helpers on race day to assist with timing the race.

Location

JJ Campus

Food Table Setup Medium Priority

You must be 14-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

We will have food for the runners post-race. The provider will deliver it to the John Jay Contest Field at a designated spot.

Food includes bagels, butter, cream cheese, bananas, oranges, coffee, and hot cocoa. We will need volunteer help slicing the fresh bagels.

Location

JJ Contest Field (finish line area)

Race Day Photographer Medium Priority

You must be 10-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

We'd love to get students and community members out on the course taking photos of the day. We will feature race photos on the website and have them available for runners to view and share.

Food Table Monitor Medium Priority

You must be 12-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Food table monitors will keep track of the food once it is set up. After the race start we will keep the runners food under wraps so they get first crack at it. Spectators will be able to get some of the food provided, but we want it primarily and first available to runners.

Location

John Jay Contest Field

Parking Coordinator High Priority

You must be 14-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

When runners and spectators come in to the John Jay Middle School driveway, they will want to know where to park. Since the race ends at the contest field, the best spot to park is up at the top between the tennis courts and the contest field. We need some volunteers to direct cars where to park and to answer questions about where the race starts and ends - and get the runners down to the start line.

Location

John Jay Campus

Bring Market Tent High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

We need several market tents for the start and finish area. Sign up if you can bring a tent (or two!). This will help in case the skies are not cooperative during registration and awards.

Location

JJ Campus - either lower location (start of race at middle school field) or upper location (finish line at the contest field (the one with the purple track).

Bring Folding Tables High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Looking for folding tables - between 6' and 8' long - for food tent, registration tent, or awards.

Location

JJ Campus - either lower location (start of race at middle school field) or upper location (finish line at the contest field (the one with the purple track).

Post-Race Tasks

Post-Race Cleanup Medium Priority

You must be 12-99 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 7, 2019

Details

After the race we will need volunteers to clean up the start and finish areas as well as the course itself (markings, anything left behind or dropped by participants).