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Course Management

Course Marshals High Priority

September 19, 2021

Details

Our first priority is to provide a safe course for our runners. Course Marshals are positioned throughout the course usually at intersections and are responsible for directing runners at turns. As soon as you see a runner, begin to signal with your hands and your voice which direction or turn they are supposed to make. Marshalls can leave when the sweep bike comes by to tell you that last runner has come through.

Location

Meet at the Sellwood Riverfront Park then walk/drive to your station along the course.

Resources Needed

Chair if you want to sit - 1

Setup/Tear Down

Race Day Set-up Crew

September 19, 2021

Details

Set up registration and vendor tables, place garbage and recycling receptacles, place signs, etc. Heavy lifting is involved with this volunteer position.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Strut Teardown Crew Low Priority

September 19, 2021

Details

Initially monitor trash and recycling cans at the finish. Empty and tie‐up bags when needed and place next to trashcans. Replace trash/recycle bag in cans. Start tearing down when Bike Sweep returns. At the end load vehicles, and breakdown tables and for rental pick-up. Heavy lifting is involved with this volunteer position.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Resources Needed

Gloves - 1

Traffic Control Team

You must be 13 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 19, 2021

Details

Direct people to parking, handle tough intersections.

Location

Meet at the Sellwood Riverfront Park

Kidney Kid Supporter Fuel

September 19, 2021

Details

Food, coffee and water at the finish is for runners and volunteers only. Runners must have bib #s or volunteer shirt visible to receive food. Provide food to runners and keep the food tent organized. Keep food station free of debris and clutter. Food Volunteers can begin to clean up when the sweep bike comes by to tell you that last runner has come through.

Location

Sellwood RIverfront Park

Registration & Start/Finish Site

Early Bib Pick-up/Late Registration

You must be 13 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 18, 2021

Details

Sort and handout race packets, goody bags and shirts to runners and assist with registration. Partial shifts available.

Location

Sellwood Foot Traffic; 7718 SE 13th Avenue Portland, OR 97202

Late Bib Pick-up/Late Registration High Priority

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

September 19, 2021

Details

Hand out race packets, goody bags and shirts to runners and assist with registration.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Volunteer Welcome

September 19, 2021

Details

Welcome volunteers. Make sure every volunteer has a shirt, signs in, and knows where to go. After their shift is complete hand them their SWAG bag.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Vendor Wrangler Low Priority

September 19, 2021

Details

Ensure proper placement of all vendor tables, be available to help setup and answer questions.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Timing Support

September 19, 2021

Details

Assist professional race timing team at the finish line. No timing experience necessary.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Strut Emcee

September 19, 2021

Details

Race announcer.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park

Strut Photographer

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Location

Sellwood Riverfront Park and along the course.

Resources Needed

Camera - 1

Other Tasks

5K Water Station

September 19, 2021

Details

Drive to and set up water station. Feel free to decorate your hydration station in a theme, dress up and bring a radio to play upbeat music. Have fun motivating the runners! As runners pass by, shout what you are holding (water or Gatorade) and hand to runners as they pass. As you hold out cups to runners, hold cup at the bottom so runner can easily grasp cup from you. Continue to pick up cups that runners have discarded on course to maintain safe and clear course for runners. Water Stations can begin to clean up when the bike sweep bike comes by to tell you that last runner has come through.

Location

Meet at the Sellwood Riverfront Park, then drive to the 5k Turnaround

Resources Needed

Wagon - 1
5 gal. Water Jug - 1 - 2
Table - 1
Chairs - 0 - 3
Dog Bowl - 1

10K Water Station

September 19, 2021

Details

Drive to and set up water station. Feel free to decorate your hydration station in a theme, dress up and bring a radio to play upbeat music. Have fun motivating the runners! As runners pass by, shout what you are holding (water or Gatorade) and hand to runners as they pass. As you hold out cups to runners, hold cup at the bottom so runner can easily grasp cup from you. Continue to pick up cups that runners have discarded on course to maintain safe and clear course for runners. Water Stations can begin to clean up when the bike sweep bike comes by to tell you that last runner has come through.

Location

Meet at the Sellwood Riverfront Park, then drive to the 10K Turnaround.

Resources Needed

Wagon - 1
3 Gal. Water Jug - 1
Table - 1
Chair(s) - 1 - 3
Dog Bowl - 1+

Lead Bike

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

September 19, 2021

Details

Lead 5K and 10K runners through course on personal bike. Will have cell for communication. If possible call out the mile or km markers; also a rear view mirror is helpful.

*This position has been filled and is password protected for the volunteer that already committed to this spot.

Location

Meet at the Sellwood Riverfront Park then biking along the course.

Resources Needed

Bike - 1

Bike Sweep

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

September 19, 2021

Details


Follow 5K and 10K runners through course on personal bike. Will have cell for communication and trailer for signs and trash. Communicates with the 5K and 10K water stations and Course Marshals when the last runner has passed. Pick up any garbage and NW Kidney Kid signs along course and parking lot.

Location

Meet at the Sellwood Riverfront Park then biking along the course.

Resources Needed

Bike - 1
Bike Trailer - 1

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