Location: Lebanon, PA US 17042 Directions
Type: Obstacle Course

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6:00 am Start

Gritty Volunteering

At least 47 more volunteers needed.

Details

Sign up under this task if you are all about going wherever the need is greatest! If you'd like a specific job - please look through all of the tasks available.

We will need more than 100 people on race day to make everything Gritty happen! Volunteers like you are the backbone of this event so please sign up today (even if you want to run the Gritty but can help before and/or after).

All volunteers who sign up for this task are expected to report at 6:00 am on Saturday May 12th for coffee, breakfast, and briefing. Volunteer tasks range in duty from registering runners and distributing water, to saving grit caked people from hills of mud! It will be a long day, but food and drink will be provided. All Gritty volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt, meals on Gritty day, and other special opportunities.

This is Gretna Glen's largest fundraiser and luckily you can get in on the fundraising action too! All volunteers are capable of setting up a fundraiser page and bring friends and family into the Gritty experience by asking them to support Gretna Glen's flagship fundraiser!

Location

87 Old Mine Rd. Lebanon, PA 17042

Obstacle Support

At least 40 more volunteers needed.

Details

Choose this task if you want to be one of the many volunteers out on the course taking care of our runners at one the Gritty's awesome obstacles! Obstacle volunteers encourage, cheer on, and keep an eye on safety. Information about each obstacle will be given before you head out. These volunteers should be ready to walk long distances, and be out for several hours at a time. It is a long day - but very rewarding and inspiring work!

*Report time for Obstacle Volunteers is 6 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty is a rain or shine event!
*Be prepared for mud - we especially recommend good boots.
*If possible, please bring a charged cell phone for the duration of the event.

Hospitality

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Choose this task if you like to be that helping hand that makes sure everyone has a great time, and knows where they're going. Hospitality jobs include everything from giving directions and handing out information, to supplying s'mores and handing out t-shirts and medals. These volunteers should be ready to be out for several hours at a time, and the lucky few that hand out medals should be prepared for muddy hugs! It is a long day - but very rewarding and inspiring work!

*Report time for Hospitality Volunteers is 6 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty is a rain or shine event!
*Be prepared for mud - we especially recommend good boots.
*If possible, please bring a charged cell phone for the duration of the event.

Parking

At least 12 more volunteers needed.

Details

Choose this task if you want to be the first smiling face that our participants see in the day. Parking volunteers will be responsible for safely and efficiently parking cars both on Gretna Glen's site and at our satellite parking lots. These volunteers should be ready to direct traffic, keep an eye on pedestrian safety, and be out for several hours at a time.

*Report time for Parking Volunteers is 6 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty is a rain or shine event!
*Gretna Glen will provide you with parking vests, and orange flagging as necessary.
*If possible, please bring a charged cell phone for the duration of the event.

Registration

At least 12 more volunteers needed.

Details

Registration volunteers will be the first stop on the path for our participants experience. These volunteers are responsible for checking in participants, accepting donations, and helping everyone get started on the right foot. This job involves both sitting and standing, and warmly welcoming all of our guests on our biggest day of traffic at Gretna Glen!

*Report time for Registration Volunteers is 6 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty is a rain or shine event!
*If you have a reliable laptop or tablet that you would like to bring, please let us know.

Health Care

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

If you are a certified healthcare professional that wants to be a part of Gretna Glen's biggest day of the year - you found your spot! These volunteers should be people with an active certification in some form of healthcare (RN, CNA, LPN, EMT, MD, etc...). This may be anything from staying stationed at our healthcare headquarters to being out and about caring for the people. Our goal is to keep everyone safe, and injury free, but we are sure glad you're there just in case!

*Report time for Health Care Volunteers is 6 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty is a rain or shine event!
*Be prepared for mud - we especially recommend good boots.
*If possible, please bring a charged cell phone for the duration of the event.

Photography and Media

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

The Gretna Gritty is such a great day that we want to capture as much of it as we can! These volunteers ideally possess the skills and equipment to capture video and photos of all the Gritty's important moments. The day is one of muddiness and rain or shine activity so please keep that in mind when deciding what protection your equipment may need. If you want to see muddy smiles, goals achieved, and inspiring moments all through a camera lens - this job is for you!

*Report time for Photo/Media Volunteers is 6 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty is a rain or shine event!
*Be prepared for mud - we especially recommend good boots.
*If possible, please bring a charged cell phone for the duration of the event.

7:30 am Start

Nitty Gritty

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

Choose this task if you want to be one of the Nitty Gritty volunteers taking care of our little 5-11yrs) runners on the Nitty Gritty! These volunteers do nitty check-in, giveaways, and they also help to encourage, cheer on, and keep an eye on the Nitty's 1 mile obstacle packed course. This will mostly require a lot of hands on helping/ spotting, and a few jobs that can be done from a chair while keeping things organized.

*Report time for Nitty Gritty volunteers is 7:30 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty (and the Nitty) is a rain or shine event!
*Be prepared for mud - we especially recommend good boots.
*If possible, please bring a charged cell phone for the duration of the event.

Food Service

At least 10 more volunteers needed.

Details

Choose this task if you want to be one of the wonderful volunteers who serve an awesome lunch to over 1000 people! This will all be done under the supervision of our Hospitality Manager Rachel Snavely, and will include everything from keeping the pavilion clean and taking meal tickets, to grilling burgers and stocking drinks. Expect to be standing for a large part of the day, and getting lots of thank yous from hungry, muddy people.

*Report time for Food Service Volunteers is 7:30 AM on 5/12/2018 (More details closer to the event)
*ALL Volunteers will receive breakfast, snacks, lunch, coffee/tea, and a Volunteer T-Shirt.
*Please dress for the weather! The Gritty is a rain or shine event!
*Gretna Glen will provide aprons, and all necessary food safety equipment, but if you have a hat or head covering you'd prefer to use, please feel free to bring your own.