Run Around the Square

Sat August 27, 2022 Pittsburgh, PA 15218 US Directions

Anything! I'm just happy to help!

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Lots of help is needed to make the Run Around the Square a success! We need helpers for tasks like manning the barricades (keep the course car free and safe!), passing out water, distributing t-shirts and numbers, pass out informational letters to residents...we have all sorts of jobs!

Location

Wilkins School Community Center
Along course
In Fern Hollow

Distribute race info to residents

August 18, 2022

Details

Take a lovely walk around the square and let residents know when the race is happening and how that impacts them. Task takes 1-3 hours depending on the number of volunteers.
We aim to deliver the letters about 1 week before the race. The time on the slots is not relevant as you are free to do the task at your convenience (though middle of the night should be avoided for safety reasons).

Location

neighborhood

Hang no parking signs in the neighborhood August 23rd (rain date 24th)

August 23, 2022

Details

Take a lovely stroll along the race course and hang up no parking signs. Supplies and instructions will be provided.

Packet pick up- Friday

August 26, 2022

Details

Pass out t-shirts and race packets on 8/27/2021 from 4:45-8pm. Snacks provided. Masks required indoors.

Location

Wilkins School Community Center

Packet pick up and breakdown of space- Saturday

August 27, 2022

Details

Help is needed at 7am to pass out t-shirts and packets. Fold up tables and clean up space. If you are a morning person, this job is for you! If you are running the 5k, you can still fit this volunteer task in. Snacks and coffee are provided.

Location

Wilkins School Community Center

Help at the finish line of 5K- 1st shift

August 27, 2022

Details

1st shift is setting up the finish line water distribution and assisting with the preparation at vendor/sponsor tables as needed. You will need to be able to lift heavy bags of ice and cases of water.

Location

Fern Hollow

Manage barricades along race course High Priority

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

August 27, 2022

Details

This is our #1 race day need! We have to keep the course safe for the runners. We do that by putting barricades out at intersections and staffing those with volunteers. Please note that we are once again asking volunteers to place their barricades as we don't have the manpower to set them all up in the allotted pre-race time. It is a 2 person job to set them up! If you are unable to set up but willing to man your barricade, sign up to volunteer, notify the coordinator and we'll get you the help setting up and removing the barricade at the end. Kids are welcome to help but should be paired with an adult
Location assignments can be selected. If none are selected, I will assign based on priority of intersections.
New this year- we will have paid officers monitoring all streets that come off of S. Braddock so that first layer of volunteers won't encounter as many drivers.

Location

Along race course. If you have a preferred spot, let us know. First come, first served for locations but help is always (always!) needed.

Water stop

August 27, 2022

Details

Keep our thirsty runners hydrated and cheer them on! This is a fun job and a great way to support the race! Set up and clean up of the space is required; supplies will be provided. Great for a group- kids welcome!
3 locations- Lancaster and Hutchinson (both runs), end of the 1.5 mile and by the soccer field in lower Frick Park

Location

Along race course. If you have a preferred stop, please let us know.

Beer and Champagne

August 27, 2022

Details

Something extra special about RATS and generously supported by great volunteers! We have a great crew working on this stop but if you want to get in on the fun, I'm sure we could find you a spot!

Location

Along course

Race Caboose

August 27, 2022

Details

Walk at the end of the pack holding signage indicated the conclusion of the race so barricade managers and water stops know to shut down. Help encourage all the runners. If you are able to make a banner/sign, or buy balloons for your caboose, please let the volunteer coordinator know. Some people are pretty crafty!

Location

Along course

Help at the 5k finish line- 2nd shift

August 27, 2022

Details

Help distribute water (refill the bottled water into the cooling tubs), help at the very popular D's table, pass out snacks at the Run Around the Square table and other assistance as needed.

Location

Fern Hollow

D's Table Medium Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Help pour beer and serve food at the D's Table

Location

Finish line

Post race support

August 27, 2022

Details

Take down signs, tidy up course, deliver supplies from Fern Hollow back to the Wilkins School Community Center and other support as needed.

Location

All

Remove No Parking Signs and errant barricades and race debris from the course

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Immediately after the 5k race, walk the course and help make sure Regent Square is all put back together. Bring scissors or cutters to remove No Parking signs. If a barricade is still blocking the course, please remove it. The laminated No Parking signs will need to be returned to the staff and we will provide that drop off information. This is a great job for a group, like Boy or Girl Scouts.

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