The Great Train Race

Sun May 7, 2023 Fredericksburg, VA 22407 US

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Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-Up - Friday

May 5, 2023

Details

Provide participants with their race number, shirt, and packets. Help explain what to expect on race day. Get parent waivers signed for parents who will run with children.

Location

Dick's Sporting Goods (mall)

Packet Pick-Up - Saturday

May 6, 2023

Details

Provide participants with their race number, shirt, and packets. Help explain what to expect on race day. Get parent waivers signed for parents who will run with children.

Location

Dick's Sporting Goods (mall)

Course Marshal

Relief Course Marshal - help with potty break relief

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

May 7, 2023

Details

Provide relief to the other Course Marshals throughout the course as needed. Manage Traffic along the course. Ensure vehicles stay in designated areas. Monitor the course and communicate any issues.

Course Marshal High Priority

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

May 7, 2023

Details

Manage Traffic along the course. Ensure vehicles stay in designated areas. Monitor the course and communicate any issues.

Race Set Up

Setup and general support

May 7, 2023

Details

Put up tents, place tables, move items to required locations, etc...

Location

Meet in VRE lot behind the train station initially.

Set-up Finish

May 7, 2023

Details

Hang sponsor banners, help setup hospitality items, configure finish chute, etc...

Location

City Docks

Saturday Race Prep

May 6, 2023

Details

Drive stakes and hang "snow" fencing along the finish area at the City Docks. Hang no parking signs.

Location

City Docks and along race route.

Race Support

Mile/Half Starting Line (Caroline/Lafayette)

May 7, 2023

Details

Help runners get to the start line for their appropriate Heat, answer questions, ensure runners stay in appropriate staging areas unless with parent, etc...

Location

Caroline St and Lafayette Blvd

Caboose Start Line (Caroline/Sophia)

May 7, 2023

Details

Help organize our youngest runners and get them to the start line for their designated heat.

Location

Wolfe St and Sophia St

Timer Assistance

May 7, 2023

Details

Assist timing company with tasks to ensure the accurate timing of the race.

Location

Caroline St and Lafayette Blvd in addition to the City Docks

Train Tracks (keeping kids off track)

May 7, 2023

Details

Monitor the area between the Festival Area and the train tracks and ensure attendees do not get close to the tracks.

Location

VRE lot behind train station

Cyclists

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

May 7, 2023

Details

Lead runners along the course. Ensure the course is clear as the leaders run the course.

Location

Caroline St and Lafayette Blvd

Communications Medium Priority

At least 7 more volunteers needed.

Details

Radio operators to assist with race day communication. Volunteers should be part of RVARC and have all necessary equipment.

Start Line Coordinator High Priority

May 7, 2023

Details

Organize start line volunteers to ensure runners get staged and start in the appropriate Heat and on time. Coordinate with the timer and start each heat.

Location

Caroline / Lafayette, Caroline / Wolfe, & Sophia / Wolfe.

Anthem/Start Line Announcer

May 7, 2023

Details

Sing national anthem and announce heats at the start line.

Location

Caroline and Lafayette

Medical Support

Nurses/First Aid

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

May 7, 2023

Details

Provide basic first aid to runners. Handle minor bumps and bruises. Hand off any significant injuries concerns to on-site paramedics.

Location

VRE lot behind train station

Roaming First Aid Medium Priority

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

May 7, 2023

Details

Roam course on a bike to attend to any on course injuries.

Clean Up

Clean up fencing

May 7, 2023

Details

Help clean-up the finish area including remove the snow fencing along Sophia St.

Location

City Docks

Clean up

May 7, 2023

Details

Help pack-up the race once completed. This will include lifting items into trucks and carrying items to designated locations.

Location

VRE Lot and City Docks

Finish Line

Refreshments

May 7, 2023

Details

Hand-out snacks to race finishers.

Location

City Docks

Awards

May 7, 2023

Details

Assist with verification of award winners provided by timer. Organize and prepare awards for presentation after the race.

Location

VRE lot

Child/Parent Match Up Holding Pen

May 7, 2023

Details

Ensure kids under 8 are linked back-up with their parents after the race. May also need to entertain runners as they wait. Move any unclaimed runners to the Lost Child Tent.

Location

City Docks

Medals at Finish Line

May 7, 2023

Details

Unbox and prepare medals prior to the race. Hand out medals at the finish line.

Location

City Docks

Parking lot monitor - city dock

May 7, 2023

Details

Assist with safely getting vehicles in and out of the City Docks during the race.

Location

City Docks

Lost Kids High Priority

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

May 7, 2023

Details

Work with any runners who get separated from their parents. Contact their emergency contact for pick-up.

Location

City Docks

Kid's Expo

Expo Booth - Saturday Low Priority

February 18, 2023

Location

Fredericksburg Expo Center - booth 314

Expo Booth Sunday Low Priority

February 19, 2023

Location

Fredericksburg Expo Center - booth 314

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