Find Your Category

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday Volunteers

Volunteer Check-In - Monday/Wednesday

April 12, 2021

April 14, 2021

Details

Check-in volunteers and help bag up Volunteer T-shirts for all Aid Stations. MUST BE ABLE TO MULTI-TASK AND WORK IN A busy ENVIRONMENT. Will report to Fleet Feet Sports.

Location

Fleet Feet Sports
4347 Franklin Rd
Roanoke

No Parking Zone tagger

April 15, 2020

April 16, 2020

Details

Volunteers will drive the city portion of the course and put 'friendly reminder notes' that we provide under the windshield wiper of cars that are parked in areas that will be no parking zones. Volunteers will be issued a map of the area they are supposed to cover. Must provide own transportation.

Location

on course
Advance Check-in Monday or Wednesday:
Fleet Feet Sports
4347 Franklin Rd
Roanoke

Resources Needed

Cell phone with camera - 1

Course Marking

April 15, 2021

Details

Volunteers to assist marking the course. You will meet with the race director to learn to how to mark the course. After this 15 minute training, teams of 2 people will go out and mark sections of the course. Requirements: must be able to read a map and have a good sense of direction.

Location

Meet @ 106 Mountain Ave SW

Grunt Labor

April 15, 2021

Details

Moving Cones, tables, coolers (empty) into U-Haul trucks. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

Location

Meet @ 106 Mountain Ave SW

Expo & Friday Volunteers

Course Preparation

April 16, 2021

Details

Assist in preparing all supplies, such as cups, hydration mix, trash bags, etc..., to be set-out on the course at each aid station. Need to be detail oriented.

Location

Meet @ 106 Mountain Ave SW

Expo Set up

April 16, 2021

Details

You will be helping set up the Expo on Friday, April 17 at the Expo Location (location to be determined). You will be setting up tents, moving boxes, sorting t-shirts, etc....This is a very important job! VOLUNTEERS MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT AND MOVE HEAVY BOXES, ETC...

Location

Expo Location (location to be determined)

Packet Pick-up @ Expo

April 16, 2021

Details

Assist racers in checking-in and picking up t-shirt and race materials. Enthusiasm and friendliness required!

Location

Expo Location (location to be determined)

Hospitality at Expo

April 16, 2021

Details

Volunteers will distribute information guides to racers and visitors to the Roanoke Area. Will need to be somewhat familiar with area, local restaurants, basic directions around Roanoke, etc.. A 'cheat sheet' of FAQ will be provided. Volunteers will also assist with runner 'crowd control' and work with distributing vendor give-aways.

Location

Expo Location (location to be determined)

Parking Control - Expo

April 16, 2021

Details

The volunteers will work in pairs to help regulate/control the traffic flow in and out of the parking lot adjacent to the Expo Location (location to be determined). The parking lot is for runners to us SHORT TERM while picking up their race packet, etc... during the Expo. Volunteers must be vocal and be able to communicate effectively.

Location

Check-in at Expo Location (location to be determined)

Shirt Distribution - Friday

April 16, 2021

Details

Distribute t-shirts to runners as they pick up their race packets.

Location

Expo Location (location to be determined)

Volunteer Check-In - Friday

April 16, 2021

Details

Assist checking in volunteers and providing assignments. Must be able to multi-task and work in a busy environment at times.

Location

Expo Location (location to be determined)

Information Booth - Expo

April 16, 2021

Details

These positions will be staffed by CVB employees.

Location

Expo Location (location to be determined)

Sign Checker

April 16, 2021

Details

Volunteers will drive the city portion of the course and take photos (with cell phone camera) of the no parking signs that are in place in each block where the no parking signs are supposed to be. Volunteers will be issued a map of the area they are supposed to cover, take the pictures, and then email the pictures to the race director. Must have a decent cell phone camera and provide their own transportation.

Location

Check-in at Expo Location (location to be determined) to receive maps and instructions.

Expo Break down

April 16, 2021

Details

You will be helping break down the Expo on Friday, April 12 at the Expo Location (location to be determined). You will be packing up extra shirts, runner packets, etc... to be delivered to Elmwood Park for race day. You will be disassembling tents, etc..... VOLUNTEERS NEED TO BE ABLE TO MOVE HEAVY BOXES, TABLES, ETC... FROM Expo Location (location to be determined) TO MOVING TRUCK.

Location

Expo Location (location to be determined)

On Course Based Volunteers- Advanced Check-in

Double Marathon 'Graveyard' Shift

April 17, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

We need die-hard, do anything Volunteers! This person will work overnight and make sure the 100 'NUTTY' folks doing the double marathon make it to each check point. Volunteer will sit in their vehicle and check these runners off. FOR THOSE OF YOU WORKING WITH A VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE CHARITY, THIS JOB COUNTS TWICE!

Location

On course
Advance check-in required with Race Director, 106 Mountain Ave on Friday. Coordinate with Race Director for time.

Course Marshal High Priority

April 17, 2021

Details

Course Marshals are vitally important for a safe and successful race! They are stationed along the entire length of the course to keep runners safe and on course. They direct runner traffic and cheer runners enthusiastically. Some of these shifts are a tad long and it is highly recommended you wear comfortable shoes, clothes, water/snack, and even a chair depending on location assigned.

Location

on course
Advance Check-in Monday or Wednesday (preferred):
Fleet Feet Sports
4347 Franklin Rd
Roanoke
Alternate advance check-in Friday:
Expo Location (location to be determined)
RACE DAY CHECK-IN IS NOT PERMITTED.

Course Marshal on BRP

April 17, 2021

Details

Course Marshals are vitally important for a safe and successful race! THESE COURSE MARSHAL POSITIONS ARE ON THE BRP. YOU MUST BE ON THE BRP AT YOUR LOCATION BY 7:00 AM DUE TO NO TRAFFIC ON BRP AFTER 7. EVEN IF YOUR POSITION DOESN'T BEGIN UNTIL AFTER 7, YOU MUST STILL BE ON SITE! Your job will be to direct runners in the correct direction while cheering them on. Wear comfortable shoes, bring a chair (and perhaps a book to read while you wait), and a bottle of water. You cannot leave your assigned station until the sweep vehicle or zone captain releases you.

Location

on course
Advance Check-in Monday or Wednesday (preferred):
Fleet Feet Sports
4347 Franklin Rd
Roanoke
Alternate advance check-in Friday:
Expo Location (location to be determined)
RACE DAY CHECK-IN IS NOT PERMITTED.

Bike Relief (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

We need several volunteers on bikes to ride the course from course marshal to course marshal offering a rest break so they can go to the nearest aid station to use the restroom and refill water, etc. We will provide a map and a section of course to ride, and you will do a loop several times until the last runners go through.

Location

on course
Advance Check-in Monday or Wednesday (preferred):
Fleet Feet Sports
4347 Franklin Rd
Roanoke
Alternate advance check-in Friday:
Expo Location (location to be determined)

Aid Stations

Aid Station-Walnut & Sylvan (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

THIS AID STATION IS RESERVED FOR THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE BLUE RIDGE. This is the first aid station as runners from all categories begin their climb up Mill Mountain. They will also pass through this station on their way down. Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. Volunteers MUST be in place BEFORE 7 AM.

Location

Corner of Walnut Ave & Sylvan Rd.

Aid Station-BRP Parkway Spur

April 17, 2021

Details

This Aid Station is located at the intersection of JB Fishburn Pkwy and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This Aid Station gets hit by ALL runners and gets 'hit twice' by full marathon runners. It is a VERY, VERY busy Aid Station where volunteers direct runner traffic as well. Volunteers must be in place BEFORE 7:00 am DUE TO ROAD TO PARKWAY BEING CLOSED TO TRAFFIC!!!

Location

Corner of Fishburn Parkway and Mill Mountain Spur Rd.

Aid Station-BRP Gum Springs (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

This Aid Station is reserved for the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The aid station is located on the BRP at the Gum Springs overlook. Volunteers must be in place BEFORE 7:00am DUE TO ROAD CLOSING TO PARKWAY!!

Location

Gum Springs Overlook on Mill Mountain Parkway

Aid Station-BRP Mill Mountain Campground (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

This Aid Station is reserved for Cardinal Glass. Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. You will be working at the Mill Mountain Campground aid station at the intersection of campground entrance and Mill Mountain Parkway. This aid station will get 'hit' twice by runners. You MUST be in place at aid station before 7:00 AM.. Volunteers must be in place BEFORE 7:00am DUE TO ROAD CLOSING TO PARKWAY!!

Location

Entrance to Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area on Mill Mountain Parkway

Aid Station-BRP Roanoke Mtn Middle (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

This aid station is reserved for the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Volunteers distribute drinks to runner and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. This aid station is located at the overlook midway up Roanoke Mountain. Volunteers must be in place BEFORE 7:00 am DUE TO ROAD TO PARKWAY CLOSING (6:15-6:30 is suggested).

Location

Mill Mountain Overlook on Roanoke Mountain Loop Road

Aid Station-BRP Roanoke Mtn Top (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

This Aid Station is reserved for the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. This aid station is located at the top of Roanoke Mountain and requires that all volunteers be in place BEFORE 7:00am (6:15-6:30 is suggested) DUE TO ROAD TO PARKWAY CLOSING AT 7:00 AM.

Location

Overlook at the top of Roanoke Mountain Loop Road

Aid Station - Mill Mountain Star (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

THIS AID STATION IS FOR FOOT LEVELERS GROUP ONLY! Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, enthusiastically encourage them on the course. This aid Station is hosted by Foot Leveler's - race sponsors and is located at the Mill Mountain Star. Volunteers at this aid station MUST be in place BEFORE 7:00 AM DUE TO ROAD TO BRP CLOSING.

Location

Mill Mountain Star Overlook

Aid Station-River's Edge

April 17, 2021

Details

This aid station is sponsored by Fleet Feet Roanoke. All volunteers welcome! You need to arrive to River's Edge location by 7:00 AM.

Location

River's Edge Sports Complex

Aid Station--Somerset and Clydesdale - Junior League (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course as they begin their climb up Peakwood Drive. Volunteers MUST be in place by 7:15 AM.

Location

Intersection of Somerset St. and Clydesdale St.

Aid Station - Top of Peakwood

April 17, 2021

Details

Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. This aid station is located at the top of Peakwood on a vacant lot. Volunteers MUST be in place by 7:15 AM DUE TO ROAD CLOSING TO PEAKWOOD.

Location

Empty lot at 3549 Peakwood Rd,.

Aid Station-West Ridge South Roanoke

April 17, 2021

Details

This aid station is located at the top of West Ridge near the intersection of West Ridge and Peakwood. Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. Volunteers MUST be in place at 7:15 AM DUE TO ROAD CLOSURES. It is sponsored by Fink's Jewelers.

Location

West Ridge Road, at very top in the cul-de-sac.

Aid Station - Crystal Spring & 27th St - Grandin Theater Foundation (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

This Aid Station is located at the corner of 27th St and Crystal Springs in South Roanoke. Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. Volunteers MUST be in place by 7:30 AM.

Location

Intersection of 27th St & Crystal Spring Ave.

Texas Tavern Pickle Juice Station - (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

The Pickle Juice station is located on Jefferson St in front of First Presbyterian Church in South Roanoke and sponsored by the Texas Tavern. Pickle Juice Station volunteers provide pickle juice shots to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. Volunteers MUST be in place by 8:30 AM.

Location

2125 Jefferson Street

Aid Station-VT Carilion

April 17, 2021

Details

Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, and enthusiastically encourage them on the course. This aid Station is located at the Virginia Tech Carilion Medical Center on Jefferson St. It is sponsored by Carilion.

Location

Jefferson St, adjacent to 3 Riverside Cir.

Aid Station-Old SW/Ferdinand

April 17, 2021

Details

Aid Station volunteers provide food and drinks to runners, enthusiastically encourage them on the course. This aid station is located at Elm Ave and Ferdinand near the parking lot of the Comic Store. This station is reserved for the STAR CITY CYCLING team.

Location

702 Ferdinand Ave, SW

Aid Station-Jesus Saves Wasena (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

THIS AID STATION IS RESERVED FOR CITY LIGHT CHURCH. Volunteers need to be cheerful and enthusiastic at this aid station. This aid station is at intersection of Wasena and Brighton.

Location

Wasena Ave, across from 1201 Brighton Rd.

Aid Station-Elm & 6th Street - FCA (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

THIS AID STATION IS RESERVED FOR FCA. This aid station is located at the intersection of 6th St and Elm Avenue. It is the last aid station in the marathon race and needs cheerful volunteers to help the runners end the race on a high note!

Location

Corner of Elm Ave & 6th St, SW

Saturday Elmwood Park Based Volunteers

Double Marathon Hospitality Liaison

April 17, 2021

Details

This person is responsible for making sure the transition staging area for the Double Marathon Runners is ready. The room is located inside the Hampton Inn. The person will make sure the runner's 'bags' are in room, organized and ready for the runners as they finish the first marathon. They will make sure the room has water, snacks, towels, etc... They will also make sure the room is clearly indicated with signage and areas separated by gender. THIS IS AN EARLY MORNING POSITION!

Location

Elmwood Park & Hampton Inn...Downtown Roanoke

Bag Check

April 17, 2021

Details

Return runner's personal items that were stored during the race. Plan on arriving 15 minutes BEFORE your scheduled shift begins in order to receive instructions from prior shift.

Location

Elmwood Park

Packet Pickup Race Morning

April 17, 2021

Details

Assist racers in checking-in and picking up t-shirt and race materials. Enthusiasm and friendliness required!

Location

Elmwood Park Stage

Shirt Distribution - Saturday

April 17, 2021

Details

To distribute race shirts to runners. MUST BE ON SITE AND IN POSITION BY 5:15 AM.

Location

Elmwood Park Stage

Volunteer Check-In - Saturday

April 17, 2021

Details

Assist checking in volunteers and providing assignments. Must be able to multi-task and work in a busy environment at times.

Location

Elmwood Park

Finish Chutes

April 17, 2021

Details

Volunteers will assist with the runners mats, giving out race medals, handing out water, making sure water supply adequate, and assisting the course manager.

Location

Elmwood Park

Floater

April 17, 2021

Details

This position will be assigned on the day of the race to fill-in where volunteers have not shown up. Must be flexible, like excitement and be available to move to specific areas on the course. A KNOWLEDGE OF THE COURSE AREA IS VERY IMPORTANT.Flexibility is key!

Location

Elmwood Park

Food Tent

April 17, 2021

Details

Set-up and distribute food to racers at the end of the course. Enthusiasm and smiles required to great the runners after their tremendous effort. If customer service isn't your forte, please do not select this position.

Location

Elmwood Park

Pizza Runner

April 17, 2021

Details

You will act as official pizza runner!! You must have your own transportation. Will make pizza runs to the Dominoes Pizza on Williamson/across from Hotel Roanoke every 30 minutes beginning at 10:00 am until 1:30 pm.

Location

Elmwood Park/Williamson Rd.

Green Team

April 17, 2021

Details

Assist in sorting, gathering and recycling materials at the finish line to keep Elmwood Park clean and green!

Location

Elmwood Park

Information Booth - Elmwood

April 17, 2021

Location

Elmwood Park

Fleet Feet Recovery Zone

April 17, 2021

Details

Volunteers assist in sanitizing stretching implements between uses.

Location

Elmwood Park

Event Breakdown

April 17, 2021

Details

These volunteers are responsible for breaking down the finish line and helping to pack up all associated equipment. We try to get Jefferson Street open as soon as possible after the last runner finishes. Must be able move quickly and move heavy road barriers. Once tasks completed at Elmwood Park, volunteers will walk to 106 Mountain Ave to finish up tasks there if necessary.

Location

Elmwood Park

Set Up Finish Line Medium Priority

April 17, 2021

Details

These volunteers transition the Start Line to become the Finish line. Includes moving metal fencing, cones, tables, etc.

Location

Elmwood Park

On Course Based Volunteers- Race-Day Check-in

Cone Crew

April 17, 2021

Details

Volunteers will walk along the first 1.25 miles of the race course behind the runners and move cones from the curb to inside the traffic lane per specific instructions given prior to race day. *The person(s) signing up for this job may also sign up to sweep one of the courses on foot if desired.*

Location

Check-in at Elmwood Park to receive maps and instructions.

Course Sweeper-10 K (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

The Course Sweeper will follow the final runner in the 10K to communicate progress to headquarters. The volunteer must provide their own bicycle and be prepared to ride up and down Mill Mtn.

Location

Check-in at Elmwood Park

Course Sweeper-1/2 Marathon (password)

April 17, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

The volunteer will follow the last 1/2 marathon runner on bicycle and check-in regularly with headquarters to update on progress. The position requires an experienced bicycle rider. The 1/2 marathon will go up Mill Mtn. and Peakwood Dr.

Location

Check-in at Elmwood Park to receive GPS tracker.
Return GPS at end of event.

Resources Needed

GPS Tracker (provided) - 1

Course Sweeper-Marathon (password)

April 17, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

The volunteer will follow the last marathon runner on bicycle and check-in regularly with headquarters to update on progress. The position requires an experienced bicycle rider. The marathon goes up Roanoke Mtn., Mill Mtn., and Peakwood Dr.

Location

Check-in at Elmwood Park to receive GPS tracker.
Return GPS at end of event.

Resources Needed

GPS Tracker (provided) - 1

Carilion Children's Family 1-Miler presented by Family Service of Roanoke Valley (password)

April 17, 2021

Details

Help make the 1-mile event happen smoothly. We'll need starting line holders, course marshals at the turnaround, and folks to hand out medals at the finish.

Location

Intersection of Bullitt/Jefferson

Relay Team Liaison Medium Priority

April 17, 2021

Details

These all-star volunteers will be responsible for accounting for all relay team members. They will make sure all the team members are on the appropriate buses, they will accompany the buses to the different relay transition points, and account for all relay team members that have finished their relay leg.

Location

Check-in at Elmwood Park to receive instructions. Coordinate with Race Director the week before the race to get a sense of the job and get questions answered.

Other Race Day Volunteers

Course Breakdown

April 17, 2021

Details

Volunteers will clean race items as needed, organize, inventory, and store race materials in storage facility at 106 Mountain. NEED TO BE ABLE TO LIFT AND MOVE ITEMS THAT MAY BE HEAVY. Volunteers may also need to assist checking the course and making sure all debris is picked up, barricades moved off the road, cones moved off the road and signs, supplies, tables and watercoolers picked up and brought back to storage.

Location

Meet at 106 Mountain Ave, SW

Medical Volunteers

You must be 21-85 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 17, 2021

Details

Medical volunteers will be needed at each aid station and at the finish line. Time of assignment will vary depending on your assigned location. A pre-race briefing will occur at 6:00 am at the finish line/medical tent area. All medical volunteers must be currently certified as an EMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN, PA or MD and must submit credentials prior to race day. Email credentials to: molly@blueridgeracing.net. Medical students interested in 'shadowing' please contact Dr. Kasmer at mekasmer@carilionclinic.org Time slots will vary; aid stations volunteers may finish as early as 11:00 am, whereas other later in the day may start at 9:00 am and finish closer to 3 pm. Please let us know your availability.

Location

Elmwood Park and on course at aid stations.

Sunday Slow-K

Slow-K Course Setup, Marshal, and Breakdown

April 18, 2021

Details

The Slow-K is an untimed, relaxed 5K on the Greenway. There will be mimosas, coffee, doughnuts, water for the participants. Coffee mugs will be handed out to participants at the end of the race. Volunteers will help with minimal set-up, directing runners on Greenway, handing out refreshments, and minimal clean-up. The event takes place in its entirety on the Greenway along Wiley Drive.

Location

River's Edge Sports Complex, Wiley Drive.

Slow-K Start-Finish Area Setup, Management, Breakdown

April 17, 2021

Details

The Slow-K is an untimed, relaxed 5K on the Greenway. There will be mimosa's, coffee, doughnuts, water for the participants. Coffee mugs will be handed out to participants at the end of the race. Volunteers will help with minimal set-up, directing runners on Greenway, handing out refreshments, and minimal clean-up. The event takes place in it's entirety on the Greenway along Wiley Drive.

Location

River's Edge Sports Complex, Wiley Drive.

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Read how we use cookies and how you can control them by visiting our Privacy Policy. If you continue to use this site, you consent to use all cookies.