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On Course Based Volunteers- Advanced Check-in

Course Marshal High Priority

April 22, 2023

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. You cannot leave your assigned station until the sweep vehicle or zone captain releases you. We will have some relief folks that come around on bicycles that will give you a break for a few minutes while you go to the nearest aid station for a snack and/or nature break.

Location

on course
Advance Check-in Monday 11-2 or Wednesday 4-7 (preferred):
Fleet Feet Sports
4347 Franklin Rd
Roanoke
Alternate advance check-in Friday:
Elmwood Park
RACE DAY CHECK-IN IS NOT PERMITTED.

Course Marshal on BRP

April 22, 2023

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 11-2 or Wednesday 4-7 (preferred):
Fleet Feet Sports
4347 Franklin Rd
Roanoke
Alternate advance check-in Friday:
Elmwood Park
RACE DAY CHECK-IN IS NOT PERMITTED.

Relay Team Liaison Medium Priority

April 22, 2023

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. Coordinate with Race Director the week before the race to get a sense of the job and get questions answered. molly@blueridgeracing.net or 540-798-8495

Location

location depends on your time slot. the earliest slot is at the Spur aid station (where the big bike statues are), the second is at River's Edge South, and the third is at VTC on Jefferson Street (between Reserve Ave & Riverside Circle). Park in the Carilion garage.

Aid Stations

Aid Station-BRP Gum Springs (Password Required)

April 22, 2023

Details

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
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Near Roanoke, VA
https://goo.gl/maps/QeMWnxy9fuCCEpYq8

Resources Needed

10x10 pop-up tent - 2 - 4

Aid Station-BRP Roanoke Mountain Campground

April 22, 2023

Details

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!!
This station is mainly staffed by CSHS Key Club

Location

Entrance to Roanoke Mountain Picnic Area on Mill Mountain Parkway
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Near Roanoke, VA
https://goo.gl/maps/kXnaJh5tbsUb38Sq7

Resources Needed

10x10 pop-up tent - 1 - 2

Aid Station-BRP Roanoke Mtn Middle

April 22, 2023

Details

Volunteers distribute drinks to runners 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.
Sponsored by Friends of the Blue Ridge

Location

Mill Mountain Overlook on Roanoke Mountain Loop Road
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Near Roanoke Mountain Overlook, Roanoke Mountain Rd, Roanoke, VA 24014
https://goo.gl/maps/gajAaWG8zaa1wbZF8

Resources Needed

10x10 pop-up tent - 1 - 2

Aid Station-West Ridge South Roanoke

April 22, 2023

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 8:00 AM DUE TO ROAD CLOSURES.
Please park on one of the side streets.

Location

West Ridge Road, at very top in the cul-de-sac.
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Near Roanoke, VA 24014
https://goo.gl/maps/4oiYBfEB6oJhwqxJ8

Resources Needed

10x10 pop-up tent - 1 - 2

Champagne Stop (Password Required)

You must be 18-88 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 22, 2023

Details

This is reserved for the Conner Group.

Location

West Ridge Aid Station

Resources Needed

10x10 pop-up tent - 1

Saturday Elmwood Park Based Volunteers

Double Marathon Hospitality Liaison

April 22, 2023

Details

This person is responsible for making sure the transition staging area for the Double Marathon Runners is ready. There will be a tent set up, location TBD. The person will make sure the runner's 'bags' are in tent, organized and ready for the runners as they finish the first marathon. They will make sure the tent has water, snacks, etc... THIS IS AN EARLY MORNING POSITION!

Location

Elmwood Park

Bag Check

April 22, 2023

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 22, 2023

Details

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

Location

Elmwood Park

Shirt Distribution - Saturday

April 22, 2023

Details

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

Location

Elmwood Park

Volunteer Check-In - Saturday

April 22, 2023

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

Floater

April 22, 2023

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 22, 2023

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

Green Team

April 22, 2023

Details

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

Location

Elmwood Park

Massage Therapists

April 22, 2023

Location

Elmwood Park

Information Booth - Elmwood

April 22, 2023

Location

Elmwood Park

Fleet Feet Recovery Zone

April 22, 2023

Details

Volunteers assist runners with foam rolling, rolling out sore muscles with massage sticks, and sanitize implements between uses.

Location

Elmwood Park

Event Breakdown

April 22, 2023

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

Start Line/Finish Line

April 22, 2023

Details

These volunteers will set up the starting line and corrals, manage starting corrals, transition the Start Line to become the Finish line, then breakdown the starting line. Includes moving metal fencing, cones, signs, etc.

Location

Elmwood Park

On Course Based Volunteers- Race-Day Check-in

Cone Crew

April 22, 2023

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

April 22, 2023

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. At check-in, pick up a bib & radio.

Location

Check-in at Elmwood Park

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

April 22, 2023

Details

Help make the 1-mile event happen smoothly. We'll need starting line/corral marshals and course marshals at the turns.

Location

Elmwood Park

Other Race Day Volunteers

Course Breakdown

April 22, 2023

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 21-90 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 22, 2023

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. If not in contact with Dr. Kasmer, please list your medical license number in the "Note to Race" box during registration. 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.

Zone Captain in Training

You must be 18-75 years old to volunteer for this task.

April 22, 2023

Details

Are you interested in working the entire event, start to finish, and perhaps being in charge of one area of the course in a future event? If so, this job is for you. Our veteran zone captains are looking for an extra person to pair up with them so they have an extra hand and at the same time they can train you to do their job in a future race. Must be energetic, willing to work hard and wake up extra early. This position is NOT available for someone looking to earn credit for a volunteer incentive charity. Volunteers that are seriously interested in becoming staff for future events are encouraged to sign up for this position and one of the Course Prep positions on Friday.

Sunday Slow-K

Slow-K Course Setup, Marshal, and Breakdown

April 23, 2023

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 23, 2023

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.

Other Tasks

Uber Expo Volunteer! High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

We need an all around uber volunteer to help with all things Expo and the pasta dinner. This position will count for double credit for volunteer incentive groups.

Location

Elmwood Park

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