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Course Marshalls

Course Marshall - Group A High Priority

October 12, 2019

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 must check in at the volunteer check-in on Wednesday, Oct 9 from 11am-1pm at the Salem Parks & Recreation Office or at Packet pickup at the Salem Farmers Market on Friday Oct 11 from 3-7pm.

Course Marshall - Group B High Priority

October 12, 2019

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 must check in at the volunteer check-in on Wednesday, Oct 9 from 11am-1pm at the Salem Parks & Recreation Office or at Packet pickup at the Salem Farmers Market on Friday Oct 11 from 3-7pm. If you have any questions, contact Brad at bblankenship@salemva.gov

Course Marshall - Group C High Priority

October 12, 2019

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 must check in at the volunteer check-in on Wednesday, Oct 9 from 11am-1pm at the Salem Parks & Recreation Office or at Packet pickup at the Salem Farmers Market on Friday Oct 11 from 3-7pm. If you have any questions, contact Brad at bblankenship@salemva.gov

Course Marshall - Group D High Priority

October 12, 2019

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 must check in at the volunteer check-in on Wednesday, Oct 9 from 11am-1pm at the Salem Parks & Recreation Office or at Packet pickup at the Salem Farmers Market on Friday Oct 11 from 3-7pm. If you have any questions, contact Brad at bblankenship@salemva.gov

Course Marshall - Group E High Priority

October 12, 2019

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 must check in at the volunteer check-in on Wednesday, Oct 9 from 11am-1pm at the Salem Parks & Recreation Office or at Packet pickup at the Salem Farmers Market on Friday Oct 11 from 3-7pm. If you have any questions, contact Brad at bblankenship@salemva.gov

Course Work

Course Breakdown High Priority

October 12, 2019

Details

Volunteers will assist in breaking down, cleaning, organizing and putting away banners, tables, coolers, tents, signs, radios, etc. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work at a steady pace.

Location

Salem Farmers Market

Course Marking High Priority

October 10, 2019

Details

Volunteers to assist marking the course. You will meet with the race director at 8:00 AM to learn to how to mark the course. After this 30 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.

Packet/T-shirt Pick Up

Packet Pick Up High Priority

October 11, 2019

October 12, 2019

Details

Set up Packet Pickup and assist racers in checking in and picking up t-shirt and race materials at the Salem Farmer's Market. Enthusiasm and friendliness required.

*Time Slot #2 (4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) : You also need to help clean up and break down check-in from 7:00-7:30.

*Time Slot #3 (5:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.) : You MUST be on site and in position by 5:45 AM.

Location

Salem Farmers Market (Behind Olde Salem Brewery)

T-Shirt Pick Up High Priority

October 11, 2019

October 12, 2019

Details

Assist in distribution of t-shirts to runners after they pick up their race packets.

Location

This shift will be done at the Salem Farmer's Market (behind Olde Salem Brewery).

Race Packet Stuffing High Priority

October 9, 2019

Details

Volunteers are need to stuff race packets October 8-9 at the Salem Parks and Recreation office. Volunteers will add race info, flyers, coupons, donated products, promotional items, and more into the race bags that each runner will receive at Packet Pick-Up. Volunteer times are flexible.

Location

Salem Parks and Recreation Office
620 Florida St.
Salem, VA 24153

Miscellaneous

Bag Check High Priority

October 12, 2019

Details

Store runners personal items in the 'bag check' truck and return those items to their respective runner.

Location

Salem Farmer's Market

General Volunteer Medium Priority

October 12, 2019

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!

Blue Ridge Racing Staff High Priority

October 12, 2019

Details

For Blue Ridge Racing Staff only.

Other Tasks

Lead Cyclist High Priority

October 12, 2019

Details

Lead Cyclist position for the Half Marathon & 8K is reserved for advanced cyclists; two other cyclists are needed for leads though- one for the kids 2-mile run, and one for the kids 1-mile run. Lead cyclists must provide their own bicycle and helmet, and must wear helmet at all times.

Course Sweeper High Priority

October 12, 2019

Details

Course Sweepers will ride their bike behind the last runner and carry a race radio. Sweeper must periodically check in with HQ via radio to notify them of location. Sweeper must provide their own bicycle and helmet, and must wear helmet at all times.