Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon - 2019

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Merchandise Expo Pack up

October 5, 2019

Details

Volunteers will help take down the displays, pack up merchandise, and help load the trucks. This role may involve working on ladders, lifting/moving heavy items, and lots of walking
Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Merchandise Sales - Finish

October 6, 2019

Details

Help maintain the Strider Lakefront Marathon Store at the Marathon's finish area in Summerfest. Tasks may include refilling stock, setting up displays, assisting customers finding sizes, etc. Early shifts will help unload and unpack, later shifts will help repack and load.

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Expo Set-Up Load/Unload

October 4, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will be loading merchandise from our warehouse to a truck, and unloading the truck at the Expo. This role requires lifting and moving boxes, lots of walking, and your own transportation between the warehouse and the expo

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Armour Warehouse and Expo (UWM Ballroom)

Fri - Set Up Finish Line

October 4, 2019

Details

Volunteers will set up the Finish Line at Summerfest. Tasks may include setting up the Finish tower, tents, barricades, etc. This role may involve working on ladders, lifting/moving heavy items, and lots of walking

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Sat- Set Up Finish Area

October 5, 2019

Details

Volunteers will complete the Finish Area set up at Summerfest. Tasks may include setting up the Finish tower, tents, barricades, etc. This role may involve working on ladders, lifting/moving heavy items, and lots of walking

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Finish Area

Sentry for VIP/Sponsor Area

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

October 6, 2019

Details

Access to the VIP and Sponsor viewing area requires crossing the Finish Line. Sentries will monitor the runners and allow VIPs and Sponsors to cross only when it will not impend a marathon runner

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Information Booth / Control Center

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

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

This is the control center for our race. You will be checking-in and escorting other volunteers to their areas, coordinating with the medical team, and much walking around to check in with LFM Captains as needed

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tear Down Finish Area

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will tear down our Finish Area by taking down fencing, tents, signs, tables, and loading equipment into trucks. Must be able to walk and lift heavy items

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Finish Chute Security

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 6, 2019

Details

Monitor the exit to our Finish Chute to ensure no runners or spectators use the exit for an entrance. Direct any runners that need to come back through to the Information Booth who can escort them to the proper area for medical or additional food, etc.

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Runner Results

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will be assisting runners and spectators to look up results by bib number using ipad kiosk

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Runners Refreshments

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Prepare and organize runner refreshments. Tasks may includes lifting and moving boxes of fruit and snacks, rearranging tables, setting up and handing out water and Gatorade to runners, prefilling and handing out runners food bags, refilling stock, helping to clean up and break down boxes.

Volunteer area is good for kids (12 years old and older with an adult), groups to work together, and has lots of interaction with the marathon racers. If you are interested in volunteering for both shifts, please contact Merilou Gonzales at lakefrontmarathonvolunteer@gmail.com

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Gear Bag Pick Up

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Reunite runners with their bags

Volunteer area is good for kids (with an adult), groups to work together, and has lots of interaction with the marathon racers

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Winner Escorts - Female

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

LFM drug tests our top finishers. Your role is to stay with the winner while they meet with friends and family, change, etc prior to their drug test. Medical volunteers will administer the drug test, you do not need to be present for that.
Instructions and responsibilities will be provide by our medical team

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Winner Escorts - Male

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

LFM drug tests our top finishers. Your role is to stay with the winner while they meet with friends and family, change, etc prior to their drug test. Medical volunteers will administer the drug test, you do not need to be present for that.
Instructions and responsibilities will be provide by our medical team

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Red Hats at Finish

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Red Hat volunteers help answer questions and provide directions to both the spectators and runners. Don't worry if you don't have all the answers, our Red Hats Captain will provide you with a wealth of knowledge and identify people you can turn to for even more answers and guidance

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Awards

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will be organizing the awards using reports from the timing company. This role requires reading small print.

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Race Morning Parking - Henry Meier Festival Grounds

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will be directing cars and buses at the Henry Maier Festival Grounds. Runners will park here and take the bus shuttle to the start line.

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Race Day (Sunday) Set-up Finish Area

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Prepares the Finish Area for the race. Task include setting up tents, tables, chairs, signs, etc Volunteers should be comfortable moving heavy items and able to walk a lot.

Volunteer area is good for Groups to work together

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Expo

Merchandise - Set Up

October 4, 2019

Details

Volunteers will assist setting up the Lakefront Marathon store at the Expo. Tasks may include setting up displays, moving inventory, and hanging signs. Tasks include lifting and moving boxes, lots of walking, and may include working on ladders

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Race Bib and Shirt Distribution

October 5, 2019

Details

Welcome runners and hand out race bibs and t-shirts for registered marathon participants

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Red Hats - Expo

October 5, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Red Hat volunteers help answer questions and provide directions to both the Expo visitors and runners. Don't worry if you don't have all the answers, our Red Hats Captain will provide you with a wealth of knowledge and identify people you can turn to for even more answers and guidance

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Cheer Sign Booth

October 5, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will assist expo visitors in making signs for their runners, and keep the paper and marker supplies organized.

Volunteer area is good for kids (with an adult), groups to work together, and has lots of interaction with the marathon racers at the Expo

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Packet Pick-Up Set Up

October 4, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help organize and prepare the tables for runners to pick up their race bibs and t-shirts

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Expo Gopher

October 5, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteer will be reporting to our Expo Captain and assisting him with working with our Expo vendors to quickly help resolve any issues with the vendor's setup and take down activities. Tasks may include helping to direct vendors , answering questions, and problem solving. This role is expected to have a lot of walking and possibly need to lift and carry boxes.

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Start Area

Truck Loading for Start - Saturday

October 5, 2019

Details

Load the trucks with supplies for the Start area and water stops.

Location

BLS Warehouse- contact your Captain for address

VIP Support at Start

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help support the VIP areas with refilling supplies and other tasks

Location

Grafton High School, 1950 Washington St, Grafton, WI 53024

Start Line Set Up

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will set up the Start Line at Grafton High School. Tasks may include setting up the start tower, tents, barricades, etc and tearing them down and packing into the truck after the race has started. This role may involve working on ladders, lifting/moving heavy items, and lots of walking

Volunteer area is good for Groups to work together.

Location

Grafton High School, 1950 Washington St, Grafton, WI 53024

Gear Bag Drop Off

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will accept gear bags from runners and stage them in the truck for delivery to the finish line. Bag and pick up the runners 'throw off' clothing along the start area.

Volunteer area is good for small Groups to work together

Location

Grafton High School, 1950 Washington St, Grafton, WI 53024

Race Day Bib and t-shirt Pickup

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

assist handing out bibs and t-shirts to those runners who paid for race day pickup

Location

Grafton High School, 1950 Washington St, Grafton, WI 53024

Parking - Grafton

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will be directing cars and buses at the start location for the marathon

Location

Grafton High School, 1950 Washington St, Grafton, WI 53024

Course

Finish Chute

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

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Prepare the Mylar blankets and unwrap finisher medals before the race and handout Mylar blankets to finishers

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Assist setting of mile markers

October 6, 2019

Details

Place the mile markers along the course.
On Saturday, checkout pickup truck from Strider warehouse in Butler.
On Sunday, report to Grafton High School at 6:30am. Follow mile marker captain and place mile markers per his direction. Return pickup to Strider Warehouse.

Please consider volunteering to pick up the mile markers which means the volunteer commitment would be from 6:30 am to 2 pm.

Location

Strider Warehouse, and along the course

Warehouse Unloading

October 6, 2019

Details

Volunteers will help unload the trucks and vans of equipment and supplies. This role requires lifting and moving of heavy items

Volunteer area is good for Groups wanting to work together

Location

Strider Warehouse - contact your Captain for address and directions

Course Signage

October 5, 2019

Details

Volunteers will place direction and informational signs along the course

Location

Along the course - contact your captain for meeting location

Cones

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

First shift of volunteers will drive through the marathon course placing cones used to direct the runners at turns and course changes. Second shift of volunteers will drive through the course clearing the cones from the course.

Volunteer area is good for small Groups wanting to work together

Location

Along the course - contact your captain for meeting location

Cones - Van Driver

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Drive the rental van through the marathon course, where volunteers in your van will be placing cones used to direct the runners at turns and course changes.
In addition to the Sunday morning shift, you need to be be available on Saturday, October 6th to (1) pick up a van at the rental store (at a yet to-be-defined time), (2) assist in loading cones into the two vans, and (3) staging the filled van at the rental store for Sunday's effort. After completing the placement of cones along the assigned portion of the marathon course on Sunday morning, you will need to promptly return the van to the rental store .

Location

Along the course - contact your captain for meeting location

Course - Radio Monitor

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Experienced road race manager that can monitor the chatter on the Course set of radios. Take notes and inform the Course VP of issues and emergency developing so that they can be acted on for resolution immediately

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Runner Assistance Van Driver

October 6, 2019

Details

Must be able to drive rental van and be available to pick up and meet your leaders at 8 am Saturday morning at 128th and Capitol in Brookfield. Volunteers will be in communication with the LFM leadership and instructed to pick up runners that need assistance and bring them an aid station, the finish, or as directed

Location

Along the course - contact your captain for meeting location

Truck Crew

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will drive trucks along the course dropping off and picking up supplies for the water stops and other activities

Location

Along the course - contact your captain for meeting location

5K and Kids Run

LFM5K - Expo -Registration and Bib Pickup

October 5, 2019

Details

Help runners register for the 5K and hand out the race bibs and t-shirts

Location

Expo - UWM Ballroom, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211

LFM 5K - Course Set up

October 6, 2019

Details

Set up cones and directional signals for the 5K and kids run

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

LFM 5K - Course Set up and Race Marshall

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will help set up the 5K and kids run course, and also South end of Vetarns Park for the marathon runners. During the 5K, be placed at a strategic location around the 5K course to direct the 5K and kid race participants along the correct path and to keep an eye on those that may need assistance.

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

LFM 5K - Registration / Bibs

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Greet participants as they arrive and accept their registrations and/or give them their race bib

Volunteer area is good for small Groups wanting to work together

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

LFM 5K - Finish Sentry

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

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will direct and motivate participants who have crossed the finish line to keep them moving toward the 5K refreshment area and exit the Marathon area.

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

LFM 5K - Refreshments

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will set up a table with coffee, water and bakery items and other goodies (provided) and greet finishers.

Volunteer area is good for kids (with an adult), groups to work together, and has lots of interaction with the 5K racers.

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

LFM 5K - Water Stop

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will fill and hand cups of water to runners who may want some as they get about half way on the 5K and/or offer a coffee to those who are taking a nice stroll along the course. Please note, this is not the Lakefront Marathon's water stop.

Volunteer area is good for kids (with an adult), groups to work together, and has lots of interaction with the 5k racers

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

LFM 5K - Lead Biker

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Biker to lead the runners along the course

Location

Henry Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest)
692 E Chicago St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Sentries

Sentry Miles 8.3 - 12.6 (Mequon)

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will be placed at a strategic location around the course to direct the participants along the correct path and to keep an eye on those that may need assistance.

Location

Along the course in Mequon

Sentry Miles 0-6 (Grafton-Mequon)

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

October 6, 2019

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Volunteers will be placed at a strategic location around the course to direct the participants along the correct path and to keep an eye on those that may need assistance.


Location

Along the course in Grafton and Mequon

Sentry Miles 13.1-20.1 (Bayside, FoxPoint, Whitefish Bay)

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

October 6, 2019

Details

Volunteers will be placed at a strategic location around the course to direct the participants along the correct path and to keep an eye on those that may need assistance.

Location

Along the course in Bayside, FoxPoint, Whitefish Bay

Sentry Miles 20.1-Finish (Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Milwaukee)

October 6, 2019

Details

Volunteers will be placed at a strategic location around the course to direct the participants along the correct path and to keep an eye on those that may need assistance.

Location

Along the course in Whitefish Bay, Shorewood, Milwaukee