Summer Sunrise Watermelon Series - presented by MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

Sat June 13 - Sat August 8, 2020 Lakeland, FL US 33803 Directions

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On the Course

Course Monitor - Start Line

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Provide on-course direction for participants and use your voice to cheer them on and let them know you are glad that it is them and not you toughing it out over the Watermelon 5k. Your official volunteer shirt means you are in charge and are one of many people who have selflessly volunteered to make the race happen. Don't be surprised if a racer huffing and puffing past you takes time to say thanks, because every racer understands and appreciates the importance of having a safe and accurate race course - made possible by having awesome course monitors.

Direct runners into corrals, keep spectators off the course & on sidewalks. Ensure strollers go to the back of the start area. Breakdown & clean up start area.

Location

Start Line at Jonila & Hollingsworth Dr

Course Monitor - Streets Along Route

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Provide on-course direction for participants and use your voice to cheer them on and let them know you are glad that it is them and not you toughing it out over the Watermelon 5k. Your official volunteer shirt means you are in charge and are one of many people who have selflessly volunteered to make the race happen. Don't be surprised if a racer huffing and puffing past you takes time to say thanks, because every racer understands and appreciates the importance of having a safe and accurate race course - made possible by having awesome course monitors.

Duties include a proper understanding of the course, being able to stop pedestrian and/or traffic while runners cross. Keep runners on the course. May have to stand for a long time. Return to finish area to assist with finish line tear down.

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Jonila
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Brandon
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Buckingham
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Derbyshire
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Cleveland Heights
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Coventry
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Fairmont
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Minnehaha Trail
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Eunice Rd
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Morningside Dr
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Miramar Rd
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Maxwell
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & E. Belvedere St
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Patten Heights
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Hibriten Way
Lake Hollingsworth Dr. & Palmola St

Course Monitor - Transition Runners from Road to Path at Success

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Provide on-course direction for participants and use your voice to cheer them on and let them know you are glad that it is them and not you toughing it out over the Watermelon 5k. Your official volunteer shirt means you are in charge and are one of many people who have selflessly volunteered to make the race happen. Don't be surprised if a racer huffing and puffing past you takes time to say thanks, because every racer understands and appreciates the importance of having a safe and accurate race course - made possible by having awesome course monitors.

Duties include a proper understanding of the course, being able to stop pedestrian and/or traffic while runners cross. Keep runners on the course. May have to stand for a long time. Return to finish area to assist with finish celebration and cleanup.

Location

Course - Success & Lake Hollingsworth Drive

Course Monitor - Finish Chute

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Provide on-course direction for participants and use your voice to cheer them on and let them know you are glad that it is them and not you toughing it out over the Watermelon 5k. Your official volunteer shirt means you are in charge and are one of many people who have selflessly volunteered to make the race happen. Don't be surprised if a racer huffing and puffing past you takes time to say thanks, because every racer understands and appreciates the importance of having a safe and accurate race course - made possible by having awesome course monitors.

Duties include a proper understanding of the course, being able to stop pedestrian and/or traffic while runners cross. Keep runners on the course. May have to stand for a long time. Return to finish area to assist with finish line tear down.

Location

Course - Transition to Finish Chute

Clock Monitors at Mile Markers 1 & 2

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Start & Synchronize LRC Timing Clocks with Main Race Clock.
Assist with the clean up of cones along first mile of course.

Location

Mile Marker 1 - Hollingworth Drive at Hibriten Way
Mile Marker 2 - pedestrian path at Clearview Ave

Water Stop

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Great volunteer opportunity for Groups! This key role is not just about providing hydration support- but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they may get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheerful attitude, you will revive them! Duties include setting up the station, filling and stacking cups with water, restocking cups, handing beverages to runners as they come by, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes. Possibly getting wet and standing for long periods is required for this role.

LRC will provide all supplies.

Location

The water stop is located along the lake pedestrian path at the intersection of Ingrahm & Lake Hollingsworth Dr.

Course Sweeper

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

No one ever wants to be last. But someone always is – the sweeper. Volunteers are an integral part of any race, and one of the most important roles is that of the sweeper. These are the people who follow the last racer. Their job is multi-faceted and super important. And super rewarding. Not only do you help ensure the safety of the racers, but you get to share in the experience and play a part in helping people do something they weren’t sure they could do!

Sweepers can help ensure injured racers receive proper care in a timely manner. The sweepers should carry some sort of communication device (cell phone with the race director's and volunteer coordinator's numbers). Please call 911 for life-threatening emergencies before calling race personnel. It is important that you are familiar with the course and have a good idea where you are on the course at all times. In case of an emergency, the sweeper should stay with the injured runner and wait for help, or try to reach the nearest aid station together.

Sweepers arriving at an aid station is the signal to those volunteers that they can shut down and leave. This is also true for the finish line; the sweepers’ arrival indicates that all runners are in BUT the sweeper should not release course monitors on side streets because the entire street needs to wait to reopen until all runners are clear.

Another aspect to sweeping is to motivate and reassure the last runner(s). Every runner is different so when coming up on the last racer, talk with them. Ask them whether or not they need company and how they are feeling. Some runners do not want the sweepers running right behind them because it makes them feel rushed and self-conscious. In that case, give them space. Other times, they are having a hard day and need the company. In those situations, feel free to chat with them. If the final runners are getting close to a time cut-off, you can make them aware and let them know what kind of pace/effort is required to avoid a DNF. Again, be familiar with the course. Runners often ask you how far the next aid station is or details on the course and they appreciate it when you have the answers.

Announcer

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Pre race announcements at Starting Line from 6:15-7:15.
Award Announcements at 8:30.

Location

All Months - Start Line at Jonila & Hollingsworth Dr
August - also awards announcer at finish area

Race Village

Food Service - Prep

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Assist to prepare (slice, separate) post-race food service.

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Park Parking

Food Service - Serve

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Monitor each service station and refill items as needed, making sure that food is distributed so that there is some left for runners finishing AFTER 8:00 PM

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Park Parking

Finisher Area Helping Hands/Cheer Squad

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Great for Groups! Be the first to greet the runners when they finish their journey as they cross the finish line. We need your help in the following areas:

Medals: Reward the runners by giving them their hard-earned medal. Duties include unwrapping medals and organizing on tables

Water distribution: Hand weary runners cups of water. Duties include setting up & restocking cups & filling with water.

Crowd Control: The runners are happy to be done. Some are waiting for their friends/family to cross. But we need to make sure everyone can get through so we don't have a back-up of runners waiting to cross the finish line. Duties include keeping runners moving efficiently through the chute, directing runners to the post-race area where they can wait for loved ones, grab a snack and relax.

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Park Parking

Post Race Shirt Exchange

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

August 8, 2020

Details

Relocate shirt distribution location to shirt exchange location and exchange shirts based on availability. Pack up remaining shirts for storage at end of shift.

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Park Parking

Awards Assistant

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

August 8, 2020

Details

Record who receives awards, then label and repackage awards for those not in attendance.

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Park Parking

Volunteer Coordinator

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Volunteers #makeithappen and while they don't earn a finisher medal for their effort they are the heart & soul of every event creating an exciting, safe, and rewarding experience for our participants.

With so many volunteers and so many roles/responsibilities, each race needs a coordinator to help get all the of who, what, where, when, why questions about a race answered and get everyone to the right spot on time.

If you are a take-charge individual and love being part of a project from start to finish, this is the role for you! Duties include working closely with the race planning committee and race director, communicating with the volunteers, ensuring information is dispersed in a timely manner, and ensuring all volunteers check-in, show up at their assigned location on time, and check out for each shift.

Volunteer coordinators are required to complete the Safe Sport Act Training, and attend race planning committee meetings as necessary for the race they are coordinating.

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Park
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr

Packet Pick Up

Race Number Assignment

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

June 12, 2020

June 13, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 6, 2020

August 7, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Be behind the scenes and be the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they pick up their race packet and prepare for this LRC race. Duties include greeting participants with smiles, looking up runners in registration database on computer kiosk and assigning race number & shirt type & size and answering questions/providing race information. Please review all the race information prior to your shift so you are familiar with the course, race restrictions and race day timeline.

Location

Thursday & Fridays
FITNICHE Lakeside Village
1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Saturdays
Boat Parking Area
Lake Hollingsworth Park
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr

Walk Up Registration

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

June 12, 2020

June 13, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 6, 2020

August 7, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Be behind the scenes and be the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they pick up their race packet and prepare for this LRC race. Duties include greeting participants with smiles, looking up runners in registration database on computer kiosk and assigning race number & shirt type & size and answering questions/providing race information. Please review all the race information prior to your shift so you are familiar with the course, race restrictions and race day timeline.

Must have clearance from the LRC Board to handle cash box, please verify before registering.

Location

Thursday & Fridays
FITNICHE Lakeside Village
1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Saturdays
Boat Parking Area
Lake Hollingsworth Park
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr

Shirt Distribution

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

August 6, 2020

August 7, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Be behind the scenes and be the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they pick up their race packet and prepare for this LRC race. Duties include greeting participants with smiles, distributing shirts, and answering questions/providing race information. Please review all the race information prior to your shift so you are familiar with the course, race restrictions and race day timeline.

Need to be able to lift up to 30 lbs. Shirts will be sorted by gender & size.

Location

Thursday & Fridays
FITNICHE Lakeside Village
1523 Town Center Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803

Saturdays
Boat Parking Area
Lake Hollingsworth Park
929 Lake Hollingsworth Dr

Course Set Up & Tear Down

Pickup Equipment for Start & Finish Areas + Water Stop

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

June 12, 2020

July 10, 2020

August 7, 2020

Details

Need to be able to lift 50 lbs. Be prepared to be sweaty & dirty.

Location

LRC Storage Shed then Race Site

Set Up for Key Materials for Volunteers

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

get primary equipment staged so volunteers can set up their areas when they arrive

Location

Lake Hollingsworth Yacht Club

Pick up Course Marking Supplies

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

June 12, 2020

July 10, 2020

August 7, 2020

Details

Assist Course Manager to pick up chalk, cones & signage

Location

LRC Storage Shed

Set Up Race Venue

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Set Up Start Line, Finish Line, Race Village & Water Stop

Location

Start Line - Jonila & Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Finish Line - Yacht Club Parking Lot
Village - Lake Hollingsworth Park
Water Stop - Lake Hollingsworth Drive & Ingrahm

Mark, Set up & Pick up Course

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

Details

Use USATF Course Certification Map & RRCA guidelines to chalk directional arrows and set out cones to direct runners.

Location

Lake Hollingsworth

Load UHaul After Race & Return Equipment to Shed

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

June 13, 2020

July 11, 2020

August 8, 2020

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