Frederick Women's Distance Festival

Saturday, August 6, 2022 Frederick, MD 21702 US Directions

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Race Bags

Stuff Race Bags

August 3, 2022

Details

We have some great giveaways this year for our runners, and we need to get it all stuffed into bags in preparation for packet pickup.

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center - Room H-102A

Registration/Packet Pickup

Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration Lead

August 6, 2022

Details

Manage race-day registration volunteers. Hand out bibs, accept cash/check payments for race day registrations

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Early Packet Pickup at Frederick Community College

August 4, 2022

August 5, 2022

Details

Help us to hand out bibs/shirts/goody bags and handle in-person registrations at early Packet PIckup

Location

Student Center at Frederick Community College

Race Day Pre-registered Shirt Distribution

August 6, 2022

Details

Distribute race shirt to pre-registered runners when they pick up their bibs.

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Pre-Race Greeter

August 6, 2022

Details

Direct participants to the correct location to pick up their bibs or sign in as a volunteer.

Bib Pickup Helper

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Stand near the bib pickup tables and help runners to look up their bib numbers if they have not already done so and send them to the correct line/table to pick up their packets.

Race Venue Setup

Setup at FCC Student Center

August 5, 2022

August 6, 2022

Details

Set up tables, chairs, signs, etc at FCC Student Center

Hang Sponsor Banners

August 5, 2022

Details

This task involves pounding about 40 metal posts (with a post setter) into the grass and hanging our vinyl sponsor banners from them with bungees.

Location

Frederick Community College Student Center

Venue Cleanup

August 6, 2022

Details

At the end of the race, help to take down banners, put away tables, etc.

Aid Stations

Water Stop #1 - Hosted by Platinum Plus Sponsor TLC Bridal

August 6, 2022

Details

These positions are reserved for Platinum Plus Sponsor TLC Bridal
Help to set up water stop, fill cups, and hand water out to runners.
Location is on Claiborne Drive near the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne Dr. Meet the Water Stop Captain at the intersection for further instructions.

Park along Sundown Lane or Sundown Ct in Clover Hill.

Location

Intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne Drive

Water Stop #2

August 6, 2022

Details

Help to set up water stop, fill cups, and hand water out to runners.

Location is on Autumn Leaf near the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne Dr.

Meet the Water Stop Captain at the intersection for further instructions.

Park long Sundown Lane or Sundown Ct in Clover Hill.

Misting Station

August 6, 2022

Details

Set up a couple of hoses and gently offer a cooling spray for runners to pass through on the Clover Hill part of the course. For runners who would prefer not to get wet, make sure that only part of the road is in the spray zone.

Course Operations

Course Operations Lead

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Lead the logistics out on the course.
Track course marking, traffic control, course marshal placement, etc.
Coordinate with traffic control officers and lead course marshals.
Watch for problems/issues with race logistics/participants and communicate with the race director and other team leads as needed.

Parking Coordinator

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Setup parking cones, adjust barricades, check gates. Then meet up with other parking volunteers and give them instructions.

Direct Parking

August 6, 2022

Details

Direct arriving sponsors, vendors, volunteers and runners to the appropriate parking areas at FCC, and will ensure that volunteers, vendors, sponsors who park to temporarily drop off food or other equipment will promptly move their vehicle to other designated parking areas.

FCC Course Marshal Lead

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Arrive at FCC Student Center at 6:45am to get materials and intro from Course Operations Lead. Then meet FCC Course Marshals at :00am at Student Center, distribute assignments and direct them into position. The Fun Run starts at 7:30, so those course marshals need to be in place first.

FCC Course Marshals

August 6, 2022

Details

Meet up with FCC Course Marshal Lead at the FCC Student Center and proceed to assigned locations. Direct runners along the course as instructed.

Clover Hill Course Marshals

August 6, 2022

Details

Meet the Clover Hill course marshal lead at the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne (the intersection closest to Opossumtown Pike) and proceed to the assigned location. Guide (and cheer!) runners along the course as instructed. (Park along Sundown Lane or Sundown Ct).

Lead Biker

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Lead front-runners along race course for both the Little Women 1k Fun Run at 7:30am and the 5k race at 8:00am.

Back-of-the-Pack Ambassador

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help to ensure that the back of the pack has a great experience and the slower walkers are treated just as well as the front-runners.

Keep track of the back of the back participants. Alert the water stop volunteers and finish line crew when the last participant comes through.

Sponsor Management

Race Day Expo Host

August 6, 2022

Details

Help to set up the expo area with tables and chairs. Welcome exhibitors to the race site (sponsors, vendors, nonprofits). Direct them to assigned table/position and see that they have what they need. Check in on them periodically. If there are leftover shirts, offer them to sponsors once runner check-in is complete.

Race Day Expo host for non-profit exhibitors

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help to set up the non-profit area of the expo and welcome the exhibitors as they arrive.

Volunteer Management

Race Day Volunteer Coordinator

August 6, 2022

Details

Check-in race day volunteers who will be working in the FCC area - give out shirts, direct them to assignments. The Volunteer Check-in table will be inside the FCC Student Center.

Clover Hill Volunteer Coordinator and Course Operations Lead

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Setup Water Stop supplies.
Meet up with volunteer course marshals and other Clover Hill volunteers at the intersection of Autumn Leaf and Claiborne. Check them in and provide them with volunteer shirts and instructions. Direct course marshals into position. Then - keep an eye on the Clover Hill section of the race, watching for runners in distress, traffic issues, etc.

Finish Line Medals/Water/Food/Ice Water Towels

Finish Line Water/Medal Team Lead

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Meet up with the water distribution team, set out bottled water and ice at the finish line and see that the team distributes medals to the kids after the Fun Run, and bottled water to all the runners at the finish line.

Setup Food/Water tables at Finish Line, Distribute items to Finishing Runners

August 6, 2022

Details

RESERVED FOR CHARM CITY RUN volunteers.
Pack pre-packaged runner food into grab 'n go bags and set it out for our runners at the finish line. Set out water bottles. Setup and distribute ice-water cooling towels.
Hand out finisher medals to the fun run participants.

Bring 20 16-lb (or equivalent) bags of ice

August 6, 2022

Details

Purchase 20 16-lb bags of ice (or equivalent quantity) and bring to start/finish line by 7am to cool down the finish-line water bottles and cooling towels.

Expense will be reimbursed by the Steeplechasers.

Photography

Photo Booth

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Set up and staff photo booth on race day. Take photos and post online as instructed.

Photographer-Course

August 6, 2022

Details

Capture photos of our runners out on the course, including both the Little Women 1k Fun Run and the 5k.

Race Venue Photographer

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Capture the spirit of race day by focusing on volunteers, sponsors, sponsor signage, runners (off-course), awards, awardees and other fun and memorable aspects of the race. Also try to get photos of the start. (Another volunteer will be taking photos of each runner out on the course, so that aspect is already covered).

Awards

Staff Awards Table

August 6, 2022

Details

After bib pickup is complete (8:00am), set out and arrange the awards. Keep an eye on the awards during the race and help with award distribution.

Staff Random Prize Table

August 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

We will be drawing bib numbers for the random prizes during the race and the runners will pick up their prizes after they finish the race. This volunteer will write the winning bib numbers on the prepared poster and distribute the prizes to the winners.

Donate artistic or craft items for random prize drawing

At least 20 more volunteers needed.

Details

This year we are focusing on artistic or hand-crafted items for our random prize giveaway. We know that our runners and supporters have a variety of talents and the personal nature of a lovingly-made item holds a lot of value to our runner community.
Examples might include: drawing/painting, ceramics, quilting, embroidery, sewing, soap/candles, wood-working, glass-blowing, baking, jewelry, home decor, knitting. You get the idea.

Other Tasks

Timer Liaison

August 6, 2022

Details

Interface with timing company to ensure that the race is scored as planned and that the awards are identified correctly. Help to investigate/resolve issues raised by runners related to their results. Deliver validated awards sheet to race director to use in handing out awards at the awards ceremony.

Sing National Anthem

August 6, 2022

Details

Sing the National Anthem at the Start Line a few minutes before the 8:00am start of the race

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