Volunteer Sign Up
In order to assist you in deciding where you are best suited to volunteer in the T-Day race this year, we have developed the following guidelines.
First, there are two broad categories: Indoors and Outdoors
These jobs are for those who prefer to stay warm and dry during their service. But that doesn’t mean they are easy – you should carefully decide which task fits your personality type best.
If you always follow the Boy Scout Motto “Be Prepared” and do not like to leave things for the last minute, consider the following jobs:
EARLY PACKET PICK-UP
Held Wednesday, November 22 in the afternoon at Ad Astra Running. A working knowledge of the English alphabet is helpful.
FOOD & WATER PICK-UP
A pick-up literally is useful, but not essential. Also a desire to do some heavy lifting, as in boxes of fresh fruit and cases of bottled water. These are to be delivered to Woodlawn School Wednesday evening.
SIGN TAPER UPPER
This would be a great job for the passive-aggressive type who likes to tell people where to go but wishes to avoid directly telling them. If several persons are vying for this job, height will be considered an advantage. This will be done in Woodlawn School on Wednesday evening.
These jobs are all basically for wimps, i.e. those who cringe at the thought of getting their little toesies or fingers cold working outside in November.
PRE-REGISTERED PACKET HAND OUT
A working knowledge of the alphabet is useful. Really, that’s about all it takes folks. Well, there's always the little problem of someone wanting to pick up their packet, but there is no packet under that name. After verifying that they did not indeed enter the Witness Protection Program and change their name since they registered, there will be an unfortunate soul running around who unknowingly selected the volunteer shirt with "Race Director" printed on the back to refer them to.
DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION
Here, it can get interesting if you are the dramatic type – will the guy who runs in with five minutes to spare before gun time really be able to get registered and get to the start line on time? Actually, we already have a great day of registration crew and anyone who wants to join them will have to get special permission from Molly.
Clothing Bag Drop Table
Two-three people to collect clothing bags for storage during the run. Keep in order for easy retrieval.
If you are the nurturing type, please consider being on the . . .
These people need only a basic understanding of fractions i.e., to half a banana means to cut it into two pieces, to quarter an orange means to cut it into four pieces. You should also be prepared to prove that you can be trusted with sharp objects, such as knives. This job involves getting to the school before the crack of dawn to prepare and put out all the race refreshments in the school cafeteria.
If you are more of the warm & fuzzy positive reinforcement type, please consider volunteering for the
These people get to meet and greet all the excited happy award winners and hand them a lovely medal. There are just no negatives to this job until you realize you gave the woman the 2nd overall prize when she should have gotten the 2nd in her age group prize! This will require some "splainin" when the real 2nd overall winner arrives.
There will be a table where we will sell shirts and miscellaneous items left over from previous years. This job will involve handling cash, again explaining the Neanderthal thing about no plastic. This should be a warm and cozy job that hopefully results in fewer boxes of old stuff in my basement.