Prepare packet pickup bags with future race flyers and assorted sponsor items. Picture walking around a table in circles while laughing and bonding with friends.
Verify participant identification, assign bib numbers, present individual with a race swag and remind them to grab their safety pins. This can be in the evening pre-race, or on race day morning and is a great way to meet our local running community and get to know them by name.
This is the life source for runners during a race. You’ll be stationed at a specific location and focused on directing runners along the route, while protecting them from traffic. You’ll be equipped with important race information to help communicate what mile they are at, how far until the next aid station and where the nearest potty is. It is recommended to bring a chair, water, and light snack for this task depending on location and timeframe. Depending on the season, sunscreen, bug spray, rain jacket, gloves, hat and other items are helpful. At check-in, you’ll be given a course map with all of your instructions and important phone numbers, a safety vest and caution flags. Don’t forget you’re also a cheerleader. so be sure to bring along that cowbell and even a portable speaker to play music.
See how quickly you can empty your table of water and Gatorade cups, while someone else simultaneously, frantically tries to keep your table stocked with full cups. You’ll become skilled at holding two cups in the palm of each hand with arms extended outward, calling out whether you have water or Gatorade. You may even get wet and sticky — bonus!
SETUP / TEAR DOWN
Did you think races appeared overnight? No way! With our expert team, you can help unload trucks and trailers to assemble the race starting line and finish line. You may also be asked to help set up course markers and after-party areas, as well as putting everything back in the truck at the end of the event.