Group Volunteers

To sign up your group to volunteer contact J&A Racing’s Director of Volunteers Josh Wade at 757-412-1056, or josh@jandaracing.com. Groups should consist of 10 or more individuals.

Volunteer Shifts

Packet Pick-up/T-Shirts

  • Thursday, 3:00pm – 6:30pm

Start Line

  • Thursday, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Finish Line

  • Thursday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Finish Line Catchers

  • Thursday, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Post-race Party Assist

  • Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Water Station

  • Thursday, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Course Marshal

  • Thursday, 5:00pm – 9:00pm

 

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Packet Pick Up/T-Shirts

Description: Volunteers are assigned to two areas within packet pick-up – race packets and t-shirt distribution. Volunteers for race packets will verify participants’ identities and give them their race bibs. Volunteers for t-shirt distribution will hand out race t-shirts and goody bags to participants.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 3.5 hours on race day (Thursday).

Check in Location: Volunteer Check in Tent; Harbor Park east lot

What to Wear: Volunteers will be in the concourse area of Harbor Park, relatively protected from the weather. Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Start Line

Description: Volunteers at the 5k start line assist race staff in putting up the start line arch, preparing and securing start corrals, controlling pre-race start crowds, assisting with corral control and movement during the wave start, and assisting with corral breakdown after the start.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 1.5 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check in Tent; Harbor Park east lot

What to Wear: Volunteers for this position will be outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Finish Line

Description: Volunteers at the finish line assist race staff distributing medals, food, water, and other items to finishers.

Time Commitment: Maximum 3 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check in Tent; Harbor Park east lot

What to Wear: Finish line volunteers are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Finish Line Catcher

Description: Volunteers for this position will be assisting the medical staff in identifying and assisting runners who might be having difficulties as they approach and cross the finish line. Volunteers will NOT be required to provide medical assistance.

NOTE: Volunteers for this position must be at least 18 years old.

Time Commitment: Maximum 3 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check in Tent; Harbor Park east lot

What to Wear: Finish line volunteers are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Post-Race Party Assist

Description: Volunteers for this position will assist in beer pouring. Tasks include marking runners’ bibs as they receive their free beer.

NOTE: Volunteers for this position must be at least 21 years old.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 3 hours on race day

Check in Location: Volunteer Check in Tent; Harbor Park east lot

What to Wear: Post Race Party Assist should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Water Station

Description: Volunteers for the single water station set up tables and cups of fluid before the race, pass out that fluid during the race, then break down and clean up the water station after the race. Water station volunteers are also encouraged to cheer on participants as they pass by!

Time Commitment: Maximum 3 hours on race day

Check in Location: TBD

What to Wear: Water station volunteers are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Course Marshal

Description: Course Marshals are assigned to intersections and other critical points to prevent vehicle and pedestrian encroachment on the course during the race. As part of their assignment, course marshals are encouraged to cheer on participants and have fun!

NOTE: Volunteers for this position must be at least 18 years old.

Time Commitment: Maximum 4 hours on race day

Check in Location: TBD

What to Wear: Course marshals are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.