We love our volunteers!
We appreciate our volunteers, and know how vital they are to making SEOTR events successful! To show our appreciation SEOTR wants to give race credit to all volunteers of our races. Below is a list of positions and race credits that can be earned!
Types of Volunteer Positions.
AID STATION CAPTAIN ($12/hour of race credit):
Aid station captains are responsible for recruiting a team of aid station workers (2-4) to be at the aid station they are in charge of for the entire race, or to coordinate worker shifts for longer races. Aid station captains will coordinate with the race director on getting all equipment, food, and hydration to the aid station location, as well as coordinate with the race director to plan/provide/reimburse for all AS supplies. AS Captain will be in charge of setting up and tearing down the site to return to race headquarters. AS captains must be enthusiastic and provide an awesome atmosphere for participants, AS workers, and/or crew members/spectators. AS Captains have the freedom to create a theme, decorate, and/or provide music or any type of fun ideas they wish too! AS Captains may also be responsible for enforcing cut-off times and provide directions to the participants. Some AS Captains may need to organize participant drop bags.
AID STATION WORKER ($10/hour of race credit):
Aid station workers are under the charge of the AS Captains. Each Aid Station will need 2-4 aid station workers based on the size of the race and the size of the aid station. AS Workers are in charge of assisting all race participants equally and providing care, encouragement, and supplies. AS Workers may need to refill water bottles, packs, handout food, retrieve drop bags, and do many more things for the participants to make their race a success! Workers will also need to prepare hydration and food and restock items as needed during the race. Some AS Workers may also be in charge of tracking runners and their time electronically or manually on paper. Workers also assist the AS Captain in setting up and tearing down the site.
REGISTRATION AND TIMING ($10/hour of race credit):
Volunteers may assist in the registration process and timing at the finish line. These volunteers must be very well organized and work well with checking in participants, issuing their bib numbers and race packets either the day before the race or the morning of the race. These volunteers may also need to fill out bib information manually or electronically. Working at the finish line timers need to have a good understanding of the system being used to time the race, whether it is hand-timed or electronically-timed. Timers need to be constantly aware and ready once the first finisher crosses the line.
COURSE MARKING ($10/hour of race credit):
Course Markers are in charge of marking the entire course prior to the day of the race. This involves putting up flagging, arrows, chalk and/or signs along the entire course. Course Marking requires a good understanding of the course and all intersections and trails along the course. There can be several volunteers marking the course at once and they can work with the race director to coordinate which sections to complete.
COURSE SWEEPING ($10/hour of race credit):
Course Sweepers are in charge of running the race course behind the last participant to; 1.) make sure every participant is safe and on course; 2.) pick up any trash that they come across and; 3.) remove any course markings. Sweepers may run the entire course or sections of the course and will work with other sweepers to make sure every section is covered. Sweepers may need to run/walk with a pack to carry all course markings and trash.
COURSE MARSHAL ($10/hour of race credit):
Races may have one or several Course Marshals. A Course Marshal is in charge of making sure all of the course markings are in their proper positions on race day. This may include changing signs and arrows once the race has passed through a particular intersection or replacing markings that have been tampered with from mother nature or vandals. A Course Marshal must have a thorough understanding of the course and all intersections and turns.
RACE SET-UP/TEAR-DOWN ($10/hour of race credit):
Volunteers may assist the race director in setting up before the race and tearing down after the race. This work involves putting up tents, tables, chairs, etc. at the finish line area, as well as building the finish line chute and banners Similar work is required in tearing down the race site and putting equipment in their proper bins and loading it into a vehicle or trailer. These volunteers may also assist aid stations in setting up or tearing down.
PARKING AND SHUTTLES ($10/hour of race credit):
Certain races require parking volunteers to direct traffic to a specific parking lot or to organize a safe area. Shuttles may also be needed to transport runners from an overflow parking lot to the finish line and then back to their cars after the race. Parking Volunteers are in charge of getting participants to the correct parking lot in a safe and orderly manner.
VOLUNTEER CREDIT POLICIES:
credit is a one time use only (cannot use on multiple events)
credit can be transferred to immediate family members
volunteer must email the race director prior to registering to redeem credit
volunteer credit is good for 2 years; they expire two years after event date
volunteers must have a positive attitude and put all participants first!
the use of alcohol and/or marijuana is prohibited while volunteering
race director has the right to provoke credit if prior two policies are disobeyed