So you don’t want to run but you still want to join in on the fun.  BE A VOLUNTEER!  Please click the button and send a message to our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Volunteers Needed to fill participants gift bags, Registration and Packet Pick-Up
Volunteers Needed: 20
Available Hours:
 Thursday, August 27th: 11:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., in 3-hour shifts
Friday, August 26th: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., in 3-hour shifts.

Saturday, August 27h: 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in 3-hour shirts.

We will need volunteers to get the Race Bibs ready for our runners
and to work the pre-registration tables, greet runners and distribute pre-registration packets and shirts on Friday, August 26th at Crunch Fitness Newport News, VA.
We'll also need trained volunteers to register runners the morning of the race – early Saturday, August 27th.  Volunteers are asked to be able to work a full 3 hour shift.

Two Team Captains* are needed to lead volunteer shifts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We would love to use the same volunteers on Thursday and Friday to assist with race registration on Saturday morning. Prerequisite: Must love to smile)!
Volunteers Needed: 8
Hours: Friday Evening 5:00 pm  - 7:00 pm and Saturday Morning: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Another bonding opportunity! Volunteers that like to setup things apart (okay, down) will be responsible for helping to-up, take equipment down, load it to trailers and trucks and help 'leave the park as pristine as when we arrived". Volunteers should expect light to moderate lifting.
Volunteers Needed: 
Hours: Saturday, August 27th: 7a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Are you one of those infectiously friendly people? We need you to take care of our great volunteers! Hospitality volunteers should be comfortable assisting and providing direction to other event volunteers on race day. They will help feed our volunteers and pass out shirts and other tokens of thanks. We'll also need you to be ready to answer questions concerning race events. 
Gear Check
Volunteers Needed: 4 
Hours: Saturday, August 27th: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
So what DO runners do with their keys, cell phones and sunglasses? Leave them with Gear Check, of course! Volunteers needed to receive athletes' personal gear, bag it, mark it, and store it at race start-up and release it back the finish. 
Course Marshals
Volunteers Needed: 20
Hours: Saturday, August 27th: 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Ever want to be a Marshal? These folks are positioned at specific areas and intersections on the race route. Your job is to ensure that runners remain safely on the designated route, direct the runners on the course where changes of direction occur and hold back traffic. You are the eyes and ears of the Race Director in case a runner needs help.
Course Marshals will receive instructions and assignments before race start and will be dismissed once the race has finished. 
Water Stops
Volunteers Needed: 8-10
Hours: Saturday, August 27th: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Volunteers will set up water stops before the race and staff water stations along the course. You'll hand out water to runners and pick up empty cups and clean up post-race. Enthusiasm a must! 
Start/Finish Line
Volunteers Needed: 15

Hours: Saturday, August 27th: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Do you like to see runners cross the finish line? This job is for you! Volunteers will direct athletes through the finish chute, encourage them to keep moving and control the chute area. You'll have to (kindly) direct spectators to stay clear of the clock and not crowd the finish line so runners can freely pass through. The best part: distribute water to the runners and direct finishers and spectators to refreshments and post-race activities. Fun, huh?
Medical Volunteers 
Volunteers Needed: 5
Hours: Saturday, August 27th: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Medical Volunteers will provide non-technical support (water, ice, towels) and any other assistance deemed necessary by our contracted Medical Team on site. Certified MD's, RN's/LPN's, EMT's, CMT's are encouraged to register. We love our nurses, medics, techs and docs!
Volunteers Needed: 8
Hours: Saturday, August 27th: 11:0 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Another bonding opportunity! Volunteers that like to tear things apart (okay, down) will be responsible for helping to clean-up, take equipment down, load it to trailers and trucks and help 'leave the park as pristine as when we arrived". Volunteers should expect light to moderate lifting.
1. We would love to have our Team Captains have previous race experience in the desired area. But if not, a desire to take charge is a must! Please tell us about your experience when registering.

2. If you are volunteering on Saturday morning, please do not plan to run in the race. You might not be able to do both.

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