Volunteer Opportunities

In order for the 2017 Minnesota State Capitol Run@Work Day 5K Run/Walk to happen, we need your help.   There are many opportunities to assist either in the days leading up to the event or the day of, including: race packet assembly, race packet pickup, same-day registration, water table/course clean-up, course marshal, photographer, and more!

Race Packet Assembly – Wednesday 9/13–before event day

Volunteers Needed: 5 | Location: MnDOT | Time Commitment: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (1 hr.)

Help assemble race-day bags and stuff with giveaways, pins, and other items

Race Packet Pickup – Thursday 9/14–before event day

Volunteers Needed: 6 | Location: MnDOT | Time Commitment: 11 A.m. -1 p.m. (2 hrs.)

Hand out race numbers, t-shirts, and race packets to pre-registered participants and assist registration of new participants

Same-Day Registration – Event day (Friday 9/15)

Volunteers Needed: 4 | Location: Event Grounds | Time Commitment: 10:15-11:30 a.m. (1.25 hrs.)

Hand out race numbers, t-shirts, and race packets to pre-registered participants and assist registration of new participants

Water Table / Course Clean-Up – Event day (Friday 9/15)

Volunteers Needed: 4 | Location: Turn-Around Pt. | Time Commitment: 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (1.5 hrs.)

Fill and hand out water cups to participants as they pass by, and pick up discarded cups. Does not require setting up or taking down the table, cups or water.

Course Marshal – Event day (Friday 9/15)

Volunteers Needed: 24 | Location: Course Route | Time Commitment: 11:15 a.m. -12:45 p.m. (1.5 hrs.)

Course marshals are stationed along the course route, primarily at street corners to direct & encourage runners during the event. The course is well-marked, and St. Paul Police Dept. provides road barriers, cones and officers along the course to help restrict traffic and ensure a safe route. Course Marshals provide extra guidance to runners, answer questions, and encourage participants during the event.

Photographer – Event day (Friday 9/15)

Volunteers Needed: 2 | Location: Event Grounds | Time Commitment: 11 a.m. -1 p.m. (2 hrs.)

Take a variety of pictures before, during and after the official event during the opening/closing ceremonies and the start/finish lines.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us and indicate you’re interested in volunteering.

Volunteers Needed! The Run@Work Day 5K Run/Walk is in need of several course marshals. Maybe you are not interested in running or walking the event, but would still like to participate. Enjoy some time outside and volunteer to be a course marshal! Contact the committee if you’re interested in volunteering at the event. Tip: You’ll still earn yourself a free event t-shirt by volunteering!

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