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Run for the Parks!

Thursday, November 19th, 2015 to Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

About

PositionsMany Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close Date12 hours before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age LimitTeens & Older
Description
Get out those running shoes and head to our beautiful green spaces to show appreciation for Fayetteville's parks & trails! This race has something for all runners with three distance options: Long (8.5 miles), Medium (4.5 miles), or Short (2.5 miles). 

WhenSunday, November 22, 2015
WhereAll races will utilize the backbone of our trail system (Clear Creek, Scull Creek, Frisco Trails) and finish in Walker Park.
Long Distance StartLake Fayetteville (8:00am)
Medium Distance Start: Gordon Long Park (8:30am) 
Short Distance Start: Wilson Park (9:00am)
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities --- sorry, you'll have to leave furry four-legged friends at home.
What: Run for the Parks is a chance for runners and walkers to show their support for the City of Fayetteville parks and trails! With several distance options and a festive finish area - we hope this race can find the runner hiding in everyone. 

There will be a packet pick up option the day prior. Day of packet pick up will also be available. Start times per distance will vary by 30 minutes. Shuttles will be available at Walker Park prior to the race to take participants to their starting locations. More specific details will be posted in September!

Volunteers
Several volunteers are needed for a variety of fun roles with this event! If you are looking to get involved, we have opportunities for you! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and duties vary from race packet assembly, race packet pick up, event set-up and participant check-in to course monitors and finish line assistants. Contact tgaulke@fayetteville-ar.gov if interested.
Requirements
Must be available to work at least a three hour shift. Familiarity with racing events is helpful.
PerksVolunteer T-Shirt! Great excuse to be outside on a lovely fall day! You don't even have to run, just cheer for those who are!
CausesCommunity Sports & Recreation
SkillsEvent Planning First Aid / CPR Race Registration Race Waterstops Recreational Activities
GivePulse
48 Positions Filled | 16 Impacts | 43 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (11)

ShiftStartEndDescriptionPositions
 
 
 
Packet AssemblyThu, Nov 19 4:00pmThu, Nov 19 6:00pmAssist with preparing race packets for all participants

Packet assembly will take place at FPR office, 1455 S. Happy Hollow Rd, Fayetteville Parks & Recreation office, Fayetteville, AR 72701
1/2Over
Packet Pick Up - FridayFri, Nov 20 5:45pmFri, Nov 20 8:15pmAssist with packet pick up, provide information to runners about the upcoming event, confirm any last minute details or questions for participants.

Packet pick up will take place at Academy Sports from 6-8pm, Academy Sports, Fayetteville location, Fayetteville, AR 72701
2/2Over
Packet Pick Up - SaturdaySat, Nov 21 3:45pmSat, Nov 21 6:15pmAssist with packet pick up, provide information to runners about the upcoming event, confirm any last minute details or questions for participants.

Packet pick up will take place at Academy Sports from 4-6pm, Academy Sports, Fayetteville location, Fayetteville, AR 72701
2/2Over
Course Marking AssistantSun, Nov 22 5:00amSun, Nov 22 8:00amPlace signage along the course and insure trail is free of hazards and obstacles for the event

Meet at Walker and disperse to other trail sections from there., 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
3/3Over
Participant Check-In / RegistrationSun, Nov 22 6:15amSun, Nov 22 8:45amAssist day of race with checking in participants and confirming registration.

The event will be staged on the south end of Walker Park in the baseball complex., 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
5/6Over
Starting Line AssistantSun, Nov 22 7:00amSun, Nov 22 9:30amEach starting location will have a couple people on hand to organize runners and ensure that each race starts at the correct time. Many move to course location after start if needed.

Volunteers will be assigned to one of the three starts. (Lake Fayetteville, Gordan Long, or Wilson Park), 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
8/8Over
Water/Aid StationSun, Nov 22 7:30amSun, Nov 22 9:30amWill be set up along the course with water and first aid supplies to assist runners if needed

Location of water/aid station will be near North St / Scull Creek, 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
2/2Over
Race Course MonitorsSun, Nov 22 7:30amSun, Nov 22 10:00amWill assist at street crossings along the course. Keep runners safe and caution vehicles of race in progress. May move to two different points over duration of race.

Various locations along trail, 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
11/16Over
Pancake Crew!Sun, Nov 22 8:00amSun, Nov 22 10:30amHelp to cook and serve post-race pancakes to runners. If you can flip a flapjack with a smile - we could use you!

The event will be staged on the south end of Walker Park in the baseball complex., 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
5/5Over
Finish Line AssistantSun, Nov 22 8:00amSun, Nov 22 10:30amAssist timing company with capturing accurate records of race. Keep runners in finishing order until bib numbers are collected. Provide results to race director for awards.

The event will be staged on the south end of Walker Park in the baseball complex., 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
4/4Over
Event Clean UpSun, Nov 22 10:00amSun, Nov 22 12:00pmAssist with collecting course signage and cleaning up finish area.

The event will be staged on the south end of Walker Park in the baseball complex., 10 W 15th Street, Walker Park, Fayetteville, AR 72701
5/5Over

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Tiffany Gaulke wrote on November 18th, 2015

Woo hoo, Run for the Parks is THIS SUNDAY!

You should have received an email from me (Tiffany) with more details on your volunteer shift(s). Please read through the email and more importantly the attachments with it PRIOR to your shift. The attachment explains when/where you need to check in and then report for working the event(s).

Extra hands are always helpful - so feel free to bring a friend with on Sunday, especially if you are a Race Course Monitor.

Thanks much!
Tiffany

Tiffany Gaulke wrote on November 9th, 2015

Hello "RuN FoR ThE PaRkS" volunteers -- more information will be emailed to you late next week about your specific duties for the event.
We look forward to having your assistance on 11/22/15 (or sooner in some cases)!