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2016 Turkey Day Run Chicago 5K/8K

Saturday, November 19th, 2016 to Thursday, November 24th, 2016
This event has ended. If you attended, let the organizer know by recording your impact!

About

ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close DateAny time before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description
Bird is the word on November 24 - Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with Chicago’s longest running Thanksgiving tradition; the original Turkey Day Run Chicago! The Turkey Day Run Chicago brings family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way.

By volunteering you'll be supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository ensuring no Chicagoan goes hungry this Thanksgiving. You can help by bringing cans of food to either packet pick-up or on race day.
PerksAll volunteers will receive a complimentary Turkey Day Beanie along with snacks and beverages. Individuals and groups are invited!

There are also fundraising opportunities at our events for groups!

Please wear comfortable and warm clothes and tennis shoes. Water and snacks will be provided but I would recommend bringing an extra water bottle to stay hydrated.
Parking DetailsWe are highly encouraging public transportation. Free neighborhood street parking is available, but plan to arrive early to find a spot. Parking is available at Lincoln Park Zoo on Cannon Drive for a fee.
*Note – Fullerton between Stockton and Lake Shore Drive AND the Northbound & Southbound Fullerton exits off Lake Shore Drive will close at 8:45 a.m.
CausesChildren & Youth Community Health & Medicine Homeless & Housing Hunger Sports & Recreation Women
SkillsCleanups Event Planning First Aid / CPR Fitness Food Distribution Food Drives Help w/People Marketing Medical Race Registration Race Waterstops Recreational Activities Sports
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326 Positions Filled | 135 Impacts | 673 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (30)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Nov 19 9:30am
End: Sat, Nov 19 2:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
10/10Over
Start: Sat, Nov 19 9:30am
End: Sat, Nov 19 6:30pm
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Sat, Nov 19 1:30pm
End: Sat, Nov 19 6:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
10/10Over
Start: Sun, Nov 20 10:30am
End: Sun, Nov 20 2:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
17/18Over
Start: Sun, Nov 20 10:30am
End: Sun, Nov 20 5:30pm
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Nov 20 1:30pm
End: Sun, Nov 20 5:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
10/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 23 9:30am
End: Wed, Nov 23 3:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Parking lots with a 3-hour time limit are just south of the store on Leland Avenue next to CTA Brown Line Western station. Metered street parking is also available on Lincoln, Western or Lawrence avenues with a 2-hour limit., Fleet Feet Lincoln Square - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 4762 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
8/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 23 9:30am
End: Wed, Nov 23 3:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
19/19Over
Start: Wed, Nov 23 12:00pm
End: Wed, Nov 23 5:00pm
Assist the staff with setting up the start and finish areas.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
3/8Over
Start: Wed, Nov 23 2:30pm
End: Wed, Nov 23 8:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Parking lots with a 3-hour time limit are just south of the store on Leland Avenue next to CTA Brown Line Western station. Metered street parking is also available on Lincoln, Western or Lawrence avenues with a 2-hour limit., Fleet Feet Lincoln Square - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 4762 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
0/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 23 2:30pm
End: Wed, Nov 23 8:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
10/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 23 4:30pm
End: Wed, Nov 23 7:30pm
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 5:30am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Assist with providing information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Lincoln Park, Check-in at the Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Help setup the registration and awards area, assist Athlete Services during the event then help teardown the are following the event.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
33/40Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Assist in the setup, game assisting and tear-down of the Turkey Tailgate. Games include Turkey Bowling, Football Throw, Cornhole Toss, Costume Contest and Kid Zone Tent and more!

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
20/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 12:15pm
Gear Check Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their respective volunteer team, and will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns on race day.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
These individuals will be in charge of managing start corral volunteers, making sure the pre-race water is setup and manned properly than making sure the volunteers are in place for the kids race.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 1:30pm
You will be assigned where needed most throughout race day. Your main point of contact is Yasamin, Volunteer Coordinator. A preassigned schedule has been made for your group but tasks are subject to change on race day.

Lincoln Park, Check-in at the Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60614
11/20Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:15am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:30am
This positions give runners a peace of mind during pre and post-race, than knowing their belongings are safely stored. Duties include labeling and organizing runner's belongings when they drop off, and retrieving them in a timely manner at the end of the race. Bending and lifting up to 12lbs is required for this role. Teardown of gear check area is also included in this position.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
35/45Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:45am
End: Thu, Nov 24 12:00pm
These individuals will be in charge of managing Volunteers within the finish chute.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
3/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 6:50am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:30am
Setup the finish chute and hand out fluids and product after athletes cross the finish line.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
29/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 7:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Assist with the setup of the start line, assist Start Line Coordinators during the event, man the pre-race water, help teardown the start then assist at the kids race at 10am

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
21/40Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 7:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Assist the Turkey Mascot throughout the Turkey Tailgate festivities.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 7:15am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Fluid Station Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their respective volunteer team, and will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns on race day.

Free street parking is available on Montrose Dr. The fluid station will be located driectly on the Lake front path just south of Montrose Dr. Look for the port-a-johns and fluid station tables to locate the fluid station., Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, 600 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 7:15am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Fluid Station Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their respective volunteer team, and will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns on race day.

Parking is available in the Recreation Drive parking lot or Belmont Harbor. The fluid station is located directly on the Lake Front Path just south of Recreation Drive parking lot. Look for the port-a-johns to locate the fluid station., Lake Shore Drive and Recreation Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, 3650 N Recreation Drive, Chicago, IL 60613
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 7:30am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Work with the Fluid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then teardown the station following the last runner.

Parking is located on W Montrose Ave.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
38/38Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 7:30am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
Work with the Fluid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then teardown the station following the last runner.

Parking is available in the Recreation Drive parking lot or Belmont Harbor. The fluid station is located directly on the Lake Front Path just south of Recreation Drive parking lot. Look for the port-a-johns to locate the fluid station., Lake Shore Drive and Recreation Drive - Check in with your Captain, 3650 N Recreation Drive, Chicago, IL 60613
25/25Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 7:30am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:30am
Assist with medical needs in a tent on the course or on site. Exact placement will be determined race morning. Medical knowledge required, medical professional licensing is preferred (EMT, Paramedic, RN, PT, MD).

Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at Main Medical Tent, w/ Terri, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
4/20Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 8:00am
End: Thu, Nov 24 11:00am
These individuals will be placed on the course to ensure the athletes stay on course and to make sure all athletes and spectators are safe.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
6/10Over
Start: Thu, Nov 24 9:30am
End: Thu, Nov 24 1:30pm
Assist the staff with tearing down and loading equipment trucks.

Parking is available with a parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email ysabeti@lifetimefitness.com to receive a complimentary parking pass., Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent, 2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive), Chicago, IL 60614
2/10Over