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2017 Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K

Thursday, May 18th to Sunday, May 21st, 2017
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Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description

Start your race season on the right foot with the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K! Volunteering is a great way for future participants, friends, and family members of current participants, to get a close-up and behind the scenes view of the event.

2017 Race Changes!
We’re excited to announce some new changes for the 2017 Chicago Spring Half Marathon and 10K! Please pay special attention to the check-in location for your shift(s) as some of our check-in addresses have changed. The new addresses are very close to the ones from last year so it won’t change your commute drastically.

New Venue
This year, the finish festival of the Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K will be at Maggie Daley Park which is just steps away from our previous venue, Lake Shore East Park.

Maggie Daley Park
337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

New Course
The Chicago Spring Half Marathon & 10K will start and finish along Columbus Drive, adjacent to our new race venue, Maggie Daley Park. The course will utilize a combination of closed streets and Lakefront Path giving way to sweeping views of Chicago’s famed skyline and Lake Michigan. With our new course, the Start Line, Finish Line, and a few of our Aid Stations will be at different locations.

Gatorade Endurance Formula
We’re proud to be partnered with Gatorade to provide Gatorade Endurance Formula on course at every Aid Station this year. Your Aid Station Captain will give you mixing instructions on race day.

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PerksAll volunteers will receive the following:
- All volunteers will receive a race crew shirt
- All volunteers will receive complimentary snacks and/or a light meal and water
- All volunteers can also fulfill volunteer time for school or community programs, meet a new friend or business contact, increase social and relationship skills, increase self-confidence, increase communication skills, increase managerial skills, sense of achievement, create new interests or hobbies, new experience, meet a diverse range of people, career experience directly related to the following areas: medical, event management, sports management, sports marketing, communication
Parking DetailsSunday - Maggie Daley
We have discounted $15 flat rate parking for up to 12 hours for our volunteers at Millennium Lakeside Garage!
--- You can pick up your parking validation ticket at the Volunteer Tent on race morning. Special thanks to Millennium Lakeside Garages for offering a discount for our wonderful volunteers! Please use the Southbound entrance. The Northbound entrance on Columbus, between Monroe and Randolph will be closed due to the race.

Sunday - Aid Stations
Please meet directly at your Aid Station. There is a parking lot located near each Aid Station but standard rates apply.

Friday & Saturday - Fleet Feet Old Town
We recommend public transportation or street parking behind Piper’s Alley or on North Ave if you’re volunteering at Packet Pickup at Fleet Feet Old Town.
CausesCommunity General Service Health & Medicine Sports & Recreation
SkillsCleanups Communications Event Planning First Aid / CPR Fitness Food Distribution Fundraising Marketing Medical Race Registration Race Waterstops Recreational Activities Sports
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549 Positions Filled | 220 Impacts | 1,467 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (42)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, May 18 11:00am
End: Thu, May 18 3:00pm
Help stuff goody bags prior to packet pickup. Help the athlete services team set out bibs, shirts, and other athlete items for packet pickup.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is your best bet!), 1620 N. Wells St., Check-in with a staff member when you arrive., Chicago, IL 60614
2/2Over
Start: Fri, May 19 3:30pm
End: Fri, May 19 8:30pm
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Athletes follow a procession along marked tables to accumulate all the materials needed for race-day.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is your best bet!), 1620 N. Wells St., Check-in with a staff member when you arrive., Chicago, IL 60614
15/15Over
Start: Fri, May 19 3:30pm
End: Fri, May 19 8:30pm
Packet Pickup Captains will be responsible for managing key areas at Packet Pickup related to Bibs, Shirts and Goody Bags, Bib Look-Up, Directional, and Info. Captains are responsible for working with race staff to make sure everyone has the information and tools they need, making sure volunteers remain on task, and helping provide excellent customer service. Training and instructions will be available prior to the event.

Check in with Volunteer Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
2/2Over
Start: Sat, May 20 9:30am
End: Sat, May 20 2:30pm
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Athletes follow a procession along marked tables to accumulate all the materials needed for race-day.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is your best bet!), 1620 N. Wells St., Check-in with a staff member when you arrive., Chicago, IL 60614
13/15Over
Start: Sat, May 20 9:30am
End: Sat, May 20 6:30pm
Packet Pickup Captains will be responsible for managing key areas at Packet Pickup related to Bibs, Shirts and Goody Bags, Bib Look-Up, Directional, and Info. Captains are responsible for working with race staff to make sure everyone has the information and tools they need, making sure volunteers remain on task, and helping provide excellent customer service. Training and instructions will be available prior to the event.

Check in with Volunteer Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
2/2Over
Start: Sat, May 20 1:30pm
End: Sat, May 20 7:00pm
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Athletes follow a procession along marked tables to accumulate all the materials needed for race-day.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is your best bet!), 1620 N. Wells St., Check-in with a staff member when you arrive., Chicago, IL 60614
14/15Over
Start: Sun, May 21 4:30am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Athlete Services Captains will work with the Athlete Services Coordinator to help with will call, results, and the awards ceremony. Captains will need to ensure efficiency on race day by filling in where needed and communicating clear instructions and information to the athletes and volunteers.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
2/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 4:45am
End: Sun, May 21 12:30pm
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.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
2/2Over
Start: Sun, May 21 4:45am
End: Sun, May 21 12:30pm
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.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
2/2Over
Start: Sun, May 21 4:45am
End: Sun, May 21 11:00am
Start Captains will wait at the volunteer tent for all start volunteers to arrive and will take the group to the start line to meet up with the Start Coordinator. The Start 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.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
4/4Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
This position is a fun and cheerful volunteer opportunity that offers direct interaction with the athletes. The Back of the Pack's first role is to assist the Life Time Staff with organizing the athletes at the start. Your focus should be on helping athletes get in the correct corrals, offer encouragement and help with releasing the athletes onto the race course with direction from the staff. Once all the athletes are on the course, and with the permission of our Life Time Fitness staff, you will enter the race course. The Back of the Pack group needs to stay on pace and act as a "wall" on course. You are asked to NOT run ahead of the group.

Here are a few items to remember:
- This position is not a free entry into the race, it is a volunteer opportunity
- You will receive a bib on race morning from the volunteer tent that is NOT chipped, so you will not receive an official race time
- You are required to wear your volunteer t-shirt...tutus, fancy socks, fun hats and bright sunglasses are highly encouraged!
- If there are extra medals, you can take one at the end of the race but all athletes must be off the course before receiving a medal
- If there are extra athlete shirts, you can retrieve one AFTER the race at the results tent if the Life Time Athlete Services personnel are not busy. Their first priority is to assist the athletes with their results.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
50/50Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 12:30pm
Assist race staff in taking photos of athletes, volunteers, and production at Start and Finish areas to be used for marketing purposes. Photography experience and own equipment required.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
2/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 12:00pm
You will be assigned where needed most throughout race day. Your main point of contact is Yasamin, the Volunteer Manager. A preassigned schedule has been made for your group but tasks are subject to change on race day.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
15/15Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 12:30pm
This position gives 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.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
23/45Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 12:30pm
Assist with medical needs in a tent on the course or on site. Exact placement will be determined race morning. Medical knowledge is required, medical professional licensing is preferred (EMT, Paramedic, RN, PT, MD).

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in with Terri, Medical Coordinator, at the Main Medical Tent (near Finish Line), Chicago, IL 60601
29/40Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 10:00am
Setup, manage and teardown the pre-race hydration at the start of the race.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
6/10Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 11:00am
Assist with the setup of the start line, assist Start Line Coordinators during the event, help teardown the start then assist at the kids race at 10am

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
4/35Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:00am
End: Sun, May 21 11:00am
Assist the registration staff with Will Call, providing information to athletes and assist during the awards ceremony.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
10/25Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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.

Location Pending City Approval, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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 at Burnham Harbor for $23/day, Burnham Harbor, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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 at 31st $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm., 31st and Lake Front Path, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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 at Oakwood $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm., Oakwood and Lake Front Path, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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 at 47th and Cornell $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm., 47th and Lake Front Path, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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 at 47th and Cornell $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm., 47th and Lake Front Path, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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 at Oakwood $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm., Oakwood and Lake Front Path, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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 at 31st $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm., 31st and Lake Front Path, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Aid 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.

Location Pending City Approval, Text Volunteer Assistant when you arrive, Chicago, IL 60601
1/1Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:15am
End: Sun, May 21 12:00pm
Finish 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.

You must check out at the Volunteer Tent before leaving.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
3/2Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Work with the Aid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then tear down the station following the last runner.

Location Pending City Approval, Check-in with Aid Station Captain, Chicago, IL 60601
20/20Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Work with the Aid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then tear down the station following the last runner.

Parking is available at 31st $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm, 31st and Lake Front Path, Check-in with Aid Station Captain, Chicago, IL 60601
20/20Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Work with the Aid Station Captain to set up the Aid Station prior to the start of the race. Then volunteers will help distribute water and Gatorade to the athletes while cheering them on. Volunteers will help to keep the surrounding area clean by picking up discarded cups.

Parking is available at 31st $.50 from 6am-9am and $1.25 from 9am-9pm, 31st and Lake Front Path, Check-in with Aid Station Captain, Chicago, IL 60601
8/20Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Work with the Aid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then tear down the station following the last runner.

Parking is available at Burnham Harbor for $23/day, Burnham Harbor, Check-in with Aid Station Captain, Chicago, IL 60601
19/20Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Work with the Aid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then tear down the station following the last runner.

Parking is available at Millenium Parking Garage, Queen's Landing, Check-in with Aid Station Captain, Chicago, IL 60601
26/26Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 12:00pm
Assist the catering team to collect food tickets from athletes in the athlete breakfast tent. The food tickets are on each athlete's bib.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
4/10Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 12:00pm
Finish line volunteers will be helping by congratulating athletes with their finisher medal, handing out water and post-race snacks, towels, and more.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
35/60Over
Start: Sun, May 21 5:30am
End: Sun, May 21 12:30pm
These volunteers are in charge of setting up the bar in the beer garden, managing beer distribution according to given guidelines, ID-ing athletes before entering, garbage control throughout the event in the beer garden and tearing down the snow fencing, inflatables and any other items related to the beer garden.

Must be 21 or older.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
36/35Over
Start: Sun, May 21 6:00am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Work with the Aid Station Captain to set up the Aid Station prior to the start of the race. Then volunteers will help distribute water and Gatorade to the athletes while cheering them on. Volunteers will help to keep the surrounding area clean by picking up discarded cups.

Check-in with Aid Station Captain, 4 Aid Stations at 2 Different Locations
100/100Over
Start: Sun, May 21 6:00am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Monitor the safety, progression, and flow of athletes within an assigned area. This may include: Being positioned at crosswalks, turns, or corners to verbally and/or physically signal directions to athletes along the course; Monitor participants and keep spectators from crossing/entering the course. Spectators are not allowed to cross an active race course unless directed and/or are given permission by a volunteer.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
6/25Over
Start: Sun, May 21 6:00am
End: Sun, May 21 12:30pm
Helping the Life Time Fitness Marketing team replenish the flowers and pots for the Flower Power station.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
25/25Over
Start: Sun, May 21 6:30am
End: Sun, May 21 11:30am
Assist security by wrist-banding athletes and spectators who are 21 and older to grant entry into the beer garden.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
2/5Over
Start: Sun, May 21 9:00am
End: Sun, May 21 3:00pm
Assist the staff with tearing down and loading equipment trucks. Tear down will begin at the start line.

Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St., Check-in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
1/20Over
Start: Sun, May 21 12:00pm
End: Sun, May 21 2:30pm
Assist the staff with tearing down and packing up the event.

Check in at Main Volunteer Tent, Maggie Daley Park, 337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
6/6Over