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2017 Chicago Half Marathon

Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close DateAny time before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description
Come celebrate the 2017 Chicago Half Marathon & 5K with us. This year’s epic event traverses the streets around Hyde Park and the Museum of Science and Industry before winding on to traffic-free Lake Shore Drive. We couldn’t put on a world-class event like the Chicago Half Marathon without the help of our volunteers! *Times/locations might be slightly adjusted until 1 week prior to the race. Race staff reserves the right to reassign volunteers at the event.

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PerksNow is your chance to take part in welcoming all of the athletes that will be joining us for this amazing, world-class event. All volunteers will receive a Race Crew T-shirt and some light refreshments, depending on their location. All volunteers will also receive lots of thank yous for supporting the Chicago running community and our participants.

For group fundraising opportunities, please email Yasamin at volunteerchicago@lifetimefitness.com.

Aid Station Volunteer Shifts are reserved for groups of 10+. If your group is interested in helping hand out water and gatorade at an Aid Station, please email us at volunteerchicago@lifetimefitness.com.
Parking DetailsVolunteer parking locations are below but we recommend using public transportation or carpooling.

Sunday Main Volunteer Tent Parking
Free Parking at Hyde Park Academy – Must have printed out parking pass. Please arrive early! Lot fills up fast and is first come, first serve.
CausesCommunity General Service Health & Medicine Sports & Recreation
SkillsCleanups Event Planning Fitness Food Distribution Fundraising Help w/People Medical Race Registration Race Waterstops Recreational Activities Sports
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1,082 Positions Filled | 224 Impacts | 1,492 Hours

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Shifts (39)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, Sep 21, 12:00PM
End: Thu, Sep 21, 4:00PM
You will be assisting Athlete Services to setup bibs, shirts and goody bags at the expo hall.

Check in with Volunteer Manager, Soldier Field - Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
8/5Over
Start: Fri, Sep 22, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 12:00PM
You will be assisting Athlete Services to setup bibs, shirts and goody bags at the expo hall.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
5/5Over
Start: Fri, Sep 22, 11:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 4:00PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
2/25Over
Start: Fri, Sep 22, 11:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 4:00PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
9/25Over
Start: Fri, Sep 22, 3:00PM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 7:30PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
40/40Over
Start: Fri, Sep 22, 3:00PM
End: Fri, Sep 22, 7:30PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
11/25Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 8:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:30PM
Expo Captains will be responsible for managing key areas at the Expo related to Packet Pickup, T-Shirts and Goody Bags, Bib Look-Up, Directional, and Info. Expo 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 at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field - Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
4/4Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 8:30AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:30PM
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 or the Volunteer Assistant, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
1/1Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 1:00PM
You will be assisting athletes to find their bib number on a computer or tablet. This is a very simple task but as a representative of Life Time Fitness it is essential to be extremely friendly, personable and always give the best customer service possible. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
3/1Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:00PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

If you're volunteering on Friday or Saturday, the Expo is at Soldier Field., Jackson Park, Chicago, IL 60637
17/20Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 1:00PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
5/60Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 1:00PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
34/35Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:30PM
You will be assisting athletes to find their bib number on a computer or tablet. This is a very simple task but as a representative of Life Time Fitness it is essential to be extremely friendly, personable and always give the best customer service possible. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
2/1Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:30PM
Athletes will approach the Packet Pickup area after looking up their bib number. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
22/70Over
Start: Sat, Sep 23, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Sep 23, 5:30PM
Following Packet Pickup, athletes will approach the t-shirt and goody bag area. On their packet it will provide the shirt size. Athletes are only allowed to switch out their shirt size at the results tent on race day. The Athlete Services Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
9/25Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
Assist in checking in and running groups of volunteers to the correct locations and making sure all volunteers are well taken care of during race day. You must be flexible to switch multiple responsibilities and assist with roles that need extra support.

If you're volunteering on Friday or Saturday, the Expo is at Soldier Field., Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
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.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
23/50Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
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.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager or at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
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.

Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
4/4Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
Our first and foremost priority at all times during the race is athlete safety. As a Start Volunteer, you will work alongside the Start Line Staff in making sure each athlete has a safe experience. Duties include: lining up athletes up in the correct corals; releasing athletes onto the course and directing athlete traffic; keeping spectators clear of athlete area. After all athletes are let out onto the course you will head to the gear check tent to be ready to hand back the athletes gear after they complete the race.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
35/35Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
Will Call volunteers will be helping with race morning packet pickup. The Athlete Service Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions you are unable to answer. Once all of the will call packets are picked up, you will be helping in the Results Tent or you will be helping sort gear check bags and/or helping set up the awards for the awards ceremony.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
3/25Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 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.

Check in at Main Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
51/50Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
Experienced Biker required to lead large groups of runners.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
3/12Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race and attend the mandatory staff meeting the Thursday prior to the race. More details to come on meeting time and location.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, Marquette & Richardson, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race and attend the mandatory staff meeting the Thursday prior to the race. More details to come on meeting time and location.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, South Shore Drive & S. La Rabida Hospital Dr (La Rabida Hospital), Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race and attend the mandatory staff meeting the Thursday prior to the race. More details to come on meeting time and location.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, 57th and Northbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
Volunteers will be assigned to where the greatest need may be to ensure a smooth and safe event. Areas may include Gear Check, Aid Stations, Finish Line, etc.

Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
158/158Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
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).

Check-in at Main Medical Tent (near Finish Line). Ask for Terri (Medical Coordinator), Jackson Park (Near Finish line just east of the entrance to the Jackson Park Golf Course off HayesDr, Chicago, IL 60637
110/120Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:30PM
Assist the VIP Coordinator manage VIP parking, check-in, gear check, and other amenities at the VIP Finish Tent. Helping out at the expo would also be helpful but not required.

Check-In Location TBD, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
2/1Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race and attend the mandatory staff meeting the Thursday prior to the race. More details to come on meeting time and location.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, Southbound on Lake Shore Drive Ramp & 31st, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race and attend the mandatory staff meeting the Thursday prior to the race. More details to come on meeting time and location.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, 47th and Southbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
3/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
This person is responsible for managing the Aid Station Volunteers to setup tables and fluids according to the given map along with managing the volunteers to distribute fluids to athletes. To fulfill this role you must have a 1 on 1 interview with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to the race and attend the mandatory staff meeting the Thursday prior to the race. More details to come on meeting time and location.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, Science Drive & Southbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
This person oversees all the volunteers assisting in the finish line area.

Check-in at Main Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 5:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 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. Your main point of contact will be the Finish Line Coordinator.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
55/150Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30AM
Our first and foremost priority at all times during the race is athlete safety. As a Run Course Marshal, you will work alongside the Run Course Staff in making sure each athlete has a safe experience along the run course. Duties for run course may include: directing athlete traffic along the course; reminding athletes and/or repeating important instructions; keeping spectators clear of athlete area.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
0/25Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:00PM
Volunteers are in charge of setting up the beer garden, checking athlete's IDs at the entrance and making sure the area is pick-up at all times.

Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
35/35Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 6:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 11:30PM
Please meet by the Start Line at Cornell and Hayes at Jackson Park. Please obtain safety vests from our race staff and you will receive instructions from race staff once you arrive.

Ask for Julie Coleman at the Start Line, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
2/8Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 7:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 12:30PM
These volunteers assist in the athlete food area in the finish fest area.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
7/40Over
Start: Sun, Sep 24, 10:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 24, 3:00PM
Assist staff with tearing down and loading up trucks following the race.

Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
1/35Over