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2018 Chicago Half Marathon

Thursday, September 20th to Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Close DateAny time before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description
Come celebrate the 2018 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!
 

Perks
We can’t thank you enough for your help but we want to try to show you how much we appreciate you! All volunteers will receive an event specific volunteer shirt, water, snacks, a light meal, service hours, and more.

Volunteer Groups
Learn more about group opportunities and how you could earn a donation for your group or non-profit of 10+ by contacting us at volunteerchicago@lt.life.

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1,083 Positions Filled | 264 Impacts | 1,556 Hours

Shifts (27)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, Sep 20, 12:00PM
End: Thu, Sep 20, 4:00PM
Get a behind the scenes view of race/expo production! Set-up includes preparing athlete items, putting together credentials, and completing other tasks before doors open to the public.

Check in with the Volunteer Manager, The Roosevelt Collection, 1135 S. Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
8/5Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Fri, Sep 21, 11:00AM
End: Fri, Sep 21, 4:00PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, The Roosevelt Collection, 1135 S. Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
42/100Over
Start: Fri, Sep 21, 3:00PM
End: Fri, Sep 21, 7:30PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, The Roosevelt Collection, 1135 S. Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
107/106Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Sep 22, 9:00AM
End: Sat, Sep 22, 1:00PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, The Roosevelt Collection, 1135 S. Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
105/105Over
Start: Sat, Sep 22, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Sep 22, 5:30PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, The Roosevelt Collection, 1135 S. Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605
53/100Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 4:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:00AM
Assist shuttle coordinators with onboarding athletes onto shuttles and helping with crowd control. Your main point of contact will be the Shuttle Coordinator

Check-in at Main Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
1/10Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 4:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 7:00AM
Assist shuttle coordinators with onboarding athletes onto shuttles and helping with crowd control. Your main point of contact will be the Shuttle Coordinator

Check in with Shuttle Coordinator, Corner of Randolph & Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
4/10Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:00PM
Athletes will drop off their gear and you'll help label and organize the bags for easy pick-up after their race.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
37/50Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:00PM
Gear Check Captains will manage Gear Check Volunteers and ensure all bags are sorted correctly. Work with race staff to ensure volunteers have all of the supplies and info they need.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
1/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 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.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution. After Will Call, show athletes their official race time and help hand out age group awards.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
12/25Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 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 and managing the Pre-Race Water Station. 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 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
- Back of the Packers do not qualify for any Challenge medals
- 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
11/10Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, Marquette & Richardson, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

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 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, 57th and Northbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, 47th and Northbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:00PM
If you're flexible and adaptable to any task, this role is for you! Floater volunteers will be assigned different tasks throughout the event.

Check in a the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
8/150Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 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 the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
43/100Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 10:00AM
Guide athletes to their assigned corral and assist with releasing them onto the course.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
30/35Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:30PM
Assist the VIP Coordinator manage VIP parking, check-in, gear check, and other amenities at the VIP Finish Tent.

Check-In Location TBD, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
1/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, Oakwood & Northbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, Southbound on Lake Shore Drive Ramp & 31st, Chicago, IL 60637
1/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, Oakwood and Southbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, 47th and Southbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text or Call the Volunteer Coordinator when you Arrive, 53rd & Southbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:00PM
Manage Finish Line volunteers and make sure they have all the information and supplies they need. Move volunteers to different areas based on lines.

Check-in at Main Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Sep 23, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 11:30AM
Point athletes in the right direction on course and help direct spectators at cross zones.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
26/25Over