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2018 Chicago Half Marathon

Thursday, September 20th to Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

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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 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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Shifts (32)

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, Soldier Field - Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Fri, Sep 21, 10:45AM
End: Fri, Sep 21, 7:30PM
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, Bike Valet, and Course Talks. 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.

Check in at the Volunteer Area, Soldier Field - Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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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, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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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, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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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, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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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, Soldier Field – Concourse, 1410 S. Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
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Start: Sun, Sep 23, 4:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:00PM
Assist in 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.

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

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, Science Drive & Southbound on Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 23, 5:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:00PM
Be the first to congratulate athletes once they finish their race! Prepare and distribute finisher medals, water, post-race food, and more.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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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
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Start: Sun, Sep 23, 7:30AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 12:30PM
Assist in the athlete food area in the Finish Festival.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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Start: Sun, Sep 23, 10:00AM
End: Sun, Sep 23, 3:00PM
Assist in breaking down different areas of the event including the start line, finish areas, post-race festival, etc.

Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
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