2018 Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago 5K/8K

Saturday, November 17th from 10:30am to Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 1:30pm

About

Kick off Thanksgiving with the 2018 Art Van Turkey Trot 5K/8K and Plymouth Rock Ramble kids race! Gather your flock and join us for this Thanksgiving Day tradition by volunteering at the race!  Supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository, you'll join fellow volunteers, runners, joggers and walkers in some light hearted fun while ensuring no Chicagoan will go hungry this holiday season. You can help additionally by bringing cans of food to either packet pick-up or on race day.

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 beanie and/or 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.

Approval
Organizer will approve registrants
Registration
Registration Closed
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
13 and up
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Shifts (24)

1 - 3 of 3 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Info/Packet Pickup Captain10:30am (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Old Town
1706 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager
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,...Over
Packet Pickup - Saturday (Shift 1) at Fleet Feet Sports Old Town10:30am (CT)2:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
1706 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.Over
Packet Pickup - Saturday (Shift 2) at Fleet Feet Sports Old Town1:30pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
1706 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.Over

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Info/Packet Pickup Captain10:30am (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Old Town
1706 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager
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,...Over

1 - 3 of 3 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Info/Packet Pickup Captain10:30am (CT)8:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Old Town
1706 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager
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,...Over
Packet Pickup - Wednesday (Shift 2) at Fleet Feet Lincoln Square3:30pm (CT)8:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Lincoln Square - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
4762 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
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.
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.Over
Packet Pickup - Wednesday (Shift 2) at Fleet Feet Sports Old Town3:30pm (CT)8:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Old Town
1706 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.Over

1 - 17 of 17 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescription
 
Athlete Services Captain5:30am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
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.Over
Gear Check Captain6:00am (CT)12:15pm (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
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.Over
Registration/Results Volunteers6:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Assist the registration staff with packet pickup to distribute bibs and congratulate athletes with their results once they finish. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with the Awards Ceremony.Over
Start Line/Kids Race Captain6:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Manage the start corral volunteers, making sure the pre-race water is set up and distributed properly, then making sure the volunteers are in place for the Kids Race.Over
Floaters6:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
If you're flexible and adaptable to any task, this role is for you! Floater volunteers will be assigned different tasks throughout the event.Over
Gear Check Volunteers6:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Athletes will drop off their gear and you'll help label and organize the bags for easy pick-up after their race.Over
Turkey Tailgate Volunteers6:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Set up and monitor the games for the Turkey Tailgate. Games include Turkey Bowling, Football Throw, Bag Toss, Costume Contest, Kid Zone Tent, and more!Over
Finish Captain6:45am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Manage Finish Line volunteers and make sure they have all the information and supplies they need. Move volunteers to different areas based on lines.Over
Finish Volunteers6:45am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Be the first to congratulate athletes once they finish their race! Prepare and distribute finisher medals, water, post-race food, and more.Over
Start Volunteers & Kids Race7:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Guide athletes to their assigned corral and assist with releasing them onto the course for both the 5K/8K and the Kids Race.Over
Turkey Handlers7:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Assist the Turkey Mascot throughout the Turkey Tailgate festivities.Over
Aid Station A Captain (Montrose)7:15am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive
600 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Free street parking is available on Montrose Dr. The aid station will be located directly on the Lake Front Path just south of Montrose Dr. Look for the port-a-johns and aid station tables to locate the aid station.
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.Over
Aid Station B Captain (Recreation)7:15am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lake Shore Drive and Recreation Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive
3650 N Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60613
Parking is available in the Recreation Drive parking lot or Belmont Harbor. The aid 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 aid station.
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.Over
Aid Station A (Montrose)7:30am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park
Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course! Parking is located on W Montrose Ave.Over
Aid Station B (Recreation)7:30am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lake Shore Drive and Recreation Drive - Check in with your Captain
3650 N Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60613
Parking is available in the Recreation Drive parking lot or Belmont Harbor. The aid 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 aid station.
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!Over
Medical Assistance7:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Assist with medical needs in the Main Medical tent or on course. Exact placement will be determined race morning. Medical knowledge is required; medical professional licensing is preferred (EMT, Paramedic, RN, PT, MD).Over
Course Marshals8:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot
141 W Diversey Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60657
Check in at the Volunteer Tent
Point athletes in the right direction on course and help direct spectators at cross zones.Over