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2018 Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago 5K/8K

Saturday, November 17th to Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description

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.

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474 Positions Filled | 197 Impacts | 1,101 Hours

Shifts (24)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Nov 17, 10:30AM
End: Sat, Nov 17, 5:30PM
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.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1706 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
3/3Over
Start: Sat, Nov 17, 10:30AM
End: Sat, Nov 17, 2:30PM
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1706 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
20/20Over
Start: Sat, Nov 17, 1:30PM
End: Sat, Nov 17, 5:30PM
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1706 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
21/20Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sun, Nov 18, 10:30AM
End: Sun, Nov 18, 5:30PM
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.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1706 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
3/2Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Wed, Nov 21, 10:30AM
End: Wed, Nov 21, 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.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1706 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
3/3Over
Start: Wed, Nov 21, 3:30PM
End: Wed, Nov 21, 8:30PM
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.

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., Fleet Feet Lincoln Square - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 4762 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
10/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 21, 3:30PM
End: Wed, Nov 21, 8:30PM
Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, and shirt/goody bag distribution.

Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1706 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60614
13/25Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 5:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
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.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 12:15PM
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, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
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.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
30/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 12:00PM
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.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:30AM
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 at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
31/50Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:30AM
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, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
46/46Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:30AM
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!

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
38/40Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:45AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 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 the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
3/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 6:45AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:30AM
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, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
36/35Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:30AM
Guide athletes to their assigned corral and assist with releasing them onto the course for both the 5K/8K and the Kids Race.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
30/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
Assist the Turkey Mascot throughout the Turkey Tailgate festivities.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 7:15AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
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.

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., Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, 600 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 7:15AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
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.

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., Lake Shore Drive and Recreation Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, 3650 N Recreation Drive, Chicago, IL 60613
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Parking is located on W Montrose Ave.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
26/26Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

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., Lake Shore Drive and Recreation Drive - Check in with your Captain, 3650 N Recreation Drive, Chicago, IL 60613
25/25Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:30AM
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).

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
42/40Over
Start: Thu, Nov 22, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 22, 11:00AM
Point athletes in the right direction on course and help direct spectators at cross zones.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent, Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking Lot, 141 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60657
10/10Over