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Turkey Day Run Chicago

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 to Thursday, November 27th, 2014

About

Close DateAny time before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit12 and up
Description
Bird is the word on November 27 - Warm up your Thanksgiving appetite with Chicago’s longest running Thanksgiving tradition; the 38th Annual Turkey Day Run! The Turkey Day Run Chicago brings family and friends together to start the day in a healthy way.

Big News In 2014: We're offering both 5K and 8K distances this year.

By volunteering you'll be supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository ensuring no Chicagoan goes hungry this Thanksgiving. Please bringing two cans of food to either packet pick-up or to the race day.
Requirements
Positive, upbeat individuals to help thousands of individuals accomplish a goal while raising food and funds.

Life Time Fitness is committed to being environmentally and socially sustainable. That includes striving to be an energy-efficient, zero-waste event and encouraging participation by all members of our community. To show our commitment, we are working with Athletes for a Fit Planet to earn certification to the Council for Responsible Sport sustainability standard.

Here are some of the things you can do to help make this a sustainable event:

- Every mile you drive produces about a pound of CO2. So we encourage Volunteers to carpool, use mass transit or ride your bike to the race to minimize our carbon footprint.
- Use the right bins when you throw away your trash.
- Bring your own reusable water bottle.
PerksAll volunteers will receive a complimentary event crew shirt along with snacks and beverages. Individuals and groups are invited!

Earn school credit or Dollars for Doers thru volunteering at our events.

Volunteer shirts will be provided. Please wear comfortable shorts/pants and tennis shoes. Water will be provided but I would recommend bringing an extra water bottle to stay hydrated.
Parking DetailsWe are highly encouraging public transportation. Free neighborhood street parking is available, but plan to arrive early to find a spot. Parking is available at Lincoln Park Zoo on Cannon Drive for a fee.
*Note – Fullerton between Stockton and Lake Shore Drive AND the Northbound & Southbound Fullerton exits off Lake Shore Drive will close at 8:45 a.m.

Pre-Packet Pickup at Fleet Feet Old Town:
There is a parking garage on North Ave. just west of the Piper's Alley entrance. The first hour is a validated $2 parking but regular rates apply following. Behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave, you can often find parking.
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217 Positions Filled | 181 Impacts | 800 Hours

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Shifts (22)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Nov 22 9:30am
End: Sat, Nov 22 3:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is your best bet!), 1620 N. Wells Street, Check-in with Sarah Nadler, Volunteer Coordinator, Chicago, IL 60614
6/20Over
Start: Sat, Nov 22 2:30pm
End: Sat, Nov 22 7:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave.), 1620 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60661
7/8Over
Start: Sun, Nov 23 10:30am
End: Sun, Nov 23 3:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is your best bet!), 1620 N. Wells Street, Check-in at the Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60614
5/10Over
Start: Sun, Nov 23 2:30pm
End: Sun, Nov 23 6:30pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave.), 1620 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60661
7/8Over
Start: Mon, Nov 24 3:00pm
End: Mon, Nov 24 5:00pm
You will be helping our staff put road closure fliers on all the cars lining Cannon Drive.

Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL 60614
1/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 26 10:00am
End: Wed, Nov 26 3:00pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave.), 1620 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60661
15/15Over
Start: Wed, Nov 26 2:30pm
End: Wed, Nov 26 8:00pm
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet - Old Town (If driving, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is your best bet!), 1620 N. Wells Street, Check-in at the Volunteer Coordinator, Chicago, IL 60614
9/15Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 5:00am
End: Thu, Nov 27 8:00am
Assist the staff with setting up the start and finish areas.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
3/5Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 6:00am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Help setup the registration and awards area, assist Athlete Services during the event then help teardown the are following the event.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
21/35Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 6:00am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Gear Check 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.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 6:15am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
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. Teardown of gear check area is also included in this position.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
18/22Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 6:30am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Assist with the setup of the start line, assist Start Line Coordinators during the event, help teardown the start then assist at the kids race at 10am

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
30/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 6:30am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Assist in the setup, game assisting and teardown of the Turkey Tailgate. Games include Turkey Bowling, Football Throw, Cornhole Toss, Costume Contest and CLIF Kid Zone Tent and more!

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
22/22Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 7:00am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Setup the finish chute and hand out fluids and product after athletes cross the finish line.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
10/10Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 7:00am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Assist with medical needs on the course and finish area. Medical knowledge required.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
4/20Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 7:15am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Fluid Station 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.

Parking is located on W. Montrose Ave.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 7:15am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Fluid Station 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.

Parking is located on N Recreation Dr.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 7:30am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Work with the Fluid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then teardown the station following the last runner.

Parking is located on W Montrose Ave.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
20/20Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 7:30am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Work with the Fluid Station Captain to setup the station according to provided map then teardown the station following the last runner.

Parking is located on N. Recreation Dr.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
18/20Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 7:30am
End: Thu, Nov 27 11:00am
Monitor the safety, progression, and flow of athletes within an assigned area. This may include: Being positioned at crosswalks, turns, or corners to verbally and/or physically signal directions to athletes along the course; Monitor participants and keep spectators from crossing/entering the course. Spectators are not allowed to cross an active race course unless directed and/or are given permission by a volunteer.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
12/12Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 8:00am
End: Thu, Nov 27 10:30am
Lead the first few runners on the course to ensure they follow the correct path and to alert staff when the first few runners are near the finish line.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
1/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 27 9:00am
End: Thu, Nov 27 12:00pm
Assist the staff with tearing down and loading equipment trucks.

Lincoln Park, Cannon Drive, north of Fullerton Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
5/20Over

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MIKE Bobnic wrote on October 29th, 2014

i cant wait to wake 13 year old kids up at 3 am!!!!!