2016 Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan 5K Volunteer

Girls on the Run Southeastern Michigan

Event Description


Come and join us as a volunteer at the Girls on the Run 5k Event!

Event Details


About This Event


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Girls on the Run! The Girls on the Run 5K is a non-competitive run/walk event to celebrate the culmination of our Girls on the Run season.  More than 1,800 girls 8-14 years of age will participate, along with their coaches, friends, family, teachers and community members to total over 4,000 total 5k participants.  During the course of our ten-week program, the girls learn about self-respect and healthy living while training for the 5K with the help of their incredible volunteer coaches.  As girls from across Southeastern Michigan come together to achieve their goals on 5K day, they will depend on volunteers like you to help them have a safe and inspiring experience!  

Packet Pick Up Volunteer Opportunities: Wednesday, May 11th - Saturday, May 14th

Wednesday, May 11th 4:00 pm - 7:15 pm at Splash Universe, 100 Whitetail Drive, Dundee, MI 48131

Volunteers assist in checking in pre-registered participants (distributing their shirts and bib numbers) and registering community participants for late 5k registration. 

Thursday, May 12th 4:30 pm - 7:15 pm at Runnin' Gear Brighton, 9937 East Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI 48116

Volunteers assist in checking in pre-registered participants (distributing their shirts and bib numbers) and registering community participants for late 5k registration. 

Friday, May 13th 3:30 pm - 7:15 pm at Ann Arbor Running Company, 2755 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Volunteers assist in checking in pre-registered participants (distributing their shirts and bib numbers) and registering community participants for late 5k registration. 

Saturday, May 14th 9:45 am - 3:15 pm at Ann Arbor Running Company, 2755 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Volunteers assist in checking in pre-registered participants (distributing their shirts and bib numbers) and registering community participants for late 5k registration. 

Event Set Up Volunteer Positions: Saturday, May 14th  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  University of Michigan's North Campus

Volunteers help set up the team meet-up area, course signage, unload trucks with supplies and create our amazing 5k village in the parking lot at the corner of Hubbard and Hayward Street.

Event Day Volunteer Positions: Sunday, May 15th

Course Marshal & Course Marshal Set-Up: Help set up the course, as needed and transition into Course Marshals to provide direction to keep participants on course, alert medical support if participants need medical attention, monitor that the route remains safe, and cheer for participants (18 and older, 6:30 am - 11:00 am)

Course Marshal:  Volunteers will be stationed throughout the course to provide direction to keep participants on course, alert medical support if participants need medical attention, monitor that the route remains safe, and cheer for participants.   (18 and older, 7:30 am - 11:00 am)

Water Station with Set-Up:  This set of Water Station volunteers arrive a little earlier to help set up the tables and get the supplies to the water station locations.  (12 and older 6:30 am - 11:00 am)

Water Station:  Water station volunteers hand out water to participants and cheer them on!  Each of our water stations has a theme and costumes will be provided!  (12 and older 8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Packet Pick-Up:  Volunteers assist in checking in pre-registered participants and distributing shirts and bib numbers.  (6:00 am - 9:00 am)

Post-Event Refreshments: Set up and hand out food to participants after they finish.  (8:00 am - 11:00 am) 

Start/ Finish Line:  Volunteers help set up wave start corrals along the starting line and direct participants to the start. Additionally, volunteers organize the finisher medals and cheer for the finishers and help tear-down the chute when the 5k is complete.  (18 and older; 7:45 am - 11:00 am) 

Celebration Expo, AM:  Energetic volunteers help set up the Celebration Expo area and make sure families are enjoying the Celebration Expo activities.  (12 and older, 6:00 am - 8:30 am) 

Celebration Expo, PM:  Energetic volunteers help set up the Celebration Expo area and make sure families are enjoying the Celebration Expo activities.  (12 and older, 8:30 am - 11:30 am)

Green Team AM: Throughout the morning, volunteers monitor event cleanliness, change recycling bins and load trucks as needed. (8:00 am - 11:00 am)

Green Team PM:  These awesome volunteers stick around after the 5k and Celebration Expo are complete to get things back in order!  They finish up the clean up of the University of Michigan lots, load the supplies into our trucks and unload them at our local storage unit.  (10:30 am - 1:30 pm)

Course Entertainment and Spirit:  If you have a performance group (cheer team, musicians) who would like to perform at our 5k Event, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at Rhonda@girlsontherunsemi.org for more details! (7:30 am - 11:00 am)

Registration Details


Volunteer Registration

Celebration Expo AM (6:00am-8:30am) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Open
Celebration Expo PM (8:30am-11:30am) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Course Entertainment & Spirit (7:30am-11:00pm) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Course Marshal & Course Marshal Set-Up (6:30am-11:00am) Ages 18 and above $0.00 Closed
Course Marshal (7:30am-11:00am) Ages 18 and above $0.00 Closed
Event Set-Up (Saturday, May 14th; 4:00pm-9:00pm at University of Michigan, North Campus) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Open
Green Team AM (8:00am-11:00am) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Green Team PM (10:30am-1:30pm) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Packet Pick-Up (Friday, May 13th;3:30pm-7:15pm at Ann Arbor Running Company) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Packet Pick-Up (Saturday, May 14th;9:45am-3:15pm at Ann Arbor Running Company) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Packet Pick-Up (Thursday, May 12th;4:30pm-7:15pm at Runnin' Gear Brighton) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Packet Pick-Up (Wednesday, May 11th; 4:00pm-7:15pm at Splash Universe) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Open
Packet Pick-Up at 5k (6:00am-9:00am) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Post Event Refreshments (8:00am-11:00am) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Start/Finish Line (7:45am-11:00am) Ages 18 and above $0.00 Closed
Water Station (8:00am-11:00am) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed
Water Station with Set-Up (6:30am-11:00am) Ages 12 and above $0.00 Closed