The success of an event depends on the countless volunteers who support it by giving of their valuable time & energy.
Below are some of the volunteer opportunities for you to consider. Volunteers on race day will be required to arrive at 5:30am (*unless otherwise noted), and all responsibilities will be complete by approximately 11:00am. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer application and return to the KD Office by email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 757-668-8907.
Packet Pick-Up: Thursday, April 9 & Friday, April 10, 2020
Race registrants are encouraged to pick up their race packets BEFORE race day, to minimize congestion at the registration area on race day. We offer 2 opportunities/locations to do so – in Virginia Beach on Thursday prior to race day, and in downtown Norfolk on Friday prior to race day. We need volunteers to work these packet pick-up sites, distributing bid numbers and computer savvy volunteers assisting with on-site registrations. 2 shifts available per day, Thursday Shifts: 11:30am-3:30pm & 3pm-7pm and Friday Shifts: 11:30am-3:30pm & 3pm-6:30pm.
RACE DAY: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Volunteer Check-In (* 5:00am start)
Help check-in the volunteers on race day, give them their t-shirt, and direct them to their assigned area.
Course Marshalls (Our cheer leaders!)
Friendly outgoing volunteers positioned throughout the 8K and 1 Mile course routes, Course Marshalls are responsible for monitoring turns and intersections. You will direct runners to stay on course, cheer runners on, keep cars out, and generally keep the course safe for the duration of the event, in conjunction with the Norfolk Police Department. Please note: Course Marshalls must be 18 years or older. Children are not allowed on the course.
Stationed at the entrance to and throughout the race venue, Race Greeters help direct our runners to registration, start lines, and other areas within the race venue. As our "ambassadors", Race Greeters will also help guide and cheer our runners through the final stretch to the finish line.
Race Day Registration / T-Shirts
Computer savvy volunteers for registration and bib# look up. Volunteers to distribute runner’s bib numbers, and t-shirts.
Water Stations (More cheer Leaders!)
Fill and hand out cups of water to runners as they run by. Cheering them on as they pass) After all runners pass, you will be responsible for cleaning up the station by raking up cups and filling trash bags.
Finish Line / Medals
Hand out medals and bottled water to participants as they cross the finish line, and help keep the runners moving as you direct them to the post-race cool down and refreshment areas. Cheer runners on as they pass the finish line.
For your interest in volunteering for this event. We are excited to have your involvement!
All volunteers will receive a RunWalk for the Kids volunteer T-shirt (while supplies last).