Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
Sign up online for one of the following categories. This is your last chance to get a RRRC GP Race Volunteer point. You must have one to qualify as a finalist.
Volunteer signup link: Volunteer for Patrick Henry Half Marathon
Scroll down to find the race. Sportsbackers handles the volunteer registration for this race so it will look a different than the usual RRRC volunteer registration.
o 2012 Patrick Henry Half Marathon - Packet Pick-up Assistant -- Pre-race Saturday 5:30 AM 10:00 AM
o 2012 Patrick Henry Half Marathon - Bag Check 6:00 AM 10:30 AM
o 2012 Patrick Henry Half Marathon - Course Marshals 6:30 AM 10:00 AM
o 2012 Patrick Henry Half Marathon - Water Stop Assistant 6:30 AM 10:00 AM
o 2012 Patrick Henry Half Marathon - Finish Line Assistant 7:15 AM 11:00 AM
o 2012 Patrick Henry Half Marathon - Post Race Area Assistant 7:30 AM 11:00 AM
Still needing lots of volunteers for this race. This race is pretty much run by RRRC volunteers so we need lots, particularly for all the water stops.
I signed up at Sportsbackers page.
Yes, the volunteer registration is a bit different than the usual RRRC volunteer registration. Sportsbackers teams with RRRC to put on this race and we are using the Sportsbackers volunteer registration. That said, pretty much all the race volunteers are RRRC members or recruited by RRRC members.
RRRC much better...thought I was applying for credit card
I just signed up to volunteer for water stops but need to be at one of the early water stops as I have to get to work that day? How is the best way for me to communicate this to the people doing the scheduling?
First Time volunteer!
I will take care of it Diane! We will put you at the Mile 2 water stop.
You will receive this information again, but here are the specifics --
DIRECTIONS FROM RICHMOND:
Take the Ashland exit off I-95 north. That exit number 92 and is the second exit (Rt 54 west) Continue on Rt 54 west crossing over Rt 1 (3rd traffic light). Continue on Rt 54 thru Ashland and crossing over the railroad tracks (Center Street).
Water Stop # 2 Plan to arrive by 6:15 am
Once you cross the railroad tracks take the immediate left onto Center Street This is the road in front of the Iron Horse Restaurant. Go approximately .7 miles and turn right onto Francis Street. Water stop is south of the intersection of Francis and Duncan Street. Park on Francis as runners will be running on Duncan going north.
I also just signed up my boyfriend, Stephen Kelley who wants to work at the packet pickup for saturday AM. I assume someone will contact him with directions to where he needs to be and at what time?
Diane - as you can see this is both our first times volunteering!
Thanks for recruiting for us! He will receive an email with instructions next week.
Hi Lisa, i can probably do more than one water stop. I need to leave the area by 9:45 am so feel free to move me around or sign me up for another water stop a little later in the race. I don't want to just be standing idly by not being helpful! I can also do whatever else needs to be done.
Will you respond to Hervey's post? I am not sure if you send out a confirmation upon volunteer registration.
Still looking for a lot more volunteers, particularly water stop volunteers and race marshals. Please sign up online at the Sportsbackers volunteer link above. RRRC volunteers are out there at every point of the race and we need a lot more. Sign up as soon as we need to know that we have the race covered.
Dear members: Except for the first year of this ran when I ran, I have volunteered every year since. I have to tell you that helping out at this event is SO. MUCH. FUN. I like to course marshal, but the water stops looked like they were having a lot of fun last year. You get a great t-shirt, and it is helpful as a runner to watch other runners, especially in an event like this. You really can learn a lot by watching. You should seriously consider doing this one.