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Run on the River - 2020

Sunday May 17, 2020


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Job Description Date & Time City / State Location Volunteers Needed
Alcohol Monitor These volunteers will be stationed at the entrances to the celebration on 8th street where they will be making sure runners and guests don't exit the designated celebration area with alcohol.  Start: 11:00 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 1:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Headquarters: 8th Street 2
Alderbrook and Tongue Point The Alderbrook Route crew will be directing traffic, runners and pedestrians from: Along the Alderbrook Spur (Riverwalk Spur trial that heads South just past 39th Street. Runner will follow the spur arm and turn around in at the South end of Violet LaPlante Park at the aid station along Cedar Street. The Alderbrook Lagoon Trailhead up Alder Street to Ash and up to Tongue Pointe and head back. Responsible for collecting and returning any signage used in the Alderbrook area after the race is complete which can be returned to the Zone Manager. Start: 8:45 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 1:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Alderbrook Spur 16
All Route Aid Stations We have 6 aid stations along the course. These are a great volunteer position to do with your family or as a group of our sponsors. If you are a sponsor and want to sign up for a table, please provide the name of at least two individuals who will be responsible for the table. If you are a family, please provide the name of two members - one who must be an adult. In the notes, mention who you are volunteering with/or your business name so you can be paired correctly. As an aid station volunteer, you will be responsible for setting up your table, putting out the display for runners to easily grab food/beverage and for cleaning up your station at the end of the race. Securing the garbage and letting your Zone leader know when your area is ready for pick up. You are also a cheerleader, so bring your bells, pom poms and energy. Start: 8:15 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various Locations 7
Downtown and Detour Downtown Route Crew will be directing traffic, runners and pedestrians. Responsible for collecting and returning any signage used in the West area after the race is complete. Can be returned to the Zone Manager Start: 8:30 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Along Astor at: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. Riverwalk at 10th to 17th. 18
East East Route Directors will be directing traffic, runners and pedestrains Responsible for collecting and returning any signage used in the East area after the race is complete. Can be returned to the Zone Manager Start: 8:30 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 1:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Along the Riverwalk from 31st to Alderbrook. 5
Flagger Certified flaggers will be needed along the Riverwalk at Hamburg, Portway and Basin Start: 8:15 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various Locations 6
Kids Run & Event Tear Down Kids Run and tear down volunteers will be responsible for keeping clear the route for the fun run. Cheering on the kids and turning them around at the street ends.  These volunteers will also help with breaking down the start/finish at 8th street; bring in barricades and banners after the party pull the tents, tables, chairs, barricades, banners, etc. They will round up the garbage bags and cans at Headquarters.Tear down at the start/finish line and the barricades and banners can begin as soon as the last runner comes through. Everything will be loaded into the Parks trailer after the guests leave, but can be organized outside of the celebration area prior to that. Check in with Parks Maintenance when they arrive for more guidance. This specific job is so important and often our appreciation for it is not expressed due to the frenzy of activity and post race adrenaline & exhaustion. Please know, that we are grateful!  Having said that, these positions are great for self starters or folks who've done it before. Volunteer check in may have already been broken down so try to locate your Zone Manager. These volunteer can come early to get lunch and will get a a coupon to grab a Buoy Beer later. Start: 11:45 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 2:30 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Headquarters: 8th Street 1
Medal Presenter This individual will present the finishers with the finisher's medal from Fernhill Glass. While it is a one person job, this is a fun job for a kiddo and parent. Your responsibility will be to award only bibbed participants with the medal and to keep race officials informed if the medals are running low Start: 9:30 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 1:30 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Finish Line at 8th Street 1
Millpond Millpond Route Crew will be directing traffic, runners and pedestrians. Will need to be attentive and loud. This is the location of the race where the 10k runners will be turning around. Responsible for collecting and returning any signage used in the West area after the race is complete. Can be returned to the Zone Manager Start: 8:30 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 11:30 AM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Along the Riverwalk and in the Millpond neighborhood. 10
Parking Attendant Event volunteers will check in and find the Headquarters Volunteer Zone Manager. You will be helping direct participants into the different parking lots near the race start, moving barriers, and other general organizer assistance. Start: 7:00 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 11:00 AM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR State of Oregon (large blue building) lot between 4th and 5th along Marine Drive. 4
Registration & Prizes They will be responsible for: Finishing the set up and organization of the registration tables, registering the runners, handing out packets to registered runners, running new registrations to the Timing van, checking in the volunteers. Selling food and beverage tickets. Selling extra shirts. There will be a cashier, three runners (grabbing packets and sending new regs to Timing van), two people checking in registered runners and one person registering new runners. These volunteers will also be responsible for organizing the registration bins after the races start, moving all but two of the tables into the celebration area, returning the bibs that weren't picked up to the Timing van/prepping bibs for KidsRun, putting extra supplies in Parks vehicle for return and securing the money. Registering kids for KidsRun, selling KidsRun shirts. Once the race starts and the finishers start to come in, volunteers will be asked to check in with the Timing Van for finisher stats. With these stats the volunteers will organize the prizes to be awarded at the celebration. Meal and beverage tickets will be sold until around Noon - Unless we are sold out. Start: 7:00 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 6
Route Leaders/Sweepers (on bikes) Route Leaders will lead the runners on the route and then may be used to "sweep" the route to make sure everyone is headed toward the finish. These volunteers will need to familiarize themselves with the route in advance of Race Day. Start: 8:00 AM, 4/8/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 4
Set Up & Crowd Control Event set up and Pedestrian Traffic Control Volunteers will be positioned at Headquarters. Event Set up volunteers will check in and find the Parks Maintenance coordinator. You will be helping set up tables and chairs, setting up tents, hanging banners, moving barriers, and other general organizer assistance. Starting at 8AM volunteers will direct pedestrians out of the way of the runners. They also have the very important job of cheering on the runners and crowd control. Start: 6:30 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 5
Set Up & Timing Assistants Event volunteers will check in and find the Parks Maintenance coordinator. You will be helping set up tables and chairs, setting up tents, hanging banners, moving barriers, and other general organizer assistance. Starting at 8:30, check in with Race Director to transition to timing helpers, located at the Start/Finish line on 8th street. Each will each have a specific roll:Two individuals will be ripping tags off the finisher's bibs. Two volunteers typing the finishers numbers as they cross the line (for back up purposes). One volunteer to print the finishers times and distribute to the runner. Start: 6:30 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 6
West Riverwalk Crew Volunteer Route Crew will be located on the Riverwalk at 3rd, 4th & 5th Streets, as well as at the Maritime Memorial Park. This position helps to keep traffic flowing and pedestrians out of the way of the runners. Responsible for collecting and returning any signage used in the West area after the race is complete. Can be returned to the Zone Manager Start: 8:15 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various spots along Riverwalk 4
Zone Manager Zone Managers are seasoned ROTR volunteers who will be the go to for the area volunteers. The zones include West, Downtown, East Wing, Millpond, Alderbrook and Headquarters. Start: 8:00 AM, 5/17/2020
End: 12:00 PM, 5/17/2020
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various Locations 6

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