Run on the River Volunteer - 2023

Saturday May 13, 2023


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Run on the River will be back this year. Sign up early for prime spots along the Riverwalk! Volunteers can plan to spend part of the day, May 15th assisting in various areas of the race. In addition to our appreciation for volunteering your time, you will also receive, lunch the day of the event and have the opportunity to participate in our volunteer meeting at Buoy Beer with drinks and snacks on *Wednesday, May 11 - at 5:30pm.* Run on the River is a fundraiser for APRCF.


Event Jobs

If you are interested in a job listed below, please click on its link to fill out a registration form.

Job Description Date & Time ▲ City / State Location Volunteers Needed
Packet Pickup - FRIDAY (4:30pm) This job is NOT the day of the event. Assist with packet pickup. Greet our registered participants and provide them with their bib and t-shirt. Answer any race related questions. Depending on availability, sell additional meal or drink bands and shirts. Depending on availability, register 5k runners and distribute bibs (and tshirts if available). Help with set up and breakdown of shift. Start: 4:30 PM, 5/11/2023
End: 7:30 PM, 5/11/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Buoy Beer Co at 8th Street on the Riverwalk 4
Packet Pickup - SATURDAY (9:30am) This job is NOT the day of the event. Assist with packet pickup. Greet our registered participants and provide them with their bib and t-shirt. Answer any race related questions. Depending on availability, sell additional meal or drink bands and shirts. Depending on availability, register 5k runners and distribute bibs (and tshirts if available). Start: 9:30 AM, 5/12/2023
End: 12:30 PM, 5/12/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Buoy Beer Co at 8th Street on the Riverwalk 5
Packet Pickup - SATURDAY (Noon) This job is NOT the day of the event. Assist with packet pickup. Greet our registered participants and provide them with their bib and t-shirt. Answer any race-related questions. Depending on availability, sell additional meal or drink bands and shirts. Depending on availability, register 5k runners and distribute bibs (and tshirts if available). Start: 12:00 PM, 5/12/2023
End: 3:00 PM, 5/12/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Buoy Beer Co at 8th Street on the Riverwalk 4
Packet Pickup - SATURDAY (2:30pm) This job is NOT the day of the event. Assist with packet pickup. Greet our registered participants and provide them with their bib and t-shirt. Answer any race related questions. Depending on availability, sell additional meal or drink bands and shirts. Depending on availability, register 5k runners and distribute bibs (and tshirts if available). Help with breakdown at end of shift. Start: 2:30 PM, 5/12/2023
End: 4:30 PM, 5/12/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Buoy Beer Co at 8th Street on the Riverwalk 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, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 6
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 Start Finishline Zone Manager or Race Director. 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. Also starting at 11am, assist food trucks with food distribution. Start: 7:30 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 5
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, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 2
Set Up & Timing Assistants Event volunteers will check in and find the Race Director. You may help with 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: 8:00 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR 8th Street, Start/Finish line 6
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, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various Locations 6
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, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various Locations 12
Flagger Certified flaggers will be needed along the Riverwalk at Hamburg, Portway and Basin Start: 8:15 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various Locations 3
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: 8:15 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 11:00 AM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR State of Oregon (large blue building) lot between 4th and 5th along Marine Drive. 2
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, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Various spots along Riverwalk 4
Downtown Downtown Route Crew will be directing traffic, runners and pedestrians. Responsible for collecting and returning any signage used in the area after the race is complete and returned to the Zone Manager. Assist at Start Finish and Buoy Party with clean up. Start: 8:30 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 12:30 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Riverwalk at 10th to 17th. 3
General General Volunteer will be flexible and fill in where needed the day of the race! You are a life saver! Start: 8:30 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 12:30 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Check in at Headquarters, 7th Street Platform 4
Museum and Millpond Museum and Millpond Route Crew will be directing traffic, runners and pedestrians. Will need to be attentive and loud. Crew will point runners around the Maritime Museum. This is also 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, 5/13/2023
End: 11:30 AM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Along the Riverwalk and in the Millpond neighborhood. 8
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, 5/13/2023
End: 12:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Alderbrook Spur 9
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, 5/13/2023
End: 1:30 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Finish Line at 8th Street 1
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, 5/13/2023
End: 1:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Headquarters: 8th Street 2
Food Truck Assistants Help get food to all the run participants and volunteers. Food handler's license a bonus. Start: 11:00 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 1:00 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
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Buoy Beer Co at 8th Street on the Riverwalk 3
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: 11:30 AM, 5/13/2023
End: 2:30 PM, 5/13/2023
Timezone: Pacific Time(US)
Astoria, OR Headquarters: 8th Street 4

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