Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Turkey Day 5K Chicago. Learn all about the volunteer positions that are available below. We have tons of opportunities for volunteers to lend a hand at Chicago's biggest Thanksgiving Day run!
If you are a group leader with a group larger than 10 people and would like to bring your own team of volunteers, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator directly at email@example.com. We'll find a good fit for a group of any size!
A link to reserve your volunteer spot will be available soon, so check back! Once you've completed the volunteer registration process, you will immediately receive an email confirming your race day details. This should cover all the information you'll need for race day, but we will follow up with an email approximately one week prior to the event. This final email will contain any updates for race day.
All volunteers will be utilized at the event, so mark your calendars with your check-in time once you've officially registered! If you have any additional questions about the event or must cancel your volunteer sign-up request, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packet Pickup & Registration
Packet pickup & registration volunteers work with participants as they arrive to pick up their race materials. You will help distribute race packets to participants who have pre-registered and/or will help those who haven't yet registered to sign up (if available) for the event.
Course marshals will monitor key turns and intersections along the course. For safety reasons we cannot allow volunteers under the age of 16 at this position unless accompanied by an adult. Volunteers will also help guide the participants back to the finish. Traffic management will be positioned at all major intersections.
Volunteers will assist with setting up the water and refreshments at the finish line. You'll be the welcoming crew that all of our finishers see upon crossing the finish line!
Aid station volunteers will help keep all of our athletes hydrated along the course. You'll help on the run course by serving water and Gatorade to all of the race participants!. You will be joining a team of 10 to 15, so it's a great way to get the whole family involved.