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Register before December 13 to guarantee T-shirt size!

Register before December 13 and be entered in a special drawing! The winner must be present on race day to accept your prize!

Bull Run Runners is a member of
Road Runners Club
of America

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PR Runers

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Newkirk Services

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Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet

Free T-Shirt to All volunteers! Must be at least
12 yrs old; children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult - all day.

Race Director: Michelle Newkirk
Phone: 703-815-1286

Positions Needed

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Race Material Distribution
  • Sponsorship Solicitor
  • Food Solicitation/ Door Prize Solicitation
  • Race Day Packet Pickup (report @ 10:30am)
  • Food Distribution (report@ 2:00)
  • Race Marshals (report@2:00)
  • Course Logistics (report @ 2:00pm)
  • One Water Station on Course (report @ 2:00pm)
  • Start & Finish Line (report@1:45)
  • Mile Timers (report@2:30)
  • First Aid Center (report@ 2:00)
  • I'll help wherever needed
Volunteer Form

Volunteer Positions

Race Day Packet Pickup/ Pre-Race Registration

Have runners fill out registration form, pay fees & assign race numbers, also distribute race numbers with pins, t-shirt (if we have enough at registration) in race bag.
This job is for those who enjoy working in a hectic environment and have a lot of patience.

Volunteer Coordinator

Responsible for providing the volunteers needed for each team member by processing all volunteer sign-up sheets. This person is responsible for team leaders and getting the status on number of volunteers they still need to accomplish their tasks.

Race Material Distribution

Distributes race forms to retail stores, health clubs, at races or anywhere else you think of. This job is fun to do with family or with a group.

Course Logistics

Responsible for marking the course, distributing course supplies (tables, cups etc.)
and posting mile signs.

Water Station

Help set up water stations, assist in filling cups prior to start of race and handing cups to runners as they pass by. For volunteers who don't mind getting wet.

Mile Timer

Responsible for calling out times to runners as they pass your mile mark. This requires a person with a lot of enthusiasm and a load voice for calling out times.

Food Distributor

Assists in the setup and distribution of fruit, food and refreshments (water, Gatorade) to race participants after the runners have finished. Requires volunteers to be assertive and able to smile at the same time.

Race Marshals

Volunteers who are positioned along the course to direct participants to stay on the course and away from cars.

First Aid Center

Volunteer needs to be ready to assist with Band-Aids or other first aid needs. Also, volunteer will need access to a cell phone that is charged and operates at race site.

Start & Finish Line

Assists in the setup of the start/finish line, may require some heavy lifting. There are a variety of positions available:

  • Chute Loader-direct runners into the proper chute
  • Chute Movers-keep race participates moving
  • Tag Taker/ Spindle Holder: Work in pairs to place runner tags onto spindles in order of finish.
  • Finish Timers: operate a timing device which times each individual runner as they cross the finish line. Requires a person with a fast thumb and a whole lot of patience.
Volunteer Form