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Check-In & Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup Stations

March 31, 2022

April 1, 2022

Details

• Check in runners based on list provided by Race Director
• Hand out assigned bibs w/safety pins, t-shirts, and route flyers
• Packet pick up only, no registration

Location

Fleet Feet Jackson
398 Oil Well Road

Race Day Packet Pickup

April 2, 2022

Details

• Check in runners based on list provided by Race Director
• Hand out assigned bibs w/safety pins, t-shirts, and route flyers (if necessary)
• Packet pick-up only, no registration

Volunteer Check-Ins

April 2, 2022

Details

• Check in volunteers to make sure each station is covered
• Hand out AJM VOLUNTEER shirts as volunteers get checked in
• Review volunteer locations on route map (if necessary) to make sure volunteers are aware of their post

Location

Farmer's Market
91 New Market Street

Start/Finish Line Area

Starting Line Crowd Control

April 2, 2022

Details

• Same start line for both marathon and half marathon
• Hold up pace signage to stage runners (volunteers experienced in marathons would be helpful)
• Assist with disassembling start line, moving and reassembling as finish line
• Remove any discarded clothing from the area

Location

Farmer's Market
91 New Market Street

Finish Line Half Marathon Medals

April 2, 2022

Details

• Station at end of finish line chute and watch for Half Marathon finishers (indicated by BLUE bib color)
• Be aware of Marathon runners (indicated by GOLD bib color) and be careful not to interfere as they will continue alongside, not through, for a second loop
• Thank each runner for participating and direct them to replenishment
• Be aware of any signs of runner exhaustion and alert race staff if necessary
• Distribute awards as directed by race director

Finish Line Marathon Medals

April 2, 2022

Details

• Station at end of finish line chute and watch for Marathon finishers (indicated by GOLD bib color)
• Be aware of Half Marathon finishers (indicated by BLUE bib color)
• Thank each runner for participating and direct them to replenishment
• Be aware of any signs of runner exhaustion and alert race staff if necessary
• Distribute awards as directed by race director

Runner Replenishment Area

April 2, 2022

Details

• Keep area sanitized where possible
• Encourage maintaining social distance and
• Make sure food and drink is available to all runners, race bibs required
• Keep area clean and free of trash
• Assist with taking pictures of finishers in the photo area

Route Area

Water Stations

April 2, 2022

Details

Time listed is not total time volunteering. Check-in times will vary depending on your assigned location on the route.

• Watch for runners (Runner support is encouraged)
• Make sure water is accessible to runners (Based on COVID measures)
• Make sure water and cup (if applicable) supplies are plentiful. Contact course directors as supply gets low
• Make sure trash is picked up and the area stays free of debris that could cause a trip hazard (Trash cans will be provided)
• Course directors will provide detailed instructions and notification of final runner(s)
• Station must be manned until confirmation of final runner(s) has been given by course directors

Road Guards

April 2, 2022

Details

Time listed is not total time volunteering. Check-in times will vary depending on your assigned location on the route.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier, therefore runners must have as clear a route as possible to maintain goal pace. Do not pause or stop runners unless it's absolutely necessary.

• Watch for runners (Runner support is encouraged)
• Carefully stop any cars at the intersection to allow runners access to the route
• Direct runners in correct direction, street, or turn on the route to ensure they stay on course
• Make sure to wear safety vest provided, use orange flag to assist with traffic control and be visible to all runners and traffic
• Do not leave the area, relief volunteers will bring water and cover for bathroom breaks
• Course directors will provide detailed instructions and notification of final runner(s)
• Traffic control officers will be at heavily traveled intersections as an added safety measure in addition to road guards, not as replacements

Relief Volunteers

April 2, 2022

Details

• Ride the course to take water and snacks to Road Guards and Water Station volunteers along the route and cover for bathroom breaks, as requested

Floaters & Cleanup

Volunteer Floaters

April 2, 2022

Details

• Fill in for no-show volunteers
• Assist where extra volunteers are needed

Clean-Up Crew

April 2, 2022

Details

• Assist with loading chairs, tables, boxes, picking up signs along race route etc.
• Make sure Farmer’s Market area is clean and free of race trash and signage
• Takedown of finish line and finish chute signage
• Disperse of unwanted food or drinks
• Any clean-up required to shut down the race

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