The FANS 6/12/24 Hour race will be held on June 7th and 8th at Fort Snelling State Park across from the airport in Bloomington. We once again need to fill about 100 volunteer positions to ensure a successful event. All volunteers receive a T-shirt and are eligible for prize drawings.
The following list summarizes the volunteer opportunities for you. Contact Tom Lundgren via phone (612-929-7607) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and indicate your first and second choice of a volunteer activity and the work shift preference for both. A confirmation on your volunteer assignment and shift will be sent to you two to three weeks before the Race. Your support is very much appreciated.
*note: Updates in RED show filled Shifts for each volunteer position
Work Shifts Unless Otherwise Noted In Volunteer Description:
1st Shift Saturday, 7:00AM – 2:00PM
2nd Shift Saturday, 1:30PM – 8:00PM
3rd Shift Saturday, 7:30PM – Sunday, 2:00AM
4th Shift Sunday, 1:30AM – 8:00AM
Pre-Race Dinner (Friday afternoon and evening) Dinner preparation, servers and clean-up. Note: Volunteers are provided by the FANS staff and students.
Race Day Set-Up (Saturday, 5:30AM – 8:00AM) Unload supplies from trucks, set-up tables, deliver food and beverages to Aid Stations, fill water containers, set-up course equipment, mark course, etc. It is important that we have a sufficient number of volunteers for this task to ensure Race starts on time.
Volunteer Sign-In Check-in volunteers, provide job description and directions as to where to go, distribute T-shirts, draw names for door prizes, collect race day FANS fund raising pledges, etc.
Aid Stations – There Are Two (All Shifts) Prepare food (cut fruits, bars, etc), keep adequate supply of food and beverages on tables for runners/walkers, maintain supply of ice, keep area clean and organized, etc.
Lap Counters (All Shifts) Accurately record runner laps and times. Note: Volunteers for the 1st shift have historically been staffed by Cargill, Inc. More volunteers may be needed on 1st shift.
Short Course Lap Counters Saturday, 12:45PM – 2:00PM Saturday, 6:45PM – 8:00PM Sunday, 6:45AM – 8:00AM Accurately record runner laps on ¼ mile loop near conclusion of the race.
Troubleshooters (All Shifts) Assist Race Director. Run errands as needed during the race, keep Aid Stations supplied with food and beverages, etc. This is an important volunteer activity.
Medical (All Shifts) On-site doctors, EMT’s and other health professionals. Monitor health of race participants. This volunteer task can be divided into smaller blocks of time.
Medical Support (All shifts) Assist medical staff. Weigh runners every four hours. This volunteer task can be divided into smaller blocks of time.
Massage (Saturday, Noon to Sunday, 8:00AM) Volunteers provided by American Massage Therapy Team and others.
Safety Patrol Saturday, 10:00PM – Sunday, 1:30AM Sunday, 1:30AM - 5:00AM Teams of 2-3 people walking opposite direction of runners. Carry flashlights, walkie-talkies/cell phones.
Post Race Clean-Up (Sunday, 5:30AM – 8:00AM) Tear down tables and equipment, collect left over food and beverages from Aid Stations, load supplies in trucks, clean-up race course, etc. Note: Most of the volunteers provided by Groups arranged by Pillsbury United Communities. Additional volunteers may be needed.
Post Race Breakfast (Sunday, 7:00AM – 10:00AM) Set-up, food preparation as needed, arrange food, clean-up, etc
Head Timekeeper Relief Provide occasional breaks for Head Timekeeper. Task includes entering bid numbers into computer that time stamps lap completion. We may utilize a lap counter for this task.
FANS 6 | 12 | 24 Hour Race is a registered 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization.