Volunteer

How to Volunteer

We need your help! The Ohio River Road Runners Club is an all-volunteer organization and we need over 300 volunteers in order to put on the Turkey Trot. Each volunteer will receive a specially-designed volunteer shirt as well as the praise and thanks of our runners & walkers!

To Volunteer: Please fill out the form below! We will get back to you one week before the race with details about your volunteer job(s), but in the meantime, feel free to send us any questions you have and we’ll answer them the best we can!

Volunteer Days

Please note that the shifts listed below occur the week of Monday, 25 November 2019 through Thursday, 28 November 2019.

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Position Info

Expo Activities

Packet Pick-Up, Late Registration, & Shirt Handout

Shifts: Weds (10:30am-3pm), Weds (2:30pm-7pm), and Thurs (6:30am-8am)Reporting Location: Race Tent in Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, who will provide you with any information and light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather: while you will work in a heated tent, the temperature may fluctuate throughout the day inside the tent.

Expo Clean-up

Shift: Wednesday (7-9pm)Location: Race Tent in Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, who will provide you with any information and light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

Race Day Activities

Race Day Setup

Shift: ​Thursday (6:30-7:30am)Location: ​Race HQ​ Tent​ at Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead​, who will provide you with any information and light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

​Start & Finish Line Setup

Shift: Wednesday (12n-6pm)Reporting Location: Race Tent in Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, who will provide you with any information and light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

Race Day ​Cleanup​

Shift: ​Thursday (9:30am-12n)Location: ​Race HQ​ Tent​ at Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please be aware that the race will be occurring during your arrival time: we recommend showing up early (7:30am) or checking for road closures to make sure you can arrive on-time. When you arrive, check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, ​who will provide you with any information and light training you might require.Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.​

Food & Beverage Activities

​​​​​Water Stop at Rice Field

Shift: ​Thursday (7am-10:30am)Location: ​​Rice Field near Miamisburg, Ohio​ [Map]​Reporting Information: Please ​go to Rice Field, south of Miamisburg. ​Mr. Ed Wallace, will provide you with any information and light training you might require.Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.​

Post-Race Refreshments

Shift: ​Thursday (7:30-11am)Location: ​The Finish Line & Race HQ at Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead,​ Ms. Beth Whitehead,​ who will provide you with any information and light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.​

Marshaling Activities

​​​​Start/Finish Line Marshal

Shift: ​Thursday (7am-Race Finish)Location: ​Race ​Start​ near​ Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, ​who will provide you with any information and light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.​

Finish-Line People-Mover

Shift: ​Thursday (7:30am-Race Finish)Location: ​​Finish Line​ near​ Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, ​who will provide you with any information and light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.​

Course Marshal​ (5-Mile Race)​

Shift: ​Thursday (7-10am)Reporting Location: Race Tent in Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]​ -- You will be given your position on the road after you check in at the race tent. Please get your assignment and equipment before heading to your assigned area.Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, who will provide you with any information and light training you might require.​Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather​.​

Course Marshal​ (​1​-Mile Race)​

Shift: ​Thursday (7-10am)Reporting Location: Race Tent in Riverfront Park, Miamisburg, Ohio [Map]​ -- You will be given your position on the road after you check in at the race tent. Please get your assignment and equipment before heading to your assigned area.Reporting Information: Please check into the "Volunteer Check-In" inside the large tent (Race HQ). The race personnel there will provide you with your shirt and direct you to your team lead, who will provide you with any information and light training you might require.​Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather​.​

Pre-Event Volunteers

​​​Tuesday Volunteers

Shift: ​Tuesday (1pm-6pm, you may finish earlier if work is accomplished quickly)Location: ​Turkey Trot Tent, 3 North Main Street, Miamisburg, OhioReporting Information: Please check into the Turkey Trot Tent: Greg Bell, one of our two race directors, will be there to provide you with any further information and any light training you might require. Attire: Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather: you'll be mostly outdoors. Additionally, please bring work gloves to protect your hands if you desire, as you might be lifting some boxes or moving some items around.