The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, Half Marathon, & 8k Run
The Yuengling Shamrock Marathon 2011, Half Marathon, & Towne Bank 8k Run

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Volunteers receive a volunteer t-shirt, water, and snack.

*If you are interested in becoming a medical volunteer, please email Shannon Higgons at svhiggons@rehabcare.com as she is in charge of the medical staff.  

Position Descriptions

Click on an item below to learn more about the volunteer opportunities in that area.  Positions listed are for Friday March 15, Saturday March 16, and Sunday March 17, 2013:

Sports & Fitness Expo--Packet Pick Up/T-shirts

Sports & Fitness Expo--All Day Packet Pick Up/T-shirts

Sports & Fitness Expo--Final Mile Packet Pick Up/T-shirts

Course Marshals

Finish Line

General Volunteer

Start Line

Post Race Party Clean Up

 

Position: Sports & Fitness Expo--Packet Pick Up/T-shirts

Description: Volunteers are assigned to two areas within packet pick up--race packets and T-shirt distribution. Volunteers for race packets must verify participants' identities and give them their race bibs and goody bags. Volunteers for t-shirt distribution hand out race t-shirts to participants.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 5 hour shifts on Friday and Saturday

Check In Location: Sports & Fitness Expo; Virginia Beach Convention Center

What to Wear: Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Position: Sports & Fitness Expo--All Day Packet Pick Up/T-shirts

Description: Volunteers are assigned to two race areas within packet pick up--race packets and T-shirt distribution. Volunteers for race packets must verify participants' identities and give them their race bibs and goody bags. Volunteers for t-shirt distribution hand out race t-shirts to participants.

Time Commitment: 9 hours on Friday and 8 hours on Saturday

Check In Location: Sports & Fitness Expo; Virginia Beach Convention Center

What to Wear: Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Position: Sports & Fitness Expo--Final Mile Packet Pick Up/T-shirts

Description: Volunteers are assigned to one area for Final Mile packet pick up. Volunteers will give participants their race bibs, T-shirts, and goody bags all at once.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 4.5 hour shifts on Friday only

Check In Location: Sports & Fitness Expo; Virginia Beach Convention Center

What to Wear: Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Position: Course Marshals

Description: Course Marshal assignments are given primarily to groups, but reinforcements by individuals is also necessary. Course Marshals are assigned to intersections and other critical points to prevent vehicle and pedestrian encroachment on the course during the race. Course Marshals must be at least 18 years old. As part of their assignment, Course Marshals are encouraged to cheer on participants and have fun!

Time Commitment: Maximum of 4 hours on Saturday; maxmimum of 9 hours on Sunday

Check In Location: Law Enforcement Training Center; 19th Street and Birdneck Road

What to Wear: Course Marshals are outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given long-sleeve volunteer t-shirts. We encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Position: Finish Line

Description: Volunteers at the finish line assist race staff distributing medals, food, water, hats, and other items to finishers.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 5 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday

Check In Location: 30th and Boardwalk; Hampton Inn Oceanfront North

What to Wear: Volunteers are outside at the oceanfront for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Position: General Volunteer

Description: General volunteers are the "ready reserves" who are assigned to any of the other finish area positions as the need arises. This is a perfect position for anyone who would like to help, but has no specific position in mind.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 5 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday

Check In Location: 30th and Boardwalk; Hampton Inn Oceanfront North

What to Wear: General volunteers are outside at the oceanfront for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Position: Start Line

Description: Volunteers at the start line assist race staff in putting up the start line arch, preparing and securing start corrals, controlling pre-race start crowds, and assisting with corral control and movement during the wave start.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 6 hour shifts

Check In Location: 30th and Boardwalk; Hampton Inn Oceanfront North

What to Wear: Volunteers for this position will be outside for their entire shift and should dress for the existing and forecasted weather. Volunteers will be given volunteer t-shirts and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

 

Position: Post Race Party Break Down

Description: Volunteers for this position will assist race staff in the post race party tent with removing banners and barriers, folding and stacking tables and chairs, and loading equipment on trucks and trailers.

Time Commitment: Maximum of 2 hours on race day

Check In Location: 30th and Boardwalk; Hampton Inn Oceanfront North

What to Wear: Volunteers will receive a volunteers t-shirt and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes.

Race Schedule

Location:

Start: Atlantic Ave. Virginia Beach, VA
Finish: Virginia Beach Boardwalk

03/14/2014

  • Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • Sports & Fitness Expo

03/15/2014

  • TowneBank 8k
  • 8k Middle School Challenge
  • Leprechaun Dash
  • Operation Smile Final Mile
  • Packet Pick-up & Registration
  • Sports & Fitness Expo

03/16/2014

  • Anthem Half Marathon
  • Yuengling Shamrock Marathon

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