Thank you to all of our great 2022 volunteers.
Here is some extra info for our register volunteers that will also be presented to you when you arrive at your briefing location.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION 2023
Thank You for volunteering! Much of our success is due to the efforts of many people in the community who, as race day volunteers, play a central role in making the race a safe, fun, and memorable day!
NEW in 2023- Free Beer and ice cream for all Volunteers!
When you show up for your volunteer meeting you will receive a volunteer race bib with two tearways tags (just like the racers get). This will get you one free ice cream from Mo's and one free beer at the post race party.
Volunteer sign in for Friday night help is at The Buckland Elementary School - 75 Mechanic St., Shelburne starting at 4:00pm.
Saturday Morning - Volunteer check is based on what you are doing:
In front of Fox Town @ 6:00 AM- Start/Finish line setup: water station, banners, and finish line decoration
BSE: @ 6:30 am Parking and packet pickup
Arms Library: @ 7:00 AM - ALL course monitors and water stops
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT YOU CAN GET YOUR VEST AND FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH YOUR ASSIGNMENTS AND AREA.
BE ENTHUSIASTIC and WELCOMING!
BE SURE TO WEAR a reflective vest so people know where to go for information & help.
The 3k starts at 8:00am and the 8k starts at 9:00am. The 3k and 8k run on the Shelburne side of the Iron Bridge; only the 8k runners cross the bridge and run on the Buckland Side. If you are assigned a water station, hose hitter, or course monitor, please stay at your post until the sweep vehicle passes you. Thanks.
COURSE MONITORS ON THE BUCKLAND SIDE are responsible for coordinating their own motorized transportation to their position after their meeting (course monitors). There is not enough time to walk or run to the positions so transportation is important to ensure you beat the runners to your post! Course monitors on the Shelburne side should have enough time to walk/run over to their position prior to race start. However, if you are unable to, please plan for transportation.
THE FOLLOWING POINTS SHOULD MAKE YOUR SPECIFIC JOB EASIER:
Please greet each registrant individually and make sure they know what to do. If there is any confusion try to give the runner the benefit of the doubt and check with your Volunteer Team lead if you need support.
You can refer people to www.bofrace.com for info and map of the race route and downtown attractions.
-Friday distribution volunteers, please arrive by 4:30 pm;
-Saturday volunteers, please arrive by 6:30 am. Michaela or Tammy will be there to help give instructions.
Please see your handout for specifics.
Encourage the runners! Phrases like, "You're doing great" and “Keep it up" cheer them on. Talk it up, SMILE!
HOSE HITS (if your station has a hose):
Be ready; shout ahead, "Want a hit?" Only spray on front of torso and legs and ONLY if a runner asks! Use medium spray.
Everyone can help here! Greet each runner with applause and a smile. And talk it up -- "Great job," "Congratulations," "You did it!" Remind runners about the post-race awards at back at the School Field area.
3K Awards will begin at 10:30 with 8K awards directly after
All volunteers please help. Remember many hands make light work.