5k Volunteer

Join us for the Fall 2021 5k!


Each season we inspire our program participants to be joyful, healthy and confident during our 8-week program and at the 5k we celebrate everything they've learned and accomplished. As a 5k volunteer, you can help us to make it an unforgettable experience for our girls by volunteering at one, or multiple, of our volunteer roles:


Cheer Station (7:15-11:30am) - Cheer and spread star power as our 5k participants pass your ‘cheer station.’ Prepare words of encouragement, bring signs, pompoms, noisemakers, etc. whatever you think will keep our GOTR girls and 5k participants pumped up as they complete 3.1 miles.


Course Marshal (7:30am-11:30am) - Help our 5k participants stay on track as a Course Marshal. You’ll be stationed throughout the 5k course and be responsible for directing participants!


Finish Line (7:00am-11:30am) - Congratulate and celebrate GOTR girls and other 5k participants on their HUGE accomplishment by handing out the finisher packet at the Finish Line!


Happy Hair (7:00am-11:00am) - Help girls add color to their race with colorful (and washable) hairspray!


Information (7:00am-11:30am) - At the information tent, you’ll assist with any and every race day question, helping girls find their schools in school village, providing directions, assisting with lost and found, and more!


Packet Pick-up (9:45am, 12:45pm, 4:00pm) - We have multiple opportunities to volunteer on Thursday and Friday prior race day at Packet Pick-up! Shifts begin at 9:45am, 12:45pm, and 4:00pm and last for 3 hours. Locations are the Big River Running stores in West County, South City, University City.


Race Village and School Village Set Up (5:30am-7:30am) - Help us set up during the early hours of race day! We’ll be setting up sponsor booths, school signs, tents, tables and more. 


Recycling Team (7:30am-10:00am) - With our partners at St. Louis Earth Day, help us clean up and stay green after the race. 


Registration (7:00am-10:30am) - Help 5k participants with their registration. 


Sparkler (7:30am-12:00am) - Run the full 3.1 miles and act as a cheerleader for GOTR girls as they complete their 5k. If someone looks like they need a boost, it’s up to you to give them the sparkle they need to keep going!


Tear Down (10:30am-1:00am) - Assist with the tear down of race day festivities and loading race materials onto the truck. Perfect if you want to run the race AND volunteer.


T-shirt Distribution (6:00am-10:30am) - Hand out t-shirts to volunteers and runners. 


Volunteer Check-In (6:00am-10:15am) - Help us check-in volunteers and direct them to their correct stations as they arrive. 


Water Station (7:30am-11:00am) - Hand out water to 5k participants as they make their way through the course. 


*Please note that these times are tentative and may change