5k Volunteer


Thank you for your interest!

5K Volunteer Registration for the Fall 2019 5K is Closed!

Please check back with us in March 2020 to volunteer for the Spring 5K!


Date & Location

Girls on the Run 5k
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Soldiers’ Memorial – Downtown St. Louis

Why Volunteer for the 5K?

More than 300 volunteers are needed each spring and fall to ensure the Girls on the Run 5k is a safe and fun celebration event.
Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole participants (girls in 3rd – 8th grade) come together at the end of the 10-week season to run/walk 3.1 miles and continue moving forward in life. Help us celebrate the many girls from across the St. Louis Metropolitan area and their achievement by volunteering at this event!


Who volunteers for Girls on the Run St. Louis?

Parents, teachers, coaches (in any sport), high school students and local college students, and corporate groups all support our program.

5k Volunteer Roles

Please note that the below list encompasses all roles. The registration form will include the roles with available spots. 

Packet Pick-Up

Big River Running Company (All 3 locations:West County, South City, University City)
Shift times:
9:45 am–1:00 pm
12:45 pm–4:00 pm
3:45 pm–7:00 pm
Assign bibs and hand-out t-shirts to runners.
(3 volunteers needed per time block at each location)

Race Village and School Village Set Up: 5:00 am–7:00 am

Setup barricades, School Village signs, volunteer stations, tables, and chairs throughout Race Village and School Village to prepare for runners and spectators. 
(50 volunteers)

Volunteer Check-in: 6:00 am–10:15 am

Greet, check-in and direct volunteers to their volunteer station. 
(5 volunteers) 

Volunteer Parking Lot Attendant: 6:15 am–8:30 am

Check volunteer parking passes as volunteers arrive on race day! Direct those without volunteer parking passes to park at meters, garages and other locations near the course.
(2 volunteers)

Information: 7:00 am–11:00 am

Help answer race day questions and direct runners and spectators to different areas within Race & School Village.
(6 volunteers)

Registration: 6:30 am–8:15 am

Assist with packet pick-up and race day registration using Chrono Track Live.
(20 volunteers)

Results & Awards: 8:00 am11:00 am

Assist participants in looking up their results using ChronoTrack Live and award medals to age group winners.
(15 volunteers)

Race T-Shirts: 6:30 am–10:30 am

Distribute t-shirts to runners in the registration area in Race Village. 
(5 volunteers)

Happy Hair: 6:30 am–10:00 am

Spray colorful hair spray in the hair of participants as an extra boost of confidence for race day.
(20 volunteers)

SuperStar Station: 6:30 am–10:00 am

Take photos of and recommend props for girls and families in the photo booth area! Girls can make their own posters to take photos with too.
(5 volunteers)

Water Station: 7:00 am–10:00 am

Fill-up, stack and hand-out water cups halfway through the race to runners.
(60 volunteers)

Finisher Food & Water: 6:45 am–10:30 am

Distribute post-race food and water to runners in the finish chute. 
(60 volunteers)

Finisher Medals: 7:00 am–10:30 am

Award Fun Run and 5k participants with finisher medals post-race in the finish chute.
(15 volunteers)

Course Marshal: 7:30 am–9:30 am

Ensure the race course is closed to traffic and safe for runners at a designated location on the route.
(25 volunteers)

Recycling Team: 7:00 am–12:00 pm

Collaborate with EarthDay365 in Race Village to collect recycling and help us meet our goal of diverting 95+% of our waste from this event! 
(15 volunteers)

Remove No Parking Signs from Course: 9:45 am–11 am

Start at the Water Station halfway through the course and make your way back to Race Village removing no parking signs from the course. Requires about a mile and a half of walking.
(10 volunteers)

Teardown Race Village: 9:45 am–12:00 pm

Breakdown barricades, School Village signs, volunteer stations, tables, and chairs throughout Race Village and School Village.
(30 volunteers)

Host a Cheer Station: 7:15 am

Get your group together to cheer at a spot along our 5k course! Cheer Stations are assigned locations along the course to offer encouragement to our runners as they make their way to the finish line.