5k Volunteer

Check back for information about our Spring 2016 5k May 7!
Girls on the Run 5k
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Soldiers’ Memorial – Downtown St. Louis
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 Girls on Track 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 Opportunities

Thursday-Friday, May 5-6

Packet Pick-Up

Big River Running Co. (West County, O’Fallon, South City, University City)
 9:45 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
12:15 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.
 3:00 p.m.- 5:45 p.m.
 5:30 p.m.- 8:15 p.m.
3 volunteers needed per time block at each location

Saturday, May 7, 2015 (Race Day)

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

Assist with setting up barricades, signs, tables, and chairs in Race Village and School Village to prepare for 8,000 runners and thousands of spectators. 
(50 volunteers)

Volunteer Check-in: 6:00 am – 10:15 am

Work at the Volunteer Check-in tent in Race Village and hand out volunteer t-shirts and direct volunteers to their post. 
(5 volunteers)

Information & Awards: 6:30 am – 11:00 am

Work at the Information & Awards tent in Race Village and help answer questions and direct runners and spectators. 
(6 volunteers)

Registration and Results: 6:30 am – 11 am

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

Race T-Shirts: 6:30 am – 8:30 am

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

Happy Hair: 6:30 am – 10:00 am

A GOTR favorite! Work the Happy Hair station and provide color hair spray for participants. 
(20 volunteers)

Water Station: 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Set up and tear down water station. Hand out water to participants. 
(60 volunteers)

Finisher Food & Water: 7:00 am – 10:30 am

Set-up and distribute water and food to runners post-race in the finish chute. 
(50 volunteers)

Finisher Medals: 7:00 am – 10:30 am

Award Fun Run and 5k Participants with finisher medals post-race in the finish chute. (10 volunteers)

Course Marshal: 7:15 am – 9:30 am

Ensure the course is closed to traffic and safe for runners. 
(25 volunteers)

Recycling Team: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Work with St. Louis Earth Day in Race Village to collect recycling and help us meet our goal of diverting 95+% of our waste from this event! 
(15 volunteers)

Teardown Race Village: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Assist with breaking down barricades, signs, tables, chairs and tents in Race Village. 
(30 volunteers)

Host a Cheer Station

Help us celebrate girls from across the St. Louis region and their achievement by hosting a 5k Cheer Station. This opportunity is perfect for corporate or social groups.
We’ll assign you a spot on the race course to meet-up and make some noise. Your team is encouraged to make signs, dress up, bring noisemakers and most of all cheer the girls on to the finish line.
The Girls on the Run 5k is Saturday, May 7 downtown and begins at 8:00 a.m. Cheer station volunteers must check into their assigned post by 7:15 a.m.
Email volunteer@girlsontherunstlouis.org for more information.