Girls on the Run 5k
Saturday, May 12th
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 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 Opportunities
Thursday and Friday Shifts
Big River Running Company
Locations in West County, South City, University City
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
12:45 pm - 4:15 pm
4:00 pm - 7:15 pm
3 volunteers needed per time block at each location
Saturday (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 9,000 runners and thousands of spectators.
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.
Information: 6:30 am – 11:00 am
Work at the Information tent in Race Village and help answer questions and direct runners and spectators.
Registration: 6:30 am – 8:15 am
Assist with packet pick-up and race day registration using Chrono Track Live.
Results & Awards: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Assist participants in looking up their results using ChronoTrack Live and award medals to age group winners.
Race T-Shirts: 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Distribute 5k t-shirts to runners in the registration area in Race Village.
Happy Hair: 6:30 am – 10:00 am
A GOTR favorite! Work the Happy Hair station and provide color hair spray for participants.
Water Station: 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Set up and tear down water station. Hand out water to participants.
Finisher Food & Water: 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Set-up and distribute water and food to runners post-race in the finish chute.
Finisher Medals: 7:00 am – 10:30 am
Award Fun Run and 5k Participants with finisher medals post-race in the finish chute.
Course Marshal: 7:15 am – 9:30 am
Ensure the course is closed to traffic and safe for runners.
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!
Teardown Race Village: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Assist with breaking down barricades, signs, tables, chairs and tents in Race Village.
Host a Cheer Station: 7:00 am
Get your group together to cheer at a spot along our 5k course! Cheer station groups cheer on the participants at their assigned spot until the follow car has passed.