CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS

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Volunteer Training

A big part of making the volunteer experience a good one is being confident that you know what you are doing. It also helps the weekend go smoothly.

Some positions require advance training; however, many jobs just have a “101” document that you should read in advance. Find your position below to determine the training requirements.

Course Intersection Team Training Schedule

Packet pickup and Course Intersection Team training schedule.
All Course Intersection Volunteers are required to pick up their safety vest, official shirt and gear. New volunteers are required to participate in a training whereas returning volunteers may opt for online training.

Training Schedule for All Other Posts

See the chart below, sorted alphabetically by volunteer job, for training information. If training is not provided for your job, you will receive an email with instructions prior to race weekend. Training 101 documents are linked below.

Alice Campbell Alumni Center is located at 601 S Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801.

ARC– MP7 is Multi-Purpose room 7 at the Activities & Recreation Center on the U of I campus, 201 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820.

St. John’s Church is located at 509 S Mattis Ave, Champaign IL 61821.

Stone Creek Church is located at 2502 S Race St, Urbana IL 61801.

Volunteer Job Date Day Time Location Training 101
5K Course Set-Up, Clean-Up, and Sag Wagon Team No training in advance 5K Course Set-Up, Clean-up, & Sag Wagon 101
5K Food Team No training in advance 5K Food Team 101
5K Food Team Crowd Control Great West Hall No training in advance 5K Food Team Crowd Control Great West Hall 101
10K Logistics Turnaround Team No training in advance 10K Logistics Turnaround Team 101
Airport Welcome Booth Team No training in advance Airport Welcome Booth 101
Atkins Group Fruit Stop Team No training in advance Atkins Stop Team 101
Atkins Orange Cutting Team No training in advance Atkins Orange Cutting Team 101
Bike Marshals & Escorts 4/16/2018 Mon 6:00 – 7:00 Alice Campbell Alumni Center Bike Team – Course Marshals 101
Bike Team – Leader Escorts 101
Blue Man Crew – PortaPotty Team No training in advance BlueManCrew 101
Columbia Street Roastery Coffee/Tea Bar Team No training in advance Columbia Street Roastery Coffee
Course Clean-Up Team – Reynolds Towing No training in advance Course Clean-Up Team Reynolds Towing 101
Course Clean-Up Team – Uni High 4/18/2018 Wed 6:00 – 7:00 Kenney Gym Course Clean Up – Uni High 101
Course Set-Up Team No training in advance Course Setup 101
Crowd Control Team – Irwin Drive No training in advance Crowd Control Team – Irwin Drive 101
Crowd Control Team – Inside Stadium No training in advance CrowdControlTeam-InsideStadium101
Einstein Bros. Bagel Bite Bar Team No training in advance Einstein Bros Bagel Bite Bar Team
Elite Athlete Check-In & Hospitality Teams No training in advance Elite Athlete 101
Emergency Shelter Manager Team No training in advance  Emergency Shelter Manager 101
Exchange Zone Team 4/17/2018 Tues 6:00 – 7:00 Alice Campbell Alumni Center Exchange Zone 101
Expo Clean-Up Team No training in advance Expo Clean Up Team 101
Expo Guide Team 4/24/2018 Tues 6:00 – 7:00 ARC- MP7 Expo Guide Team 101
Expo Registration Team No training in advance  Expo Registration Team 101
Expo Set Up Team No training in advance Expo Set Up Team 101
Expo Unloading Team No training in advance  Expo Unloading Teams101
Expo Volunteer Facilitator Team No training in advance  Expo Volunteer Facilitator Team 101
Food Team No training in advance Food Team 101
Food Team Crowd Control Great West Hall No training in advance Food Team Crowd Control Great West Hall 101
Food Team Stadium Setup No training in advance Food Team Stadium Setup 101
Finish Line Medals Team No training in advance Finish Line Medals 101
Finish Line Beverage Team No training in advance Finish Line Beverage Team 101
Free Race Poster Team No training in advance  Free Race Poster Team 101
Golden Ticket Prize Pick Up Team No training in advance Golden Ticket Redemption Team 101
Goody Bag T-Shirt Clean Up Team No training in advance  Goody Bag T-Shirt Clean Up 101
Heatsheet Distribution Team No training in advance  Heat Sheet Distribution Team
Heatsheet Recycling Team No training in advance Heat Sheet Recycling Team 101
Hospitality Team No training in advance Hospitality Team 101
Hydration Loading Team No training in advance  Hydration Loading Night 101
Hydration Station Captains 1 of 2 4/12/2018  Thur 6:00 – 7:00 St. John’s Church
Hydration Station Captains 2 of 2 4/15/2018  Sun 5:00 – 6:00 Stone Creek Church
Hydration Station- U of I Student Group 4/16/2018 Mon 7:00 – 8:00 Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Hydration Supplies Layout Team No training in advance  Hydration Supplies Layout Night 101
Information Team No training in advance Information Team 101
Marathon Finisher Blanket Distribution Team No training in advance  Marathon finisher blanket distribution team 101
Medal Hanging Team No training in advance Medal Hanging 101
Mile 21 Fruit Stop Team No training in advance Mile 21 Fruit Stop 101
No Parking Sign Team No training in advance No Parking Sign Team 101
Parking Team No training in advance Parking Team 101
Pasta Feed Team No training in advance Pasta feed 101
Race Number Distribution Team No training in advance Race Number Distribution Team 101
Race T-Shirt/Goody Bag Team No training in advance Race TShirt Goody Bag Teams 101
Runner Bag Drop & Pick Up Teams No training in advance Bag Drop Retrieval 101
Runner Escort Team No training in advance Runner Escort Team 101
Stadium Clean-Up Team No training in advance Stadium Clean Up 101
Stadium Set-Up Team No training in advance Stadium Set Up 101
Start Line Corral Team No training in advance Start Line Corral 101
T-Shirt Message Board Exchange Team No training in advance T-shirt Exchange Message Board Team
Vintage Clothing Team No training in advance  Vintage Clothing Team 101
Volunteer Check In Expo No training in advance Volunteer Check In Expo 101
Volunteer Check In/Runner Services/Lost & Found No training in advance Volunteer Check In-Runner Services – Lost Found 101
Youth Run Teams 4/28/2018  Sat  TBD Memorial Stadium Youth Run 101