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.

Many positions require advance training; however, some 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 will also available below in the future.

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 JobDateDayTimeLocation
5K Course Set-Up, Clean-Up, and Sag Wagon TeamNo training in advance
10K Logistics Turnaround TeamNo training in advance
Airport Welcome Booth TeamNo training in advance
Atkins Group Fruit StopNo training in advance
Atkins Orange Cutting TeamNo training in advance
Bike Marshals & Escorts4/17/17Mon7:00 - 8:00ARC-MP7
Blue Man Crew - PortaPotty AttendantsNo training in advance
Columbia Street Roastery Coffee/Tea BarNo training in advance
Course Clean-Up Team - Reynolds TowingNo training in advance
Course Clean-Up Team - Uni High4/12/17Wed6:00 - 7:00Kenney Gym
Course Set-Up TeamNo training in advance
Crowd Control Great West Hall Food TeamNo training in advance
Crowd Control Team - Inside StadiumNo training in advance
Crowd Control Team - Irwin DriveNo training in advance
Einstein Bros. Bagel Bite Bar TeamNo training in advance
Elite Athlete Check-In & Hospitality TeamsNo training in advance
Exchange Zone Team4/12/17Thurs6:00 - 7:00Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Expo Clean-UpNo training in advance
Expo Guide Team4/26/16Tues6:00 - 7:00ARC- MP7
Expo Set Up TeamNo training in advance
Finish Line Food Set-Up TeamNo training in advance
Finish Line Food TeamNo training in advance
Finish Line MedalsNo training in advance
Finish Line Water, Nature's Fury, Ice TeamNo training in advance
Golden Ticket Prize Pick Up TeamNo training in advance
Heatsheet Distribution TeamNo training in advance
Heatsheet Recycling TeamNo training in advance
Hospitality/VIP TeamNo training in advance
Hydration Station Captains 1 of 24/9/17Sun7:00 - 8:00Stone Creek Church
Hydration Station- U of I Student Group4/10/17Mon7:00 - 8:00Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Hydration Station Captains 2 of 24/11/17Tue6:00 - 7:00St. John's Church
Information TeamsNo training in advance
Medal Hanging TeamNo training in advance
Mile 21 Fruit Stop TeamNo training in advance
No Parking Sign TeamNo training in advance
Parking Team4/18/17Tues7:00 - 8:00ARC- MP7
Pasta Feed TeamsNo training in advance
Race Number Distribution Team4/17/17Mon7:00 - 8:00ARC- MP7
Race T-Shirt/Goody Bag & Exchange TeamsNo training in advance
Runner Bag Drop & Pick Up TeamsNo training in advance
Stadium Clean-Up TeamNo training in advance
Stadium Set-Up TeamNo training in advance
Start Line Corral TeamNo training in advance
T-Shirt Message Board Exchange TeamNo training in advance
Vintage Clothing TeamNo training in advance
Volunteer Check In ExpoNo training in advance
Volunteer Check In/Runner Services/Lost & FoundNo training in advance
Youth Run Teams4/22/17SatTBDMemorial Stadium