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 Job Date Day Time Location Training 101
10K Logistics Turnaround Team No training in advance 10K Logistics Turnaround Team 101
5K Course Set-Up, Clean-Up, and Sag Wagon Team No training in advance 5K Course Set-UP 101
Airport Welcome Booth Team No training in advance Airport Welcome Booth 101
Atkins Group Fruit Stop No training in advance Atkins Stop Team 101
Atkins Orange Cutting Team No training in advance Atkins Orange Cutting Team 101
Bike Marshals & Escorts 4/17/2017 Mon 7:00 – 8:00 ARC-MP7 Bike Course Marshal 101

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Birthday Cake Team No training in advance  Birthday Cake Logistics Team 101
Blue Man Crew – PortaPotty Attendants No training in advance BlueManCrew 101
Columbia Street Roastery Coffee/Tea Bar 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 4/12/2017 Wed 6:00 – 7:00 Kenney Gym Course Clean Up 101
Course Set-Up Team No training in advance CourseSetupTeam101
Crowd Control Great West Hall Food Team No training in advance Crowd Control Great West Hall Food Team 101
Crowd Control Team – Irwin Drive No training in advance CrowdControlTeam-IrwinDrive101
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 EliteAthlete101
Exchange Zone Team 4/12/2017 Thurs 6:00 – 7:00 Alice Campbell Alumni Center Exchange Zone 101
Expo Clean-Up No training in advance ExpoCleanUpTeam101document
Expo Guide Team 4/18/2017 Tues 6:00 – 7:00 ARC- MP7 Expo Guide Team 101
Expo Registration 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
Finish Line Food Set-Up Team No training in advance FinishLineFoodSetupTeam101
Finish Line Food Team No training in advance Friday Finish Line Food and Crowd Control Finish Line Food Team 101

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Finish Line Medals No training in advance FinishLineMedals101
Finish Line Water, Nature’s Fury, Ice Team No training in advance Finish Line Water Natures Fury Ice Teams 101
Free Race Poster Team No training in advance  Free Race Poster Team 101
Golden Ticket Prize Pick Up Team No training in advance GoldenTicketRedemptionTeam101
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 HeatSheet Distribution Team 101
Heatsheet Recycling Team No training in advance HeatSheet RecyclingTeam 101
Hospitality/VIP Team No training in advance HospitalityTeam101
Hydration Loading Team No training in advance  Hydration Loading Night 101
Hydration Station Captains 1 of 2 4/2017 7:00 – 8:00 Stone Creek Church
Hydration Station Captains 2 of 2 4/2017 6:00 – 7:00 St. John’s Church
Hydration Station- U of I Student Group 4/10/2017 Mon 7:00 – 8:00 Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Hydration Supplies Layout Team No training in advance  Hydration Supplies Layout Night 101
Information Teams No training in advance InformationTeam101
Marathon Finisher Blanket Distribution Team No training in advance  marathon finisher blanket distribution team101
Medal Hanging Team No training in advance MedalHanging101
Mile 21 Fruit Stop Team No training in advance Mile 21 FruitStop101
No Parking Sign Team No training in advance NoParkingSignTeam101
Parking Team 4/18/2017 Tues 7:00 – 8:00 ARC- MP7 Parking101
Pasta Feed Teams No training in advance Pasta feed 101
Race Number Distribution Team No training in advance RaceNumberDistributionTeam101
Race T-Shirt/Goody Bag & Exchange Teams No training in advance RaceTShirtGoodyBagTeams101
Runner Bag Drop & Pick Up Teams No training in advance Bag Drop Retrieval 101
Shelter Manager No training in advance  Emergency Shelter Manager 101
Stadium Clean-Up Team No training in advance Stadium Clean Up 101
Stadium Set-Up Team No training in advance StadiumSetUp101
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  VintageClothingTeam101
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 Found101
Youth Run Teams 4/22/2017  Sat  TBD Memorial Stadium Youth Run 101