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.
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.
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
|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
|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|