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.
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 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||TBD|
|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||4/24/2017||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||4/24/2018||Tues||6:00 – 7:00||ARC- MP7||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||4/28/2017||Sat||TBD||Memorial Stadium||Youth Run 101|