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
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 (available in early April). Gear pickup and training schedule details.
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.
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 Document|
|10K Logistics Turnaround Team||No training in advance||Being Updated|
|5K Course Set-Up, Clean-Up, and Sag Wagon Team||No training in advance|
|Airport Welcome Booth Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Bicycle Race Course Marshalls||4/13/2015||Mon||7:00 - 8:00||Alice Campbell Alumni Center||Being updated|
|Blue Man Crew - PortaPotty Attendants||No training in advance|
|Columbia Street Roastery Coffee/Tea Bar||No training in advance|
|Course Clean-Up Team - Reynolds Towing||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Course Clean-Up Team - Uni High||4/15/2015||Wed||6:00 - 7:00||Kenney Gym||Being updated|
|Course Set-Up Team||No training in advance|
|Crowd Control Great West Hall Food Team||4/14/2015||Tues||7:00 - 8:00||Stone Creek Church||Being updated|
|Crowd Control Team - Irwin Drive||4/21/2015||Tues||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Crowd Control Team - Inside Stadium||4/21/2015||Tues||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Einstein Bros. Bagel Bite Bar Team||No training in advance|
|Elite Athlete Check-In & Hospitality Teams||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Exchange Zone Team||4/15/2015||Wed||5:00 - 6:00||Alice Campbell Alumni Center||Being updated|
|Expo Clean-Up||4/20/2015||Mon||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Expo Guide Team||4/20/2015||Mon||6:00 - 7:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Expo Set Up Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Finish Line Food Set-Up Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Finish Line Food Team||4/14/2015||Tues||7:00 - 8:00||Stone Creek Church||Being updated|
|Finish Line Medals||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Finish Line Water, Gatorade, Ice Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Golden Ticket Prize Pick Up Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Hospitality/VIP Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Hydration Station Captains 1 of 2||4/12/2015||7:00 - 8:00||St. John's Lutheran|
|Hydration Station Captains 2 of 2||4/16/2015||7:00 - 8:00||Stone Creek Church|
|Hydration Station- U of I Student Group||4/20/2015||Mon||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7|
|Information Teams||4/20/2014||Mon||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Medal Hanging Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Media Table||No training in advance||Being updated|
|No Parking Sign Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Parking Team||4/21/2015||Tues||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Pasta Feed Teams||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Race Number Distribution Team/Chip Check Team||4/20/2015||Mon||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Race Operations Team||No training in advance|
|Race T-Shirt/Goody Bag & Exchange Teams||4/20/2015||Mon||6:00 - 7:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Runner Bag Drop & Pick Up Teams||4/21/2015||Tues||7:00 - 8:00||ARC- MP7||Being updated|
|Stadium Clean-Up Team||4/21/2015||Tues||6:00 - 7:00||ARC- MP7|
|Stadium Set-Up Team||No Training in Advance|
|Start Line Corral Team||to be determined||Being updated|
|Fruit Stop Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Vintage Clothing Team||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Volunteer Check In Expo||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Volunteer Check In/Runner Services/Lost & Found||No training in advance||Being updated|
|Youth Run Teams||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||Being updated|