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2017 Art Van Turkey Trot Chicago 5K/8K

Saturday, November 18th to Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

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ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description

The Chicago Turkey Trot is back as the 40th Art Van Turkey Trot 5K/8K and Plymouth Rock Ramble kids race!  Gather your flock and join us for this Thanksgiving Day tradition by volunteering at the race!  Supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository, you’ll join fellow volunteers, runners, joggers and walkers in some light hearted fun while ensuring no Chicagoan will go hungry this holiday season. You can help additionally by bringing cans of food to either packet pick-up or on race day.

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PerksAll volunteers will receive a complimentary Turkey Day Beanie or Shirt along with snacks and hot chocolate to keep you warm! Individuals and groups are invited! There are also fundraising opportunities at our events for groups of 10 or more. Please email VolunteerChicago@lt.life for Group Information.
Parking DetailsPacket Pickup Parking
We highly recommend public transportation or carpooling.
If driving is required, street parking behind Piper's Alley or down North Ave. is available with standard rates.

Race Day Parking
Limited parking is available with a volunteer parking pass at the Diversey Harbor Parking Lot on the far south side of the parking lot. The parking lot will close at 6:30am and reopen at 11am. Email VolunteerChicago@lt.life to receive a complimentary parking pass.

Free neighborhood street parking is also available, but plan to arrive early to find a spot.

*Note – All Belmont Exits on and off of Lake Shore Drive will close at 8:00 am
Sheridan Road and Belmont also close at 8:00 am
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369 Positions Filled | 176 Impacts | 853 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (26)

ShiftStartEndAddressDescription
 
9:30am (CT)6:30pm (CT)
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager
Fleet Feet Old Town
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town....Over
9:30am (CT)2:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over
1:30pm (CT)6:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescription
 
10:30am (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager
Fleet Feet Old Town
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town....Over
10:30am (CT)2:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over
1:30pm (CT)5:30pm (CT)
Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescription
 
9:30am (CT)3:30pm (CT)
Parking lots with a 3-hour time limit are just south of the store on Leland Avenue next to CTA Brown Line Western station. Metered street parking is also available on Lincoln, Western or Lawrence avenues with a 2-hour limit.
Fleet Feet Lincoln Square - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
4762 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over
9:30am (CT)3:30pm (CT)
Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator
Fleet Feet Old Town
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over
2:30pm (CT)8:00pm (CT)
Parking lots with a 3-hour time limit are just south of the store on Leland Avenue next to CTA Brown Line Western station. Metered street parking is also available on Lincoln, Western or Lawrence avenues with a 2-hour limit.
Fleet Feet Lincoln Square - Check in with Volunteer Assistant
4762 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over
2:30pm (CT)8:00pm (CT)
Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator
Fleet Feet Old Town
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then...Over
4:30pm (CT)7:30pm (CT)
Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager
Fleet Feet Old Town
1620 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town....Over

ShiftStartEndAddressDescription
 
5:30am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park
Check-in at the Volunteer Tent
Chicago, IL 60614
Assist with providing information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the...Over
6:00am (CT)12:15pm (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
Gear Check Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their...Over
6:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
Help setup the registration and awards area, assist Athlete Services during the event then help...Over
6:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
These individuals will be in charge of managing start corral volunteers, making sure the pre-race...Over
6:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
You will be assigned where needed most throughout race day. Your main point of contact...Over
6:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
This positions give runners a peace of mind during pre and post-race, than knowing their...Over
6:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
Assist in the setup, game assisting and tear-down of the Turkey Tailgate. Games include Turkey...Over
6:45am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
These individuals will be in charge of managing Volunteers within the finish chute.Over
6:45am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
Be the first to congratulate athletes once they finish their race! Prepare and distribute finisher...Over
7:00am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
Assist with the setup of the start line, assist Start Line Coordinators during the event,...Over
7:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
Assist the Turkey Mascot throughout the Turkey Tailgate festivities.Over
7:15am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Free street parking is available on Montrose Dr. The fluid station will be located driectly on the Lake front path just south of Montrose Dr. Look for the port-a-johns and fluid station tables to locate the fluid station.
Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive
600 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Fluid Station Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their...Over
7:15am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Parking is available in the Recreation Drive parking lot or Belmont Harbor. The fluid station is located directly on the Lake Front Path just south of Recreation Drive parking lot. Look for the port-a-johns to locate the fluid station.
Lake Shore Drive and Recreation Exit - Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive
3650 N Recreation Drive
Chicago, IL 60613
Aid Station Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their...Over
7:30am (CT)11:30am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at Main Medical Tent, w/ Terri
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
Assist with medical needs in a tent on the course or on site. Exact placement...Over
8:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)
Lincoln Park: Diversey Harbor Parking lot - Check in at the Volunteer Tent
2781 N Lake Shore Drive (W. Diversey Parkway & Inner Lake Shore Drive)
Chicago, IL 60614
These individuals will be placed on the course to ensure the athletes stay on course...Over

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Stephen Thornton wrote on November 24th, 2017

Hi Yasamin, I was able to be a course marshal. After the last of the runners went by my assigned location, I helped with medal distribution by unwrapping the medals. I had a fun experience. Steve

Stephen Thornton wrote on November 24th, 2017

Hi Yasamin, I was able to be a course marshal. After the last of the runners went by my assigned location, I helped with medal distribution by unwrapping the medals. I had a fun experience. Steve

Curley Hudson wrote on November 16th, 2017

Good morning Yasamin, I will not be able to help on November 23, hope to see you next year. Happy Holiday. Curley