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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)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Nov 18, 9:30AM
End: Sat, Nov 18, 6:30PM
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Sat, Nov 18, 9:30AM
End: Sat, Nov 18, 2:30PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
16/17Over
Start: Sat, Nov 18, 1:30PM
End: Sat, Nov 18, 6:30PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
23/18Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sun, Nov 19, 10:30AM
End: Sun, Nov 19, 5:30PM
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Nov 19, 10:30AM
End: Sun, Nov 19, 2:30PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
18/18Over
Start: Sun, Nov 19, 1:30PM
End: Sun, Nov 19, 5:30PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Fleet Feet Sport Old Town - Check in with Volunteer Assistant, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
18/18Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Wed, Nov 22, 9:30AM
End: Wed, Nov 22, 3:30PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

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
13/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 22, 9:30AM
End: Wed, Nov 22, 3:30PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
25/25Over
Start: Wed, Nov 22, 2:30PM
End: Wed, Nov 22, 8:00PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

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
5/10Over
Start: Wed, Nov 22, 2:30PM
End: Wed, Nov 22, 8:00PM
You will be assigning athletes their bibs by typing their name into a computer then providing them with a pre-selected t-shirt size.

Check-in with Volunteer Coordinator, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
25/25Over
Start: Wed, Nov 22, 4:30PM
End: Wed, Nov 22, 7:30PM
Packet Pick-up will take place prior to the race at Fleet Feet - Old Town. Assist the Athlete Services Manager with customer service and packet pick-up logistics. Help provide information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Please check in with the Athlete Services Manager, Fleet Feet Old Town, 1620 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60614
1/1Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 5:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:00AM
Assist with providing information about the race to participants and spectators. Answer FAQs about the race, schedule, directions, and other general knowledge regarding the event. It is required to go over Race Information Documents prior to the event. FAQs and all other information will be provided.

Lincoln Park, Check-in at the Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60614
2/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 12:15PM
Gear Check Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their respective volunteer team, and will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns on race day.

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
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:00AM
Help setup the registration and awards area, assist Athlete Services during the event then help teardown the are following the event.

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
21/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 12:00PM
These individuals will be in charge of managing start corral volunteers, making sure the pre-race water is setup and manned properly than making sure the volunteers are in place for the kids race.

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
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:30AM
You will be assigned where needed most throughout race day. Your main point of contact is Yasamin, Volunteer Coordinator. A preassigned schedule has been made for your group but tasks are subject to change on race day.

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
50/50Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:30AM
This positions give runners a peace of mind during pre and post-race, than knowing their belongings are safely stored. Duties include labeling and organizing runner's belongings when they drop off, and retrieving them in a timely manner at the end of the race. Bending and lifting up to 12lbs is required for this role. Teardown of gear check area is also included in this position.

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
14/45Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:30AM
Assist in the setup, game assisting and tear-down of the Turkey Tailgate. Games include Turkey Bowling, Football Throw, Cornhole Toss, Costume Contest and Kid Zone Tent and more!

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
19/40Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:45AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 12:00PM
These individuals will be in charge of managing Volunteers within the finish chute.

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
2/2Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 6:45AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:30AM
Be the first to congratulate athletes once they finish their race! Prepare and distribute finisher medals, water, post-race food, and more.

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
31/35Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:30AM
Assist with the setup of the start line, assist Start Line Coordinators during the event, man the pre-race water, help teardown the start then assist at the kids race at 10am

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
15/30Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 7:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:00AM
Assist the Turkey Mascot throughout the Turkey Tailgate festivities.

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
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 7:15AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:00AM
Fluid Station Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their respective volunteer team, and will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns on race day.

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
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 7:15AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:00AM
Aid Station Captains are the lead point in disseminating information and providing instruction to their respective volunteer team, and will be the point of contact for any questions or concerns on race day.

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
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 7:30AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:30AM
Assist with medical needs in a tent on the course or on site. Exact placement will be determined race morning. Medical knowledge required, medical professional licensing is preferred (EMT, Paramedic, RN, PT, MD).

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
26/40Over
Start: Thu, Nov 23, 8:00AM
End: Thu, Nov 23, 11:00AM
These individuals will be placed on the course to ensure the athletes stay on course and to make sure all athletes and spectators are safe.

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
8/10Over

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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