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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Become a Volunteer

Each year, over 2,000 volunteers are needed to help coordinate and execute the Wineglass Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K! 

2015 Volunteer Registration 

Register now to be a volunteer Wineglass Marathon weekend, October 2 - 4, 2015!  

All volunteers must register in advance by September 13, 2015. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept walk-ins. See available positions below. 

All volunteers under age 16 must be under the guidance of a parent or adult.  Volunteers handing out champagne splits must be at least 18 years of age.  If you would like to volunteer with a child under 12, you may request to work at a water station.  Please email us at: volunteers@wineglassmarathon.com.

We ask all volunteers to please review our volunteer guidelines. THANK YOU for helping us make this event a success - we could not do it without you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Pre-Race and Post-Race Tasks

These tasks will be scheduled in the 2 weeks before and after race day.

Location: TBD
Duties: Stuff runner bags with programs and information; assemble ribbons/medals; assist with post-race clean-up and organizing; other tasks assigned by captain
May need to: Stand for entire shift
Age: 14 years or older*

Expo

Volunteers needed Friday through Sunday

Location: Corning Museum of Glass
Duties: Hand out t-shirts, bibs and runner bags; monitor parking lot; set up; clean up; hand out wine glasses and champagne splits; other tasks assigned by captain
May need to: Stand for entire shift
Age: You must be age 18 years or older to hand out champagne splits.  Other Expo volunteers must be 14 years or older.*

Expo Information Table

Friday and Saturday shifts available

Location: Corning Museum of Glass
Duties: Answer questions from runners during Expo
Must have: Knowledge of the local area; knowledge of the Wineglass course and race-day operations
Age: 18 years or older

5k

Saturday morning shift available

Location: Corning Memorial Stadium
Duties: Hand out bibs; hand out goodies; assist on course; set up; clean up; other tasks assigned by captain
Must be able to: Stand for entire shift; work outside in any weather
Age: 16 years or older, with limited opportunities for youth (age 8 or older) to hand out medals at finish line*  

Finish Line Set-Up and Tear Down

Sunday early morning or late afternoon shifts available

Location: Centerway Square, Corning
Duties: Unloading equipment, setting up bike racks and signage, etc; clean up and pack up all race day essentials; other tasks assigned by captain
Must be able to: Lift 20 lbs, stand for entire shift, work outside in any weather
Age: 12 years or older*

Start Lines and Course Support

Sunday early morning to afternoon shifts available

Location: Bath, Campbell, and various locations long the course
Duties: Bib pick-up; direct runners at the start lines and along the course; assist with other duties as needed
Must be able to: Stand for entire shift, work outside in any weather 
Age: 21 years or older

Food Station

Sunday morning to afternoon shifts available

Location: Market Street, Corning
Duties: Light food preparation and serving food to runners crossing the finish line; other tasks assigned by captain
Must be able to: Stand for entire shift, work outside in any weather
Age: 13 years or older*

Finish Line Runner Rewards

Sunday morning to afternoon shifts available

Location: Market Street, Corning
Duties: Hand out medals, heat sheets and water to runners crossing the finish line; set up; clean up; other tasks assigned by captain
Must be able to: Stand for entire shift, work outside in any weather
Age: 14 years or older*

Buses

Sunday morning to afternoon shifts available

Location: Corning, Campbell and Bath bus stops; may include riding the bus to the start line
Duties: Direct runners to buses going to full and half starting lines; direct runners once they arrive at their drop off location; other tasks assigned by captain
Must be able to: Stand for entire shift, work outside in any weather
Age: 16 years or older

Gear Bag Check

Sunday morning to afternoon shifts available

Location: Bath and Campbell Start Lines, Centerway Square, Corning
Duties: Check in and check out gear bags for runners; other tasks assigned by captain
Must be able to: Stand for entire shift, work outside in any weather
Age: 14 years or older*

Specialized Tasks

Select one of these ONLY if requested by Race Director or Team Captain

Location and Duties: Additional instructions will be provided to you by director or captain
Age: Security, 21 years or older. Bikers, 14 years or older*

* All volunteers under age 16 must be under the guidance of a parent or adult.  Volunteers handing out champagne splits must be at least 18 years of age.  If you would like to volunteer with a child under 12, you may request to work at a water station.  Please email us at: volunteers@wineglassmarathon.com

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