Thank you for volunteering for the Drake Road Race.
Please choose your prefered volunteer postion from the list below:
More Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer for Grand Blue Mile
Volunteer for Drake Relays
Saturday, April 20, 2024
Expo Packet Pick-up
Volunteer duties include providing athletes with their race number/bib, event shirt and athlete packet. Ability to answer questions athletes may have and direct them to race officials for assistance if needed. Some lifting may be required.
This event is located at the Knapp Center on Drake University's campus.
SHIFT 1 - 9:30AM-1:00PM
SHIFT 2 - 12:30PM-4:00PM
SHIFT 3 - 3:30PM-6:00PM
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Race Day Volunteer - Drake Stadium
ATHLETE ASSISTANCE - 6:00AM-10:30AM
Volunteer duties include providing athletes with assistance as it pertains to athlete packets and able to answer questions athletes may have and direct them to race officials for assistance.
AWARDS TENT - 7:00AM-11:30AM
Volunteers will assist with distribution of age group race awards.
FINISH LINE MEDALS - 7:00AM-11:30AM
Celebrate and congratulate runners as they cross the Finish Line! Volunteer duties include providing race participants with the appropriate finisher medal after crossing finish line. The medal's ribbon color will correspond with their assigned race bib color. Crowd control & finish line water may be included. Other finish line duties to include managing the traffic flow so race participants are moving off of the track to the photo and/or recovery zone in a timely fashion.
FINISH LINE REFRESHMENTS - 7:00AM-11:30AM
Celebrate and congratulate runners as they cross the Finish Line! Volunteers will distribute sports drink, water and food to the finishers. You may also be asked to help control the flow of the crowd throughout the finish line.
Race Day Volunteer - On Course
COURSE MARSHAL - 6:30AM-11:00AM
Assist with directing runner traffic at a defined location to ensure athletes are following the correct course. Course marshals can also serve as monitors along the course, relaying key information such as lead and tail runner, a runner who may be struggling, and the general public who are being diverted from their normal traffic pattern on race day.
Race Day Volunteer - Water Stations
Volunteer duties include set up of water station including tables, Powerade cups and trash area. Cups of water and Powerade will be filled and placed on the tables for athletes to pick up on their own. Additional cups of water need to be filled during the race, while used cups from runners need to be swept away and placed in trash receptacles. Tear down of water station is needed following last runner. Race officials will pick up equipment and trash following race. Some heavy lifting may be required.
WATER STATION #1 & #8 (3298 COTTAGE GROVE AVE) - 6:00AM-10:30AM
WATER STATION #2 (4205 KINGMAN BLVD) - 6:00AM-10:30AM
WATER STATION #3 (654 59TH ST) - 7:00AM-10:30AM
WATER STATION #4 (5722 COLLEGE AVE) - 7:00AM-10:30AM
WATER STATION #5 (2810 44TH ST) - 7:00AM-10:30AM
WATER STATION #6 (41114 FRANKLIN AVE) - 7:00AM-10:30AM
WATER STATION #7 (1345 46TH ST) - 7:00AM-10:30AM