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Apple Tree Marathon 2018 Volunteer Signup

Help us kick off the Inaugural APPLETREE Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon & Sunset 5K. We need enthusiastic volunteers at a variety of stations to assist athletes and spectators along the course and in the main event site in Officers Row. The "Run Through History" course winds through Fort Vancouver, Officer's Row, the Army Barracks, Pearson Airport -, the Historical Old Apple Tree, along the majestic Columbia River and many other historical vantage points. 

Event Details

Saturday September 15th

6:00pm - AppleTree 5K Sunset Run starts

Sunday September 16th

7:00am - AppleTree Marathon starts

8:00am - AppleTree Half Marathon starts

This event requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit friends, family, companies, churches, or sports teams to help that would be extremely helpful. They will get front row seats to all the action!

One of the great things about volunteering at a WHY Racing Event is that volunteers can either earn race credits or fundraise for another organization. :  

Race Credits: For every hour volunteering, the volunteer will earn a $5 credit to go toward any Why Racing Event registration. You can volunteer over . Multiple volunteers can earn credits for the same athlete. 

Fundraising for Organizations:Our events offer a terrific fundraising opportunity for a club/organization (non-profit). Under our fundraising program, $20-$25 will be paid to the non-profit organization for each volunteer 4-6+hour shift depending on our needs (some conditions). 

All volunteers will get a snack, gift, goody bag and be able to enjoy the post-race festivities. 
We typically need about 100 volunteers over several days to help things run smoothly. There are several volunteer opportunities available, such as:

  • Packet Pickup – Hand out registration packets to athletes
  • Course Marshalls – Keep athletes safely on the course
  • Water Stations - Provide refreshments and snacks to athletes
  • Finish Line Help -  Cheer on athletes as they cross the finish line, hand out water and medals to all finishers

Age Restrictions: We welcome volunteers of all ages, however we recommend volunteers be at least 12 or older.  Some volunteer assignments require volunteers to drive to the location, and some stations require adults only. 

Review the volunteer assignments below, sign up for the task and time that works best for you, and then look for a confirmation in your Inbox. We will reach out to you with more details as we get closer to the event.  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

*NOTE* Please know that we try our hardest to keep all volunteers in the positions they originally request however, if critical race positions have not been filled by race morning we may ask you fill in a key position. Thank you so much, we couldn't do it without you!

Created by:   Sherri McMillan
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (PDT) Available Slot
09/12/2018 (Wed.) WHY Racing Warehouse, 2310 E 2nd St #A, Vancouver, WA 98661  4:00pm - 9:00pm  

Goody Bag Stuffing (20)

Getting goody bags ready for Race day.

 
4 of 20 slots filled
Debra Carnes (4)
09/13/2018 (Thu.) WHY Racing Warehouse, 2310 E 2nd St #A, Vancouver, WA 98661  4:00pm - 9:00pm  

Goody Bag Stuffing (20)

Getting goody bags ready for Race day.

 
4 of 20 slots filled
Debra Carnes (4)
09/14/2018 (Fri.) Fleet Feet Vancouver 16020 SE Mill Plain Blvd #113, Vancouver, WA 98684  1:00pm - 4:30pm  

Packet Pickup (4)

 
4:00pm - 7:30pm  

Packet Pickup (4)

 
09/15/2018 (Sat.) Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E 5th St, Vancouver, WA 98661  8:00am - 2:30pm  

Packet Pickup (4)

 
Start at Pearson Air Museum and move to the Start/Finish Line area for onsite athletes  2:00pm - 6:30pm  

Packet Pickup (4)

 
In front of The Grant House, 1101 Officers Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661  5:00pm - 7:30pm  

Bag Check (2)

Check in and check out athletes bags.

 
5:00pm - 8:00pm  

Course Marshal #1- Must be 16 or older

5K Sunset Run Directing departing athletes to TURN RIGHT onto the pathway through the middle of the park. Instruct RETURNING ATHLETES TO TURN LEFT back towards finish line.

 

Volunteer Check-in Support (2)

Assist Volunteer Director to assure all volunteers understand where they are going, what they are doing and have received their gift. Be ready to problem solve. Must be available to discuss race logistics with Volunteer Director prior to race..

 

Course Marshal #2 Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run- At the bottom of Fort Vancouver park road - Instruct athletes to turn right on 5th and returning athletes to turn Left up the hill back to the Finish Line

 

Course Marshal #3 Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run- At first crosswalk on E 5th immediately West of the path that runs by Fort Vancouver Center. Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT to cross E 5th and instruct returning athletes to TURN RIGHT back towards the hill to the Finish Line.

 

Course Marshal #4 Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run- Just in front of Fort Vancouver instructing athletes to TURN LEFT on path between the garden and the fort fence.

 

Course Marshal #5 Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run- At the fork East of Fort Vancouver instructing athletes to stay to the right

 

Course Marshal #6 Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run - At the path when it comes to a "T" near Pearson Air Museum. Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT toward the museum.

 

Course Marshal #7 Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run- At the paved path in front of Pearson Air Museum. Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT (south) toward the airfield.

 

Course Marshal #8 Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run- At the fork just south of Pearson Air Museum instructing athletes to TURN RIGHT (West) toward the backside of the Fort.

 

Course Marshal #9a Must be 16 or older

5k Sunset Run- On the Pearson dirt path instructing athletes to TURN LEFT and to KEEP LEFT onto Confluence Bridge. There will be athletes returning on the bridge on the right side.

 

Course Marshal #10 Must be 16 or older

Sunset 5K Run - At the turnaround, instruct athletes to TURN AROUND and KEEP LEFT to separate incoming and returning athletes

 

Course Marshal #9b

5K Sunset Run - On the paved Confluence Bridge just south of the path's merging point instructing returning athletes coming from the turnaround to CONTINUE STRAIGHT on the paved path

 

Course Marhal #11

5K Sunset Run - At the intersection of the Confluence Bridge Path and E 5th St. instructing athletes to TURN RIGHT toward the paved path up the hill

 

Sunset 5K Water Station (10)

At the Old Apple Tree - Provide fluids to athletes and help with Photo Opps

 
  5:45pm - 6:15pm  

Sing National Anthem

Must be able to arrive at least 15min prior to race

 
In front of The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver WA 98661  5:45pm - 6:45pm  

Lead Cyclist for 5k- Must be 18 or older

Must have own bike. Responsible for leading out top runners.

 
In front of The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row Vancouver, WA 98661  6:00pm - 9:00pm  

Finish Line Support (10)

Hand out medals and water bottles and congratulate all finishers. Assist with the organization medals and water bottles.

 
6:30pm - 9:00pm  

Food Clean Up (4)

2 volunteers in Expo and 2 volunteers in the Beer Garden. Help throw away garbage and clean tables as people finish eating

 
09/16/2018 (Sun.) In front of The Grant House, 1101 Officers Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661  6:00am - 10:00am  

Volunteer Check-in Support (2)

Assist Volunteer Director to assure all volunteers understand where they are going, what they are doing and have received their gift. Be ready to problem solve. Must be available to discuss race logistics with Volunteer Director prior to race..

 
All slots filled
Gracen Kim (2)

Packet Pick Up/T-shirt Swap (4)

Find the correct Registration Packet for each athlete. Verify information. Locate the right size of tee-shirt for each athlete, as noted on athlete’s bib. Shirts are gender specific, so look for M or F and size. Help in other areas once race starts.

 
All slots filled
Gracen Kim (4)

Packet Pickup (4)

 
In front of the Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661  6:00am - 11:45am  

Bag Check (2)

Check in and check out athletes bags.

 
All slots filled
Gracen Kim (2)
Check in at Volunteer station 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661  6:30am - 2:00pm  

Course Marshall #1

at the top of Ft Vancouver Roadway - Direct departing athletes to TURN RIGHT onto the pathway through the middle of the park

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #2

At the intersection of the Fort pathway and E 5th - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT on 5th and STAY LEFT as athletes will be running in both directions

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #3

At the turnaround near Grand Ave - Instruct athletes to TURN AROUND and STAY LEFT to avoid incoming runners

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #4

At first crosswalk on E 5th - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT onto path that leads straight toward Fort Vancouver

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #5

In front of Fort Vancouver - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT on path between the garden and the Fort fence

 
Gracen Kim

Water Station #1 (10)

Minimum 6 volunteers needed - At the bottom of the Fort Vancouver roadway in-between where athletes enter and exit 5th Ave

 
All slots filled
Amy Young (10)
6:30am - 3:00pm  

Course Marshall #6

At the for East of the Fort - Keep athletes right at the fork

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #7

At "T" by Pearson Museum - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT toward museum

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #8

At paved path in front of Pearson - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT toward airfield

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #9

At fork south of Pearson - Direct athletes to TURN RIGHT at the ford to head to backside of Fort

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshall #10

On dirt path near Pearson - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT onto Confluence Bridge

 
Gracen Kim

Course Marshal #11

At Old Apple Tree - Direct athletes to TURN LEFT and assist with Photo Opps at the Old Apple Tree

 

Course Marshal #12a

At Columbia St and Confluence Bridge - Instruct runners to TURN LEFT onto Waterfront Pathway and returning runners to CONTINUE STRAIGHT

 

Course Marshal #12b

At Columbia St and Confluence Bridge - Instruct runners to TURN LEFT onto Waterfront Pathway and returning runners to CONTINUE STRAIGHT

 

Course Marshal #13

At waterfront trailhead between Beaches and McMenamins - Direct athletes to TURN LEFT (north) along the path, and direct finishing runners to TURN RIGHT (west) toward Warehouse 23

 

Course Marshal #14a

Keep runners safe on path in parking lot

 

Course Marshal #14b

Keep runners safe on path in parking lot

 

Course Marshal 15a

At corner of SE Columbia River Dr & Columbia Shores Blvd - Direct runners behind Homewood hotel and finishing runners to head back onto Waterfront pathway

 

Course Marshal 15b

At corner of SE Columbia River Dr & Columbia Shores Blvd - Direct runners behind Homewood hotel and finishing runners to head back onto Waterfront pathway

 

Course Marshal 16

At corner of Columbia Way and Homewood Suites path - Direct runners to TURN RIGHT (East) on Columbia Way and returning runners to TURN LEFT (South) back toward Waterfront pathway

 

Course Marshal 17

At corner of Columbia Way and Maritime - Instruct athletes to stay inside the cones and inform vehicles there is a race and to proceed with extreme caution

 

Coure Marshal #18

At corner of Columbia Way & Victory - Instruct athletes to stay inside the cones and inform vehicles there is a race and to proceed with extreme caution

 

Course Marshal #19

At corner of Columbia Way and Assembly - Instruct athletes to stay inside the cones and inform vehicles there is a race and to proceed with extreme caution

 

Course Marshal #20a

At Marine Park Entrance - Direct eastbound runners onto Marine Park trail and westbound runners to run back toward the start staying on the south side of Columbia inside the cones

 

Course Marshal #20b

At Marine Park Entrance - Direct eastbound runners onto Marine Park trail and westbound runners to run back toward the start staying on the south side of Columbia inside the cones

 

Course Marshal #21a

At Wintler restroom - Direct runners to continue running East and returning runners to continue West along the path

 

Course Marshal #21b

Past Wintler Restrooms - Directing athletes to TURN AROUND

 

Water Station #2 (10)

At the Confluence Bridge exit along the Waterfront trail

 
All slots filled
Michelle Freed (10)

Water Station #3 (10)

In front of Beaches Restaurant on the Waterfront pathway

 
All slots filled
Debra Carnes (10)

Water Station #4 (10)

At the corner of Victory Street and Columbia

 
All slots filled
Jaysun Pyatt (10)

Water Station #5 (10)

At the Marine Park Water Resource Center

 
All slots filled
Stephanie Nellor-Zoeller (10)

Water Station #6 (10)

East of the Spit before Wintler Park. Volunteers can park in the office parking area

 
All slots filled
Debra Carnes (10)

Sweeper - Full Marathon

Walk with last athlete and notify aid stations when they are relieved. Must be able to ride the course prior to the event.

 
  6:45am - 7:15am  

Sing National Anthem

Must be able to arrive at least 15min prior to race

 
In front of The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661  6:45am - 9:45am  

Lead Cyclist - Marathon

Must have own bike. Responsible for leading out top runners.

 

Lead Cyclist - Marathon

Must have own bike. Responsible for leading out top runners.

 
Check in at Volunteer station 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661  7:30am - 4:00pm  

Half Marathon Sweeper

To walk with the last finisher and to alert course Marshals when they can be relieved. Must be able to ride the course prior to event.

 

Course Marshal #22

At intersection of Columbia St & Columbia Way - Instruct athletes to CONTINUE STRAIGHT toward Phil Arnold Way

 

Course Marshal #23

On path at Phil Arnold Way - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT and KEEP ON PATH

 

Course Marshal #24

On corner of Phil Arnold Way & Esther St - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT on to Esther

 

Course Marshal #25

On corner of Esther St & Columbia Way - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT onto Columbia Way

 

Course Marshal #26

At corner of Grant & Columbia Way - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT onto Grant

 

Course Marshal #27

At corner of Grant & 8th - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT onto 8th Ave

 

Course Marshal #28

At corner of Franklin & 8th - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT onto Franklin Ave

 

Course Marshal #29

At corner of Franklin & 9th - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT onto 9th

 

Course Marshal #30

At corner of 9th & Columbia - Direct athletes to KEEP STRAIGHT

 

Course Marshal #31

At corner of 9th & Washington - Direct athletes to KEEP STRAIGHT

 

Course Marshal #32

At corner of 9th & Main St - Direct athletes to KEEP STRAIGHT

 

Course Marshal #33

On the curb at the end of 9th St at Broadway - Instruct athletes to CONTINUE STRAIGHT on path toward C Street

 

Course Marshal #34

At path and C Street - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT onto C Street

 

Course Marshal #35

At corner of C Street & 8th - Instruct athletes to TURN LEFT onto 8th street

 

Course Marshal #36

At corner of Reserve St & Evergreen near Library - Instruct athletes to TURN RIGHT onto Evergreen and stay on pathway

 

Course Marshal #37a

At Evergreen/Officers Row roundabout - Direct athletes onto Evergreen/Officers Row

 

Course Marshal #37b

At Evergreen/Officers Row roundabout - Direct athletes onto Evergreen/Officers Row

 

Course Marshal #38a

Just before Finish Line - Divert Marathon athletes around finish line to do another loop, direct Half Marathon athletes to the Finish Line

 

Water Station #7 (10)

At Grant and 8th in the Columbian newspaper parking lot

 
All slots filled
Hough Foundation
Hough Foundation (9)

Water Station #8 (10)

In the parking lot along Officers Row as Marathoners start their 2nd loop

 
All slots filled
Gracen Kim (10)
In front of The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row Vancouver, WA 98661  7:45am - 9:30am  

Lead Cyclist for Half Marathon- Must be 18 or older

Must have own bike. Responsible for leading out top runners.

 
In front of the Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661  8:45am - 4:00pm  

Finish Line Support (10)

Hand out medals and water bottles and congratulate all finishers. Assist with the organization medals and water bottles.

 
All slots filled
Gracen Kim (10)
10:00am - 4:00pm  

Food Clean Up (4)

2 volunteers in Expo and 2 volunteers in the Beer Garden. Help throw away garbage and clean tables as people finish eating

 
11:30am - 5:00pm  

Bag Check (2)

Check in and check out athletes bags.

 
All slots filled
Gracen Kim (2)


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