Ben's Memorial Mile

4th Annual Ben's Memorial Mile, June 15th, 2019!

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for Ben's Memorial Mile and helping to make it an incredible event, year after year! This year, we are adding more fun to the event which will require more volunteers, so we need you!! As a reminder, all volunteers receive free T-shirts!  Please enter your T-shirt size in the comment column when you sign up!

There will be a short volunteers meeting at 7 PM on Friday, June 14th, to meet with your group leaders. Meeting will take place at the DGN track!

In the comment section, please answer the following questions. 

1. What T-shirt size would you like?

2. Would you like to be contacted about helping with any other facets of Ben's Memorial Mile prior to the event?

3. Would you like a Ben's Memorial Mile yard sign to put up in your yard?

Date: 06/15/2019 (Sat.)

Time: 3:00pm - 10:00pm CDT

Location: Downers Grove North High School Track

Created by:   Aaron Silver
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Available Slot

Bake Sale helper (Friday, June 14th) (2)

If you are free the day before the event (Friday, 6/14), we need 1-2 people to assist Dannie Mulcrone package and bake delicious things! If you select this option, we will contact you and can be flexible with the time frame.


Bleacher Vendors (5:00-9) (2)

You will walk around with food and water to sell to the crowd.


Children's Tent Volunteers (4:30 to 8:30) (2)

Volunteers with help with painting children's faces and playing games (which will be prepared by a BMM committee member prior to the event)


Clean Up (8:30-10:00) (15)

Volunteers will help fold up & stack tables, dispense of trash, take down tents, help close up each of the booths, take down any timing equipment, decorations & banners.

2 of 15 slots filled
Larry Lifson
Michael Lifson

Corn Hole Tournament coordinator (4:30-8:00) (2)

Volunteers will take sign ups for the corn hole tournament and build a double elimination bracket and inform participants of the rules.


Decorations Volunteers (3:30-5:30 PM) (8)

This includes blowing up and tying balloons, hanging twinkle lights, banners, and following the directions of the decoration coordinator.

2 of 8 slots filled
Ryan Zemel
Jennifer Zeman

Don't have time to volunteer at the event, then bake something for our bake sale! (10)

We will contact you if you would like to bake something for our bake sale. You would drop off your baked good(s). We will contact you if you choose this options. Thank you!


Information Kiosk (3:30-6:30 PM (2)

You will work at an information kiosk at the gate to the track helping people with various questions and one of you will count entrants.


Packet Pick-Up (3:30-8:30) (4)

Volunteers will take names of individuals who pre-registered & give them the appropriate bag with race number, information & T-Shirt.

1 of 4 slots filled
Jeanne Marszewski

Self-Care tent volunteer (5:00-9:00)

You will assist with the self-care tent with further details to follow.


Tent/Table/Sign (TTS) Coordinator (3:30-5:30 PM)

You will take charge of positioning the tents, tables, and signs though directing several other volunteers


Tent/Table/Sign volunteers (3:30-5:30 PM) (8)

Setting up the tents, tables, and corresponding signs as directed by the TTS coordinator

7 of 8 slots filled
Zachary Augustine (2)
Medium and a Large
Larry Lifson
Michael Lifson
Marie Johnson
Max Oddo (2)
Large and X-Large

Track Management (5:00-9:00) (3)

Volunteers will help with the management/coordinating of the runners for each race. These volunteers will assist in making sure that the runners are in place for their respective races.


Raffle Runner (3)

You stay at the raffle tent from 5 PM to 8:30 PM arranging raffle items and collecting/selling raffle tickets. You also get to pick the winning tickets!!


Volunteer Table Supervisor (2)

You will work closely with the BMM committee for 1-2 hours prior to the event (generally via phone/computer) in preparation for the event. On the day of the event, you will help direct volunteers on where to go and what tasks to complete first. 3-7 PM


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