Bucks County Roadrunners
Welcome to the 2019-2020 Bucks County Roadrunners Winter Series! It's going to be another fun season of Sunday morning runs in Tyler with all of our friends.
We're using the same system, SignUpGenius (SUG), for volunteer signup again this year. Note that we've re-assessed the number of volunteers needed based on each individual race this year in an effort to get better volunteer participation across all races. Please be aware that the Winter Series only runs smoothly if we have volunteers, so please keep that in mind even if you're not in the running for an Age-Group award and/or don't want the Winter Series mug.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I have to volunteer ? A: If you want to accumulate Winter Series points towards Age Group and Overall Awards competition, Yes. Furthermore, you MUST volunteer at a race to be eligible for a Winter Series mug.
Q: Can I volunteer and still run the races ? A: We need volunteer support to make the races safe and efficient for everyone. Although we know how important running is to everyone, we ask that you "give back" your full time and attention during your volunteer time. There may be a handful of exceptions which can be approved to run by your Race Director (e.g. Sweeper)
Q: Do I have to use SignUpGenius to volunteer ? A: YES, please. On-line sign-up is very efficient and reduces errors. If you have trouble with SUG, email us (Jackie and Jason Devine) at [email protected] You can also call or text us at [Jay: (267) 334-6773 or Jackie: (719) 331-4894]. Note: We will help resolve any problems, but still need everyone to be responsible for their own signup on the site.
Q: Will I receive an email confirmation of my volunteer assignment from the Club ? A: No. However, you will be able to see your name show up in the volunteer list for your race in SUG. If you do NOT see your name, please try again. The Race Director for your race will be in contact by email starting approximately 2 weeks beforehand to discuss assignment details.
Q: Can I just show up at a race that's convenient for me and volunteer without using SignUpGenius and still get volunteer credit ? A: Unfortunately, NO. You are welcome to volunteer if you are available to help, but to get credit, you MUST register for an open volunteer position at a race on SignUpGenius. We have to make sure we have sufficient volunteer coverage for ALL races. Thanks for understanding.
Q: I need to sign up my (friend, wife, husband, etc.) Can I do this on SUG? A: Yes. HOWEVER, we need individual names and emails for EACH volunteer to get credit (and so the Race Director/Volunteer Director can communicate with EACH of you)
Q: Something's come up and I need to change races. How do I do that ? A: Use SUG to withdraw/delete your current slot and then sign-up for another available slot. Please give as much notice as possible (i.e. hopefully week in advance minimum if circumstances allow)
Q: I prefer a certain volunteering role. Can I pick .. registration.. parking.. sweeper, etc. ? A: The Race Director will have to decide based on staffing for the race. They will certainly try to work with you and be flexible, especially if you are injured or have medical/health restrictions. You can make use of the "My Comments" field when you sign-up and/or communicate by email with the RD.
Q: Can we wife/child/friend volunteer in my place and I still receive credit for overall awards/Winter Series mug? A: Your wife/child/friend is welcome do volunteer but you will NOT receive credit for overall awards and the Winter Series mug.
Q: I have a son or daughter that is a member and will be competing in the Winter Series. Is he/she required to volunteer in order to accumulate points towards awards? A: Anyone under the age of 18 is exempt from the volunteer rule in order to accumulate points towards awards but that person may still volunteer if he or she chooses.
Q: Can I volunteer more than once ? A: Yes (and THANK YOU ! The Winter Series runs entirely on volunteerism)
Q: What makes the hot chocolate soooo GOOD ??? A: Sorry.. that's classified :)
See you all soon !
Jackie and Jay
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