Credit Union
CHERRY BLOSSOM
Ten Mile Run®

Race Weekend Volunteers

Each year‚ the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run relies on the assistance of 2,000 volunteers to help with logistics to make the event run smoothly and the runners’ experience memorable‚ comfortable and safe.

Assistance is needed from pre- to post-run‚ and every position is vital to the success of the event. Whether helping transport elite athletes from local airports or setting up the Health and Fitness Expo; manning a water stop or serving as a sentry along the ten-mile course; or assisting with race security and tear-down‚ all volunteers play a pivotal role in managing this massive undertaking.

Sponsoring credit unions and partner organizations who wish to be part of race day excitement (without having to run ten miles!) are encouraged to become volunteers! Each volunteer receives a commemorative race t-shirt, the opportunity to attend the Runners’ Health and Fitness Expo and Clinic‚ and a guaranteed, transferable entry (at the prevailing fee) for the following year’s race.

Note that volunteers should meet these three criteria: (1) be at least 14 years old (parents and children may or may not be assigned to the same location); (2) groups of less than 25 are likely to be split up (if your group contains 25 or more‚ we will attempt to place you together) (3) all volunteers must be able to report on time and remain on the job for the duration (four to six hours). Volunteer coordinators should anticipate no-shows and plan to replace with subs.

To Volunteer:
If your credit union or organization wishes to send a group of volunteers‚ please have your volunteer coordinator contact Michelle Carter at nita@cherryblossom.org by November 15‚ 2014.  You will receive a user name and password to access the volunteer portal site which will enable you to enter your volunteer list starting February 1.

Volunteer Coordinator Information Session:
A Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinators’ training and information session will be held on Wednesday November 20‚ 2013 at the National Building Museum.   For more information and to register,  contact Michelle Carter at nita@cherryblossom.org

Volunteer Deadlines:
To volunteer on Saturday — We need to know preferred assignment by November 29
(before the lottery and guarantee registration open)

To volunteer on Sunday — We need to know preferred assignment by January 6‚ 2015. The deadline for volunteer enrollment is February 15, 2015.

Volunteer Positions on Race Day
Find out more about each volunteer position and scroll down to the list of jobs. A description of the responsibilities of each position will appear when you hover over it with your mouse.

Volunteer Map

Questions:

Details of the race course‚ logistics‚ parking and transportation can be found here. Should you have any unanswered questions about volunteering or need more information‚ please contact:

Michelle Carter — Volunteer Coordinator‚ Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run
E-mail: nita@cherryblossom.org

We look forward to your participation in the 2015 race!