Volunteers & Entertainment Needed For The Brewers Mini & 10K!
If you’re interested in participating in the Brewers Mini-Marathon +10K, but not necessarily by running, we’ve got some great options for you!
The 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10K, beginning and ending at Miller Park on Saturday, September 28th will take over 750 volunteers to ensure that all participants have a safe and fun experience.
I talked with Tai Pauls, Manager of Special Events for Brewers Enterprises and she told me that they are in need of volunteers in a variety of locations and would welcome anyone to join them.
There are two ways to volunteer:
EVENT CREW VOLUNTEERS
Brewers Enterprises is looking for people who want to be a part of the Brewers Mini + 10K Event Crew. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. [Note: Since proceeds from the race go to the MACC Fun, this is also a great opportunity for a community service project!]
Individuals are needed to help out in a variety of areas including at packet pick-up, the full gear check area (new this year), at the start & finish line, as course marshals, as part of the bike team leading the race, or at the post-race tailgate party. All individual shifts & jobs can be selected on the volunteer page of the race website.
Volunteer Groups are also extremely important to help man the various Aid Stations along the course and they are still looking for groups to join them. At the Aid Stations, groups will assist in distributing water to the runners and lend some moral support to runners like John and me by cheering us on the way. Tai encourages groups to embrace their stations and make them their own by displaying team/organization/company banners, colors, etc. Other areas where groups can possibly be utilized are at the finish line, race results tents or packet pick-up the day before the event.
Last year, sororities, charitable groups, school groups and local companies who manned their stations were integral to the race’s success.
Another unique opportunity for those who want to get their exercise, but don’t want to run the race, is to be part of the “Back of the Pack” team, the team that will walk behind the very last runners to help cheer people on and motivate them to keep going. If any runners are having a hard time staying on pace you can help them take a break on the SAG Wagon. [NOTE: You must be able to physically walk 13.1+ miles for this position.]
In addition to keeping things organized and safe for the runners, Tai’s goal is to make sure that we have an extremely fun and enjoyable experience.
To do this, they are seeking a variety of entertainment acts stationed along the course to entertain the runners. Entertainment can include anything from bands or dancers to singers or other performers. Last year, we had everything from local garage bands to performances by A Company of Kids.
Entertainment groups are considered volunteers as well, but will receive great exposure and promotion as a Brewers Mini +10K entertainment act. All bands, groups, etc. will be listed with logo and/or name on www.brewersmini.com and will be included in the email correspondence to all runners.
So, what’s in it for you?
In addition to being a part of this unique event, all volunteers and entertainers will receive:
- An official Event Crew t-shirt
- A ticket voucher good for a regular season game in April/May of 2014
Depending on the volunteer assignment, the timeframe for race day on Saturday, September 28, is approximately 6am-11:30am (some jobs start later or end earlier). More information can be found on the sites below.
Event Crew Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/volunteers-2013
Entertainment Volunteer info – http://www.race-brewers.com/entertainment
If you’re running the race and/or can’t volunteer yourself, please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in helping out. It is sure to be a fun day for runners and volunteers alike!
Thanks in advance for your assistance, we look forward to seeing you on September 28!