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Volunteer Information!

Thank you!

This Thanksgiving invite your friends and family to help those less fortunate. For 20 years, the YMCA Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk has helped raise money to support and help provide opportunities for lower income families to participate in YMCA programs and membership. All funds raised stay right here in our community and will provide a hand up to a family in need. We need your help making the Turkey Trot 5k run smoothly! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

Volunteer Opportunities:

We have a variety of jobs available before, during and after the race! When you sign up, please check the dates adn times to ensure you are signing up for your desired shift.

Volunteer Check In:

Our volunteer coordinator will contact you closer to the event to give you further details on when and where to meet!


Any questions, please contact Lindsey Leiker at or 303-919-7269.

Volunteer Shift Descriptions!

We have a variety of opportunities before, during and after the race! Here are descriptions of each job:

Pre Race:    
Packet Stuffing - Nov 20224-7pmBriargate YMCAStuff runner packets.
Packet Pickup - Nov 21 and 222 per shift12-4, 4-7pmColorado Running CompanyHand out packets and assist with race registrations.
Packet Pickup - November 21 and 226 per shift12-4, 4-7pmBriargate YMCAHand out packets and assist with race registrations.
Refreshments36-10amFinish Line/Turkey YardHand out water and food to finishers.
Hall Monitor
26:30-8:45amBFCMonitor halls, assist runners with directions.
Information Booth16:30-8:45amBFCAnswer questions.
Packet Pickup176:30-9amBFCHand out packets to preregistered runners.
Race Day Registration86:30-9amBFCRegister new runners.
Kids Race/Pace Signs/Finish Line76:30-10:15am Start by helping with the kids race, then move to hold race pace signs, then move to monitor finish line. 
First Aid Tent47-11amCourse/Starting LineMust be CPR and First Aid Certified. 
Timing Assistants17:30-10:30amStarting LineRun new registrations to timer. Assist with getting print out of awards to prize assistants. 
Photographer17:30-10:30amCourseTake awesome photos.
Water Station157:30-11CourseHand out cups of water to runners at half way point. May drive car with equipment out to water station. 
Course Commander Assistant17:30-11CourseAssist Course Commander on Course.
Course Marshalls118:00-11:00amCoursePoint runners in the right direction.
Y guy/Assistant27:30-9:30Starting LineWear Y guy - be awesome, assist.
Award Runner29:30-10:15amFinish Line/Turkey YArdGet print off sheet from timer, bring to emcee for award ceremony. Post printed papers on result boards.
Clean Up Crew 11:00CourseEveryone cleans up. Loads trailer. Heads back to Y to unload trailer. 

Event Location

Briargate YMCA, Family Place, Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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