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Thank You!

Thank you for volunteering for The Challenge on April 13th. We are expecting around 2,000 participants. This large of an event is not possible without great volunteers like you. There may be some lifting (tables, chairs, bottled water, etc), so wear comfortable shoes. We will have the 2019 Challenge Volunteer shirt for you to wear so you don’t get your clothes dirty. Please meet at the designated time on your registration ticket at Ross-Ade Stadium. There will be someone there to welcome you and get you started. We will also have refreshments for you to enjoy. If you have any questions or cannot fulfill your volunteer commitment, please let me know ASAP. Thanks again for helping with The Challenge. We couldn’t do it without you. Fighting Cancer Together! 

ALL/Where Needed

Friday set up/registration and/or Saturday as needed.

Pre-Race Set Up

Friday 4/12, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Report at 2:00 p.m. on April 12th to the Hospitality Suite, behind Purdue Pride at the North end of Ross-Ade Stadium. Clean concession stands for registration. Transport t-shirts, water, signs, and other race materials to race site. Get registration set up – tables, chairs, etc. Set up map. Set up numbers for registration. Organize t-shirts for registration. Move water. Cutting boards and knives delivered to right area and cleaned. Food delivered to right area and set up and/or refrigerated. Set out markers and memory/honor bibs. Set up participant banner for signatures. Set up late registration area. Set up wave banners. 


Friday 4/12, 3:45-6:30 p.m. AND Saturday 4/13 6:45 - 8:15 a.m

Training: 3:45 on Friday, April 12th – all must be at this meeting (Hospitality suite) North end of Ross-Ade Stadium. Registration runs Friday 4:00p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Report at 6:45 am (registration begins at 7:00 am). Registration closes at 8:15 a.m. Hand out numbers and t-shirts to pre-registered participants. Also help direct crowd to the bib table and encourage people to sign them and wear during the race. 

Race Route

Saturday 4/13, 7:30 a.m. - race completion (around 10 a.m.)

Responsible for being at your assigned location along the route to guide participants and cheer them on. When you check in on Saturday morning, our Volunteer coordinator, will assign your location to you and help you get to your location on the route. 

Your job is very important and it is necessary you report at 7:30 am on Saturday, April 14th at the north end of Ross Ade Stadium behind Purdue Pride. There will also be a quick meeting with the Police Officers for you to help ensure safety along the route. You will cheer on participants, and most importantly help direct traffic at intersections to keep our race route safe.

Refueling Station

Saturday 4/13, 7:45 a.m. - race completion (around 10:15 a.m.)

Hand out food and water to runners and walkers. Will need to prep food before race is finished and clean up the concession stands once done.

Race Day Set Up/Tear Down

Saturday 4/13, 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Help direct participants to registration and/or start line - monitor race area to keep clean - direct people to restrooms, etc. Responsible for making sure the route is clean, bringing tables back to registration, collecting chairs, returning awards, taking down banner, cleaning up all areas post race including refueling stations.

Event Location

Ross-Ade Stadium, Steven Beering Drive, West Lafayette, IN, United States

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