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VOLUNTEER AT THE 2019 TAMARACK OTTAWA RACE WEEKEND
The Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend will need volunteers to help make this year’s event the best one yet! We can’t do it without you! You will be able to choose the area you’d like to volunteer in and you can volunteer with family and friends. This is also an ideal opportunity for high school students 14 years and older to fulfill their Community Involvement Activities required for Ontario Secondary School Diplomas.
Greet runners at the race expo and assist in the distribution of race numbers and t'shirts to participants.
Greet runners and spectators at the expo site at the Shaw Centre as well as at Festival Plaza at Ottawa City Hall and provide event information as well as general information about the attractions around the city.
Aid in the set up of the start line area of all our races to assist getting runners into their proper start line position. This includes moving barricades and flags that indicate each start line corral. Be prepared to do some lifting.
Check in a runner's bag that is stowed at the the Baggage Check tent and keep it in a secure location until it is claimed after the race.
Greet runners just past the finish line and keep them moving through the water station and help distribute finisher medals.
Meet runners as they enter into Confederation Park and provide post race nourishment to all.
Route volunteers are stationed a various points along our race courses to ensure the safety of runners by keeping cars a safe distance from any access point. You will be situated at an intersection, standing behind a traffic barricade. Many positions are staffed by 2 volunteers.
Our team provides medical assistance to runners who require attention during or after their race. Volunteers are required to complete the questionnaire which indicates their current level of medical knowledge and experience. There are some restrictions based on age.
Distribute water to 15,000 participants in the 5 and 10K races on Saturday afternoon or valuable electrolyte replacement fluids, water and cooling sponges during Sunday’s marathon and half marathon events.