Holiday Volunteer Opportunity - Girls on the Run 5k

Hosted by Dashing Whippets Running Team

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As an additional volunteer opportunity for this holiday season, the team would like to help out Girls on the Run with their upcoming End of Season Celebratory 5k run on December 11 at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island. The Girls on the Run 5k is a non-competitive event for Girls on the Run program participants, which celebrates a season of learning about the importance of taking care of their emotional and physical health. As girls from across the New York City area come together to achieve their goals on 5k day, they will be depending on volunteers like us to help them shine. Below are descriptions of current 5k volunteer needs:

Field Set-up: Volunteers set-up and breakdown the 38 Girls on the Run NYC team site flags and the starting line/finish line arch, as well as the tables and water near the finish line. (7:00 am arrival)
**several field set-up volunteers will be designated to be security at the entrances from the stadium onto the field - ensuring that only those with 5k bibs and event team / volunteer lanyards are allowed onto the field.

Runner Check-In / Registration: Volunteers help check-in runners & distribute t-shirts and bibs to 5k participants [non-program participant runners] (7:45 am arrival)
**after runner check-in closes, volunteers move to the course to cheer on the 5k participants.

Please note there is a $10 fee for volunteers which covers the cost of a 5k volunteer shirt and a background check that Girls on the Run International requires of all volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP here AND register through Click 'Volunteer Registration' - 'Join an existing team'. Select 'Dashing Whippets'. Under Category, select only one of the 2 options above (either Field set-up or Registration) and continue to fill out the registration form. (Registration closes Wednesday, December 7 at 10pm) Arrival time for volunteers is dependent on task assignment.

We will post updates as we approach event date. If you have any questions, please let us know. Otherwise, hope to see you there!!

***Please note: The Girls on the Run NYC 5k wraps up at 12:30 PM.

To learn more about The Girls on the Run, please visit their website at