Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 from 7:00am to 2:30pm

About

For over 40 years, the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition drawing over 20,000 people each year. By volunteering at this event, you are not only helping to improve the lives of children, families and individuals in our community, you will be part of one of the “best Thanksgiving events in the country,” according to the Forbes travel blog. 

We hope you will join us in making this fun holiday tradition a day to remember.
Positions
0 Remaining
Registration
Registration Closed
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
Family Friendly
Requirement Details
Volunteers will be given a t-shirt and apron at check-in. Please make sure your apron is visible during the duration of your volunteer shift.
Perks
Give thanks by giving back! Volunteering at Turkey Trot is a great way to kick off the holiday with the whole family.
Parking Details
Free parking available in the parking lot of South High School (first come, first serve).
GivePulse
309 Positions Filled | 132 Impacts | 353 Hours

Shifts (38)

1 - 38 of 38 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
Gobbles - Shift 17:00am (MT)9:00am (MT)Do you want to be the spirit of our Thanksgiving Turkey Trot? We are looking for a volunteer to be Gobbles! If you love making others smile and having fun, this is a great volunteer opportunity for you. Special requirement: must be 5'11" or taller1/1Over
Gobbles Handler - Shift 17:00am (MT)9:00am (MT)Gobbles will have a busy schedule the day of Turkey Trot, running from media appearances to photo shoots, to signing autographs. Do you have what it takes to keep up with our Turkey Trot celebrity as his handler and security guard?1/1Over
Race Day Set up7:00am (MT)8:30am (MT)Help set up tables, unload supplies from South High School, hang signs and organize t-shirts and registration materials. This position is great for individuals interested in volunteering and participating in the race! **Disclaimer: must wear comfortable shoes and be able to lift and carry heavy items10/10Over
Volunteer Check-in - Shift 17:00am (MT)9:00am (MT)Check in all volunteers and staff, distribute volunteer packets and direct volunteers to their designated stations. This is a great opportunity for an individual wanting to volunteer and participate in the race!7/5Over
Race Course Water Station - Shift 17:15am (MT)8:45am (MT)Help set up water cups for distribution on race course in two locations. This position is great for individuals who are interested in volunteering and participating in the race! **Disclaimer: Must wear comfortable shoes and be able to lift and carry heavy items.11/10Over
LEAD - Start Village Assistant7:30am (MT)10:30am (MT) Oversee all aspects of the Start Village Assistant volunteers. Help when needed with pre-checking IDs for the Beer Garden in the Finish Village, assist with doggie bandannas and donations. Ensure any and all cash/check donations are given to the Finance runner after collected. You will be the go-to person for...1/1Over
LEAD Race Day Registration - Shift 17:30am (MT)9:30am (MT)Oversee all Race Day Registration volunteers as well as assist participants fill out registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets to participants. You will be the go-to person for all questions around Race Day Registration.4/4Over
Pre-Registration Packet Pickup - Shift 17:30am (MT)9:30am (MT)Pull packets containing bibs and timing chips for participants who registered through the mail or online prior to race day. This shift is great for individuals interested in volunteering and participating in the race!16/16Over
Race Day Registration - Shift 17:30am (MT)9:30am (MT)Assist participants fill out registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets to participants. This shift is great for those interested in volunteering as well as participating in the race!15/15Over
Finance Support - STAFF ONLY8:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Assist participants and volunteers with registration and donations. Positions will include: Office support, Runner, and (2) Registration leads.7/7Over
LEAD T-shirt Handout8:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)OVersee all T-shirt Handout volunteers as well as help organize and distribute Turkey Trot t-shirts to participants on race day. Tear down and pack all remaining t-shirts at the end of the event. You will be the go-to person for all questions involving T-shirt Handout.1/1Over
Parking Lot Directors8:00am (MT)10:00am (MT)The parking lot at South High School will fill up fast! Help direct traffic in the parking lot and keep track of how many available spaces are left.3/3Over
Registration Data Entry8:00am (MT)11:30am (MT)Enter race day registration data into provided computers. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event. Typing skills required.10/10Over
Registration Form Runners8:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)Act as a "runner" from on-site registration tables to data entry station. This position helps ensure that all runners who register the morning of the event get into the tracking system. Also help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.6/6Over
Start Village Assistant - Shift 18:00am (MT)10:00am (MT)Check IDs of participants and volunteers to identify who can partake in the Beer Garden in the Finish Village, assist with doggie bandannas and donations. Ensure any and all cash/check donations are given to the Finance runner after collected.2/2Over
T-Shirt Handout8:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)Help organize and distribute Turkey Trot t-shirts to participants on race day. Tear down and pack all remaining t-shirts at the end of the event.27/27Over
Volunteer Engagement8:00am (MT)10:30am (MT)Support the volunteer table with information regarding Mile High United Way and opportunities for future engagement. Also support pre-event setup.3/3Over
LEAD Start Line Crowd Control8:30am (MT)11:30am (MT)Oversee all Start Line Crowd Control volunteers as well as help monitor crowd of participants for each wave section at the starting line. Monitor participant entrance into each wave.1/1Over
Race Course Water Station - Shift 28:30am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Set up water cups for distribution on the race course. Replenish water to ensure all participants receive water during the race. Clean up water station after race finishes.28/28Over
Start Line Crowd Control8:30am (MT)11:30am (MT)Monitor crowd of participants for each wave section at the starting line. Hold banners and corral signs distinguishing each wave group and pace each wave up to the starting line. Monitor participant enterance into each wave.10/10Over
Finish Line Water Station9:00am (MT)12:30pm (MT)Help set up bottled water station at the race finish line and hand water to participants after they finish the race. Help with Finish Village tear down at the end of the event.31/30Over
Gobbles - Shift 29:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)Do you want to be the spirit of our Thanksgiving Turkey Trot? We are looking for a volunteer to be Gobbles! If you love making others smile and having fun, this is a great volunteer opportunity for you. Special requirements: Must be 5'11" or taller1/1Over
Gobbles Handler - Shift 29:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)Gobbles will have a busy schedule the day of Turkey Trot, running from media appearances to photo shoots, to signing autographs. Do you have what it takes to keep up with our Turkey Trot celebrity as his handler and security guard?1/1Over
LEAD Finish Line Water Station9:00am (MT)12:30pm (MT)Oversee all Finish Line Water Station volunteers, help set up bottled water station at the race finish line and ensure water is replenished.1/1Over
Photographer9:00am (MT)1:00pm (MT)Help capture the fun of Turkey Trot! This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves photography and is looking to gain some more experience by taking photos of a large event with over 20,000 people! PLEASE NOTE: Mile High United Way has the right to use these photos2/1Over
Pre-Registration Packet Pickup - Shift 29:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)Pull packets containing bibs and timing chips for participants who registered through the mail or online prior to race day. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.31/31Over
Race Day Registration - Shift 29:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)Assist participants fill out their registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the event.20/20Over
Volunteer Check-in - Shift 29:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)Check in all volunteers and staff, distribute volunteer packets and direct volunteers to their designated stations. Help with the Start Village tear down at the end of the event.5/5Over
LEAD Race Day Registration - Shift 29:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Oversee all Race Day Registration volunteers as well as assist participants fill out registration forms, collect payments and hand out race packets to participants. You will be the go-to person for all questions around Race Day Registration.2/1Over
Beer Garden Bartender10:00am (MT)2:30pm (MT)Manage the Beer Garden at the end of the race. Hand out beer and help with crowd control. Also help with tear down at the end of the event. **DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older15/15Over
Beer Garden ID Check10:00am (MT)1:30pm (MT)Check IDs of all participants and volunteers to identify who can partake in the Beer Garden. Help with crowd control of people entering and exiting the Beer Garden. Help with tear down at the end of the event. **DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older17/20Over
Finish Line Assistant10:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Help ID the winner in each race category. Help with Finish Village tear down at the end of the event.5/4Over
LEAD Beer Garden Bartender10:00am (MT)2:00pm (MT)Oversee all Beer Garden Bartender volunteers and Beer Garden. Assist with handing out beer when needed and help with crowd control. You will be the go-to person for the Beer Garden. **DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older1/1Over
LEAD Beer Garden ID Check10:00am (MT)1:30pm (MT)Oversee all Beer Garden ID Check volunteers. Help with crowd control of people entering and exiting the Beer Garden. Assist with ID check as needed and ensure volunteers have enough wristbands. You will be the go-to person for the Beer Garden ID Check. **DISCLAIMER: volunteers MUST be 21 and older1/1Over
Race Time Results Input10:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Type bib numbers and times as participants cross the finish line. Typing skills required.4/4Over
Start Village Assistant - Shift 210:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT) Check IDs of participants and volunteers to identify who can partake in the Beer Garden in the Finish Village, assist with doggie bandannas and donations. Ensure any and all cash/check donations are given to the Finance runner after collected. Help with Start Village tear down at the end of the...2/2Over
Start Village Breakdown10:45am (MT)12:00pm (MT)Assist the Events team with breaking down the Start Village after the race begins. All tables, tents, signage and materials will need to be moved into the truck and the area cleared.5/6Over
Gobbles Handler - Shift 311:00am (MT)1:00pm (MT)Gobbles will have a busy schedule the day of Turkey Trot, running from media appearances to photo shoots, to signing autographs. Do you have what it takes to keep up with our Turkey Trot celebrity as his handler and security guard?1/1Over