Mile High United Way Turkey Trot 2023

Sunday, November 19th from 10:45am to Thursday, November 23rd, 2023 2:00pm
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About

Celebrating 50 Years of Denver's greatest Thanksgiving Tradition!

Since 1973, the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot has been a Thanksgiving tradition, drawing nearly 9,000 people to Washington Park each year!

By participating in this four-mile run/walk, you are joining Denver’s greatest Thanksgiving tradition AND giving back to your community. Each registration positively impacts families across Metro Denver – ensuring children begin school ready to succeed, young adults are prepared for college or the workforce and families are getting their basic needs met and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

As we celebrate this incredible milestone year, we also celebrate the runners, volunteers and families who have made the Mile High United Way Turkey Trot a part of their Thanksgiving traditions for the last 50 years. Thank you.

Positions
0 Remaining
Registration
Opens Sep 14, 2023 9:00am
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit
Family Friendly
Requirement Details

Majority of shifts will require being on your feet. Please wear comfortable shoes.

*For 11/23 shifts, please check in at the Volunteer Check In station at South High School

Perks
Give thanks by giving back! Volunteering at Mile High United Way 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
233 Positions Filled | 208 Impacts | 778 Hours

Shifts (25)

1 - 1 of 1 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Packet Pick Up- Shift 110:45am (MT)2:15pm (MT)
Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek 2500 E 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Volunteers will help distribute packets to Turkey Trot Runners at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek (2500 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206) prior to Turkey Trot. This  shift will be from 10:45am- 2:15pm on Sunday, November 19th. Volunteers will meet at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek. Point of Contact: Michelle,...4/4Over

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Packet Pick Up- Shift 29:45am (MT)2:15pm (MT)
Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek 2500 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Volunteers will help distribute packets to Turkey Trot Runners at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek (2500 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206) prior to Turley Trot. This shift will be from 9:45am- 2:15pm on Tuesday, November 21st. Volunteers will meet at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek. Point of Contact: Michelle,...4/4Over
Packet Pick Up- Shift 32:00pm (MT)6:00pm (MT)
Fleet Feet in Cheery Creek 2500 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Volunteers will help distribute packets to Turkey Trot Runners at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek (2500 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206) prior to Turkey Trot. This shift will be from 2:00pm- 6:00pm on Tuesday, November 21st. Volunteers will meet at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek. Point of Contact: Michelle, michelle@halsports.net and...6/6Over

1 - 2 of 2 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Packet Pick Up- Shift 49:45am (MT)1:15pm (MT)
Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek 2500 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Volunteers will help distribute packets to Turkey Trot Runners at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek (2500 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206) prior to Turkey Trot. This shift will be from 9:45am- 1:15pm on Wednesday, November 22nd. Volunteers will meet at Fleet Feet in Cherry Creek. Point of Contact: Michelle,...6/6Over
Turkey Trot Pre-Event Set Up12:00pm (MT)3:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Volunteers will help set up the Turkey Trot race the day before the event.  Setting up includes putting cones out, setting up tables, etc. Volunteers will meet at South High School at 12:00pm. Pizza will be provided! *Disclaimer: must wear comfortable shoes and be able to lift and carry heavy...30/30Over

1 - 20 of 20 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
 
Volunteer Check-in6:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

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!

4/4Over
LEAD- Start Village Assistant6:15am (MT)11:00am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Oversee all aspects of the Start Village and volunteers.  Help support heavy trafficed areas when needed, ensure any and all cash/check donations are given to the Finance runner after collected, and give guidance to Start Village tear down.  You will be the go-to person for this area. *Mile High United...1/1Over
LEAD- T-shirt Handout6:15am (MT)11:00am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
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-shirts Handout. *Mile High United Way employees...0/1Over
Race Day Set Up6:15am (MT)9:00am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Help set up tables, unload supplies from South High School, hang signs, and organize t-shirt 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 items.

10/10Over
T-shirt Handout6:45am (MT)11:00am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Help organize and distribute Turkey Trot t-shirts to participate on race day.  Tear down and pack all remaining t-shirts at the end of the event and assist with Start Village tear down when advised.

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LEAD- Finance Support7:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Assist participants and volunteers with registration and donations.

*Mile High United Way employees only

8/8Over
Pre-Registration Packet Pick Up7:00am (MT)10:30am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Pull packets containing bibs and timing chips for participants who registered through the mail or online prior to race day.

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Race Day Registration7:00am (MT)11:00am (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Assist participants fill out registration forms, collect payments, and hand out race packets to participants.

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Gobbles Guide7:30am (MT)1:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Help our friendly Turkey Trot mascot Gobbles find his way around during the event. Photo ops, crossing the street, and high fives to all are just a few things Gobbles will need you for!

*Mile High United Way employees only

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Race Course Water Station Set Up7:30am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
South High School
Denver, CO 80209
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. Please note a change in the start location and time.  Volunteers will check-in at South High School at 7:30 and then be...19/20Over
Beer Garden: Bar-Back8:00am (MT)1:30pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Bar-back will help manage the beer garden at the end of the race by helping with preparing and handing out hot chocolate and apple cider to the bartenders. Please also assist with Finish Village tear down when advised. *Must check-in at Start Village prior to going to Beer Garden *Volunteers...2/3Over
Beer Garden: Bartender8:00am (MT)1:30pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Manage the Beer Garden at the end of the race. Hand out beer and help with crowd control.  Please also assist with Finish Village tear down when advised. 

*Must check-in at Start Village prior to going to Beer Garden.

*Volunteers MUST be 21 and older at this station

15/15Over
Beer Garden: ID Check8:30am (MT)1:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
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. Please also assist with Finish Village tear down when advised. *Must check-in at Start Village prior to going to Beer Garden. *Volunteers...10/10Over
Finish Line Assistants8:30am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Help set up bottled water station at the race finish line and hand water to participants after they finish the race. Help keep finish line water station area clear, clean, and easily accessible. Please also assist with Finish Village tear down when advised.  *Must check-in at Start Village prior to...10/10Over
Finish Village Green Team8:30am (MT)1:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Help keep the Finish Village and Beer Garden clean and direct traffic at Beer Garden entrance.  Will assist in picking up trash and ensuring we are doing our best to recycle all possible trash from the event. Please also assist with Finish Village tear down when advised. *Must check-in at...15/15Over
Race Time Results Input8:30am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Type bib numbers and times as participants cross the finish line. Typing skills required. Help ID the winner in each race category. Please also assist with Finish Village tear down when advised. 

*Must check-in at Start Village prior to going to station.

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*NEW* Face Painting Station8:45am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, Colorado 80210

Have fun and be creative as you paint the faces of our runners, volunteers, and their friends and family in the Finish Village! Supplies will be provided. Volunteers should be 16+

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*NEW* Lil' Gobbler Family Zone8:45am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, Colorado 80210

Help families with fun zone activities, manage traffic, and keep area clean. Help breakdown the space at the end of the event.  Volunteers should be 16+

6/6Over
Start Village Teardown10:00am (MT)12:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210

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.

9/9Over
Finish Village Teardown11:30am (MT)2:00pm (MT)
South High School 1700 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Assist the Mile High United Way Team clean up the Finish Village, ensuring all Wash Park rules and regulations are followed appropriately. Guide vendors to the correct dumpsters and collect all remaining materials. Please check-in with the team near Beer Garden entrance for specific directions. Shift end time may end...17/17Over