Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 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
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Registration
Registration Closed
Registration Closes
Any time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit
Family Friendly
Requirement Details
Majority of shifts will require being on your feet. Please wear comfortable shoes.
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
285 Positions Filled | 131 Impacts | 368 Hours

Shifts (35)

1 - 35 of 35 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
 
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-in7:00am (MT)9:15am (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!6/6Over
Race Course Water Station7:15am (MT)8:45am (MT) Help set up water cups for distribution on race course in two locations. Volunteers will check-in at the Start Village, meet their station leaders at 7:30 AM and then walk to the locations of the water station on the course. **Disclaimer: Must wear comfortable shoes and be able to lift...16/16Over
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.2/2Over
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!15/15Over
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
Gobbles Guide8:00am (MT)1:00pm (MT) 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! 8:00 - 11:00 Start Village and beginning of race 11:00 - 1:00 Finish Line and Village...1/1Over
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.6/6Over
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 Assistant8:00am (MT)10:30am (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.26/26Over
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
LEAD: Start Village Green Team8:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Point of contact for all questions and information regarding trash and recycling during Turkey Trot. Oversee all Start Village Green Team volunteers and provide resources when needed.1/1Over
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.5/5Over
Start Village Green Team8:30am (MT)11:00am (MT)Looking for environmentalists! In an effort to make Turkey Trot a greener event, we need people to stand at the pairs of trash/recycle bins and assist attendees to make sure they throw waste in the proper receptacle. Other responsibilities include emptying trash to correct dumpster and relining the trash box.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.30/30Over
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
LEAD Race Day Registration - Shift 29:00am (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.1/1Over
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.32/30Over
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: Finish Village Green Team9:30am (MT)1:00pm (MT)Point of contact for all questions and information regarding trash and recycling during Turkey Trot. Oversee all Start Village Green Team volunteers and provide resources when needed.1/1Over
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 older14/14Over
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.4/4Over
Finish Village Green Team10:00am (MT)12:30pm (MT) Looking for environmentalists! In an effort to make Turkey Trot a greener event, we need people to stand at the pairs of trash/recycle bins and assist attendees to make sure they throw waste in the proper receptacle. Other responsibilities include emptying trash to correct dumpster and relining the trash box....3/14Over
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 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.6/6Over
Finish Village Teardown1:00pm (MT)2:30pm (MT)Assist the Mile High United Way team clean up the finish village, ensuring all Wash Park rules & regulations are followed appropriately. Guide vendors to the correct dumpsters and collect all remaining materials.5/10Over