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Turkey Trot Volunteers

Join the fun of the Parade before the Parade and become a member of the Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot Volunteer Corps!! No matter where your interest lies there are plenty of opportunities from now until the big day! It’s a great way to get your Thanksgiving off to a running start!

There are volunteer positions for everyone – whether you prefer to be on the course or provide support indoors – on Thanksgiving morning or earlier in the month. If you’re willing to donate a couple hours or more we can use you. Without our amazing volunteers we wouldn’t be able to offer this great event! All volunteers receive a Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot t-shirt.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS include:

Before the Race:

  • October 16 – Detroit Free Press Marathon Spirit Station – Promote the S3 Turkey Trot while cheering on the runners.  This is an outdoor position.
  • November 9-19 – Packet Pick-up – Help with registration and distribution of bibs and t-shirts at our satellite locations,. Familiarity with computers and great customer service needed. This is an indoor position.
  • November 22 – Michigan Room Set Up – Assist with organizing in Cobo Center before Expo opens. This is an indoor position.

Wednesday & Thursday, November 23 & 24

  • Expo Registration and Pick Up – Distribute numbers and t-shirts to participants at Cobo Center. Indoor position.
  • Start Line Operations – Help organize the start area, distribute signage, assist in crowd direction and control, clean-up. Outdoor position.
  • Course Marshal – Volunteers make sure the runners stay on course and watch out for any safety issues. Outdoor position.
  • Finish Chutes – Assist runners with medals and water. Outdoor position.
  • Cheer Stations – Encourage runners with noisemakers, music & loud voices. Outdoor position.
  • Finish Line Operations – Assist with set-up and tear-down of finish areas, help with crowd direction, control and clean-up. Outdoor position.
  • Michigan Room Food Distribution – Assist in organization and distribution of refreshments to runners. Indoor position.
  • Water Stations – Supply runners with liquid and/or cookies. Outdoor position.
  • Anywhere I Can – Help with any areas that need assistance.

If you have questions, please email Volunteer Coordinator Linda Quigley at: ttvolunteers2016@gmail.com.

For a complete list of available positions, please DOWNLOAD the Volunteer Descriptions here.

Register Online Here!