Longhorn Run Volunteer Registration
With Longhorn Run 2020
Event Details
13 - 18 April 2020
University of Texas at Austin, 110 Inner Campus Dr
Austin, TX, 78705, United States
About the Event
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Longhorn Run. Volunteers like you make race day such a success! Volunteer position descriptions can be found in more detail below. Once you click "Volunteer", you will be redirected to a sign up form with shift times and positions. If you have any volunteer related questions, email us at volunteer.longhornrun@gmail.com. This volunteering opportunity is open to University of Texas at Austin students, faculty, and staff only.

If you're interested in running or learning more about the Longhorn Run, visit www.utlonghornrun.com.
Available Roles
Ask Me! Team
(April 18th, 6:30-10:30 AM) You’ll be our go-to team for runners and spectators with questions. This position involves being stationed at various race day high traffic points including: parking garages to direct runners towards the start line, along our start/finish line to answer any questions runners may have about the course, finish line events, and other general inquiries. This role requires strong communication skills. This position requires your attendance at an info session to be held one week prior to the race.
Course Set-Up/Strike
(April 18th, 5:00-8:00 AM) It starts with you! Work along the race course by setting up all directional signs, barricades, and banners for the race course. During the race follow behind and monitor trash and pick up along the race course. Empty and tie‐up bags when needed and place next to trash cans. Can do attitude and some heavy lifting may be required.
Course Support
(April 18th, 7:00-10:00 AM) Outgoing proactive course guides wanted! Decipher the course map and direct runners through turns and intersections along the course. Communicate the 5K/10K race course split to runners so they keep on the appropriate path. Keep local traffic off of the race course at all times. Must be vocal, assertive, and enthusiastic. This position requires your attendance at an info session to be held during the week prior to the race.
Finish Line Food Distribution
(April 18th, 7:00-11:00 AM) Reward the finishers as they cross the line. Assist by passing out food and drinks to the runners after they finish the race. Direct the runners towards the Main Mall for the post-race celebration and be prepared to answer the runners’ questions. Monitor and empty trash cans as needed. Vocal, energetic individuals with strong communication skills preferred.
Finish Line Set Up/Strike
(April 18th, 5:00-8:30 AM, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM) Set up the finish line chute area and zip tie banners to the race course barricades. Assemble tents and tables, along with any other finish line set up tasks. Some heavy lifting may be required.
Finish Line Vendors Set Up/Strike
(April 18th, 5:00-8:30 AM, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM) Direct vendors to appropriate unloading destination by the finish line food distribution area. Assist with unload and set up of vendor items. Distribute vendors’ items to runners as they finish the race and direct the runners towards the post-race celebration area on the Main Mall. Vocal, energetic individuals with strong communication skills preferred.
Main Mall Set-Up
(April 18th, 5:00-8:30 AM) Assist with loading, directions, and set up of sponsors at the Main Mall for the post-race celebration. This includes assisting sponsors with transport of their post race materials to the Main Mall, as well as set up and assembly of any tents and booth activations they require in the post race area. Monitor and empty trash cans during post-race activities.
Packet Pick-Up
(April 13th-17th, with shift times available from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM) Help our runners get prepared for race day! You’ll be handing out a race bib and t-shirt to each runner and helping make sure they leave with all of our handouts for the race day. You’ll need a smile on your face and a great attitude. Leave the runners feeling excited to come back on April 18th! These Packet Pick-Up shifts are the week before the race
Post-Race Celebration Support/Strike
(April 18th, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM) Tear down sponsor tents and load out sponsor materials after the conclusion of the event. Some heavy lifting may be required.
Pre-Event Set-Up
(April 17th, 5:00-8:00 PM) Help us move equipment from Gregory Gym to the Main Mall the night before the event. Use your strength to help set up tents and carry post race supplies to the Main Mall. Wear gym clothes and comfortable shoes, and expect some heavy lifting
Race Day Packet Pick-Up
(April 18th, 6:00-9:00 AM) Rise and shine greeters! Welcome our runners as they come to pick up their race day materials the morning of the race, April 18th. You are positive and energetic while you greet and assign a race bib to each runner, hand out t-shirts, and direct runners to the start line.
Volunteer Check-In
(April 18th, 5:00-8:30 AM) You’re the first stop for our volunteers on race day morning and responsible for getting them where they need to go. You will identify each volunteer as they arrive, check them in and distribute volunteer t-shirts to volunteers. Direct them to where they need to go based on what they’ve signed up for. After all the volunteers have checked in for the day, you’re responsible for collapsing the volunteer tents and moving them back into storage.
About Longhorn Run 2020
The Longhorn Run has become a University tradition that unites students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Austin community during the spring semester. This year, we are celebrating 10 years of Longhorn Run. Let's make it the best year yet!
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