Volunteers

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - We Need You!

As a fabulous community-based event, the Berbee Derby relies on a supportive volunteer base to turn the race into the incredibly special event that it is.

There are plenty of roles for our willing volunteers. We have lots of pre-race activities where we need support and help. And if you love the thrill of the race - but want to save your hamstrings! - we need lots of cheerful, supportive volunteers on the big day itself.

All volunteers receive a free 2017 Berbee Derby long-sleeve T-shirt, plus a chance to win some fabulous prizes. This year we have a Trek bike and an iPad that we will give to two lucky Berbee Derby volunteers. (To be eligible, you must sign up and perform a volunteer job. All confirmed volunteers who perform their assigned jobs will be entered in the post-race raffle….the winners will be randomly selected, notified by email and we will arrange for winters to receive their prizes.)

So, if you want to get involved, the first step is to check out the list of volunteer opportunities below. (We hope you will find some that catch your eye!)


Pre-race day

Team Processing
Nov 12 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
 

As a Team Processing volunteer you will cross-check team t-shirts and bibs with team rosters to create individual team member packets, place packets in team boxes and sort alphabetically for pickup, and fold participant t-shirts.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup
Nov 20-22 | 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 
(2 Hour Time Slots)

As a pre-race day packet pickup volunteer, you will assign race bibs and hand out goody bags and t-­shirts to race participants.

 

Berbee Derby Store
Nov 20-22 | 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 
(4 Hour Time Slots)

As a Berbee Derby store volunteer, you will sell turkey hats and Berbee Derby merchandise to race participants who are picking up their packets.


Race Day

American Family Food Tent
Nov 23 | 7:00 am – 11:00 am
 

As an American Family Food Tent volunteer you will set up, stock and replenish, and clean up the food tent at the finish area for race participants.
 

American Family Photo Stations
Nov 23 | 7:30 am – 10:45 pm
 

As an American Family Photo Station volunteer you will direct race finishers in and out of the photo booth areas, encouraging individuals, families, and groups to get their picture taken. (Before the race starts, team photos will be taken.)

Cleanup
Nov 23 | 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
 

As a Cleanup volunteer you will assist in post event cleanup around the race grounds and Berbee Derby lots.
 

Coffee & Hot Cocoa
Nov 23 | 7:00 am – 10:00 am

As a Coffee & Hot Cocoa volunteer, you will maintain a stock of supplies in the coffee & hot cocoa tent, as well as assist in cleanup of the area after the race.
 

Course Marshal
Nov 23 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am

As a Course Marshal you will direct runners and walkers along the course and provide encouragement to them throughout the race.
 

Day of Race Packet Pickup
Nov 23 | 7:00 am – 9:30 am

As a Day of Race Packet Pickup volunteer you will prepare race bibs, assign waves, distribute t-shirts, and assist pre-registered participants with questions.
 

Parking & Traffic (pre-race)
Nov 23 | 7:00 am – 9:00 am

As a Parking & Traffic volunteer you will direct traffic into the Berbee Derby lots and around the race grounds.

 

Start/Finish Line
Nov 23 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am
 

As a Start/Finish Line volunteer you will prepare runners and walkers for the race start by dividing 10k and 5k runners/walkers into waves, then switch to the finish line to congratulate and guide them through the finish area. You will also be responsible for distributing post-race water at the finish area.
 

Water Stop — Berkeley
Nov 23 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am
 

As a Water Stop volunteer you will provide runners and walkers with water along the course, restock and maintain water stations, and assist in water station cleanup after the race.
 

Water Stop — 10k Course
Nov 23 | 8:30 am – 11:00 am

As a Water Stop volunteer you will provide runners and walkers with water along the course, restock and maintain water stations, and assist in water station cleanup after the race.
 


Thank you volunteers! The Berbee Derby loves you!