Volunteers Still Needed for SweetWater 420 Fest 5K!

Apr 13 2011

More People = Less Work + More Fun

This year’s 5K has sold out in record time!  The only way to still get a t-shirt (and raise funds for the hood) is to volunteer.  So come on, take 2 - 4 hours out of your day to help.  To volunteer, please e-mail treasurer@candlerpark.org.

In the subject line, just write “volunteer".  In the message, let us know what Team(s) you’d like to be a part of, your t-shirt size and your phone number.


Registration Team

Need: 8 More People

Registration and all other "Day Of” Teams meet at Epworth UMC – 1561 McLendon Ave
When: April 16th – 9 AM to 11:30 AM (or stay until 1:00 to help hand out shirts and wristbands)
Why: We need 24 adults to help hand out packets to runners and operate a bag check.  Sixteen people have already volunteered.  Experience being calm is helpful...but this will be lots of fun because all the packets are already stuffed and we're going to have adequate volunteers.

Water Team

Need: 3 More People

When: April 16th – 9 AM to Noon
Why: We need 24 people (ages 7+) to set up water tables along the course.  Experience pouring water into cups is a plus.  This is a great family activity!  Euclid Court Apartments and a Farview Ave resident have generously donated their water spigots (and front yards) to our cause so there will be no heavy lifting.

Finish Team

Need: 8 More People

When: April 16th – 10 AM to Noon
Why: We need 10 adults to assist runners as they finish the race.  Remove their electronic timing chips, show them where the bananas are, etc.

Photo/Video Team

Need: 2 More People

When: April 16th – 10 AM to 1 PM
Why: We need 4 people who can mingle around the event and make runners look like they’re in Chariots of Fire.

T-Shirt / Wrist Band Team

Need: 12 More People

When: April 16th – 10:45 AM to 1:30 PM
Why: We need 20 adults to help distribute t-shirts, check ID’s and put wrist bands onto runner’s wrists.  The registration team is welcomed to be on this team too…after all, this is where the beer gets poured!

Breakfast @The Mercantile before or after the race!

Hello, neighbors, runners, and 420 beer chuggers! We'll be pouring free Gatorade at The Mercantile after the race. Just bring in your runner number. Volunteers, we'll make you free coffee before or after the race. We open at 9:00 am on Sunday and we'll be making breakfast sandwiches ALL DAY. Have a great time in Candler Park this weekend!

-Janea Boyles and Team Merc

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