Rest Stop Captains needed, Live Strong Challenge

Posted by on September 1, 2006

Volunteers needed this weekend for the Lance Armstrong Live Strong Challenge in Philadelphia

The LIVESTRONG? Challenge promises to be an outstanding event ? and opportunity to showcase your organization in the Philadelphia community. With more than 2,000 participants already signed up, and more joining every day, the Philadelphia community has welcomed us with open arms. I hope that your staff reacts as enthusiastically as our riders, runners, and walkers. A visit to our website might also be helpful ? ? to really get a sense of the event.

Some general information for you:

The LIVESTRONG? Challenge is the LAF’s signature fundraising event: a walk, run and ride for cancer survivors. This annual series of events takes place in cities across the country, enabling anyone to support the LAF?s mission to inspire and empower people affected by cancer.

The LIVESTRONG? Challenge comes to Philadelphia September 10th.

Montgomery County Community College
340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, Pa 19422

PLEASE NOTE: The start/end times are staggered but the earliest rest stops will arrive at Load-In around 5:30am here in Philly.

There are opportunities for your organization to adopt a rest stop along one of the cycling routes!

Your group is free to hang company banners, signs, etc and hand-out any flyers or materials at the rest stop at which you work. In addition we ask that you have a theme- something fun and wacky that will put a smile on our participants’ faces. For example, at the Portland LIVESTRONG? Challenge, the Oregon Health Science University rest stop served S?Mores ? they were very popular, as you can well imagine. You can also have music and/or entertainment there. The idea is to be unique and fun ? really get in the spirit of the event!

Important: We have 5 available rest stops (and an additional 2 water stops on the route for the run that serve only water but we can use groups to staff these as well). Each rest stop can be run successfully with a minimum of 10 people (the vehicles we provide can fit about 14-15 people max). We will need one contact from each group to serve as team captain and they will be responsible for recruiting their team, making sure they show up on Sunday and giving them direction information.

You can contact me at toll free 888-424-2553, ext . 834 with any questions you might have, Our Volunteer Coordinator, Ty Hodge, is also an veritable fountain of information, and can be reached at 888-424-2553, ext. 825.

Volunteer Team Schedule: Rest Stop Captain

Assignment Description: Unload and organize supplies and layout the rest stop as directed by rest stop captain. Including setting up tables, chairs, preparing hydration by pre-mixing sports drink, preparing snacks. The group will also encourage participants as they come to the site. The group will also break down the site at the end of the day and clean up the site.

Where to Report: Start/Finish (Sun): Volunteer Check In Table (Start/finish area)

What to wear: You will receive a yellow t-shirt when you check in to wear during your volunteer shift(s). Wear comfortable shorts/pants and shoes. On Sunday you will be outside – remember dress appropriately for the weather

Date: Sunday September 10th, 2006
(Shift 5:30 am ? TBD)

5:30 am Arrive on site, check in at the volunteer check in table
5:35 am Pick up vehicle keys and communication device
5:40 am Report to designated area for training and assignments
5:45 am Depart load in lot
6:00 am Arrive at Rest Stop
6:15 am Unload Supplies and set up Rest Stop
6:30 am Rest Stop should be completely set up
7:00 am Rest Stop Opens, check in with lead staff every hour.
10:30 am Estimated time the rest stop closes
When the last rider/caboose departs from the stop the captain should contact the command center for direction on closing the stop.
10:35 am Break down and clean up rest stop.
12:30 pm Return to load in Lot. Drop off/unload vehicle, return vehicle keys and communication equipment

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