Volunteer Registration

Your volunteer registration helps to make life better for children with cancer in our community. Thank you!  And, to sweeten the deal, all volunteers receive an event t-shirt and ticket to the Flying Squirrels game on Saturday, May 7th, at 6:05pm for ASK Day at The Diamond.

With a variety of ways to plug-in, there is a job for everyone, including individuals, teams, school groups, corporate groups, friends and family. If volunteering as a group, please make sure everyone signs-up individually so that we have contact information and waivers collected. There will be a question when registering where you can note which group you'd like to volunteer with.

All volunteers need to be 13 years or older to sign-up for a volunteer shift. Volunteers age 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult.  

Please email Megan Angstadt, Race Director, at mangstadt@askccf.org with any questions. 

Volunteer Shifts

FRIDAY, APRIL 29th: Early Packet Pick-Up at ASK Office (5211 W. Broad Street, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23230)
Number of volunteers needed: 4 for each shift
Time commitment on April 29th: 12:00-4:00pm & 4:00-8:00pm
Description: Hand out race bibs and t-shirts, register walk-ups, organize team packet pick-up, and manage fundraising swag pick-up. Note: Last shift will help load up supplies from 7-8pm, light lifting needed.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30th: Race Day at The Diamond (3001 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230)

All Day Volunteer
Number of volunteers needed: 15
Time commitment on April 30th: 6:00am-12:00pm
Description: Assist with all areas of event where needed.

Race Set-Up
Number of volunteers needed: 15
Time commitment on April 30th: 6:00am-8:00am
Description: Set up course cones, signage, registration tables, festival area, etc. Deliver water station materials to designated areas. 

Packet Pick-Up
Number of volunteers needed: 10
Time commitment on April 30th: 7:30am-10:30am
Description: Greet participants and guide them through pick-up process. Hand-out t-shirts and goody bags to participants. Manage fundraiser swag pick-up. Pack-up area when finished.

Parking Attendants
Number of volunteers needed: 10
Time commitment on April 30th: 7:30am-11:00am
Description: Assist traffic coming in off of Robin Hood Road on where to park, keep course area clear, stop traffic to runners/walkers while race is going on.

Course Marshals
Number of volunteers needed: 40
Time commitment on April 30th: 8:45am-11:30am
Description: Will be stationed along the route and available to walkers/runners who need help. Cheer runners and walkers along as they pass. Help manage traffic, which is expected to be minimal as RPD will be positioned in high traffic areas. Ensure any trash is collected. Meeting held at 9:15am to receive course assignment and instructions in case there is an emergency.

Post-Race Snacks/Drinks 
Number of volunteers needed: 8
Time commitment on April 30th: 9:00am-12:00pm
Description: Set up post-race snack/drink area. Hand out bottled water, bananas, and granola bars to runners and walkers. Close down and pack up area when finished.

Start/Finish Line 
Number of volunteers needed: 10
Time commitment on April 30th: 8:30am-11:30am
Description: Corral runners at start line at the beginning of the race. Man spirit station table (hair paint, tattoos, etc.). Move balloons from start to finish. Guide runners toward finish line at the end of the race. Hand-out finisher medals. Help direct finishers to post-race festival.

Family Festival
Number of volunteers needed: 30
Time commitment on April 30th: 9:00am-12:00pm
Description: Help set up booths and game areas before the festival begins. During festival, hand out snacks, run games, hand out prizes, and help at craft table. Help pack-up festival supplies and clean-up area.

Race Clean-Up
Number of volunteers needed: 15
Time commitment on April 30th: 10:30am-12:30pm
Description: Help break-down and load-up pre-race tailgate festival. Make sure registration and booth areas are cleaned up. Load-up family festival supplies