The Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk
Join us on Saturday, May 06, 2017, at Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island for The Icla da Silva Foundation's 7th Annual Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk!
This annual event is a fun-filled family-friendly day for all ages and abilities. Come enjoy views of Manhattan and the East River while supporting patients with leukemia and lymphoma and other diseases treatable with a marrow transplant.
With your support potential marrow donors are added to the Be The Match Registry, patients receive the care and support services necessary, and breakthrough research continues.
This event would not be possible without the help of our committed volunteers! Volunteer areas include:
Volunteers will help with logistics and operations. Potential responsibilities include: helping with set-up and break-down of the event. Assistance will also be needed with bibs and timing chips distribution.
Volunteers will help with 5k registration, assisting pre-registered runners and race day runners.
Volunteers will help greet runners/walkers upon arrival and direct them to the registration area. Assistance will also be needed with bags check-in and runner refreshments at the finish line.
Volunteers will help capture all the special moments.
Family Friendly Activities
Volunteers will help with activities including cheer stations, face painting, and providing support for at the Hope Banner.
Volunteer Schedule of Events
7:00 am: Volunteers Arrive: Overview; Light Breakfast
7:30 am: Set-Up Begins: Route Markers; Signage; Water Stations; Registration; Food Station; Swabbing Station; Village Activities
8:30 am: Participants Arrive/Volunteers in Place: Bags Check In; T--Shirt Distribution; Registration; Bibs and Timing Chips Distribution; Village Opens
10:00 am: Bag Check Out
12:00 pm: Event Concludes: Break Down Begins
To Register as a volunteer, please visit https://www.thematchmaker5k.org
For more information, please contact Johanna at Johanna@icla.org or 212-593-1807
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment