The Fourteenth Annual Colon Cancer Challenge


Cause Areas


Sun Apr 02, 2017, 07:30 AM - 02:00 PM


Randalls and Wards IslandsNew York, NY 10035


The 14th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers. We have opportunities for all ages and groups. We need about 110 volunteers for Sunday, April 2nd to ensure a safe and fun day for all at the Colon Cancer Challenge! We have opportunities for everyone, including groups: distribute T-Shirts, pass out refreshments for walkers/runners, accept donations and so much more.

To Sign Up: fill out the form here

and click SUBMIT! Please feel free to call the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation at 914.305.6674 or email at with any questions or concerns.

** T-shirts - 10 volunteers 7:55 am - 12:00 pm
Open t-shirt boxes and organize t-shirt by size. Distribute finisher t-shirts to individuals before or after the race.Collect pull-tab from bib when distributing t-shirt.Maintain an organized t-shirt tent and tables.

** Refreshments - 10 volunteers 7:50am - 12:00pm

Pour coffee/water. Distribute fresh fruit to participants. Refill refreshments as needed. Maintain a neat refreshment area.

** Bag Check - 10 volunteers 7:50am - 12:00pm

Must be organized. Obtain pull-tab from runner bib, affix tab to participant bag with safety pin. Place bag in correct checked area
Locate correct bag upon participants return - only give bag to participant with matching bib number.

** Info Booth - 3 volunteers 7:45am - 11:00am

Must have knowledge of event, site, course. Give information and proper directions/instructions.

** Kid's Fun Run - 5 volunteers 9:30am

Assist event coordinator with assembling children prior to each Kid's Fun Run division. Distritbute medals to each particiipant. Assist coordinator with returning children to their parents safely.

** Directional - 12 volunteers 8:00am - 11:30am

Must be familiar with event site and race course. Will be given a particular location at the event. Give proper directions/instructions.

** Set Up (Friday Noon - 5 PM) - 5 volunteers

Assist event coordinator et up tables/chairs/supplies/banners etc.

**Set Up/Break Down (Sunday) - 15 volunteers 8:15am - 11:00am/ 10:45am - 1:00pm

Assist with inflating and weighing down start/finish arch. Assist with set up of Rollin’ Colon. Breakdown start/finish line and Rollin’ Colon

**Water Stop - 10 volunteers -

Fill cups at water stops before race starts and continue to refill as needed throughout the race. Maintain a neat water stop.

**Course Marshals - 28+ volunteers

Will be given a particular location along the race route where they will need to stay for the entirety of the race.Help direct runners in the proper direction.



  • Fundraising
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 17
  • 6 hours
  • For students must be 17 years and older

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