WGBH 5K: Run For Public Media

Cause Areas


Sun Nov 06, 2016, 07:00 AM - 02:30 PM


1255 Soldiers Field RdBrighton, MA 02135


Description: Charge up your Fitbit and hit the starting line with fellow fans of WGBH TV and WGBH Radio as we kick off our second annual 5K-road race. The course travels through the DCR Artesani Park in Brighton and around the scenic Charles River.

Please review the volunteer position descriptions listed below and email me at jaime_reese@wgbh.org if you’d like to help us hit the ground running! Please make sure to include the following information in your email response: - Your full name - Preferred position (top 3 in order of preference)

Positions/Shifts Needed:
Parking, 8:30am-2pm: Facilitate folks getting on and off shuttle vans at the WGBH Parking Garage
Parking, 8:30am-2pm: Greet runners, orient them to the bib pick up, registration table, and bag check areas
Bib pick-up/Registration, 7am-2pm: Hand out bibs to runners who have already registered, and register last minute runners
Bag check, 7am-2pm: Check in runners’ bags, and oversee the area to maintain organization and safety of belongings
Food hosts, 9:30am-2pm: Hand out drinks and food to runners as they finish the race, congratulate them!
Photographer, 10:15-2pm: Take pictures of runners and the event. Pictures will be used for social media purposes and photos will be uploaded on Facebook.
Photography assistant, 10:15-2pm: Ask guests posing for pictures to sign an appearance release form
Arrow holders/energetic ambassadors, 10am-1pm: Hold arrows signs to guide runners along the course, cheer on and encourage runners
Costume Handler, 10am-2pm: Assist costume character move about the crowds at event
Curious George Costume, 10am-2pm: Dress in Curious George costume and help engage with runners, hand out bananas at the end of the race (character size requirements: 5’1"-5’3", average build)
Running pep squad, 9:30am-1pm: Keep up high energy to encourage runners along the course, cheer
Water station, 9:30am-1pm: Hand out water at each mile marker on the course


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Requirements & Commitment

  • 2-6 hours
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