5k Course Volunteers: Course volunteers help to make the event safe and fun for all of our participants. Volunteers are stationed along the course in vital positions helping to direct and cheer on runners! Course volunteers are asked to arrive by 7:15am to get your course location assignment and a safety vest.
5k Set up and Registration: Great for early birds! Join us early in the morning to help set up for the event. This is a great volunteer opportunity for someone who also plans to run the race!
5k Race Village: Race village volunteers are in the middle of all the action! There are a variety of tasks in the race village - feel free to make a request or bring a group. These tasks include food prep, happy hair (and sometimes temporary tattoos), start/finish line, and merchandise sales. We are also in need of a Master of Ceremonies and someone to sing the National Anthem!
Volunteers will be asked to wear masks during their volunteer time and physical distancing will be practices to ensure we adhere to CDC social distance guidelines.
The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina is a non-profit association committed to a mission of supporting Judeo-Christian principles through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. YMCA Character Development traits - Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect (see below) Caring To be sensitive to the needs of others and go the extra mile. Red Heart Honesty To have integrity and build trust. True Blue Responsibility To do what is right and be accountable for your behavior and your obligations. Green World Respect To value the worth of every person and treat others as you would like to be treated.
Girls on the Run and Stride are non-profit prevention programs that encourage pre-teen girls and boys to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina administers Girls on the Run and STRIDE of Coastal Carolina and serves the counties of Columbus, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, New Hanover, Sampson, Harnett, Cumberland, Robeson, Bladen, Craven, Onslow, Jones, Cartere, Nash, Wilson, Pitt, Greene, Wayne and Lenoir Counties.
These programs aren’t just about finishing a race. They’re about developing a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living. Every participant learns valuable life lessons that include: