The Matchmaker 5K Run/Walk 2018
Join us on Saturday May 5, 2018, at Firefighters Field, Roosevelt Island for The Icla da Silva Foundation's 8th 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 and patients receive the care and support services they need for a second chance at life.
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 refreshment at the finish line.
Volunteers will help capture all the special moments.
- Family Friendly Activities:
Volunteers will help with activities including cheer stations, and face painting.
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, Marrow Drive 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
10:00am: Race Starts - Course Marshalls, Cheering Station, and Water Station
12:00 pm: Event Concludes & Breakdown Begins
For more information, please contact Renee at Renee@icla.org or 212-593-1807
- Event Management
- Food & Beverage Services
- Event Planning / Management
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 5 hours