Girls on the Run Michiana 5K Celebration


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Sat May 12, 2018, 05:15 AM - 11:00 AM


501 W. South StreetSouth Bend, IN 46601
Girls on the Run Michiana


Our 5K volunteers are the heart of this event. We couldn't put on such a great party without your energetic and positive energy and we're delighted to share this special day with you! There are a variety of ways to be involved as a 5K volunteer, below are a few of the positions available on race day.

Register Here!

Volunteer Roles (additional roles may be available):

Amazing Set-up Crew - Come early and help set up tables and tents in preparation for our grand celebration.

Awesome Clean-up Crew - Early mornings not for you? Join in the fun a little later in the morning to help ensure the 5K space is left better than when we arrived.

Course Marshal - These folks are posted throughout the course at major intersections and areas of high concentration to direct 5K participants.

Fun Zone- Just like it sounds! These volunteers will help girls bedazzle their 5K event bibs, help families create personalized posters for their girls and supervise fun activities.

Greeter/Parking - Joyfully welcome the girls, their families and members of the community to the GOTR grounds. Help our guests safely and quickly find parking and make their way toward the fun! Help participants find their way to registration, the start line, restrooms, the merchandise tent... wherever they need to go!

Participant Refreshments - These cheerful volunteers congratulate finishers with refreshments after the finish line and encourage them to move toward the food and photo zone.

Photo Zone - Help create memories to last a lifetime in the Photo Zone. Ensure that participants are enjoying the photo booth with a variety of photo accessories provided. Assist in snapping pics for anyone who's selfie arm just isn't long enough!

5K Day Registration Crew - Help check in event participants and give them their t-shirt.

Sparkle Runners - If you would like to run with the girls, this is for you! Be a moving course marshal and provide gentle encouragement and support to our girls along the run. Bring energy and spirit to the celebration through fun clothing and accessories and happy hair! Sparkle Runners also provide a layer of security.

Volunteer Check-In - Help check in the 200+ amazing volunteers, get them their t-shirt (including one for yourself!) and help direct them to their volunteer area.

Course Chalking - You can do it! You are awesome! You are strong! These are just some of the phrases that you might chalk the course with as you draw inspirational messages and designs along the route.

Finish Line Setup/Breakdown - The finish line is just the beginning for the girls. Volunteers will help organize the setup and breakdown of the finish line area, the culminating point of the 10 week program. This is where it happens! *Some heavy lifting may be required.

Or you can always select "Event Volunteer Willing to Help Where Needed" to be assigned to an area of need!

For more information on volunteering, joining as a participant or sponsoring this year's celebration, please visit our website: and be sure to reach out if you have any questions! Note that if you'd like to participate in the 5K rather than volunteer, Early Bird Registration ends April 15th! It would also be great to meet you at our next Empower Hour too on April 23rd - feel free to join Girls on the Run Michiana for a social hour!


  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Sports Coaching
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Time commitment is approximately 4 to 6 hours.
  • Some specific roles may not require a background check. Minimum age requirement varies.

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