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Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Obstacle Race Fundraiser Needs Volunteers!

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ORGANIZATION: Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 13 people are interested

The Gaylord Gauntlet is a 5K Trail and Obstacle Race held entirely on the Gaylord Hospital campus which features 400 acres of land in a rural Wallingford setting. It is a blend of wooded trail and open field running with over 20 natural and man-made obstacles. We need approximately 120 volunteers to help make this event possible! The event is a fundraiser for the Gaylord Sports Association, an adaptive sports program that helps people how have gone through a major injury or illness return to sports.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is excited to welcome volunteers at its annual Gauntlet 5k Trail and Obstacle Run. Given COVID-19 considerations, all volunteers will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their time at the event. Social distancing, capacity maximums and other safety protocols will be in place to ensure the health and safety of all event stakeholders. More detailed information will be provided to all registered volunteers prior to the event.

Why volunteer for the Gaylord Gauntlet? That’s EASY - first you are helping to support adaptive athletes like Jay and Jillian get involved in adaptive sports like obstacle racing... and second, it’s a BLAST! You get to cheer on all the runners who are challenging themselves to complete this 5K obstacle run! AND, you will get a free beverage at the end of your volunteer shift for all your hard work (beer or Gatordate). We will provide a bag lunch, plus you will get a volunteer T-shirt and Gaylord Gauntlet face covering.

Here is some information about the event and the volunteer roles:

  • The event will be held from 7:00AM - 3:00PM. The first running wave will kick off at 8:00am and the last wave will start at 2:00pm.
  • Volunteer times slots are: (1) All Day, 7:00 AM-3:00 PM, (2) Half Day 7:00 AM-11:00AM and (3) Half Day 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
  • If you are also running the race, we can usually work within your availability if you would also like to volunteer.
  • Volunteer roles include: Obstacle volunteer (the most volunteers are needed in this role), registration area, festival area, race start/finish line and the medical tent (for qualified volunteers).
  • There is a place on the registration page to let us know if you have any limitations or other requests.

If you would like to volunteer for this year’s event, volunteer registration is open and can be accessed on the event webpage at: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Wallingford/GaylordGauntlet

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare:
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system located in Wallingford, Connecticut, that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is anchored by Gaylord Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital, and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy for patients who require diagnosis and treatment on an outpatient basis. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and human compassion. For more information, visit us at www.gaylord.org.

About the Gaylord Sports Association:

Gaylord Sports Association provides adaptive sports for individuals with a physical or visual disability, including wounded veterans. The Sports Association offers 15 different sports and is Connecticut’s largest adaptive sports program. Participants enjoy activities that are provided to them at low or no cost, such as golf, snow skiing, adaptive cycling, archery, water skiing, and adaptive rock climbing, or team sports such as wheelchair rugby, tennis, and sled hockey. For more information, please visit www.gaylord.org/sports.

3 Shifts

  • Sat Jun 25, 2022 - morning / 07:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Sat Jun 25, 2022 - 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Sat Jun 25, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Location:

50 Gaylord Farm Road, Wallingford, CT 06492, US

Mission Statement

To enhance health, maximize function, and transform lives.

Description

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a rehabilitation-focused, nonprofit health system that provides inpatient and outpatient care for people at every point in their journey from illness or injury to maximum recovery.

Gaylord is widely recognized for its leadership in treating patients with a spinal cord injury, brain Injury, or stroke and those requiring pulmonary, cardiac, or complex medical care, as well as sports-related injuries. It is the only rehabilitation system licensed as a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) in Connecticut that is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for both inpatient and outpatient programs.

The system is anchored by Gaylord Hospital and includes Gaylord Outpatient Services and Gaylord Physical Therapy. Together, these entities deliver a complete continuum of rehab care driven by technology, research, clinical experience, and compassion.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Sports & Recreation
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Sat Jun 25, 2022
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

50 Gaylord Farm RoadWallingford, CT 06492

(41.47255,-72.85709)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16

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