Grandma's Marathon Ask Me Info Captain
ORGANIZATION: GRANDMAS MARATHON DULUTH INC
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Grandma's Marathon is lucky to have a dedicated team of key volunteers and volunteer captains committed to making our race weekend a success. Volunteer captains and key volunteers are responsible for many areas of the event, including overseeing our 15 water stations, runner hospitality, working with course marshals, planning of the William A. Irvin 5K, and much more.
If you are an organized individual who enjoys helping others and is also passionate about Grandma's Marathon, please reach out to our Program Director Alivia Nelson via email at email@example.com to inquire about being a volunteer captain.
Ask Me Info Captain Role Summary: Oversee Ask Me Info volunteer team in Canal Park on Grandma’s Marathon race day. *Extensive prior knowledge of the event is preferred (staff can provide orientation as needed).
- Coordinate with office ahead of race weekend to identify frequently asked questions
- Oversee and educate Ask Me Info volunteers on Saturday of Grandma’s Marathon weekend
- Check in with volunteers and help answer questions they may not have the answer to on race day
- Help develop materials for Ask Me Info team
- Help recruit knowledgeable volunteers to be a part of the Ask Me Info team
- Attend Friday evening finish area walk-through (if possible) to be aware of any last minute updates and meet other captains
- Receive briefing on and understand basic race day emergency protocols (lost child, evacuation routes/shelters)
About GRANDMAS MARATHON DULUTH INC
351 Canal Park Drive, DULUTH, MN 55816, US
To organize, promote and deliver annual events and programs that cultivate running, educational, social and charitable opportunities in our communities.
Grandma’s Marathon began in 1977 when a group of local runners planned a scenic road race from Two Harbors to Duluth, Minnesota. There were just 150 participants that year, but organizers knew they had discovered something special. Grandma’s Marathon is now a self-governed nonprofit organization with a 17-member board of directors. Grandma’s Marathon weekend draws more than 18,000 participants for its three-race event each June.
The race got its name from the Duluth-based group of famous Grandma’s Restaurants, the first major sponsor of the Marathon. Over time, the level of sponsorship with the restaurants changed, but the name stayed the same. Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization with a 17-member Board of Directors and a small, nine-person staff.
The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon runs the same day as Grandma’s Marathon starts on edge of the city limits of all the way to the heart of Duluth. Over 7,500 runners run this popular event each year. Meb Keflezighi holds the men’s course record- 1 hour, 1 minutes, 22 seconds, set in 2013 and Duluth native, Kara Goucher holds the women’s course record- 1 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds, set in 2012.
351 Canal Park DriveDuluth, MN 55802
January 11, 2023