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Event Day Volunteer Opportunities

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The success of our Autism 5k Run & Walk is dependent on the dedication and commitment of our volunteers.  This is your chance to make a real difference #4AUTISM.

  • 100 volunteers needed to bring this event over the finish line! 
  • Volunteers begin June 17 at 6 AM for set up, and break down until 12 PM.
  • Volunteers receive training and orientation on their duties on Monday, June 12 at our Orientation Meeting at Lock 3. 

Thursday, June 15 • 10 AM to 4 PM (2 hour shifts available)

Team Packets

Assemble team packets with bibs, performance shirt, sunglasses, beach ball, goodie bag, etc.  Volunteers will be standing and sitting during this time.


Saturday, June 17 • 6 AM to 12 PM (Start times vary)

Course Marshals

Direct and encourage runners/walkers along the 5K course. Have the kids make signs and volunteer as a family.  Volunteers will be on their feet the entire time.

End Pep Team

Cheer for participants as they cross the finish line for a great cause!


Work with the Operations Manager and the Lock 3 Staff to setup and tear down the event.  Duties include set up/tear down of signage at Start/Finish and throughout course, setup/tear down tables for vendor fair, set up trash cans, deliver water and supplies to water stations, etc.  You will be on your feet the entire event.

Awards / Prizes

Hand out medals and prizes to winners.  You will be on your feet.

T-Shirt Runner

Hand out t-shirts to registered participants.  You will be on your feet.

Water Stop

Each water stop consists of 5-6 people handing out fluids to participants. Great for groups wanting to volunteer together.  Responsible for filling cups, picking up discarded cups and cleaning up area after all participants have passed.  Encourage and support participants as they pass.  You will be on your feet the entire event.

How do I sign up to help?

Walk Team Packet Bundling - June 15

Autism 5k Run & Walk - June 17