Stockade-athon 15K Road Race
The Stockade-athon is popularly recognized as the oldest “major” 15K road race in the USA. Starting in 1976 this classic 9.3 miler has become the highlight event on the fall racing season in upstate New York.
Volunteers are essential to the success of the Stockade-athon Road Race. The event needs 100+ volunteers to ensure safety along the 15K race route, provide fluid replacement at 3 water stops, and to assist runners at packet pickup, the finish and refreshment areas. Volunteers also allow the Stockade-athon to keep entry fee prices reasonable and to provide a quality race experience for all participants.
2012 -Volunteered as a fluid replacement volunteers are needed to manage a water stop along the course. Paper cups are filled 2/3 to the top and set on tables in advance of the race start. Water stop teams coordinate handing cups of water to the 2000 plus runners, filling replacement cups, and cleaning up used cups after the race participants pass. This is a desired task for volunteers who enjoy teamwork and interaction with the race participants.
2013 – Volunteered as a course marshal they are needed to stop vehicular traffic on park interior roads, the Stockade historic district and on residential streets… pre-race meeting at Central Park Band Shell. Police cover all major city intersections and high traffic areas. Course marshals receive their assignment, a small map, a traffic vest, flag and general instructions in a pre-race meeting at the Band Shell. Course marshals who have worked prior years and have general knowledge of the race course are most desired but no prior experience is required. The primary responsibility is to stop vehicular traffic from entering the course route as the runners pass by. This is a very important task to ensure runner safety along the route.
The Mohawk Hudson River Marathon
2013 – Volunteered as a course marshal to guide runners during the full marathon. Course marshals are placed at intersections to hold traffic to allow runners to safely pass and make sure runners stay on course.