Race Operations Division

Race Operations Division

The Race Operations Division is responsible for the organization and operation of the marathon and fall 10 Mile races. This committee is focused on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the races. Race Operations has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization, and management of the races, from the start to the finish.

See available Race Operations Division positions and their descriptions below:

  • Head Course Marshals – 5 positions available
  • Gear Check Co-Captain – 1 position available
  • Supply Tent Captain – 1 position available

 

Head Course Marshal

5 positions available
 

Role Summary:

Head Course Marshals (HCM’s) are essential for a safe and efficient Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon & 10 Mile course. Each HCM is assigned 1 – 2 miles of the course to monitor. It is your responsibility to recruit volunteers to act as Course Marshals at each intersection within your assigned area. The Volunteer Manager on Staff will help with this process. As a HCM, your responsibility is to ensure the safety of your Course Marshal volunteers, as well as each race participant. The duties to ensure volunteer and runner safety are not complex, but they are very important. All unofficial vehicles, bikes, runners, and spectators must stay off the course, and runners must stay on the course (unless they are stopping for aid, toilets, or nourishment).  

Key Job Responsibilities: 

  • Be familiar with assigned section of the course 
  • Know who all your individual Course Marshal volunteers are and communicate with them race week, so they are familiar with their volunteer assignment 
  • Determine what intersections in your area course marshals will be working  
  • Understand barricade set up and breakdown procedures  
  • Know where the closest fluid station, medical station, and drop-out zones are located  

Key Skill Sets: 

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers (ability to give direction)
  • Self-starter, driven and committed to ongoing change and continued improvement
  • A positive attitude!
  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day
  • Willing and able to work in all types of weather elements
  • Knowledge of events preferred, but not required
  • Ability to lift 25-50 pounds
  • Must have a bike to carry out the duties assigned as a HCM  

Volunteer Application Form

Supply Tent Captain

1 position available

 Role Summary:  

The supplies chair is primarily responsible for ensuring the Supply Tent operates as smooth and efficiently as possible during Marathon Weekend. The individual is responsible for the ensuring the tent is set up to appropriately serve the needs and demands throughout the weekend. The tent will be staffed by either the Supply Chair or volunteers for the duration of Marathon Weekend to ensure proper distribution and tracking of all supplies going in and out of supply tent. The Supply Chair is also responsible for managing the collection of all supplies at the conclusion of marathon weekend in an organized manner as well as handling the tear down of the tent to palletize all supplies to go back to the TCM warehouse.  

Key Job Responsibilities

  • As soon as the tent itself is set up, the supplies from the TCM warehouse should be delivered  
  • The Supply Chair will supervise the unloading of supplies and set up of the tent  
  • The tent will be staffed by the Supply Chair or volunteer throughout the weekend  
  • All supplies going in and out of the tent will be tracked 
  • Enforce the use of committees/areas pre-made bins for supplies 
  • Ensure communication to all individuals checking out supplies it is their responsibility to return the supplies so they can be used elsewhere during race weekend as needed 
  • Keep up tracking materials for supplies going in and out (excluding those taken from committee bins) 
  • Track location and timing for large or frequently used items (i.e. ladders) so we can locate them or call for their return as needed  
  • Partner with the sign chair to help facilitate distribution of signs 
  • Monitor any supplies returned that are damaged, dirty, or improperly packaged/palletized 
  • Ensure all supplies are organized into their proper storage place for transportation back to the office 
  • Handle palletization of supplies during tear down 

Key Skill Sets: 

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers (ability to give direction)
  • Self-starter, driven and committed to ongoing change and continued improvement
  • A positive attitude!
  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day
  • Willing and able to work in all types of weather elements
  • Knowledge of events preferred, but not required
  • Ability to lift 25-50 pounds

Volunteer Application Form