Twin Cities in Motion

TCM Association

What does it mean to be a year-round volunteer?

As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the efforts of our volunteers to make our events a success.

 

The Twin Cities In Motion Association is made up of more than 350 dedicated volunteers split into 9 divisions working year-round to plan all of the events and activities including spring events, marathon race weekend, and many others.

 

As leaders within the organization, association members are eligible to nominate for the Board of Directors, receive great gear, and celebrate in style at the Association Banquet in October. To be notified when positions become available on the Twin Cities In Motion Association, or if you have any questions regarding the divisions listed below, contact Kelli Bartholow, Volunteer and Community Outreach Manager at 651-289-7707 or volunteer@tcmevents.org

 

We're always looking for race day volunteers, register now

Current Openings: 


Twin Cities In Motion Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Twin Cities In Motion is beginning its process for selecting new board members. Directors serve four-year terms (1/16 through 12/19) and are eligible for reappointment up to a maximum of two additional terms.

The Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) Board of Directors directs the affairs of TCM, particularly its strategic direction.  The Board provides governance to TCM, represents TCM in the community, and accepts ultimate legal authority and fiduciary responsibility for TCM and its mission.

TCM is seeking diverse candidates with professional and leadership experience who ideally also have significant volunteer and/or nonprofit experience.

Qualifications and expectations include the following:

  • Extensive professional and leadership experience in nonprofits, business, philanthropy, or government.

  • Ability to contribute to strategic and major policy-making decisions.

  • Ability to attend regularly in person (1) Board meetings (typically nine per year and, in some years, annual full-day Board retreats), (2) applicable committee meetings (directors are expected to serve on at least one committee), and (3) periodic functions and events, including Marathon Weekend.

  • While not a traditional fund-raising Board, because of TCM’s non-profit status directors are required to make a nominal annual donation to TCM’s charitable fund, Friends of the Marathon.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, honesty, and ability to work collaboratively. 

  • Passion for TCM, its mission, and its programs.

  • Experience as a participant or volunteer in TCM events a plus.

  • A director may not be a paid employee or an immediate family member (parent, child, sibling, spouse, or co-habitant) of a paid employee of TCM.


If you have questions about board positions or the selection process, please email Barry Gisser. If you would like to be a candidate for a position on the board, please download and complete the application found on the TCM website here.

Please submit the application AND your current resume to Lindsey Altermatt at Lindsey@tcmevents.org. Applications must be submitted by close of business September 10 to be considered.


Race Operations Division:

 

Fluid Station Captain - 1 position available

Experience the event up close on race day! Twin Cities In Motion is looking for a Fluid Station Captain to help manage a station along the course of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon course. We are looking for leaders who are organized, problem-solvers, independent, energetic and cheerleaders.  If this sounds like you then come and join us!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise fluid station operations on race day during the first weekend of October in 2015. This consists of:

    • set up of fluid station

    • managing 100 volunteers at your station

    • closing and clean-up of fluid station

    • monitoring supplies during the race

    • Attend training/walk through session of fluid station 

    • Attend an All Captains meeting in September

    • Attend the All Association meeting in September

 

Skill Set:

  • Above average communication skills, and ability to provide direction

  • A positive attitude!

  • Comfortable lifting heavy objects

 

Transportation Co-Chair - 1 position available

The Transportation Co-Chair is appointed by and reports to the Race Operations Division Director.  The Transportation Co-Chair is responsible for ensuring timely transportation of runners to and from the start and finish venues for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend.  These runners include both citizen runners and professional runners, excluding wheelchair participants.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly committee meetings and occasional city planning meetings

  • Conduct monthly meetings of the Transportation Team as needed

  • Coordinate activities with Start, Course, Sweats and Finish Chairs and Medical Team

  • Report to and coordinate with Assistant Race Operations Division Director

  • Assist Race Director with procuring buses from vendor

  • Coordinate and facilitate use of Light Rail and other public transportation options for participants

  • Liaise with other volunteer groups to ensure their transportation needs are met

  • Manage transportation team members and race day volunteers

  • Oversight of the SAG system operation

  • Monitor road construction around course & staging areas leading up to race week

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Knowledge of transportation logistics is a plus

  • Ability to work some early mornings and late nights during race weekend

 

 

TCM Logistics Committee Member – 2 positions available

TCM Logistics Committee Members assist the TCM Logistics team with lots of behind the scene equipment and supply deliveries and returns during Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend occasional committee meetings organized by the TCM Logistics chairpersons

  • Coordinate activities with other volunteer divisions as it relates equipment/supply deliveries

  • Deliver equipment from warehouse to expo, start line, finish line, course fluid stations timely and accurately

  • Pick up and return rented equipment prior to and after the event

  • Availability to work Thursday and Friday of Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Knowledge of driving 26’ box truck is a plus

  • Ability to work some early mornings and late nights during race weekend

  • Ability to lift heavy equipment

 

 

Fluid Station Coordinator2 positions available

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations of fluid stations (there are multiple sections along the course) on race day during the first weekend of October in 2015. This consists of:

  • Monitor set up of fluid stations

  • Assist with management of race-day volunteers

  • Assist with closing and clean-up of fluid stations

  • Monitor supplies during the race

  • Attend training/walk through session of fluid station

  • Attend an All Captains meeting in September

  • Attend the All Association meeting in September

 

Skill Set:

  • Above average communication skills, and ability to provide direction

  • A positive attitude!

  • Comfortable lifting heavy objects

 

 

T-Shirt Captain – 1 position available

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee set-up, organization, and distribution of marathon and ten mile finisher shirts at finish line

  • Manager race-day volunteers assigned to your section

  • Help to ensure a positive experience for participants and volunteers

  • Manager cleanup of the t-shirt area

  • Attending committee meetings as necessary


Skill Set:

  • Above average communication skills, and ability to provide direction

  • A positive attitude!

  • Comfortable lifting heavy objects

 

Marketing & Public Relations Division:

 

Marketing Committee Member - 1 position available

 

Responsibilities:

  • Determining goals, strategies and timeline for successful completion of projects

  • Promoting creativity and development of new ideas

  • Liaison position to other committees

  • Project Lead for 1 or 2 projects throughout the year

 

Key Job Requirements: 

The committee meets 10 times a year (the third Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m.). In addition, committee members are expected to volunteer at 3 or more events.

 

  • Photo Stop Management for 7+ TCM races

  • TC 1 Mile Cheers Zones

  • Red, White & Boom TC Half Marathon & Relay Fun Zone and Boom Box Prizes

  • Marathon Weekend Spectator Guides

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Cheer Zones and Middle of the Pack prizes

  • Harry & Shelly Management (TCM’s mascots) for 5+ TCM races and other related events

  • Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Expo, TCM Booth

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

 

 

Youth Programs Division:

 

The Youth Programs Division is responsible for providing a venue for schools, youth organizations and families to participate in year-round events. The events include a fall 10K, 5K Run/Walk, mile, half mile, Toddler Trot, Diaper Dash, and Family Activity Tent on Saturday of marathon weekend.

 

Saturday Events: Find Me (Lost child) / Ask Me (Info) Captain – 1 position available

The role of the Find Me (Lost child) / Ask Me (Info) captain is to work collaboratively with the TCM staff, committee members, race-day volunteer and the participants in need of help in finding a child/parent (guardian). To keep participants calm while we effectively, professionally and securely work through the process to reconnect child with parent/guardian. This role also includes answering general questions from participants, families and spectators.

 

Responsibilities:

Find Me (Lost Child)

  • Train volunteers in the lost child protocol

  • Create/update "lost child" information form and have copies ready for event

  • Help lost children/parents to re-connect with each other

Ask Me (Info)

  • Train volunteers:  Answer questions about the race and race weekend

  • Direct participants, families and spectators to various race events/areas as needed

  • Hand out Spectator Guides

  • Hold INFO sign and walk in a designated area of the race grounds

  • Help facilitate monthly Saturday Events committee meetings as needed (April through November)

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

Saturday Events: Sweat Drop Coordinator – 2 positions available

The role of the Sweat Drop coordinator is to organize and facilitate a sweat drop area near the finish line for the Saturday Events.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly Saturday Events committee meetings April through November.

  • Determine signage needs and communicate with logistics director.

  • Determine volunteer needs and communicate with volunteer coordinator(s).

  • Coordinate setup and take down of sweat drop area Friday/Saturday of event weekend.

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

 

We're always looking for race day volunteers, register now!

 

TCM Association Interest Form

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Division Descriptions

Marketing & Public Relations (Year Round)
Volunteer Recruitment (Fall)
Youth Programs (Year Round)
Office Support (Year Round)
Race Operations (Fall)
Events & Services (Fall)
Medtronic TC 1 Mile (Spring)
Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon (Spring) 
Spring Events (Spring) 

Marketing & Public Relations Division

Kathy Petron, Division Director

 

The Marketing and Public Relations (MPR) Division is responsible for helping promote Twin Cities In Motion, Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend and other events throughout the year. It does so through media relations, mascot appearances, special promotions, social media, communications pieces (i.e. Spectator’s Guide, Marathon Weekend Results Book, etc.), market research and more. This division is an integral part of maintaining the image and brand of the organization. The TCM/marathon branding is also conveyed through the selection and design of merchandise made available for purchase throughout the year.

Volunteer Recruitment Committee

Kari Wynnemer, Division Director

 

The Volunteers Division is responsible for helping to recruit volunteers for all TCM events and to manage volunteers from check-in until they leave their assigned area. More than 6,000 volunteers are needed for TCM events throughout the year. It is the goal of the Volunteer Division to not only help ensure that all areas are fully staffed with volunteers as needed, but also to make sure that each volunteer feels welcomed and appreciated at all TCM events

Youth Programs

Mary Ross, Youth Programs Division Director

 

The Youth Programs Division is responsible for providing a venue for schools, youth organizations and families to participate in year-round events. The events include a fall 10K, 5K Run/Walk, mile, half mile, Toddler Trot, Diaper Dash, and Family Activities Tent on Saturday of marathon weekend. In addition, the committee is responsible for the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon which includes a spring cross-country run with distances of two mile/mile/half-mile and a winter indoor track run to promote healthy lifestyles in families and youth. Youth Programs is also responsible for the Community Partners committee who oversees the Youth fitness Partners, College Scholarship and Global Heroes selections.

Office Support (Technology, Registration, Office)

 

The Office Support Division is made up of three separate committees: The Registration Committee, Technology Committee and Office Committee. The Registration Committee is responsible for working at the Help Desk, Chip Assembly and Packet Pickup for all TCM events. The Technology Committee is responsible for looking at how technology can be used to improve TCM’s internal process as well as to provide a better experience for runners, spectators, volunteers and sponsors. The Office Committee is responsible for general office duties as needed, such as mailings or fulfillments, and provides support in the Temporary Office on Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend.

Race Operations

Paul Hajduk, Division Director

 

The Race Operations Division is responsible for the organization and management of the marathon and 10 mile races. These committees are 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 events, literally from the start to the finish. Committees include: Aid Stations, Course, Equipment, Finish Line (secured), Logistics (Capitol Grounds), Logistics (Course), Medical, Rules & Officiating, Start Line, Sweats and Transportation.

Events & Services

Kris Luneau, Division Director

 

The Events & Services Division organizes and plans all additional events for the participants and community outreach. The division responsibilities include: kick-off parties, sponsor events, packet stuffing party, Pasta Party, Health & Fitness Expo, special VIP receptions, Sunday worship service, Corporate Team Challenge, Charter Club, course entertainment, Expo seminars, hospitality Expo suite, packet pick-up, information booths, family meeting area, VIP tent, 27th Mile, and massage tent.

 

The Professional Athlete Recruiting committee enhances the stature of the event in the racing community by recruiting pro athletes to compete for National Championships and substantial prize purses.

Medtronic TC 1 Mile

Brent Reykdal, Division Director

 

The TC 1 Mile Division is responsible for the management of the one-mile event, literally from the start to the finish. These committees are focused on the safety and security of every participant and volunteer during the race. The Division is made up of two groups, Race Operations and Elite Recruiting. Race Operations (start, course, finish) has the responsibility for all aspects of planning, organization and management of the race.

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon and Relay

TBD Division Director

 

The Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon division is responsible for executing the half marathon from registration to post race clean up and everything in between. This division brings a great community of participants and volunteers to celebrate July 4th with a great run around Northeast Minneapolis.

Spring Events

 

The Spring Events division is responsible for executing Twin Cities In Motion's newest race, the Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile as well as the Valentine's Day TC 5K. This division has the responsibility for all aspects of managing the events, literally from the start to the finish.