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 325 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, Operations & Volunteer Manager at 651-289-7707 or volunteer@tcmevents.org

 

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

Current Openings:

Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon and Relay Division:

 

Head Course Marshal – 2 position available

 

Responsibilities:

Head Course Marshals are essential for a safe and efficient Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon and Relay. For your assigned mile or two, it is your responsibility to recruit volunteers to act as Course Marshals at each intersection. The Volunteer Manager on Staff will help with this process. As a Head Course Marshal, 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 important. All unofficial vehicles and spectators must stay off the course, and runners must stay on the course (unless they are stopping for aid, porta-potties, or nourishment). As a Head Course Marshal, you must know:

 

  • What mile(s) of the course you are assigned to

  • Who all of your Course Marshal volunteers are

  • What intersections your Course Marshals will be working

  • What the barricade setup and breakdown procedures are

  • Where the closest aid station is located.

 

Skill Set:

  • Above average communication skills, and ability to provide direction

  • A positive attitude!

  • Must have a bike to carry out the duties assigned as a Head Course Marshal 

 

Fluid Station Captain – 2 positions available

 

Experience the event up close on race day! Twin Cities In Motion is looking for a Fluid Station Captains to help manage a station along the course of the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon and Relay. 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 on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. This consists of:

    • set up of fluid station

    • managing 10 volunteers at your station

    • closing and clean-up of fluid station

    • monitoring supplies during the race

    • Attend training/walk through session of fluid station 

 

Skill Set:

  • Above average communication skills, and ability to provide direction

  • A positive attitude!

  • Comfortable lifting heavy objects

 

Fluid Station Co-Chair  – 1 position available

The Fluid Station Co- Chair is  appointed by and reports to the Race Director  His/her main responsibility is to ensure well run fluid stations. The Co-Chair is expected to regularly attend the monthly Red, White & Boom meetings and any special meetings, as required. He/she shall provide accurate and timely updates to the committee as needed.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Fluid Station Captain training.

  • Fluid Station equipment delivery.

  • Distributing volunteer t-shirts.

  • Race day support.

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other fluid station captain volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on event day

  • Ability to drive equipment truck

 

 

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

 

Marketing & Public Relations Division:

 

Merchandise Committee Member - 1 position available

Key Job Responsibility:

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Expo

 

Key Job Requirements: 

Providing superior guest experience during Marathon weekend – Health & Fitness Expo and Finish Line

  • Responsibilities include:Attend committee meetings

    • Thursday Expo Store Setup – hanging, wrapping cups, moving racks etc…

    • Guest Check Out Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    • Floor Support Friday and Saturday – replenishing, re-hanging, folding and interacting with guests

    • Floor security

  • Time commitment – Must work 3 of the 4 days during Marathon weekend – 5 hour increments each for a total of at least 15 hours

 

Volunteer Recruitment Division:

 

Start Line Co-Chair - 1 position available

The Start Line Co-Chair is appointed by and reports to the Volunteer Recruitment Division Director. The Start Line Co-Chair is responsible for assisting in the recruitment process of  event-day volunteers for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon start line areas. The Start Line Co-Chair is also responsible for managing event-day volunteers. We are looking for leaders who are organized, problem-solvers, independent and energetic.  If this sounds like you then come and join us!

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help with volunteer recruitment in the Twin Cities community

  • Attend committee meetings as scheduled

  • Discuss best practices with the committee

  • Help to ensure a positive volunteer experience (starting with check-in)

  • Work with counterparts on the TCM Association

  • Review volunteer needs/instructions

  • Ensure proper documentation of position exists and is stored and updated at TCM

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

Finish Line Co-Chair - 1 position available

The Finish Line Co-Chair is appointed by and reports to the Volunteer Recruitment Division Director. The Finish Line Co-Chair is responsible for assisting in the recruitment process of  event-day volunteers for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon finish line. The Finish Line Co-Chair is also responsible for managing event-day volunteers. We are looking for leaders who are organized, problem-solvers, independent and energetic.  If this sounds like you then come and join us!

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help with volunteer recruitment in the Twin Cities community

  • Attend committee meetings as scheduled

  • Discuss best practices with the committee

  • Help to ensure a positive volunteer experience (starting with check-in)

  • Work with counterparts on the TCM Association

  • Review volunteer needs/instructions

  • Ensure proper documentation of position exists and is stored and updated at TCM

 

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: Course Captain (10K, 5K, Mile, Half Mile) – 2 positions available

The primary function of this role is to setup and oversee the 10K, 5K and kids’ run (1 mile and half mile) courses, particularly on race day. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working in cooperation with law enforcement to close roads and get cars off the road pre-race

  • Setting up barricades, cones and timing clocks along the course

  • Coordinate the set-up and staffing of the water stop and course marshals

  • Direct volunteers to key areas on and along the course to manage the 10K/5K

  • Assist in allowing efficient and safe changeover from 10K/5K to kid's mile and then ½ mile 

  • Assist in teardown the course and water stop, bringing all supplies and equipment back to the Capitol grounds

  • Throughout the year, duties are light but include remarking of the course and volunteer recruitment

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

Saturday Events: Family Activity Tent (FAT Tent) Captain – 1 position available

The primary function of this role is to oversee all aspects of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend Family Activity Tent.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Submitting a list of potential FAT exhibitors to marathon staff so they can decide who should be invited.

  • Send out letters inviting exhibitors; follow up to keep track of who will be in the tent. Keep staff up to date about names, numbers and special needs of all exhibitors.

  • Figure out how many volunteers FAT needs; request or recruit volunteers, including at least one volunteer who will stick around to clean up afterwards.

  • Make a map of how to organize the FAT exhibitors' booths and family tables.

  • Conduct annual supply inventory for FAT tent.

  • Attend monthly meetings, esp. the Capitol grounds walk-through.

  • Thoroughly review and understand plans for lost kids and other likely and unlikely emergencies.

  • Review the lost child procedure/protocol with race-day volunteers. 

  • Plan to arrive early Friday evening before the Saturday events to organize the FAT tent.

  • Arrive early with supplies (maps, walkie talkie, cell phone, etc. on Saturday).

  • Check in all exhibitors, oversee, troubleshoot and have fun.

  • Make sure you or some other reliable volunteer is at the FAT INFO/Lost Child table at all times.

  • Make sure FAT tent is cleaned up afterward so it'll be ready for Sunday.

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

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 – 1 position 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!

 

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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.