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 volunteers to make our events a success.

 

The Twin Cities In Motion Association is made up of more than 300 dedicated volunteers 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 for each event, 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

 

Current Openings:

Red, White & Boom! TC HALF MARATHON DIVISION:

 

 

Start/Finish Chair

The Start/Finish Chair is appointed by and reports to the Half Marathon Division Director. He/she is responsible for the start & finish area and all supporting functions. Responsibilities include planning and organization as well as functional execution of all tasks related to the start & finish areas. The Chair is expected to attend the monthly Division meetings and any special meetings, as required. He/she is responsible for accurate and timely updates to the committee as needed.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the set-up and take down of the physical start & finish area.

  • Security and crowd control.

  • Key volunteer recruitment, training and supervision; coordination of recruitment of volunteers.

  • Distribution of medals.

  • Distribution of food and fluids.

  • Operation of clocks, finish line tapes, etc.

  • All security and crowd control.

  • Barricade setup and removal in secure area.

  • Coordinate removal of waste and trash.

  • Coordinate setup of tents, power, sound.

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

 

Head Course Marshal

The Head Course Marshal report to the Course Chair and is assigned to 1 to 2 mile sections of the Half Marathon Course. Head Course Marshals are responsible for monitoring intersections to keep all unofficial vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians off the course. During the race, Head Course Marshals should patrol their sections and respond to any situations that arise.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attend a Head Course Marshal meeting approximately 1 week before to the event

  • Assist Volunteer Manager with recruiting for the proper number of volunteers within your assigned section

  • Checking in and Oversight of race day volunteers within your assigned section

  • Responsible for any equipment set up and tear down in your section

  • Distributing volunteer t-shirts

  • Race day support

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of race day course marshal volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on event day

 

 

Relay Chair

The Relay Chair is appointed by and reports to the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon Division Director. His/her main responsibility is to ensure a successful operation of the two person relay. The Chair is expected to regularly attend the monthly race operations 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:

  • Overseeing the set-up and take down of the relay transition area.

  • Key volunteer recruitment, training and supervision; coordination of recruitment of volunteers.

  • Staging & loading of relay shuttle buses

  • Overseeing small sweats check area

  • Distribution of medals to leg 1 runners

  • Distribution of fluids

  • Operation of clocks

 

Skill Set:

  • Communication skills & management of other volunteers

  • A positive attitude!

  • Ability to work early in the morning on race day

 

 

MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION:

 

Merchandise Chair

The Merchandise Chair is appointed by and reports to the Division Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Responsibilities of the Merchandise Chair include the successful planning and execution of merchandise that distinguishes our events above and beyond any other running event, carrying out the vision and mission of Twin Cities in Motion, and create revenue for the organization. 

The Merchandise Chair serves as part of the Marketing and Public Relations Division of the Twin Cities In Motion Association. TCM is the nonprofit organization responsible for organizing and hosting the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon – a top ten US marathon and “The Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America”® – and a year-long calendar of running events. TCM, a respected industry leader for the past 32 years, strives to give the best experience possible to runners, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, spectators, and the community.  Interested applicants may contact Media and Marketing Director, Breanne at breanne@tcmevents.org.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Orchestrates product selection, pricing, merchandising, and product sell of Marathon Weekend merchandise, Red, White and Boom! TC Half Marathon merchandise, In Training shirts and posters, and year-round merchandise. Determines goals, strategies and timeline for successful selection and sale of merchandise.

  • Manages and leads a year-round merchandise committee of 10-15 volunteers who help assist the chair with the selection and selling of merchandise. Recruits new members as needed and maximize talent of committee members while helping members feel fulfilled.

  • Responsible for setting up the TCM store and Merchandise Tent on Marathon Weekend and the merch area on the Red, White and Boom! TC Half Marathon and managing race day volunteers.

  • Manages the merchandise budget and is responsible for revenue goals.

  • Set Merchandise meetings and agenda for the year

  • Participate in MPR meetings and work collaboratively with TCM staff and volunteers.

 

Desired skill sets

  • Ability to manage and be responsible for a large budget.

  • Retail experience, including buying, pricing, sell-through, and merchandising.

  • Fluent with fashion trending forecasts.

  • Familiar with the running customer.

  • Experience with POS systems, including Squarespace.

  • A leader, able to mobilize and motivate committee members.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

 

 

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

 

If you are interested in any open positions, please email volunteer@tcmevents.org.