Volunteer registration will open for our 2014 race in January.
Run Seal Beach is a 100% volunteer managed and run organization. Race day and Friday registration require more than 500 volunteers to make this event an enjoyable one for everyone. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, the general list of the types of tasks that we need help with, the number of volunteers and adult or teen opportunities are below as well as on the enrollment site.
Parking suggestions for volunteers are avaliable on our Race Info Page.
You will not hear back from us other than an immediate confirmation until we get closer to race day next year. At that time, your task area coordinators will be contacting you with final instruction and other infomation you will need for race day.
When you have read through the options below and are ready to sign up you or your group, click HERE to register volunteers.
Volunteer Leader Guidelines
* Please read through the areas where we need volunteers and determine what would work best for your group.
* We ask that one person assume responsibility for your team and serve as a point of contact and sighup entry for your team. As we get closer to our event date, volunteer specifics will be sent to you to inform your team of : Time, locations, who you will report to, and other specifics.
* If for any reason the number of people you are committing to us changes, please let us know the changes up or down so that we can
make necessary adjustments and insure we have volunteers where and when we need them on race day.
2014 Volunteer Areas
Friday, April 4, 2013
Packet Pickup: Marina Community Center
Shifts: 2-5pm or 5-8pm
Need: 45 volunteers, no more than 15 youth for each shift.
Requires ability to help with pre-registered runner packet pickups. Sitting mostly, although some volunteers will run shirts and require standing for the shifts above. No children under 12 please.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Race Day
1. Final Pack Pickup: Marina Community Center
Shift: 6:00am - 8:30am
Need: 45 volunteers, no more than 15 youth
Requires ability to help with pre-registered runner packet pickups only. Requires assistance to help close up /pick up registration center at end, putting away tables, chairs, etc. No children under 12 please.
2. Starting Line Set-Up & Tear Down
Shift: 6:00 am -7:30am
Need: 30 volunteers - no more than 22 youth
Our start line team needs help with the following types of tasks. We prefer adults or older teens only for this area.
- Setup and tear down of corrals
- Pace sign holders
- Crowd control
- Assist timing company with layout as needed
3. Course Control Guides
Shift: 7:00 AM -10:00 am
Need: 18 volunteers - no more than 8 youth
Route Directional Guides to keep walkers and runners separate as they approach the finish line.
Requires ability to stand and give direction to others.
4. Finish Line Food-Water Station
Shift: 6:30 AM -10:00 am
Need: 20 volunteers - no more than 10 youth
Water & Fruit Station - people to help prepare fruit, hand out water and other provided food stuff to race finishers. Assist with teardown and cleanup of area at end of race. Must be able to stand on feet for long periods and lift/move up to 15 lbs. You are expected to work this area until cleanup is complete.
5. Finish Line Queue Attendants
Shift: 7:00 AM -10:00 am
Need: 12 volunteers - any mix adult and kids
You must be able to stand on your feet, assist with giving all finishers a commemorative gift, and direct all finishers out of the chutes to the food/water area to keep flow through. Must be able to stand on feet for duration and help give direction to participants.
6. Finish Line Teardown
Shift: 9:30 AM -12:00 pm.
Need: 10 volunteers - no more than 5 youth
Assist with the teardown of all finish line areas such as Fun Zone fencing, tables, banners, stages, etc. Must be able to lift and help load to trucks. Very physical work requiring ability to lift and move items back to our storage containers.
7. Vendor & Awards Area Setup
Shift: 6:00 AM -8:00 AM.
Need 4 Adults Only to assist with getting the vendors in and set up, and the awards stage area set up and ready.