Run for the Brave 5k Run Walk Ruck - Operation Welcome You Home


Thank you to all our volunteers who make the OWYH, NFP Run for the Brave 5K Run a success.  There are many volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers may be outside for their entire shift and are encouraged to dress for the weather.


If you have any questions regarding volunteering please contact us at or call 630-341-1222.


Volunteer Assignment Descriptions:


Race Day Packet Pick-Up & Registration

Day of Packet Pick-up volunteers will check in pre-registered participants and help pass out the participant packets: t-shirts, bibs and any other race information to the participants prior to race start


Aid/Water Station

Volunteers will set up stations and serve water and endurance drinks to participants at a specific location along the course.


Course Marshal

Course Marshals will be on the course directing participants, assisting with traffic control and monitoring the safety of all participants and spectators.


Start Line

Volunteers will direct participants to line up in corrals and keep the start line orderly.


Finish Line

Volunteers will be stationed at the finish line to direct participants through the finish area, pass out refreshments, hand out goody bags and more.


Food Stations

Volunteers will set up foods, pass out to registrants and cheer.


Medical Personnel

Medical volunteers are needed to care and assist athletes at the start line, along the course and at the finish. Must be a credentialed professional (Physicians, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, Physical Trainers, Chiropractors, etc).


Station Captain

Station Captains will be assigned at a later date. Station Captains will be in the person in charge of the station (i.e. aid station, etc). They will direct and lead volunteers during the task assigned. Station Captains must be older than 21 years old and have had previous race experience. There will be a mandatory meeting prior to race day.





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