You will be located along the route to help keep the participants on the route, advise the public (pedestrians, traffic, etc) to keep clear of the path of the participants, and stop vehicles from driving on the route.
- Prior to event day, the Marshal Captain will contact you and assign you to a particular location along the course. At the volunteer training session prior to event day you will receive your volunteer shirt.
- On event day, arrive at your designated location along the course at 6:30am
- The Marshal Captain will then come along the course and find you. If you do not have a volunteer shirt yet they will give you one along with a traffic vest. You must also ensure to sign the attendance sheet in order to be eligible for the 2008 Contest. The Marshal captain will distribute 2-way radios at their discretion.
- As directed by the Marshal Captain and Race Director stay at your designated location for the specified time.
- Advise all pedestrian traffic (walkers, cyclists, roller-bladers, etc) to keep clear of the path of the runners.
- ROAD CLOSURES: Police will be on duty to supervise local road traffic and restrict vehicle access during event times.
- IMPORTANT: marshals should advise traffic of closure and request that cars remain off the course route. If a car goes onto the course during event times, please notify the closest police. Please contact your Race Director / Marshal Captain ASAP via cell or 2-way radio.
- Aside from watching that the running / walking routes are clear, you will offer verbal direction to the participants; warn them of any deviations in the route (pot-holes, cracks, sharp turns, etc) and provide encouragement and support.
- IMPORTANT: if a participant is injured or must leave the path for any other medical related issue, please offer to assist them off the course. Contact your Marshal captain and Race Director immediately – who in turn will contact the EMS. Please stay with the participant until EMS arrives; do not attempt to move or manipulate the participant.
- Please NOTE that EMS serves as the “rear” cyclists to the 10K event; following the last of the participants to ensure all runners are trailed by medical supervision.
- After the last of the participants have passed and the events are over, the Course Crew will be onsite to remove any signage and water station materials.
- Marshals are asked to remove and bag any event related garbage found in their immediate area (garbage bags and latex gloves can be found at the water station locations – if not handed out).
- Garbage bags and other debris should be placed by the KM markers for collection by the Course Crew.
- IMPORTANT: if you have been assigned a 2-way radio and traffic vest – you are responsible for these items and must secure their return to the Headquarters staff member or your Marshal Captain (if advised to do so). Please do not leave the venue until you have returned these items and your returns have been noted by the organizers.
- Your job is over once the last participant has passed by your position. Please stay in your position until the Marshal Team Captain has instructed you to leave.
Please review the Hbc Run for Canada website to acquaint yourself with the event details: hbcrunforcanada.ca
Please call your Local Marketing Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.
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