The Cherry Blossom Run

Sat March 26 - Sat April 30

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Bib/Packet Pick Up (Friday 3/25 and/or Saturday 3/26)

Packet Pick Up High Priority

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

March 25, 2022

March 26, 2022

Details

On Friday, March 25th (for Saturday races) + Saturday March 26th (for Sunday races), as participants arrive for their race waves throughout the day, we will be checking in participants on a smartphone using the RunSignUp Check-in app and handing out bibs, swag, and answering questions / giving instructions.

You'll have to download the app from iTunes or Play Store for android and we'll provide a password to get into the race.

More details will be provided after sign up.

That's it!

Be sure to keep a steady supply of safety pins available to place out on tables for the participants.

Location

Friday, March 25th
UW Parking Lot E18
3870 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Saturday, March 26th
UW Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Gear Check

Saturday Gear Check High Priority

March 26, 2022

Details

Early shift - Assist in checking in gear at the start line for half marathon runners and loading into a cargo truck. Drive/walk to finish line and help hand out gear for the early finishers.

OR

Late shift - Park and walk to finish line, assist in handing out checked in gear at the finish line.

We'll email more details and suggestions about efficient organization after sign up.

Thank you!

Resources Needed

Captain - 1

Start Line Area

Saturday Start Line Area High Priority

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

March 26, 2022

Details

You'll be assigned duties by a lead to either help guide runners, help set up start line signage and barricades, etc.

Location

UW Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105

Saturday Course Marshal

Saturday 5K Course Marshal High Priority

You must be 15 or older to volunteer for this task.

March 26, 2022

Details

Cheer on runners and direct them around the beautiful UW Campus!

Saturday Half Marathon Intersection Course Marshal High Priority

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

March 26, 2022

Details

We'll get you flags and vests, must slow down vehicles or slow down half marathon runners if needed.

Location

NE 65 St.
NE 70 St.
Inverness Drive NE

All along the Burke Gilman Trail near Magnuson Park.

Half Marathon Aid Station #1

Saturday Half Marathon Aid Station #1 - East UW Campus High Priority

March 26, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Location is approximate and more instructions will be sent out closer to the date.

You'll park in the E1/18 Parking lot close to Husky Stadium along with the other runners, and walk across the pedestrian bridge to your spot.

Some Aid Station members will be recruited as course marshals as the area has two way traffic and on the return, the runners exit down to the street.

Duties include:
pre-fill as many cups of water, set out packaged snacks and mini water bottles.
Pick up cups off the ground and around the water station that runners might have dropped as they run off.
Place used cups into the provided garbage bags/bins.
Leave the bags and crew will come and pick up to recycle at end of event.
Direct runners from going in the wrong direction at this trail intersection.

Please cheer on runners & walkers!!

More details will be provided after sign up.

Location

Burke Gilman Trail in between Pend Oreille + Pedestriani Bridge to Lot E1

Resources Needed

Captain - 1

Half Marathon Aid Station #2

Saturday Half Marathon Aid Station #2 - Burke-Gilman Trail and 51st St High Priority

March 26, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

More details will be provided after sign up. Location is approximate.

You'll park in the neighborhood, and we'll have crew deliver supplies to the location morning of before you arrive.

Duties include:
pre-fill as many cups of water, set out packaged snacks and mini water bottles.
Pick up cups off the ground and around the water station that runners might have dropped as they run off.
Place used cups into the provided garbage bags/bins.
Leave the bags and crew will come and pick up to recycle at end of event.

This aid station serves as an out AND back aid station so you'll have extra supplies and set up on both sides of Burke Gilman Trail.

Please cheer on runners & walkers!!

Resources Needed

Captain - 1

Half Marathon Aid Station #3

Saturday Half Marathon Aid Station #3 - Burke-Gilman Trail between 65th St and 70th St High Priority

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

March 26, 2022

Details

More details will be provided after sign up, location is approximate.

You'll go directly to the half marathon water stop.

We'll have crew deliver supplies to the location morning of before you arrive.

Duties include: pre-fill as many cups of water to fill the table, use chloroplast sheet on top to stack another level of pre-filled cups of water.
Pick up cups off the ground using rake and shovel, and around the water station that runners might have dropped as they run off. Place used cups into the provided garbage bags/bins. Leave the bags and crew will come and pick up to recycle at end of event.

Please cheer on runners & walkers!!

Location

Burke Gilman Trail approximately 5.5 miles out from UW. Directions to follow.

Half Marathon Aid Station #4

Saturday Half Marathon Aid Station #4 - Inverness Dr @ Burke Gillman Trail High Priority

March 26, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

More details will be provided after sign up. Water Stop Location is approximate.

You'll drive to Inverness Dr / Burke Gilman Trail intersection. Street parking is available.

We'll have crew deliver supplies to the location morning of before you arrive.

Duties include:
pre-fill as many cups of water, set out packaged snacks and mini water bottles.
Pick up cups off the ground and around the water station that runners might have dropped as they run off.
Place used cups into the provided garbage bags/bins.
Leave the bags and crew will come and pick up to recycle at end of event.

This aid station serves as an out AND back aid station so you'll have extra supplies and set up on both sides of Burke Gilman Trail.

Please cheer on runners & walkers!!

Resources Needed

Captain - 1

Finish Area / Red Square

Saturday Finish Area / Memorial Way Drive: Medals, Shirts, Snacks, Cheering! High Priority

March 26, 2022

Details

More details will be provided after sign up.

You'll park in the Central Plaza Garage off of 15th Ave NE (Directions and map to follow). Then walk up to Red Square using the stairs in side the parking garage.

Must have fully charged smartphone. We'll have you download an app (that you can delete later) and provide you with the race password.

Duties include the ability to stand for up to 4 hours.

Open some boxes of 5K or half marathon medals and set out those medals on tables to hand out to runners as they come or for runners to pick up after the run, keeping the 5K medals separate from the half marathon medals. We do not want to give away the wrong distance medals away. Half marathon and 5K bibs will be different colors to aid in knowing which medal to hand out to a runner. Open another box as you run low.

Cut donuts in half and help to hand out to runners who have finished. They must have their bib visible or have clearly run a race. We won't have extra or freebies for the general public!

May need to assist in swag sales using using a provided Square kiosks.

Location

Memorial Way Drive
4063 Spokane Ln, Seattle, WA 98105

Sunday 5k

Sunday 5K Start Line Medium Priority

March 27, 2022

Details

Help at the start line for the 5K - with setup, traffic direction, cheering runners on, and cleanup.

Sunday 5K Finish Area / Memorial Way Drive: Medals, Shirts, Snacks, Cheering! Medium Priority

March 27, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Help welcome the runners to the finish line! Help with setup and hand out medals, water and food, and help clean up.

Sunday 5k Course Marshal High Priority

You must be 15 or older to volunteer for this task.

March 27, 2022

Details

Cheer on runners and direct them around the beautiful UW Campus!

Other Tasks

Saturday Area of Most Need Medium Priority

Minimum met, 17 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Be a rock star and have us put you wherever you're most needed! Own transportation required.

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