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Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 3rd Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon and 5K.  It will take many volunteers to put on a fun, safe and successful event.  Please browse through the volunteer opportunities below.  Once you have made your choice, please complete and submit the Volunteer Form.

We look forward to your participation in creating a great event!  If you have any questions or have a large group that would like to volunteer, please contact, volunteer@purduehalf.com.


Friday Volunteer Opportunities

  • Expo Packet Pick-Up
    Friday, October 17th, Shift 1– 11:00am - 4:00pm, TBD
    Friday, October 17th, Shift 2– 3:30pm - 8:30pm, TBD
    Expo/Packet Pick-Up volunteers will pass out participant’s bibs, shirts, etc. as well as other duties as assigned.
    Volunteers Needed:  50 (25 each shift)

  • Friday Set-Up Crew
    Friday, October 17th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Ross-Ade Stadium 

    Volunteers will assist in the set-up of the course, start area and finish area. 
    Some Lifting may be required.
    Volunteers Needed:  5

Saturday Volunteer Opportunities

  • Saturday Set-Up Crew
    Saturday, October 18th, 5:00am - 8:00am, Ross-Ade Stadium
    Volunteers will assist in the set-up of the course, start area and finish area. 
    Some Lifting may be required.
    Volunteers Needed:   5

  • Volunteer Headquarters
    Saturday, October 18th, 5:00am - 12:00pm, Ross-Ade Stadium
    Volunteers will assist in the assignment and organization of all event volunteers as well as serve as a question and answer location for spectators, volunteers and participants.  Volunteer refreshments will also be served from this location.
    Volunteers Needed:  3

  • Race Day Packet Pick-Up
    Saturday, October 18th, 5:30am - 8:30am, Ross-Ade Stadium
    Packet Pick-Up volunteers will pass out participant’s bibs, shirts, etc. as well as other light duties as assigned.
    Volunteers Needed:  25

  • Gear Check
    Saturday, October 18th, 5:30am - 12:00pm, Ross-Ade Stadium
    Volunteers will organize and monitor participants gear throughout the duration of the race and assist them in picking up their materials once finished.
    Volunteers Needed: 12 

  • Start Line
    Saturday, October 18th, 6:30am - 8:30am, Ross-Ade Stadium
    Help with light set up of the start line and organization of participants into their starting positions.
    Volunteers Needed:  10

  • Finish Line
    Saturday, October 18th, 6:30am - 11:30am, Ross-Ade Stadium
    Finish line volunteers can help in many different areas including, timing tag removal, refreshment distribution, medal distribution, and finish line assisting.
    Volunteers Needed: 40 

  • Water Stations
    Saturday, October 18th, 6:30am-12:30pm, Location Varies
    Volunteers will be stationed at one of many water stations along the course, handing out refreshments to participants as they pass by.
    Volunteers Needed:  100

  • Course Management
    Saturday, October 18th, 6:30am-12:30pm, Location Varies
    Volunteers will be placed along the course to monitor and provide directional assistance to participants. 
    Volunteers Needed:  150

  • Tear Down Crew
    Saturday, October 18th, Time – 11:00am - 2:00pm, Ross-Ade Stadium
    Volunteers will assist in the tear down of equipment and trash removal.
    Some lifting may be required.
    Volunteers Needed:  10

  • Put me anywhere Volunteer!
    Saturday, October 18th, Time & Location Varies
    Not particular in your volunteer choice?  These volunteers will help fill the areas where we need more help!
    Volunteers Needed:  Unlimited

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We can always use the help.

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Expo Packet Pick-Up Shift 1 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Expo Packet Pick-Up Shift 2 - 3:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday Set-Up Crew - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday Set-Up Crew - 5:00am - 8:00am
Volunteer Headquarters - 5:00am - 12:00pm
Race Day Packet Pick-Up - 5:30am - 8:30am
Gear Check - 5:30am - 12:00pm
Start Line - 6:30am - 8:30am
Finish Line - 6:30am - 11:30am
Water Stations - 6:30am-12:30pm
Course Management 6:30am-12:30pm
Tear Down Crew - 11:00am - 2:00pm
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