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Volunteer Opportunities


Our success is only possible with the tireless time and talent of our volunteers.

Please consider volunteering in one or more of these areas.

Send completd Volunteer form to Angela Phillips, 5155 Woodhirst Court, Frederick, MD 21703.



Volunteer Waiver Form (PDF)


The following are the volunteer duties, times and the number of people needed.


5K Course Set-Up - 4 people
Time: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Location: Middletown Park, Coblentz Road
Description:  This entails setting up cones, signs, marking the course at critical points along the entire route.


Event Site Set-Up – 8-10 people
Time: 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Location: Middletown Park, Coblentz Road
Description: Assist in the overall set-up of signage, decorations, balloons and other equipment and supplies for event.


Registration and Packet Pickup - 5-8 people
Time: 7:45- 8:45 AM
Location: Middletown Park, Coblentz Road
Description: Are you a cool, calm, detail-oriented person who works well under pressure? Then help us with registration! You will distribute runners' bib numbers, hand out T-shirts, answer questions, accept registration forms and fees, assign Race numbers, and keep area clean and well-stocked. You will be given a brief training session so you know exactly what to do and staff will be available during the registration and packet pickup.


Traffic Control – 4 people
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Location: Middletown Park, Coblentz Road
Description: Volunteers will be strategically stationed to direct participants to available parking lots and park entrance. Assist in maintaining traffic flow and help manage parking. Close lots as they fill. Assist participants in getting to the correct areas of the event for packet pick up, registration, restrooms, etc. Volunteers must be assertive and be able to give direction.


Site Control Monitor - 2 people
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description: Circulate through site, helping to keep site clean and organized. You may be asked to assist in setting up tables, chairs, signage, barricades, removing full garbage bags, etc. Volunteers must have cell phones available at all times during event.


Course Marshalls - 12 people
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description: You will spread out over the entire course to monitor turns and intersections. Monitors help runners stay on course, keep cars off the course, and maintain course safety during the event. These volunteers must be confident enough to direct a car through a clear street.


Water Station - 6 people
Time: 10:00 AM - 11 AM
Description: You will fill and hand out cups of water to runners as they run by. After runners go by, you will clean up the station by picking up cups and filling trash bags. Pick up supplies before and after the Race at the registration pavilion. 


Finish Line - 10 people
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description: Positioned at the finish line, these individuals assist with timing. Finish line volunteers also direct and assist runners to water and refreshments as well as assist medical personnel if there is a runner in distress.


Refreshments - 2 people
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Description: You will prepare and serve the post-race refreshments of bananas, apples, bagels, etc., and help with clean up after the race.


Race Tear-Down - 10 people
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 noon
Description: Following the Race, all materials will be broken down and loaded on trucks for return and storage. Volunteers will break-down tables, tents, chairs, trash cans and banners. This activity may require some heavy lifting. All cones from the 5K course and Fun Run will need to be collected after the event.



Thank you for your time and commitment to ensure that the Francie’s Family 5K Run/Walk is a Success!