V is for Volunteering
If you are interested in being added to the notification list for volunteer opportunities, simply send an email to
Beverly Pickens and let her know if you want to be on the weekly list or the special event list. Each week, a call for volunteers is sent out and you are asked to respond if you can work a particular event. Then the day before the event, the job list is sent out. For each race you earn 10 Volunteer Points which gives you an entry into a monthly drawing for prizes and other goodies.
Other ways of "giving something back" to the running community include working on special projects, serving on a committee, or serving in an office. If you're interested in helping, contact
As you know, MRTC is a non-profit organization made up solely of unpaid volunteers (with the exception of an administrative secretary who receives a very minimal salary). Our goal is to promote running in as many various ways as possible. Administering the finish lines at races is one of these ways. Sometimes, this takes only a handful of volunteers and sometimes, it takes many more, depending on the size of the race.
At the Holiday Party in January the Top Twenty non-board member volunteers will receive a gift as a thank you from MRTC.
Wait, you ask. What is a FINISH LINE CREW? Who are those people running around in neon shirts and red jackets like busy ants swarming the Start & Finish lines, the Results Tables and everywhere in between?
The MRTC Finish Line Crew! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, the MRTC FLC is a group of dedicated MRTC volunteers who come out weekend after weekend to work the finish lines of 90+ races/club events put on annually.
Would you like a bright green shirt? An awesome Red Jacket? To be on the Finish Line Crew you must be able to work a majority of the annual events. At the end of the calendar year the Director of Volunteers reviews volunteer hours to determine the most active. If they are new to the program and are not currently on the FLC they are asked if they would like to sign away their life for a jacket and a shirt.
YOU TOO can be one of The Few, The Proud, the FLC!
How?? you ask, urgently. Hold, on, here you go: just email
Volunteer Coordinator. She will add you to the volunteer list and you will receive a weekly email (per event). If you can help, reply in the affirmative to Beverly. If not, just delete the email. That’s it! Easy Button!!