All persons should check-in at the corner of Beacon and Charles Street between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. with Justin Kuo. The volunteer table will be set up at the intersection on the Public Garden side.
You are responsible for getting yourself from the check-in to your marshal position. Persons with assignments at the finish line may park on a non-race street near the Boston Common before 9:00 a.m. Persons with assignments on the course may double park at the corner of Beacon and Charles while they check-in.
Please dress warmly. You will be given a t-shirt which will identify you as a race volunteer. Please wear your t-shirt so you may be identified as a volunteer.
Each worker will sign an index card with a waiver, name, address, home an work numbers. They will be checked off the master list and given an XL short sleeve tee-shirt.
Striken Runner: If you encounter a srtiken runners, alert the nearest police officer. You may assist the runner off the course, but it is essential that you return immediately to your post.
Crowd Control: Encourage spectators to stay on the curbside and to cross the street only when there is a large break in the runner stream.
Marshals play a critical role along the course. Please be alert and agressive!
Some marshal positions have already assigned. The other positions will be assigned when the volunteers check-in. Please remain at your position until the final walkers and the sweeper ambulance has passed. After that, you are free to leave. (On the same Sunday as Tufts, the Chancellor Challenge 100-kilometer run will be held on the paths along Storrow Drive. The event starts at 7:00 a.m. with the first male finisher expected to cross the finish line by the Authur Fiedler footbridge at 1:30 p.m. Last year's finish was decided in the final 40 yeards of the 62 mile race. This year's finish may be just as exciting.)
This is a super-crital assignment. It involves the path for the runners under the Charles MBTA subway overpass. Runners proceed from Charles Street, (running against the normal traffic flow) and across the Longfellow Bridge (running with the normal traffic flow). You will be working with the State Police (MBTA - Lower Basin) and you will need to instruct the police where the runners will travel.
Team "D" must direct runners onto Memorial Drive (heading west) from the Longfellow Bridge. The runners path is the same as the path automobile traffic would take.
This is a super-critical assignment - potential records can be made or lost at this point. It involves setting the barrels up, and guiding runners around the turnaround point in the eastbound lane of Memorial Drive. The turnaround is across AMES STREET, near the Walker Memorial Building, and near the M.I.T. Sailing Pavillion. There are 2 PK nails in center of the road and a big "T" is painted at the nails. A barrell will be placed on the nails and the runners will run around the barrel with their right hand closest to the barrell, (that's a clockwise direction). Look for "Bernie" to help setup barrels.
That's it. If you have any questions, please contact Justin Kuo (617-731-9889) or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. -- Justin