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2005 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge -- Volunteer Master
General Information and Responsibilities

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

When to Arrive/Where to Park

All volunteers should check-in with Justin Kuo. Justin will be standing at the intersection of the two crosswalks just past the Volunteer Check-In Tent on the Boston Common Parade Grounds (see site map.) If you get lost, ask for Justin at the Volunteer Check-In Tent. Look for Justin between 4:45 and 6:15 p.m. Please be on time!

Justin will have a mobile telephone with him. That phone number is 508-878-4070.

meet justin here

What to Wear

Check-In

Problems

During the Race

The race will begin on Charles Street at 7:00 p.m., near the exit of the Boston Common Garage. Runners will turn left onto Beacon Street, right onto Commonwealth Avenue, and head westbound under Massachusetts Ave. Next, they'll head toward Kenmore Square, turnaround after the MBTA bus station, proceed left onto Commonwealth Avenue, eastbound under the Massachusetts Avenue underpass, then right onto Arlington Street, left on Boylston Street and finish on Charles Street.

The Marshal positions are vital to the success of the race. By volunteering, you are earning money for the Club. Treat your marshal position seriously and make yourself seen and heard. You must be at your post by 6:40 p.m. At that time, a race organizer will sweep through the course checking that all marshals are in position.

As a marshal you have three main duties:

1. Stricken Runner Please alert the nearest police officer. You may assist the runner off the course, but it is essential that you return immediately to your post.
2. 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.
3. Runner Control Direct runners to specified areas. Runners that look for shortcuts over the grass at on the Commonwealth Avenue mall can cause a major bottleneck when they get trapped in the fenced area. Keep the runners on the road. Encourage runners to keep moving.
4. Be loud and aggressive!
5. Marshals must report to their second position.

Here are the marshal positions:

If we have enough volunteers, we'll double up some critical positions.

coursemap

After the Race

Volunteers from all clubs are expected to help clean-up the Boston Common race site. This is critical to the continuation of this event on city property. The word from the race director is "after the assignment, volunteers are expected to check back with Justin in order to sign out for the evening. FAILURE TO CLEAN-UP OR CHECK OUT WILL RESULT IN NON-PAYMENT TO THE CLUB." Please let Justin know if you have a problem returning to the Boston Common.

That's it. If you need more information, contact Justin Kuo at 617-731-9889. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the races. -- Justin Kuo