2005 JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge -- Volunteer
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.
- Race parking will be at a premium. Park on non-race streets
or use public transportation. The Boston Common Garage is open
for parking, however will close for entry at 6:45 p.m.
What to Wear
- Please dress for the weather. Volunteers will be given a
T-shirt which will identify them as a race official.
- Justin will give each worker an index card
that need's to be signed with a waiver, name, address, home and
work phone numbers.
- They will be checked-off on a master list and given an
- Justin will be give assignments for the group. Team members
arriving late will be directed to meet their captain at their
assigned post. Transportation to posts on the race course is
the responsibility of each club.
- Please note: All volunteers must be over the age of 13
- At 5:30 p.m. Conventures will assess any areas which show a
lack of workers. If Conventures has extra people unassigned,
they will be assigned to the areas requiring assistance.
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
As a marshal you have three main duties:
||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.
||Encourage spectators to stay on the curbside
and to cross the street only when there is a large break in
the runner stream.
||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.
||Be loud and aggressive!
||Marshals must report to their
Here are the marshal positions:
- Commonwealth & Arlington
Commonwealth & Arlington
- Commonwealth & Berkeley
Commonwealth & Berkeley
- Commonwealth & Clarendon
Commonwealth & Clarendon
- Commonwealth & Dartmouth
Commonwealth & Dartmouth
- Commonwealth & Exeter
Commonwealth & Exeter
- Commonwealth & Fairfield
Commonwealth & Fairfield
- Commonwealth & Gloucester
Commonwealth & Gloucester
- Commonwealth & Hereford
Commonwealth & Hereford
- Commonwealth & Kenmore Street
Commonwealth & Kenmore Street
- Arlington between Commonwealth & Boylston
- Arlington & Boylston Street
Arlington & Boylston Street
- Boylston between Arlington & Charles
- Beacon & Arlington <Justin Kuo>
Beacon & Arlington (stand in Beacon Street, with red
arrows, directing runners to make a left in Arlington)
If we have enough volunteers, we'll double up some critical
After the RaceVolunteers 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.
- Check-in and receive plastic rubbish bags.
- Pick up all trash on the common and put it in existing
- Hand out plastic rubbish bags to large groups of runner to
help clean up.
- Make sure all cups, empty jugs and boxes at the Finishline
Water Station are broke down and cleaned up
- Check-out at 9:00 p.m.
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