Volunteer Roles
Registration and Race Kit Pickup

For most participants you will be the first face-to-face contact runners will have with IGT Legs for Literacy – your expertise, friendliness, helpfulness and patience will form that critical first impression. In the eyes of the participants you’re a representative of the race and an ambassador for our City.

Registration and race kit pick-up occurs from 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, October 22nd and from 6:30 AM to 8:30 AM on Sunday, October 23rd. The Registration and Race Kit Pickup takes place at the Active Living Expo at Delta Beauséjour Hotel at 750 Main Street. You will be asked to do two main tasks; assign bib numbers, handout race kits and event specific t-shirts. A typical shift is 2 to 3 hours depending on the day. Lunch will be provided to volunteers.

You may work as many shifts as you wish – just let me know your choice of shift(s) you want to work when submitting the request via email (see shifts below). Once you submit a shift request(s), assume you will be scheduled at that time unless I contact you otherwise by email.
Information notices will be sent to all Registration /Race Kit Pick-up volunteers explaining where to meet for training prior to the Event. There may be one meeting early in October followed by same day training which will commence at 8 AM.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Shift 1: 10:00 AM – 1:00PM
Shift 2: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Shift 3: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Shift 1: 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Diane Pomeroy

Start Line / Finish Line Volunteers

Our primary concern is that the Start Line is secure and safe for all runners. In order to achieve this, we barricade the area in front and to the rear of the Start Line. There are about 100 metal barricades to be placed along Main Street. These barricades are about 2 metres long and weigh about 15kg each. Once placed, it is necessary to marshal the area to keep it clear of spectators and ensure runners are placed behind the Start Line. We do not want anyone with their chips to go over the Start Line mat until the race begins.

 As you are wearing a vest that indicates that you are a volunteer, spectators will assume that you know everything about the event. This makes it necessary for you to be familiar with the start times, finish location, spectator finish line viewing areas and recovery area. All this information is outlined on the IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon Weekend web page, www.legsforliteracy.com. The start line is an exciting place, as you get a good look at all the runners. Once runners have left the start, (there are four separate starts) we patrol the finish area to pick up garbage & clothes left behind (gloves supplied).

At this point, the Start Line becomes the Finish Line. As a very exciting and rewarding area, the Finish Line area allows you to be the first to congratulate and cheer on all the participants in the various events. Listed below are some of the various activities you could be involved in.

Route/Gate Crowd Control: This could include standing along the final 200 meters of the course to ensure that crowds obey the fencing and ensure proper identification is shown.
Ushering of Runners: This will include, but not limited to, encouraging runners to continue moving forward towards the next station, this could also involve calling for medical help if necessary.
Medal Distribution: Every participant receives a medal for participating. Volunteers will be asked to give out these medals based on the race that the participant ran. They will then motion for the participants to continue into the recovery area to have some food and to meet with family and friends
Medal Sorting and Separation: A large part of our effectiveness is having the smooth transition from one area to another. In order to do this we require volunteers to assist in the sorting and separating of the medals.
Volunteer Management: Requires a few volunteers to assist by giving breaks, hand out food and assist in taking care of the volunteers.
• When the last marathoners reach the finish line, we remove the barricades and finish line structures.
• Be aware of the weather forecast for your scheduled shift and dress accordingly, as the races will be staged regardless of weather.

If these areas sound like something you would enjoy doing, please feel free to email the address listed below. We are looking for individuals as well as groups.

Thank you for considering helping out at the IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon Weekend. I look forward to meeting you.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
You are required to be at the start line for 6:00 AM with a finish of approximately 2:00 PM
To register for this area please contact legsforliteracy.com to indicate your availability.

Aubrey Kirkpatrick
IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon Weekend Finish Line Coordinator

To register for this area please click on the email legsforliteracy.com and indicate your availability by date and times.

Water Station Volunteers

Would you like to be more than a spectator on IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon Weekend? Be ‘up close’ to the race action? Then come out and be a water station volunteer.

On Sunday, October 23rd , water stations will help over 4,000 runners meet their goal in completing the 5K, 10K , 21K and 42K races. They will depend on your water and Gatorade and you encouragement to make it through to the finish line.

Sign up as a group or individual – there are water stations in all three communites; Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe.

Contact Rémi Robichaud at volunteer@legsforliteracy.com and get involved!

Route Volunteers

Volunteers are positioned along the route to ensure it is clear for runners, as well as cheering them on as they run by. An excellent opportunity to gain volunteer hours needed for graduation or specific courses, this role is one of the most important along the course! Volunteers are needed on Sunday, October 23rd 6:30 AM until finished. Finish times vary depending on location. For more information or to register as a volunteer, please email Lyn Young Volunteer Coordinator at legsforliteracy.com

Recovery Area

Come out and help us host 4,000 athletes with a buffet of snacks and treats in Celebration Plaza, Assumption Place at the start and finish line.
We also celebrate with the athletes who have completed their race and help them replenish their energy. If you would like volunteer, we’d ask that you please try and join us for 3 hours or more.
This is a great opportunity for families, groups or teams to participate in the IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon Weekend.


Friday, October 21, 2016
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boxes of food to be delivered and stored on location at Hotel Beauséjour.

Sunday, October 23, 2016
6:00 AM
Prepare the tent with boxes of food. Cut up bananas, set up tables, organize all food supplies for replenishing.
8:45 AM
Welcome runners as they enter the tent and take what they feel they need. Replace supplies as needed.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Return unused food to supplier and clean up the tent and surrounding area. Garbage ready to be removed by City.

Contact information:

Information Booth Volunteers

INFORMATION BOOTH – Active Living Expo

Location: Delta Beauséjour Hotel
Are you looking to have some fun while participating in Greater Moncton’s premier Marathon event? Come work with me and a dynamic group of volunteers on the front lines of the IGT Legs for Literacy Marathon Weekend. We provide information to participants and spectators about every aspect of the event. We know the details of each race, the Active Living Expo, show course maps, registration and kit pick-up process, as well as general information about the tri community area. Worried you might not know the answer? No problem! A more experienced volunteer will always be nearby to help you respond to questions you don’t know how to answer. We are the ambassadors for more than 4,000 competitors and countless spectators that come out for Race Weekend.

Multilingualism is an asset; however, we welcome all volunteers to the info booth.
Come be a part of Greater Moncton’s growing road race event of the year. We’d love to have your help at the Information Booth. If you would like to volunteer, or want more information, please email us at volunteer@legsforliteracy.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Shift 1 – Saturday, October 22nd 8:30 AM – 12 Noon Riverfront park
Shift 2 – Saturday, October 22nd 8:00 AM – 12 Noon Delta Beauséjour Hotel
Shift 3 – Saturday, October 22nd 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Delta Beauséjour Hotel
Shift 4 – Sunday, October 23rd – 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Delta Beauséjour Hotel
Shift 5 – Sunday, October 23rd 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Delta Beauséjour Hotel