The success of the Shamrock Shuffle depends largely on our volunteers. More than 100 volunteers are needed to help at packet pick-up, block party set-up, along the race route, and throughout the event. It's a great opportunity for your business, school group, or family to spend a little time giving back to the community! We can also offer verification of service hours for students seeking to fulfill those requirements.
Race Route Volunteer*:
A Race Route Volunteer is placed on the race route at an assigned location. In general these volunteers are there to make sure participants are going the correct direction, are traveling safely, and answer questions regarding remaining distance, water stations, etc. This position will require you to stand for at least 2 hours.
Race Route Water Station Volunteer:
The Water Station Volunteers are in general responsible for set up, maintaining and clean up of the water station. There are 2 water stations on the course.
Packet Pick-Up Set Up:
Packet Pick-Up Volunteer:
The Packet Pick Up Volunteer has a shift Thursday of Friday during packet pick up to distribute race numbers, directions and t-shirts to racers who are pre-registered.
Shifts Flexible: Thursday 4-8, Friday 11 – 7 at the West Chester Library.
A participant will arrive to pick up their packet. They shall provide the last name, all race bids will be sorted alphabetically. You will pull the race bid and read to them the info to confirm their 1) Full Name (we often have multiple of the same last name and a few duplicate full names) 2) age/sex 3) 5K or 10K. They will get the bid, safety pins and their t-shirt (Size will be on the race number). Only racers who are preregistered are guaranteed T-shirts. Speak to supervisor is they wish to swap sizes, it depends on numbers if there are any extra t-shirts available.
Frequently asked Questions:
Where does the race start:
West Chester Road and finishes on Centre pointe Drive – the Route is available for viewing on the web site
What time does the race start:
5k/10k – 8:45 AM
Untimed Family Race (5K) – 10:00 AM
Lep Lap Runs 9:30 – 11am
Can I switch from 5K to 10K or vice versa?
Yes but the decision must be made prior to the race and you must complete a change form.
Can I pick up a packet for my friend?
Yes – please bring their registration confirmation if possible.
Can I register today, tomorrow?
Yes, but t-shirts are not guaranteed and the price goes up if you register on race day.
Same Day Pre-registered or Same Day Registration:
Same Instructions as the Packet Pick Up.
Attend Volunteer Meeting or volunteer/train during packet pickup on Thursday/Friday.
If you are familiar with race pick up or have volunteered before no training required.
Time: 6:45 to 10:00 AM
Typically works best to have one volunteer on each section of the alphabet, split the line alphabetically and then have one or two on shirts, name pullers call out t-shirts size and hand them forward.
Assist new registrants through from and race number assignment.
Set Up & Starting Line / Course Set Up*:
Set up volunteers distribute all items - signs, water, tables, chairs … out of the pods and trucks at the instruction of the Set Up coordinator.
Requirements: Set Up volunteers should be physically able to lift and carry heavy loads over and over and over.
Time: Report to the Site at 5:00 am. And complete by 7:30 am,
Set up volunteers can participate in later shifts or can participate in the race.
Help sort runners into time slots at start.
Help direct runners to results kiosks
Hand out ribbons/medals to kids crossing finish line.
Time: Report to the Finish line at 8:45
Answer general questions regarding the event and be able to provide directions. Must be able to clearly communicate and handle questions and conflicts if any shall arise.
Beer ID Booth*:
Check ID and distribute wrist band to 21+
Time: 7:30 to set up and ID
Assist Food Vendors in distribution of their offerings
Time: 7:45 until approximately 11.
Greeters and Pre Race Guides:
A very important aspect of the Race running smoothly is to be able to get people information. Greeters are the entrances and throughout the Block Party are important to assist participants. Greeters will answer general questions, direct participants to race start and at the time of line up Greeters will need to speak up in moving the crowd.
Requirements: Must be willing to speak up, corral crowds and give directions.
Time: Report to the Finish line at 8:45 until approximately 10:15.
Bag Check volunteers will work the booth at which participants can securely leave belongings during their race.
*Excellent Team/Group Volunteer Opportunity