Posted 03/08/2018

Murray Bank Murray Half MarathonOrganizers of the April 14, 2018 Murray Bank Murray Half Marathon and The McConnell Insurance 5K run/walk are seeking volunteers to help make the eighth annual race a success.

Interested persons may volunteer on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “There are many opportunities to volunteer based on levels of commitment and skill,” said Brady Parks, Race Director.  Opportunities include:

Thursday, April 12:
Located at the Center for Health and Wellness (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
• Assembling runner’s packets
• Attaching timing chips to runner bibs

Friday, April 13:
Located at the Center for Health and Wellness (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
• Runner registration
• Runner packet/shirt distribution
• Information Expo
• Set-up for Race on Saturday

Saturday, April 14:
Located at the Center for Health and Wellness (5:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
• Runner packet/goody bag distribution
• Pre-Race set-up
• Finish Line (includes medal distribution, directing runners to Food Tent, and etc.)
• Clean-up
• Race Ranger
• Traffic Stops
• Water Stops
• Miscellaneous duties

All ages of volunteers are welcome, but children under the age of 18 must have adult supervision. Families, community groups and organizations are also invited to volunteer together in spirit teams or by staffing water stations. Runners will vote for their favorite spirit team and prize money will be awarded to the winners (spirit teams must pre-register to be eligible for prizes).

The Murray Bank Murray Half Marathon offers three races: a 13.1 mile race, a 13.1 mile two-person relay race and The McConnell Insurance 5K run/walk, which is stroller friendly. All proceeds from the race support operations at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House. The facility offers end-of-life care in a home-like setting to area residents.

For more information on registering as a volunteer or as a spirit team, contact Sean Stonecipher at skstonecip@murrayhospital.org or call (270) 762-1831. More race information may be found at www.murrayhalfmarathon.org.

Click here to download volunteer form.