The Lakeland Runners Club Events is a 100%-volunteer organization. Our races, training programs, group runs, and meetings would not be successful without the assistance of our volunteers.
Volunteers for all events must be at least 14 years of age. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
All volunteers are encouraged to complete Safe Sport Act Training, a free on-line course to help kids participating in youth sports safe from abuse.
Volunteer positions for our races will be available at least one month prior to race day. Slot selection and registration will be managed through the race registration platform RunSignUp.
Volunteer assignments will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis. Schedules are always subject to change due to event needs. Although every effort will be made to accommodate your selection, the volunteer team captain reserves the right to schedule volunteers based on event needs.
Students are able to earn service hours as well, please present the service form at the volunteer check-in.
Volunteers will receive a LRC Volunteer shirt at their first event, and should wear the shirt for all future events.
Outstanding Volunteer Program
This an initiative to reward members of the Lakeland Runners Club for participating and being more involved in club activities and events. Members who reach benchmarks will receive gifts at the end of the year.
Volunteer hours will be tracked throughout the year from January through the final race of the year.
• Members can earn hours for volunteering at a race or LRC event, assisting with the Spring Ahead or 10k Training programs (1 hour per session) or attending monthly member meetings (1 hour per meeting).
• Members who serve as Race Director or Race Volunteer Team Captain earn 25 hours.
• Members who serve on the Board, as a Group Run Coordinator or Training Program Coach earn 30 hours
♦ Volunteer for 20 hours – receive one Outstanding Volunteer gift.
♦ Volunteer for 25 hours – receive two Outstanding Volunteer gifts and eligibility for the drawing for free entry for the following year’s LRC races.
♦ Volunteer for 30 hours – receive three Outstanding Volunteer gifts and eligibility for the drawing for free entry to the following year’s LRC races and the drawing for free shoes quarterly for one year**.
*Volunteer is responsible for signing in at all events. Race day sign-in sheets are located at the race day registration table.
** Exclusions apply. Please see the certificate for restrictions
Outstanding Volunteer gifts vary each year. In 2019, volunteers who donated 20 hours receive a tri-blend short sleeve shirt. Volunteers who donated 25 hours received the shirt and a sweatshirt blanket. Volunteers who donated 30+ hours received the shirt, blanket and a utility carrier.