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Volunteer Information

Thank you for volunteering! If you haven't volunteered with MFSTS before, or maybe you are considering volunteering but haven't signed up, here is some information about the volunteer positions. You can sign up for open spots here. Thank you!

Volunteer locations are noted on the map below. Note the numbers on the map correlate with the numbers from the description.

All volunteers! If you are available to come early for setup, any extra help is appreciated! The RDs hope to be on site with the equipment by 5:30 each week.

1. Registration Tent
Location: Across from the YMCA on Stadium Drive in Nashua, next to the skate park
Responsibilities: Hand out bibs, answer questions, accept applications from new runners, cash handling for new applicants.
Time: 5:45 to 6:30
Parking: Park at the YMCA and check in with Marie.

2. Starting Line
Location: At the back of the parking lot between the YMCA and Stellos Stadium on Stadium Drive in Nashua.
Responsibilities: Be available to assist any runners who don't feel comfortable with a traditional start and who want to start before/after the main group. Please record their bib information as well as their starting time. Starting times should be in increments of 30 seconds to help the person publishing the results. E.g. start at 6:17:30 and not 6:17:14. Because - math is sometimes hard.
Time: 6:15 to 6:45
Parking: Park at the YMCA and check in with Marie.

3. Finish Line Timers
Location: Across from the Registration Tent
Responsibilities: Record times as participants cross the finish line. Depending on the week also help with handing out water to finishers.
Time: 6:45 to 7:50
Parking: Park at the YMCA and check in with Marie.

4. YMCA Traffic Manager
Location: Entrance to the parking area where the Registration Tent is set up.
Responsibilities: When the race is about to start and when runners are coming from the back of Stellos parking lot to stop cars from entering the parking areas. Asking the cars to wait is only for a minute or two while the main block starts.
Time: 6:25 to 6:40
Parking: Park at the YMCA and check in with Marie.

5. High School Bridge
Location: The bridge by Nashua High School South, on the park side not the high school side.
Responsibilities: When runners are coming from the start, direct 5K runners over the bridge and 5M runners down the paved path towards Hannafords.
Returning runners from the 5K coming from the main trail go straight back to the Registration Tent and Finish Line.
Returning runners from the 5 mile coming from the paved path go across the bridge and take the immediate right on to the technical trail.
Time: 6:30 to 7:40
Parking: Check in with Marie and you can walk to the bridge (about 1 mile) or park at Nashua High School South and walk a few minutes to the spot.

6. Flagpole (Two positions)
Location: The flagpole by the soccer fields, just across the bridge from the Whipple Street entrance.
Spot 1 Responsibilities: Stand on the side of the bridge near to the Whipple Street entrance. 5K runners will be approaching from the left as you face the bridge and should be directed across the bridge.
Spot 2 Responsibilities: Stand by the flagpole and direct 5K runners coming across the bridge to go to their left. (Your right as you face the bridge) 5 mile runners will be coming from your left and will go the same way as the 5K runners.
Time: 6:35 to 7:35
Parking: Check in with Marie and you can walk to the flagpole (about 1.5 miles) or park at the Whipple Street entrance which is only a few hundred yard walk from the spots.

7. Water ("Waterless") Stop
Location: Just past the highway overpass from the Whipple Street entrance where there is a small grassy triangle and the main path forks.
Responsibilities: Offer bottles of water to runners. Direct runners returning from the 5K to stay along the canal to the runners left. Runners from the 5 mile will take the other side of the fork on their right.
Time: 6:35 to 7:40
Parking: Water supplies will be left at Whipple Street most weeks. This will be coordinated. Check in with Marie and drive to the Whipple Street entrance and walk over. It is about a 5 minute walk from the parking area.

5 Mile Course Positions

8. 5M Pavement Turn
Location: At the pavement a couple of hundred yards from the Nashua High School Bridge towards Hannafords where the 5 mile course will turn from the paved path onto the downhill towards the brook bridge and the YMCA.
Responsibilities: Direct 5 mile runners to take their left.
Time: 6:35 to 7:00
Parking: Check in with Marie and walk to the spot (about 1 mile) or park at the Lincoln Park entrance and walk (about 1/3 of a mile). You could also park at Nashua High South and walk over. It will also be about 1/3 of a mile.

9. EC Don't Get Lost Turn
Location: The sharp right turn from the runner's perspective just down the hill from the 5M Pavement Turn.
Responsibilities: Make sure runners take that sharp right.
Time: 6:35 to 7:00
Parking: Check in with Marie and walk to the spot (about 1 mile) or park at the Lincoln Park entrance and walk (about 1/3 of a mile). You could also park at Nashua High South and walk over. It will also be about 1/3 of a mile.

10. 5M Soccer Field Turn
Location: The turn from Spine Road onto the path that goes behind the soccer fields, about 1/2 way between the highway overpass and the flagpole.
Responsibilities: Make sure 5 mile runners take the left from their perspective to go behind the soccer fields.
Time: 6:35 to 7:00
Parking: Check in with Marie and walk to the spot (about 1.5 miles) or drive to the Whipple Street entrance and walk (about 1/3 of a mile).

11. 5M Exiting Soccer Field Loop
Location: Where the 5m course comes out from behind the soccer fields onto Spine Road, a few hundred yards from the flagpole. (Facing the soccer fields, go right)
Responsibilities: Make sure 5 mile runners take their right out of the path back onto Spine Road.
Time: 6:45 to 7:20
Parking: Check in with Marie and walk to the spot (about 1.5 miles) or drive to the Whipple Street entrance and walk (about 1/3 of a mile).

12: 5M to the Bridge Turn
Location: At the top of the little hill after the water stop, about 200 yards before the pavement.
Responsibilities: Direct the runners to take their left going up the crossover that heads towards the high school bridge.
Time: 6:50 to 7:30
Parking: Check in with Marie and walk to the spot (about 1 mile) or park at the Lincoln Park entrance and walk (about 1/3 of a mile). You could also park at Nashua High South and walk over. It will also be about 1/3 of a mile.

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