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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 on our SignupGenius page!

Volunteer 8 or more weeks and get a MFSTS Volunteer T-shirt!
Volunteer 5, 6 or 7 weeks and get a stylish MFSTS mug!

MFSTS sincerely appreciates all our volunteers - we couldn't put on this inexpensive weekly race for the community without your support! If you're able to help us for at least 5 weeks, we'd like to thank you with one of the above mementos.

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

** Volunteer assignments may have to change slightly due to the closure of the Nashua High School South bridge. At this time we don't anticipate significant adjustments, but the MFSTS race directors truly appreciate everyone's flexibility. **

All volunteers! If you are available to come early for setup, any extra help is appreciated! The RDs aim to be on site with the equipment before 5:00 each week.

1. Setup
Location: Across from the YMCA on Stadium Drive in Nashua, next to the skate park
Responsibilities: Unload equipment and supplies, set up finish line/area, set up registration, set up finish line water stop.
Time: 4:30ish to 6:00
Parking: Park at the YMCA and check in with Rob or Marie.

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 and/or Michelle.

Take Down
Location: Across from the YMCA on Stadium Drive in Nashua, next to the skate park
Responsibilities: Take down tents and pack up all equipment and supplies into the trailer.
Time: 7:45 to 8:30
Parking: Park at the YMCA and check in with Rob or Marie.

2. Starting Line (No volunteers needed at this time)

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. Corner from Stadium Drive into Mine Falls Park (No volunteers needed at this time)

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 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. Help put up signage, take down signage, and clean up the trail of water bottles (and any other trash, really).
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. Emily's 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. Kent's 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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