2013 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Water Stops Included in your packet… Water Stop Assignment Sheet Water Stop Helpful Hints Sheet Cleveland Clinic Flag System 2013 Course Map Pace Time Chart Race Day- Instructions Please arrive at the water stop on time or early Wear your Volunteer or Organization T-Shirt Remember to check the weatherThe race goes rain or shine! Make sure you dress appropriately Step 1: Check your supplies when you arrive You should have: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Cups Water containers to mix PowerAde Pitchers PowerAde – powder packets Rakes Gloves Tables Garbage bags CALL HOWARD (216.402.5592) IMMEDIATELY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH! Be very specific in what you need. Step 2: Introductions and Start Filling Cups Introduce yourself to the people in your group! Meet the team leader -Make friends! Start filing cups You must fill a lot of them! We have 20,000+ runners and they come in packs! Fill the cups 2/3 or 3/4 full! - West Side Water Stops will have cardboard to stack the cups on. Always Wear your gloves! Gloves will be provided at each station Step 3: PowerAde 1 PowerAde packet makes approximately 1 container of PowerAde. The flavor this year is Mountain Berry Blast! Step 4: Gel Packs GU Gel Packs will be at two water stations # If 5 and #12. your team is at one of these stops, please remember to hand out GU first, then PowerAde, then water. Yell out the gel flavors you have. This year we have vanilla bean, mandarin orange, tri-berry and strawberry-banana. Step 5: Distributing Fluids Hand out PowerAde FIRST and then water to the participants . People handing out cups should be spread out! Hold the cup at the bottom half of the cup Yell what you have in your cup LOUDLY: “Water, Water, Water!” or “PowerAde, PowerAde, PowerAde!” Step 6: Excitement Make Friends! Be excited and enthusiastic! We represent The City of Cleveland! Cheer and encourage the runners as they pass by! They appreciate it! Step 7: Cleaning CLEAN AS YOU GO! Use the rake and garbage bins provided to clean throughout the race. Rakes are provided to sweep the cups on the road. All garbage should be in the garbage bags. Before you leave, please make sure water containers and pitchers are clean. The Cleveland Marathon staff will pick up the garbage and water containers. Step 8: Stay You must stay until the last runner passes! Reminders There will be Port-A-Johns at each water stop There is only water on the 10K course- NO PowerAde Be nice, considerate, understanding and polite with participants and fellow volunteers Keep calm in stressful situations Safety Precautions Whatever your role on race day, if you see a suspicious person, object or vehicle along or near the race course, report the sighting to 9-1-1 or notify law enforcement personnel Do not store, hide or leave any personal items, backpacks, packages or clothes along or near the race course, including the start line areas, finish line areas and water stops. Keep a look out for bags or packages that appear to be unattended. If in doubt, ask. Do not store or hold bags or packages for someone you don't know. Problems? Call QUICKLY ! Howard - 216.402.5592 or Brian - 440.652.7218 THANK YOU! Thank you for volunteering! We appreciate your help and couldn’t do it without you!