We are delighted to have you on the team. Your commitment makes this event a success. Below, you will find answers to your most pressing questions as race day approaches.
• What are my responsibilities and what will I be doing?
Your number one responsibility as a medical volunteer is to ensure the health and safety of our participants. You will be providing non-emergent (mostly) and emergent care to athletes during the course of the race, and at the finish line area. A second medical tent will be placed in the Sunken Gardens post-race bash area for monitoring athletes after the race. You will work in conjunction with the City of Williamsburg EMS team and Riverside’s Medical team. You must have an active MD, RN or med tech license to work in the medical area.
• Do I have to bring anything?
You will receive your free volunteer t-shirt when you check-in on race day, but please bring or wear another t-shirt to change into after your shift ends. Do not bring cameras or other valuables with you to your assignment. Run for the Dream is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
• What should I wear and what happens if it rains?
Please dress casually and comfortably, and bring a light rain resistant outer jacket in case of rain. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to stand, walk and run during your shift as the situation requires. We will make every effort to continue the race activities as planned during inclement weather.
• Where do I park?
Please park at the William & Mary Parking Garage located on Kingston. A Parking Pass can be downloaded here.
• Do I check in with anyone?
Please check-in with the medical director prior to race day. We will have a medical debriefing each morning before the race where you will receive further instruction concerning your responsibilities.
• What do I get for my efforts?
As a volunteer, you will receive quite a few benefits including: 1) A free Volunteer T-Shirt and commemorative challenge coin! 2) You get the satisfaction of helping others! 3) You’ll have a great time and meet new friends! 4) Free lunch each day for helping out.
• When am I done?
The two shift times for the medical area as follows:
Saturday, 7:30am – 1:00pm
Sunday, 7:30am – 2:00pm
**Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.
• Can I bring a friend?
While we certainly don’t discourage additional helpers, it is important for all of our volunteers to register online (www.runforachievabledream.com/volunteers) prior to the event. If your friend(s) has not registered as a volunteer prior to the event, please do not bring him/her. All medical volunteers must have a valid and active medical license.
• Can I bring my kids?
Please do not bring children with you as we cannot be responsible for them, they will interfere with you carrying out your responsibilities, and they will be prohibited from entering the secured medical areas.
• What do I do if there is a problem?
If at any time during your assignment you have a problem, please notify the medical director immediately on his cell which will be provided the day of the race.