Volunteer registration for Marathon Weekend is now open

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  1. jmasgat

    jmasgat DIS Veteran

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    Sorry for the long post....but to see what's available you have to start the registration process, so I just copied it here for people to see.

    Here's the link....http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=1609378

    Volunteer Shifts Available for Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Expo (AM):

    (Sports Enthusiasts who volunteer at Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo and also volunteer at either or both of the WDW Half Marathon or the WDW Marathon will receive a bonus complimentary one day, one park water park ticket.) click for help
    (Choose a Maximum of 1 option)
    Expo Volunteer Check In, Thursday, Jan 5, 2012, 7:30 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years) (not available)
    Expo Volunteer, Thursday, Jan 5, 2012, 8:30 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)
    Volunteer Shifts Available for Thursday, January 5, 2012 at Expo (PM):
    Expo Volunteer Check In, Thursday, Jan 5, 2012, 1:30 PM-7:30 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years) (not available)
    Expo Volunteer, Thursday, Jan 5, 2012, 1:30 PM-7:30 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)

    Volunteer Shifts Available for Friday, January 6, 2012 at 5K and Expo (AM):


    5K Race Volunteer, Friday, Jan 6, 2012, 4:30 AM-9:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Expo Volunteer Check In, Friday, Jan 6, 2012, 6:30 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)
    Expo Volunteer, Friday, Jan 6, 2012, 7:30 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)
    Kids Races Volunteer, Friday, Jan 6, 2012, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)

    Volunteer Shifts Available for Friday, January 6, 2012 at Expo (PM):

    Expo Volunteer Check In, Friday, Jan 6, 2012, 1:30 PM-8:30 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years) (not available)
    Expo Volunteer, Friday, Jan 6, 2012, 1:30 PM-8:30 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)

    Volunteer Shifts Available for Saturday, January 7, 2012 at either the Health and Fitness Expo or the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Half Marathon:

    Expo Volunteer Check In, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 7:30 AM-1:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)
    Expo Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)
    WAITLIST-Expo Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)
    Transportation Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 12:30 AM-8:00 AM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Volunteer Check In Tent, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 12:30 AM-7:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Bag Check Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Medals Set Up Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Mylar Set Up Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Race Retreat Lounge Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Refreshments Set Up Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Crowd Control Monorail/Buses Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 2:00 AM-7:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Runner Water Race Start Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 2:00 AM-7:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Course Monitor Magic Kingdom Auto Plaza, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 3:30 AM-9:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #11 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 3:45 AM-10:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #11 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 3:45 AM-10:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #10 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 4:00 AM-10:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #10 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 4:00 AM-10:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #6 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 4:00 AM-9:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #6 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 4:00 AM-9:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #12 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 4:45 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #12 Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 4:45 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Crowd Control Runner's Finish Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 5:30 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Volunteer Check In Tent, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 6:00 AM-12:30 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Bag Check Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 6:30 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Medals Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 6:30 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years) (not available)
    Race Retreat Lounge Volunteer, Sat, Jan 7, 2012, 6:30 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)

    Volunteer Shifts Available for Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Expo (PM)
    Expo Volunteer Check In, Saturday, Jan 7, 2012, 12:30 PM-5:30 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years) (not available)
    Expo Volunteer, Saturday, Jan 7, 2012, 12:30 PM-5:30 PM (Minimum Age 15 Years)

    Volunteer Shifts Available for Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Marathon:
    Volunteer Check In Tent, Sun, Jan, 8, 2012, 12:30 AM-8:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Transportation Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 1:00 AM-7:00 AM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Bag Check Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 1:30 AM-8:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Medals Set Up Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Mylar Set Up Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Race Retreat Lounge Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 1:30 AM-9:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Refreshment Set Up Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 1:30 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Crowd Control Monorail/Buses, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 2:00 AM-8:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Crowd Control Runner's Start, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 2:00 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Runner Water Race Start, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 2:00 AM-8:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #2 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 2:45 AM-8:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #2 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 2:45 AM-8:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Finish Line Relay Exchange, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 3:00 AM-10:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Runner Direction Relay Exchange, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 3:00 AM-10:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Transportation Crowd Control Relay Exchange, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 3:00 AM-10:00 AM (Min Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #6 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 3:45 AM-9:30 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #7 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 3:45 AM-9:30 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #7 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 3:45 AM-9:30 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Course Monitor Epcot Zone A, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:00 AM-7:30 AM (Minimum Age 16 Years) (not available)
    Water Stop #13 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:15 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #13 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:15 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #14 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:30 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #14 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:30 AM-11:00 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #15 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:30 AM-11:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Water Stop #15 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:30 AM-11:30 AM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Food Stop #2 Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:45 AM-11:30 AM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Course Monitor Animal Kingdom, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:45 AM-11:45 AM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Course Monitor Boardwalk Resort, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 4:45 AM-1:45 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Course Monitor Hollywood Studios, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 5:15 AM-1:30 PM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #20/#21, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 5:15 AM-1:15 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Power (Ade) Stop #22, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 5:15 AM-1:15 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Course Monitor Epcot Zone c, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 6:15 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    Crowd Control Runner's Finish, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 6:30 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Transportation Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 6:30 AM-1:00 PM (Minimum Age 16 Years)
    SAG Tent Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 7:00 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Bag Check Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 7:30 AM-2:00 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Race Retreat Lounge Volunteer, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
    Volunteer Chek In Tent, Sun, Jan 8, 2012, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Minimum Age 12 Years)
     
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  3. jmasgat

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    I went ahead and signed up to volunteer at the Half Marathon at Water Stop #6. In the MK area, I believe. It's a relatively short, sane hours shift (4-9:30).

    For those who may sign up for a race, keep in mind that they may move you around. Last time I volunteered to be at MK toll plaza and I was moved to be an on-course race marshal.
     
  4. hotblooded

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    I signed up for Water Station #13 because it seemed like an easy enough commute from within Disney property.
     
  5. Minnie&Nana

    Minnie&Nana <font color=deeppink>Dreams do come true!<br><font

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    I am signing up, but have no idea where the stops are - is there a map? Or anyway to know? Thanks!
     
  6. jmasgat

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    When you volunteer, you are given directions to meet at a central check-in point. Example: for the stop I did in MK, I had to check-in at Pluto parking lot staging area. Fore inside Epcot, Check-in was at WWoS. You don't go directly to your spot.

    You should be able to get some idea by looking at the course maps. The water stop #'s are mile markers. Course monitors---who knows! Could be anywhere within the general location given. Here's a link to the course maps.
    Look under Event Details....Course

    http://espnwwos.disney.go.com/events/rundisney/wdw-marathon/
     
  7. hotblooded

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    Now that I'm signed up, I have a few questions about race-day volunteering logistics:

    Do shifts typically end on time, or can I expect to be held later due to cleanup duties?
    When our shift is over, will we receive transportation back to a central area?
    Can volunteers keep bags on them, or do we have to use bag check?
    Will our gifts be given to us at the end of our shifts, or will they be mailed?

    Thanks for the help. :teacher:
     
  8. jmasgat

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    Do shifts typically end on time, or can I expect to be held later due to cleanup duties? The ones that I have done (2) have ended on time or a little early

    I am assuming for the following you are talking about being a race volunteer, not the expo

    When our shift is over, will we receive transportation back to a central area? You will get bused back to whatever your specific staging area was

    Can volunteers keep bags on them, or do we have to use bag check? There is no bag check for volunteers. I just took my car keys, I think. There really isn't anywhere to stash anything, since you may be anywhere on the course and busy. Don't bring anything you don't want to lose!

    Will our gifts be given to us at the end of our shifts, or will they be mailed? When you check in, you will receive your box snack and windbreaker. When your shift is done and you check out, you will receive your 1 day park ticket
     
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    Thanks for the fast response! You rock.
     
  10. sidkaye

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    "you will receive your box snack and windbreaker. When your shift is done and you check out, you will receive your 1 day park ticket"

    Is it a regular ticket and can the value be used to upgrade to other tickets?

    Do you know if it is transferrable?

    Thanks,
    Sidney
     
  11. jmasgat

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    The ticket does not have your name on it--so you can give it to whomever you like. (One year, someone I know that had a Florida AP gave me her one day ticket-sweet!) It is one of the special tickets that are only good for a specific time period. As I recall, it was good for 1 year. Not sure about upgrade possibilities. You could email RunDisney to ask.
     
  12. joan4mickey

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    I must be missing something...It says when you earn 16 points you get a park ticket. So how many points are earned for each volunteer spot. I'm thinking I could come a day early...the park ticket would offset my additional night at the hotel. To me it's a win/win situation..or breakeven.
     
  13. jmasgat

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    Generally, you get one point for each hour in your shift. So people who work the marathon expo, for example, get points. When you earn your 16 points, they send you a ticket within 30 days.

    If, however, you volunteer for the half or full marathon, you get a park ticket at the end of your shift. It's really a good incentive, since the shifts are generally 4-6 hours.

    Maura
     
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  15. dreams91

    dreams91 DIS Cast Member<br><font color=teal>Loves to veg o

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    I'm confused. The dates say 2012 and talk about the relay, which was 2012. B
     
  16. jmasgat

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    The OP (me!) posted this about the 2012 race back in 2011! Someone just happened to resurrect the thread.

    The link that was just posted by the PP is for 2013.

    I didn't post anything for 2013 because I am doing Goofy and won't be volunteering.

    Maura
     
  17. dreams91

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    Silly me. Thanks it makes sense now.
     

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