The Forest Park Cross Country Festival would not be the meet that it is without the help of volunteers. The festival is always looking for volunteers who would like to serve as course marshals, finish line crew, concession stand workers, etc. We have shifts that still allow to watch races, too! Shifts are as short as 1.5 hours. Please consider volunteering to help make the meet run smoothly and efficiently.
If you would like to sign up for multiple shifts or jobs, click “add entry” at the end of the process and select another shift/job OR you can start over from the beginning and sign up again.
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Friday or Saturday Set-up: Haul meet material and concessions to Aviation Fields from SLUH, course construction and grooming, tent set-up, unpack food and drinks. Shifts: Friday from 8am-11am; 11am-2pm or Saturday from 5am-8am
Course Marshals: Positioned on course at key areas to ensure athletes safety and that they stay on course. Keep pedestrians off the course. Shifts: Saturday from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
Food & Drink Concession: All food workers must bring hats and use provided latex gloves. Serve food, prepare food, re-supply food, collect money. Grilling of hot food will begin around 10am. Concession manager will provide direction. Shifts: Saturday from 8am-10am; 10am-11:30am; 11:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
T-Shirt Sales: Sell and re-supply meet merchandise, collect payment. Shifts: Saturday from 7am-8:30am; 8:30am-10am; 10am-11:30am; 11:30am-1pm
Finish Line Crew: Aid athletes in finish chute, keep athletes moving. Refill jugs with ice and water/Gatorade in finish chute area. Shifts: Saturday from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
Registration & Results: Hand out both open race packets and XC team packets early AM, accept late payments from teams, run results to awards area. Shifts: Saturday from 6am-8am; 8am-11am; 11am-2pm
Awards: Arranging medals as results come in, help facilitate awards presentations, place medals in team envelopes in case of rain. Shifts: Saturday from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3:30pm