Information for Volunteers

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES FOR WATER STATIONS:

You will be handing out water to runners / walkers as they pass by. We hope you will make it fun!  Be cheerleaders to help keep the runners / walkers motivated.  We have many first timers!

            The Half Marathon is 13.1 Miles – This is the 17th Annual Event.

            The Full Marathon is 26.2 Miles – This is our 6th  Annual Event. 

Look for your group’s name in RED for information pertaining to your aid station.

NOTES FOR ALL WATER STATIONS: RACE STARTS AT 7:45

–         ARRIVE EARLY – TIMES ARE NOTED -AT STATIONS TO BEGIN SET UP.  WHEN YOUR TEAM IS IN PLACE & SETTING UP –   TEXT 404-936-9875  YOUR LOCATION AND THAT YOU ARE IN PLACE

–                                 WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO HAVE FUN!!!  WEAR COSTUMES. BRING MUSIC, RING COWBELLS (PLEASE RETURN RACE COWBELLS!), BRING NOISE MAKERS, CHEER FOR ALL!

–                                 DRESS APPROPRIATELY!!!! –  RACE WILL RUN RAIN, SHINE, OR COLD!!!

 – BRING GLOVES, EARMUFFS, HAND-WARMERS, PONCHOS, HAND WIPES, (YOU WILL LIKELY GET A LITTLE WET!) BRING YOUR CELL PHONES, AN EXTRA RAKE (FOR EASY CLEAN UP), CHAIRS, SNACKS, COFFEE, DRINKS ETC. (ANYTHING TO MAKE YOU AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE) (ONLY THE INDUSTRY, RICHARD SAILORS, &  MOST MARATHON STOPS HAVE ACCESS TO PORTALETS)

–                                  DESIGNATE ROLES FOR AT STATIONS AS FOLLOWS (ROTATE JOBS AS NEEDED):

  • POURING UP WATER ( 4-5 PEOPLE)
  • HANDING OUT WATER TO RUNNERS – YELL – “WATER” OR “POWERADE” – SO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING! ( 6-WHOSE LEFT) (PROPER WAY TO HAND WATER TO RUNNERS IS TO HOLD YOUR HAND OUT FLAT PLACE CUP IN THE PALM OF HAND AND STRETCH OUT ARM SO RUNNERS CAN JUST GRAB CUP AS THEY PASS)
  • POWERADE INSTRUCTIONS ARE DETAILED IN EACH WATER STOP SECTION! USE THE GATORADE CUPS FOR ADE, PLAIN CUPS FOR WATER – RUNNERS LOOK FOR THIS.

–                                  BE SURE TO STAGGER HANDING OUT SO THAT YOU MAY MAXIMIZE THE NUMBER OF RUNNERS YOU HAND TO. STAGGER IN A WAY THAT THERE IS AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE AT ALL TIMES WITH WATER IN THEIR THE PALMS OF THEIR HANDS READY TO HAND OUT!!! VERY IMPORTANT TO HIT AS MANY AS YOU CAN SO THAT THEY STAY HYDRATED & MOVING!!!!!!

–                                  ONCE FINISHED (SEE SPECIFIC STATION DUTIES TO KNOW WHEN FINISHED)

WATER STOP BREAK DOWN PROCEDURES:  ALL TRASH MUST BE CLEANED UP & REMOVED FROM THE TRAIL (TRUCK)

SEND 3-4 PEOPLE EACH DIRECTION FROM YOUR STATION TO WALK ABOUT 250 YARDS TO PICK UP ANY CUPS, GEL PACKS, TRASH THAT RUNNERS DROPPED ALONG THE WAY AND PUT THEM IN THE TRASH BAGS PROVIDED.

  • BAG, COMPACT, AND STACK ALL TRASH AT YOUR STATION AND TIE IT UP.
  • PUT EMPTY WATER JUGS BACK IN CRATES!! NOT IN TRASH
  • BREAK DOWN THE TABLES – PACK UP ALL UNUSED WATER, CUPS, ETC. (PLEASE RETURN ALL UNUSED SUPPLIES – ALL SUPPLIES ARE PURCHASED BY RACE – UNUSED WATER IS RETURNED TO KROGER FOR REFUND – COST DIRECTLY EFFECTS DONATIONS TO OUR VOLUNTEER GROUPS – PLEASE RETURN EVERYTHING UNUSED – GLOVES, HANDWARMERS, COOLERS, REMAINING POWERADE, CUPS & RAKES!
  • ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS NEED TO WAIT UNTIL THE TRUCK COMES TO PICK UP THE TRASH, REMAINING WATER & TABLES – HE CANNOT LOAD THE TRUCK WITHOUT THE VOLUNTEERS.  THEN WAIT FOR PETER TAYLOR (770.942.7265) TO COME WITH THE TRUCK TO PICK UP EVERYTHING.

THE MARATHON SUPPLIES & WATER STOP INSTRUCTIONS ARE DIFFERENT – ALL FULL MARATHON SUPPLIES WILL BE SEGREGATED – DESIGNATE 2 VOLUNTEERS TO WORK THE MARATHON TABLE – & PROTECT IT FROM THE HALF MARATHON PARTICIPANTS!!!

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR WATER STATIONS UNTIL PETER HAS COME BY WITH THE TRUCK AND PICKED UP.

 

Marathoners will be wearing the darker numbers on the left.

 

Half Marathoners will be wearing the Blue Numbers on the right.

 

BROOKWOOD WATER STOP:

THIS IS THE BUSIEST QUICKEST WATER STATION SINCE IT IS THE FIRST ONE THE RUNNERS GET TO. THIS STATION IS ONLY NEEDED AS RUNNERS LEAVE FROM THE STARTING LINE!!!!!   THE MARATHON AID STATION SUPPLIES WILL BE SET OFF TO THE SIDE – DO NOTHING WITH THIS UNTIL EVERYONE PASSES

–         DIRECTIONS:

  • ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:30AM!!
  • SET UP TABLES & WATER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TRAIL.
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TABLES COVERED WITH CUPS OF WATER AS THE RUNNERS WILL HIT FAST AND FURIOUS!  RACE STARTS AT 7:45.  FIRST RUNNER WILL BE TO YOU AT 7:55 – (2 MILES INTO RACE)  
  • POUR / HAND OUT WATER TO RUNNERS PASSING
  • BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES TO POUR AND HAND OUT WATER
  • USE THE PLASTIC JUGS TO POUR WATER INTO CUPS…..IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING NEAT BUT BEING EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT!!!!!
  • LINE UP CUPS……. OPEN A JUG, POUR, AND MOVE OVER CUPS IN ONE MOTION FILLING CUPS 2/3’S FULL!!!
  • HAVE SOME STAND IN FRONT OF TABLES HOLDING CUPS IN THE PALMS OF THEIR HANDS. (THEY MAY WANT TO WEAR A PONCHO TO KEEP FROM GETTING WET)
  • HAVE SOME STAND BEHIND TABLES PUSHING CUPS FORWARD.
    • CLEAN UP YOUR STATION  PUT EMPTY WATER JUGS BACK IN CRATES – NOT IN TRASH

 

  • ONCE YOU BREAK DOWN YOUR STATION AND THE TRUCK HAS PICKED UP EVERYTHING, – YOU CAN REPORT TO THE BIKE DEPOT WHERE THE RUNNERS WILL FINISH AND HELP OUT AT THE FINISH LINE. (OPTIONAL)

 

  • MARATHON AID STATION NEEDS 2ND SHIFT – SET UP AT 10:30AM – 2 HOURS & 45 MINUTES AFTER RACE START –

 

 

 

REMEMBER TO CHEER ON RUNNERS

 

 

Marathon Stop –

 

ANDERSON MILL WATER STOP: (Softball)

–          APPROX 3.5 MILES INTO HALF & FULL MARATHON GOING OUT

–          APPROX  MILE 11 GOING BACK ON HALF,  APPROX 24.2 GOING BACK ON FULL

DIRECTIONS: MARATHON AID TABLE WILL NEED TO BE MANNED UNTIL APPROX 1:00

ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:30AM!! Brian Center offers closest restrooms 

  • SET UP TABLES & WATER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TRAIL AS RUNNERS / WALKERS WILL PASS YOU BOTH GOING OUT AND COMING BACK.
  •  HAVE ONE TABLE AWAY FROM THE OTHERS – ON LEFT (FACING WEST – THE WAY THE RUNNERS GO OUT) – FOR THE POWERADE COOLER & CUPS– USE GREEN GATORADE CUPS TO SERVE THE POWERADE ONLY – (UNLESS NEEDED FOR WATER) CALL OUT “POWERADE” AS YOU HAND IT OUT – 

COOLERS OF POWERADE WILL BE PREMIXED – OFFER THIS AS RUNNERS ARE ON RETURN USING GREEN CUPS – WHEN PREMIXED IS GONE, MIX  1 GALLON AT A TIME – PLEASE POUR ONE BAGGIE OF POWDER IN ONE GALLON OF WATER UNTIL DISSOLVED – SERVE.

  • PLACE TRASHCANS ABOUT 25 FEET PAST THE WATER STOP TABLES
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF WATER POURED IN ADVANCE DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBERS  – RACE STARTS AT 7:45AM – YOU ARE
  • POUR / HAND OUT WATER TO RUNNERS PASSING
  • BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES TO POUR AND HAND OUT WATER
  • USE THE OPEN & MIXED CUPS FIRST – THEY SHOULD BE IN THE FIRST TUB
  • DO NOT USE THE GATORADE CUPS FOR WATER UNLESS NECESSARY –
  • LINE UP CUPS… OPEN JUG, POUR, & MOVE OVER CUPS IN ONE MOTION FILLING CUPS 2/3’S FULL!!! IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING NEAT BUT BEING EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT!!!!! PUT EMPTIES BACK IN CRATES – NOT TRASH
  • HAVE SOME STAND IN FRONT OF TABLES HOLDING CUPS IN THE PALMS OF THEIR HANDS. (THEY MAY WANT TO WEAR A PONCHO )
  • HAVE SOME STAND BEHIND TABLES PUSHING CUPS FORWARD.

–          ONCE RUNNERS HAVE PASSED, BEGIN MOVING ENTIRE STOP TO LEFT SIDE (LEFT IS FACING WEST, THE WAY RUNNERS GO OUT.  THEY RETURN ON THAT SIDE.)

MARATHON AID TABLE SHOULD BE SET UP AFTER ALL THE RUNNERS HAVE PASSED GOING OUT – THIS TABLE SHOULD BE ON LEFT – AFTER POWERADE TABLE – DESIGNATE STRONG VOLUNTEERS – THEY MUST FIERCELY GUARD THIS TABLE FROM THE HALF RUNNERS – IT IS FOR MARATHON RUNNERS ONLY – MARATHON RUNNERS HAVE ON BROWN NUMBERS (SEE MARATHON AID STATION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!.)  WE DON’T CARE HOW THEY BEG OR WHAT THEY SAY – DO NOT LET ANYONE OTHER THAN MARATHON RUNNERS TAKE ANYTHING FROM THE MARATHON AID STATION SUPPLIES.

–          SOMEONE SHOULD BE COLLECTING TRASH AND CLEANING UP THE WHOLE TIME.

–          YOU CAN BEGIN BREAK DOWN AS CROWDS THIN THE SECOND TIME & COMPLETELY BREAK DOWN WHEN LAST RUNNER / WALKER PASSESS!!!!!!

DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE TRUCK HAS PICKED UP ALL TRASH TABLES & SUPPLIES! ONCE THE AREA IS COMPLETELY CLEAN & TRUCK HAS PICKED UP ALL HALF MARATHON SUPPLIES, TABLES, REMAINING WATER & TRASH – THREE OR FOUR (WHO WILL CLEAN UP, HAUL OUT AND RETURN ALL REMAINING SUPPLIES)  SHOULD STAY TO WORK THE MARATHON AID STATION & CHEER FOR OUR MARATHONERS.  PLEASE HAVE A CONTACT PERSON ON THE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET SO WE CAN COMMUNICATE RUNNER PROGRESS AND CALL NEIGHBORING WATER STOPS WITH PROGRESS.  SURROUNDING STOPS OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY BE RELEASED. RELEASE THE MAJORITY OF YOUR VOLUNTEERS –

REMEMBER TO CHEER ON RUNNERS

INDUSTRY STATION: Portalets available

–          APPROX 5.7 MILES INTO HALF & FULL MARATHON GOING OUT

–          APPROX  MILE 9 GOING BACK ON HALF   APPROX 22.2 GOING BACK ON FULL

–          DIRECTIONS:

  • ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:45AM!! MARATHON AID TABLE WILL NEED TO BE MANNED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 12:40 AT THE VERY LATEST
  • SET UP TABLES & WATER ON BOTH SIDES OF TRAIL.  RUNNERS / WALKERS WILL PASS THIS STOP BOTH GOING OUT & COMING BACK AT THE SAME TIME!
  •   HAVE ONE TABLE AWAY FROM THE OTHERS – ON LEFT (IF YOU ARE HEADED WEST – THE WAY THE RUNNERS GO OUT) – FOR THE POWERADE COOLER & CUPS USE GREEN GATORADE CUPS TO SERVE THE POWERADE ONLY – (UNLESS NEEDED FOR THE WATER) CALL OUT “POWERADE” AS YOU HAND IT OUT –

COOLERS OF POWERADE WILL BE PREMIXED – OFFER THIS AS RUNNERS ARE ON RETURN – IF YOU USE ALL PREMIXED, WHEN PREMIXED IS GONE, MIX  1 GALLON AT A TIME – PLEASE POUR ONE BAGGIE OF POWDER IN ONE GALLON OF WATER UNTIL DISSOLVED – SERVE.

PLACE TRASHCANS ABOUT 25 FEET PAST THE WATER STOP TABLES

MARATHON AID TABLE SHOULD BE SET UP AFTER ALL THE RUNNERS HAVE PASSED GOING OUT – THIS TABLE SHOULD BE ON LEFT – AFTER POWERADE TABLE – DESIGNATE STRONG VOLUNTEERS – THEY MUST FEIRCELY GUARD THIS TABLE FROM THE HALF RUNNERS – IT IS FOR MARATHON RUNNERS ONLY – MARATHON RUNNERS HAVE ON BROWN PERSONALIZED NUMBERS (SEE MARATHON AID STATION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!.)  WE DON’T CARE HOW THEY BEG OR WHAT THEY SAY – DO NOT LET ANYONE OTHER THAN MARATHON RUNNERS TAKE ANYTHING FROM THE MARATHON AID STATION SUPPLIES.

  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF WATER POURED IN ADVANCE. AT THIS POINT YOU WILL HAVE POCKETS OF RUNNERS SINCE THEY HAVE HAD TIME TO SEPARATE OUT FROM LARGE PACKS
  • POUR / HAND OUT WATER TO RUNNERS
  • BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES TO POUR AND HAND OUT WATER
  • LINE UP CUPS,  OPEN A JUG, POUR, AND MOVE OVER CUPS IN ONE MOTION FILLING CUPS 2/3’S FULL!!!  ITS ABOUT BEING EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT!!!!! PUT EMPTIES BACK IN CRATES – NOT TRASH
  • HAVE SOME STAND IN FRONT OF TABLES SITTING CUPS ON THE PALMS OF THEIR HANDS. (THEY MAY WANT TO WEAR A PONCHO)
  • HAVE SOME STAND BEHIND TABLES PUSHING CUPS FORWARD.

–          ONCE THE MAJORITY OF RUNNERS HAVE PASSED BY HEADING OUT, YOU MAY BEGIN TO MOVE EFFORTS & TABLES TO THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE TRAIL (IT IS PROPER FOR RUNNERS TO STAY TO THE RIGHT ON THE COURSE…..SOME WILL NOT ADHERE TO THIS!

–          SOMEONE SHOULD BE COLLECTING TRASH AND CLEANING UP THE WHOLE TIME.

YOU CAN COMPLETELY BREAK DOWN YOUR STATION WHEN LAST RUNNER / WALKER PASSESS!!!!!! BE SURE TO FOLLOW BREAK DOWN PROCEDURES.

DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE TRUCK HAS PICKED UP ALL TRASH TABLES & SUPPLIES!  ONCE THE AREA IS COMPLETELY CLEAN & TRUCK HAS PICKED UP ALL HALF MARATHON SUPPLIES, TABLES, REMAINING WATER & TRASH – – THREE OR FOUR (WHO WILL CLEAN UP, HAUL OUT AND RETURN ALL REMAINING SUPPLIES)  SHOULD STAY TO WORK THE MARATHON AID STATION & CHEER FOR OUR MARATHONERS.  PLEASE HAVE A CONTACT PERSON ON THE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET SO WE CAN COMMUNICATE RUNNER PROGRESS AND CALL NEIGHBORING WATER STOPS WITH PROGRESS.  SURROUNDING STOPS OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY BE RELEASED. RELEASE THE MAJORITY OF YOUR VOLUNTEERS –

REMEMBER TO CHEER ON RUNNERS

POWDER SPRINGS STATION:  Portalets Available

–          APPROX 7 MILES INTO HALF & FULL MARATHON GOING OUT

–          APPROX  MILE 8 GOING BACK ON HALF   APPROX 21 GOING BACK ON FULL

DIRECTIONS: ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:45AM!!  MARATHON AID TABLE WILL NEED TO BE MANNED UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 12:15 AT THE VERY LATEST

  • SET UP TABLES AND WATER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TRAIL N WITH (THE RIGHT SIDE IS THE SIDE ON YOUR RIGHT WHEN FACING THE DIRECTION OPPOSITE THE START).  SET UP POWERADE COOLERS AND CUPS ON 1/3 OF TABLES – AFTER WATER TABLES HEADING BACK TOWARD START (LEFT SIDE) 

THE MARATHON AID STATION SHOULD BE SET UP AS THE HALF MARATHON STATION SLOWS DOWN – HAVE A VOLUNTEER IN CHARGE OF GUARDING THE MARATHON AID STATION SUPPLIES AT ALL TIMES -– THIS TABLE SHOULD BE ON LEFT – AFTER POWERADE TABLE – DESIGNATE STRONG VOLUNTEERS – THEY MUST FEIRCELY GUARD THIS TABLE FROM THE HALF RUNNERS – IT IS FOR MARATHON RUNNERS ONLY – MARATHON RUNNERS HAVE ON BROWN PERSONALIZED NUMBERS (SEE MARATHON AID STATION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW!.)  WE DON’T CARE HOW THEY BEG OR WHAT THEY SAY – DO NOT LET ANYONE OTHER THAN MARATHON RUNNERS TAKE ANYTHING FROM THE MARATHON AID STATION SUPPLIES.

  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE PLENTY OF WATER AND POWERADE POURED IN ADVANCE. AT THIS POINT YOU WILL HAVE POCKETS OF RUNNERS SINCE THEY HAVE HAD TIME TO SEPARATE OUT FROM LARGE PACKS – THE LARGE MIDDLE WILL HIT BOTH SIDES COMING AND GOING AT THE SAME TIME.
  • POUR / HAND OUT WATER TO RUNNERS
  • BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES TO POUR AND HAND OUT WATER
  • LINE UP CUPS……. FILL UP A JUG, POUR, AND MOVE OVER CUPS IN ONE MOTION FILLING CUPS 2/3’S FULL!!!….. IT’S ABOUT BEING EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT!!!!! PUT EMPTIES BACK IN CRATES – NOT TRASH
  • HAVE SOME STAND IN FRONT OF TABLES HOLDING CUPS ON THE PALMS OF THEIR HANDS. (THEY MAY WANT TO WEAR A PONCHO )
  • HAVE SOME STAND BEHIND TABLES PUSHING CUPS FORWARD.
  • YELL WATER FOR WATER & POWERADE FOR POWERADE

–          SOMEONE SHOULD BE COLLECTING TRASH AND CLEANING UP THE WHOLE TIME.

POWERADE – PLEASE USE ALL PREMIXED POWERADE BEFORE MIXING MORE – MIX  1 GALLON AT A TIME – PLEASE POUR ONE BAGGIE OF POWDER IN ONE GALLON OF WATER UNTIL DISSOLVED –

PLEASE RETURN ALL UNUSED POWERADE, ALL COOLERS, ONLY USE GREEN CUPS FOR POWERADE (UNLESS NEEDED FOR WATER) –

YOU CAN COMPLETELY BREAK DOWN THE HALF MARATHON PORTION OF YOUR STATION WHEN LAST RUNNER / WALKER PASSESS!!!!!! BE SURE TO FOLLOW BREAK DOWN PROCEDURES. – VOLUNTEERS MUST NOT LEAVE UNTIL THE TRUCK HAS PICKED UP ALL TRASH TABLES & SUPPLIES! VOLUNTEERS MUST LOAD ALL TABLES COOLERS SUPPLIES WATER CRATES & TRASH ONTO THE TRUCK BEFORE BEING RELEASED –   ONCE THE AREA IS COMPLETELY CLEAN & TRUCK HAS PICKED UP ALL HALF MARATHON SUPPLIES, TABLES, REMAINING WATER & TRASH – – THREE OR FOUR (WHO WILL CLEAN UP, HAUL OUT AND RETURN ALL REMAINING SUPPLIES)  SHOULD STAY TO WORK THE MARATHON AID STATION & CHEER FOR OUR MARATHONERS.  PLEASE HAVE A CONTACT PERSON ON THE VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET SO WE CAN COMMUNICATE RUNNER PROGRESS AND CALL NEIGHBORING WATER STOPS WITH PROGRESS.  SURROUNDING STOPS OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY BE RELEASED. RELEASE THE MAJORITY OF YOUR VOLUNTEERS –

–          RELEASE THE MAJORITY OF YOUR VOLUNTEERS –

REMEMBER TO CHEER ON RUNNERS

MARATHON AID STATIONS:

**yes they are running 26.2 miles!!!  Please cheer for them & be super supportive

–          The supplies for Marathon Aid Stations are completely separate from the water stop supplies on the Half Marathon Course

–           The water will be sitting with it separate as well.  It is separate with my table so the truck can get the half marathon supplies, rented 8 foot tables, trash etc off the course timely.  MARATHON AID STATION SUPPLIES MUST BE FIERCLY GUARDED FROM THE HALF MARATHONERS –

–          We are asking the WATER STATION TEAM LEADERS TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY – SEE THE DETAILS FOR THE MARATHON STATIONS LOCATED AT YOUR WATER STOP – HAVE AT LEAST TWO & BETTER 4 VOLUNTEERS SLEEP IN & COME LATER WHO CAN STAY UNTIL END & ARE GREAT CHEERLEADERS! 

–          THESE VOLUNTEERS MUST STAY UNTIL END, CLEAN UP THE MARATHON AID STATION & RETURN THE SUPPLIES.  They will be responsible for packing up these supplies, the trash, the crates of water & the tub – absolutely everything & return it to the finish line or my home. – these volunteers should bring chairs, music & most definitely cell phones, some snacks & any preferred drinks – – remember this is only for about 140 runners – who will be very spread out!  – there won’t be much clean up involved & it will be a very rewarding support role to those tackling the 26.2 challenge – take pics – note numbers – have a good time !  hopefully more of your volunteers will be willing to bring chairs & enjoy cheering for the marathoners!!!  THE STOPS ON HALF COURSE HEADED BACK ARE THE TOUGHEST MILES OF THEIR DAY– PLEASE SUPPORT THEM !!!

–          Should any participant be in distress, please call 911 with your cross street location.

 

–          A Silver Comet Races Table will be with a Black Tub with a Yellow Top –

–          This tub will contain:

–          Water & Powerade cups, premeasured Powerade powder in baggies for 1 gallon (just add to gallon, shake & serve), aqaphor, a minor first aid kit, cowbells, 4 marathon Aid station signs & tape to hang these signs (2 on front & one on Each Side) of your table for runners to see, latex gloves for serving, wet wipes, trashbags.

–          Each will include pretzels, gels(runners take these for fuel), oranges (a knife, cutting board & a couple of serving trays will also be included).   Please put small amounts of pretzels, jelly beans in the small cups included – serve them oranges with your gloves.

–          Arrange the items, ask what they want, etc.  If you have a cooler of ICE included at your stop – keep it closed – on the return – ask if they’d like a cup of ice – (just scoop with larger cups – do not put ice in any drinks – just give them a cup –

–          Also included will be A RECORDING SHEET FOR YOU TO NOTE RACE NUMBERS & COUNT MARATHONERS– please please have a volunteer try to note the race numbers & count of the full marathoners – this list should be returned with signs etc in the bin–

–          Marathon Aid Station workers should be in contact with Dana – the Race Director –

–          Please text Dana at 404-422-2195 – name of  stop contact , your location, when the first marathoner passes on return to finish & when last person does – Bring supplies to finish unless otherwise directed.

 

The marathoners will run between 3:15 & the time cutoff to finish is 5:30 – BUT WE ANTICIPATE 6:00 FINISHERS.

 

MARATHON AID STATIONS ON MARATHON COURSE:

ANDERSON FARM – MILE 23+ ON RETURN ONLY.

DIRECTIONS: 

            ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 9:45 

APPROX  MILE 23.2 GOING BACK BACK ON FULL

–          Please count & note all marathoners –

–          Take photos to send to race if you have a camera you can bring –

–          Bring music –  And Chairs.

–           CHEER & SUPPORT THEM – THIS IS THE HARDEST PART OF THEIR RUN!

OLD LOST MOUNTAIN ROAD BRIDGE:

        DIRECTIONS: 

            ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:15AM  – REMEMBER ICE! – SHOULD BE FINISHED BY 12:00

–          APPROX 7.8 MILES INTO MARATHON GOING OUT

–          APPROX  MILE 20 GOING BACK BACK ON FULL

–          Portalets on trail at Mile 7

–          Fire Explorers – Please count & note all marathoners –

–          Take photos to send to race if you have a camera you can bring –

–          Bring music – a tent??  And Chairs!  WHEN THE RUNNERS COME BACK – MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ICE – CHEER & SUPPORT THEM – THIS IS WHEN IT IS GETTING TOUGH!

 

SHIPP ROAD TURN-AROUND – (LUCILLE CREEK TRAIL):

        DIRECTIONS: 

            ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:15AM  – REMEMBER ICE! – SHOULD BE FINISHED BY 10:00AM

–          APPROX 9.3 MILES INTO MARATHON GOING OUT ONLY – THEN BREAK DOWN

THESE VOLUNTEERS COULD MOVE TO OLD LOST MOUNTAIN & FLORENCE WHEN FINISHED.

IMPERATIVE THAT NUMBERS BE NOTED / RACERS COUNTED – PHOTOS OR VIDEO TAKEN –

 

VOLUNTEER AT 8.5 (APPROX) MILE ON SILVER COMET TRAIL – DIRECTING MARATHONERS DOWN ONTO THE LUCILLE CREEK TRAIL & THEN WEST ON THE TRAIL SHOULD BE IN PLACE BY 8:15 – THIS VOLUNTEER SHOULD BE PREPARRED TO TAPE PROVIDED DIRECTIONAL SIGNS ONTO THE TRAIL IF OURS ARE MISSING.

 

FLORENCE ROAD SILVER COMET TRAIL HEAD:

        DIRECTIONS: 

            ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:30AM  – REMEMBER ICE! – SHOULD BE FINISHED BY 11:50

–          APPROX 10.3 MILES INTO MARATHON GOING OUT

–          APPROX  MILE 19 GOING BACK BACK ON FULL

–          RESTROOMS AVAILABLE

–          Fire Explorers – Please count & note all marathoners –

–          Take photos to send to race if you have a camera you can bring –

–          Bring music – a tent??  And Chairs!  MAKE THIS A GREAT CHEER STATION!! 

 

PAULDING COUNTY LINE – ISLEY ROAD: 

        DIRECTIONS: 

            ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:45AM  – REMEMBER ICE! – SHOULD BE FINISHED BY 11:40

–          APPROX 12 MILES INTO MARATHON GOING OUT

–          APPROX  MILE 17.5 GOING BACK BACK ON FULL

–          PORTALET AVAILABLE

–          Fire Explorers – Please count & note all marathoners –

–          Take photos to send to race if you have a camera you can bring –

–          Bring music – a tent??  And Chairs!  MAKE THIS A GREAT CHEER STATION!! 

SEABOARD TRAIL HEAD – PAULDING: 

        DIRECTIONS: 

            ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:45AM  – REMEMBER ICE! – SHOULD BE FINISHED BY 11:20

–          APPROX 13.7 MILES INTO MARATHON GOING OUT

–          APPROX  MILE 15.7GOING BACK BACK ON FULL

–          PORTALET AVAILABLE

–          – Please count & note all marathoners – COMMUNICATE BACK TO FINISH

–          Take photos to send to race if you have a camera you can bring –

–          Bring music –And Chairs!  MAKE THIS A GREAT CHEER STATION!!  NEED TABLE

 

MARATHON TURNAROUND  – MARKED :

        DIRECTIONS:  (CAN YOU BRING A CONE FOR THEM TO RUN AROUND ??)

            ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 9:00AM TO SET UP!!!    – REMEMBER ICE! – SHOULD BE FINISHED BY 11:00

–          APPROX 14.7 MILES INTO MARATHON GOING OUT

–          NO PORTALET AVAILABLE

–          Please count & note all marathoners – IMPERATIVE! – COMMUNICATE BACK TO FINISH

–          Take photos to send to race if you have a camera you can bring –

–          Bring music –And Chairs!  MAKE THIS A GREAT CHEER STATION!! 

 

 

 

 

Marathoners will be wearing the darker numbers on the left.

 

Half Marathoners will be wearing the Blue Numbers on the right.

 

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