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Pups 'N Pints 5K is new fundraiser for HART! An event like this requires a lot of volunteers, and we need help in the following areas. Contact our Event Coordinator if you would like to volunteer!

Cheer Station

Great for Groups! WE GOT SPIRIT YES WE DO — WE GOT SPIRIT HOW 'BOUT YOU! Be a key player in keeping the excitement and momentum going on course. Paint your faces, wear silly clothes — wear your team colors, make banners and posters with silly sayings. Duties include acting crazy, screaming, cheering, laughing — anything to bring out a smile on our runners faces! Standing for long periods of time is required — jumping with excitement is encouraged.

Early Packet Pick Up

Be behind the scenes and the first to see how the race weekend begins! Most of our packet pickups take place at Fleet Feet Sports Columbus. This is the first stop for runners as they prepare to run our race as they pick up their race packet and prepare for the race! Duties include organizing/handing out shirts, preparing goodie bags, assisting runners with finding their bib number, greeting participants with smiles and answering questions/providing race information. Position may require some light lifting up to 30 lbs.

Pre-Race Area

There is a lot to do before the event starts on race day! We need your help in the following areas:

  • Race Day Volunteer Check In: Help volunteers get checked in and ready to fill their role.
  • Race Day Packet Pick Up: Help participants retrieve their bib and participant shirt prior to the race.

Course Marshal

Directing runners and keeping them safe along the route are key. Duties include a proper understanding of the course, being able to stop pedestrian and/or traffic while runners cross. Standing for long periods of time is required.

Water Station

Hand out water to participants along the race route.

Volunteer Guidelines

  • As a volunteer, you are an Ambassador for Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART) and should treat athletes, guests, participants, other volunteers with the utmost courtesy and respect.
  • Attire options include clean jeans, khaki or athletic pants and comfortable shoes. We will provide volunteer shirts for your shifts.
  • Be prepared to answer many types of questions. Familiarize yourself with the race prior to your shift. You will get more instruction upon arrival.
  • Once you sign up, we depend on your commitment to being a part of Pups N Pints 5K. Your prompt arrival and completion of your shift are vital to the success of this event. When you sign up, you commit to being present for that specific shift(s) during the entire length of that shift(s).
  • Up until 5 days prior to your scheduled shift, you are able to change/cancel your day/assignment by contacting our Event Coordinator
  • If it is the day of your scheduled shift and you find you cannot make it, please be considerate and contact the Event Coordinator so we can adjust our roster.
  • Our event will take place regardless of the weather. Please check the weather and dress accordingly. We recommend dressing in layers as the weather in central Ohio can change quickly.
  • You may not consume any alcoholic beverages or smoke during your volunteer shift.
  • You may not text/talk on your cell phone during your volunteer shift. If you need to make a call, arrange to step away briefly.
  • Unless otherwise directed, you may not eat during your volunteer shift. Please plan on eating before/after your shift. We will have some snacks for you before the race begins.
  • Your assignment is complete when a staff member releases you. If you have not been released at the end of your shift, please contact a lead volunteer or staff member. If you are on the course, your assignment is complete when the cone team passes and you have cleaned up your area.
  • Pets are not allowed with you during your volunteer shift.
  • Depending on race needs, volunteer assignments may be reallocated — please be flexible.
  • HART reserves the right to search any bags for security reasons.
  • HART is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.