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, packet pick-up 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.
Review the available positions and sign up HERE!
If you would like to sign up for multiple shifts, click “add entry” at the end of the process and select another shift OR you can start over from the beginning and sign up again.
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Multi-Position Vounteering: For those who want to volunteer at multiple times or jobs, complete this registration and then repeat the process to add a different time or job.
Friday Set-up: Haul meet material and concessions to Aviation Fields from SLUH, course construction and grooming, tent set-up, unpack food and drinks. Dates/Times: Friday, 9/9 from 8am-11am; 11am-2pm
Saturday Morning Set-Up: Haul remaining materials to Aviation Field from SLUH: water, Gatorade, concessions, tables, remaining course set-up. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 5am-8am
Food & Drink Concession: All Food Workers must bring hats and use latex gloves (provided). Serve food, prepare food, re-supply food, collect money, store money in secure box as it collects. Grilling of hot food will begin at around 10:00 am Concession manager will provide direction. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 8am-10am; 10am-11:30am; 11:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
T-Shirt Concession: Sell and re-supply shirts, collect money, store money in secure box as it collects. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 7am-8am; 8am-9:30am; 9:30am-11am; 11am-1pm
Finish Line Crew: Aid athletes in finish chute, keep athletes moving in chute and towards corral with water/Gatorade. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
Packets, Results: Hand out both open race packets and XC team packets early AM, accept late payments from teams, assist with any scoring tasks, run results to awards area. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 6am-8am; 8am-11am; 11am-2pm
Water/Gatorade Re-Supply: Refill water coolers with ice and water, mix and refill gatorade coolers in finish chute area. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
Awards: Begin arranging medals in order as results come in, help move medals to awards areas, place medals in team envelopes in case of rain. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
Trash & Recylcling: Preferably someone with a pick-up truck. Take trash from cans and haul off to SLUH dumpsters. Work St. Louis Earth Day to manage recycling and ensure a green event. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
Course Marshals: Positioned on course at key areas to ensure athletes safety and that they stay on course. Keep pedestrians off the course. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 8am-10:30am; 10:30am-1pm; 1pm-3pm
Parking Assistants: Positioned at SLUH (not Forest Park) to direct those parking at SLUH to the course and handing out parking passes. Date/Times: Saturday, 9/10 from 7am-9am; 9am-11am; 11pm-1pm; 1pm-3pm