Volunteer for the Towpath Half Marathon

General Directions – Water Stations

Please be on-site and ready by 7:00 am. Set up tables along trail, not on asphalt.  Spread tables apart – both sides of Trail -remember, you must provide runners from both directions – sometimes at the same time.   Use bigger white buckets for Gatorade – add powder and fill to top – stir with stick.  Place cups on tables – fill with water or Gatorade using pitchers. Use plastic gloves.  Yell out what you are serving to runners – WATER  or  GATORADE.  Let runners grab cups from your hands.  After last runner, break down tables – clean cups.  Use extra water to rinse Gatorade buckets and pitchers.  Empty all jugs of water.

Towpath Half Marathon, 2017 volunteer waiver


 

Volunteers are needed at the following areas for the Towpath Half Marathon:

I-480 Bridge

Directions – Take I-77 to Rockside Road exit. Drive east towards Cuyahoga Valley – turn left (north) on Canal Road – turn immediately left (west) onto Old Rockside Road – over canal – turn right (north) and follow West Canal Road to park beneath the I-480 Bridge – set up station where tables are positioned.

Kreiger Water Stations

Directions – Take I-77 to Grant Avenue exit – head west to East 49 Street – turn south (left) and proceed to driveway for Kreiger – look for Sign: Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.  Drive to bottom of hill and park in lot – follow signs for runners – walk down trail to Towpath Trail– over bridge.

There are 2 separate water stations in this area – 1 station south of bridge (look for tables/water/ cups) – the 2nd Station north of bridge near intersection of loop trail and Towpath. Volunteers will serve Half Marathon runners at start of race with southern table – at the same time Volunteers must be ready for 3-Milers and 5-Milers at tables north of bridge.  Both are staffed for start of race.

Overlook

Directions – Take I-77 to Grant Avenue exit – head west go to East 49 Street – turn south (left) and proceed to driveway for Kreiger – look for Sign: Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation.  Drive to bottom of hill and park – walk down the trail to Towpath – over bridge.  Turn right (north) and walk about a mile to the aide station. You will find tables positioned for runners – set them up – prepare for runners coming in both directions.

Bacci Park

Directions – Take I-77 to Rockside Road exit. Drive east towards Cuyahoga Valley – turn left (north) on Canal Road – drive north past Granger / past Warner Road – park in Bacci Park parking lot – cross street – over bridge Water Station is located along Towpath Trail in location accessed by crossing wooden bridge – prepare to distribute to runners coming from both south and north directions.

 Kurtz Station

Directions – Take I-77 to Rockside Road exit. Drive east towards Cuyahoga Valley – turn left (north) on Canal Road – drive north past Granger / past Warner Road – keep on Canal Road – follow canal.  This site is accessed from Canal Road/ East 49 Street. It is located north of Bacci Park – on the bend of the road – NE Ohio Regional Sewer District plant is located across the street. Nook Industry is located to north – atop hill. A driveway provides access to the Towpath Trail with a small bridge. We will place Towpath Parking sign at entrance – drive in and park – set up tables along Towpath.

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