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2020 VIRTUAL NOTICE:

Run for the Fallen 2020 has transitioned to a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Due to this transition, Volunteer Services will not be needed for the the 2020 event. 

Information found on this page will not apply to this year's event.

Those who have already registered to volunteer or are interested in volunteering will be pleased to know that Volunteer Services will resume for next year's event.  

SAVE THE DATE: 

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

Run for the Fallen consists of a 5K run/walk, 10K run, 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge and 1 Mile Kid's run. Volunteers will hand out water, take pictures, help participants stay on course or park vehicles. 

OPEN POSITIONS

(ALL POSITIONS SUSPENDED FOR 2020)

Free Lunch

Volunteer Event Tee*

Volunteer Parking

and

Community Service Approval

 PLEASE REGISTER BY AUGUST 12TH, 2020 TO BE GUARANTEED YOUR EVENT TEE IN YOUR CORRECT SIZE

 

*Shirts are not provided for all volunteer positions.  Please review your volunteer description to find out if your position includes a shirt. 

WHAT YOU GET FOR VOLUNTEERING

SHIRT & INFORMATION PICK-UP

DAY 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2020

(5:00PM-8:00PM)

KRONENWETTER FIRE STATION | 1582 KRONENWETTER DRIVE, KRONENWETTER, WI

DAY 2

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2020

(5:00PM-8:00PM)

KRONENWETTER FIRE STATION | 1582 KRONENWETTER DRIVE, KRONENWETTER, WI 

DAY 3

RACE DAY: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2020

(OPENING AT 7:30AM)

TOWERING PINES PARK | 2355 TOWER ROAD, KRONENWETTER, WI 

 PICK-UP ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY IS APPRECIATED AND ENCOURAGED 

Volunteers assisting with Run for the Fallen must be over the age of 18, or accompanied by a parent, guardian or chaperone that is at least 18 years old. 

Volunteers must be able to follow written or verbal instructions as provided by Event Staff.   

During their shift, Volunteers are expected to devote their full attention to Run for the Fallen, and maintain respectful, professional conduct at all times. 

Volunteers are expected to review all issued information prior to the day of the event.  Please check in on time with an understanding of where you are going and what you will be doing during your shift. 

Event Staff will be on site to assist with questions, but may have limited availability. 

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU

All Volunteers must be able to sign a participation waiver. 

Volunteers under the age of 18, are required to have waivers signed by a parent, guardian or chaperone. 

By registering, Volunteers understand that they are expected to attend the Event.

Volunteers must consent to a background check in order to be considered for a volunteer position.

 

Each person acknowledges and understands that they accept all risks associated with volunteering for Run for the Fallen. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Help us capture Run for the Fallen by taking event photos.  Your pictures will be shared on social media, our website and with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

REQUIREMENTS
No professional photography experience or equipment required.
Volunteers must provide their own camera and transportation to the event.

SHIFT

8:15 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

CHECK-IN
Check-in at Towering Pines Park at the registration tent by 8:15 am

2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI


AVAILABLE POSITIONS

 5+

COURSE ATTENDANTS

Assist participants as they navigate the more challenging areas of the courses by signing up as a Course Attendant.  This position requires volunteers to direct 5K and 10K participants on key areas of the route with color coded arrows

 

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be able to stand in one place for approximately one hour and provide their own transportation from Towering Pines Park to one of the following locations:

 

COURSE ATTENDANT LOCATIONS:

SHIFT

8:15 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

 

DAY-OF CHECK-IN
Check-in at Towering Pines Park at the registration tent by 8:15 am

2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
6+

WATER STATION ATTENDANTS

Keep participants hydrated by manning a water station.  Water stations are a great volunteer opportunity for families, groups of friends or sponsors.  Each water station requires a minimum of 3 volunteers.  Each station will be equipped with first aid, folding table, water, cups, 4 gallon dog waterer, dog clean-up materials and garbage bags.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to their designated water station, stand or sit in place for up to 90 minutes and distribute water to participants.   Volunteers are required to bring their own chairs if they would like to sit.


WATER STATION LOCATIONS:

SHIFT

Stations #1-#4: 8:15 am - 11:30 am

Station #5: 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

DAY-OF CHECK-IN
Check-in at Towering Pines Park at the registration tent no later than then the time specified above.

2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
5 groups of 3-5 people

ATHLETE ENCOURAGEMENT ATTENDANTS

Cheer on and encourage athletes as they participate in Run for the Fallen.  Stationed at the Start/Finish Line, Athlete Encouragement Attendants will have the opportunity to provide a warm send off and finish line reception to the athletes and first responders as they run in honor of the fallen first responders of 9/11. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be able to stand in one place for the duration of the event
Volunteers must treat all athletes with respect
Volunteers must behave in an encouraging and positive manner at all times

 

ATHLETE ENCOURAGEMENT LOCATION:

Start/Finish Line, 2355 Tower Rd, Kronenwetter (All Events)

ATTIRE

Volunteers for this position are encouraged to wear red, white and blue clothing. If you are an event sponsor, you are welcome to wear company apparel. Volunteer shirts for this position will not be provided.

 

SHIFT
8:15 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

 

CHECK-IN
Check-in at Towering Pines Park at the registration tent by 8:15 am 

2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
10+

PARKING ATTENDANTS

Wausau Police Public Safety Cadets Unit #1274 Members Only

Assist athletes, sponsors and spectators with by signing up to be a Parking Attendant.  Parking Attendants will be provided with a safety vest and list of designated parking areas upon arriving at Towering Pines Park. 

 

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be able to remain on their feet for approximately three and a half hours.  Volunteers for this position must be 18 years or older, or be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

 

SHIFT
6:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

 

CHECK-IN
Check-in at Towering Pines Park at the registration tent by 7:30 am 

2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
4+

Registration for this position is pass code protected. This information will be issued by the Run for the Fallen Volunteer Coordinator.

If not already issued to you, please contact us to obtain this information.

Volunteers outside of this organization are encouraged to assist with Run for the Fallen in a different volunteer capacity.

WATER STATION SET-UP /

TEAR- DOWN

(Reserved for Boy Scout Troop 451 Members Only​)

Assist the Run for the Fallen Event Staff with delivering and setting up all (6) of the Run for the Fallen water stations.  Once the 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge starts at 11:15 am, volunteers can head back out and pick the stations up and return them to the park.  Between set-up and tear-down volunteers are invited to cheer on participants at the start/finish line or assist with parking if needed.  

 

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be able to remain on their feet for approximately five hours

Volunteers must be able to provide a truck to transport water station boxes and folding tables to assigned locations. 

 

SHIFT
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

 

CHECK-IN
Check-in at Towering Pines Park at the registration tent by 7:00 am 

2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
4+

Registration for this position is pass code protected. This information will be issued by the Run for the Fallen Volunteer Coordinator.

If not already issued to you, please contact us to obtain this information.

Volunteers outside of this organization are encouraged to assist with Run for the Fallen in a different volunteer capacity.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDERS

(GREENHECK EMR PROGRAM)

(Reserved for Greenheck Fan Corporation Employees Only)

Provide emergency medical care at water stations on the 5K, 10K and 1 Mile routes.  

 

REQUIREMENTS

Volunteers must be able to provide their own transportation to their designated water station, stand or sit in place for up to 90 minutes and provide emergency medical care to runners if needed. 

Volunteers are required to bring their own chairs if they would like to sit.


EMR LOCATIONS:
Station #1: Corner of Jackie Rd/Terrebonne Dr (10K)
Station #2: Corner of Oregon Trl/Paniolo Rd (10K)
Station #3A & 3B: Intersection of Seville Rd/Marbella Dr (5K/10K)
Station #4: Intersection of Eva Rd/Rose Lawn Dr (5K/10K)
Station #5: End of Pine Rd (West) (1 Mile Firefighter Challenge)

 

*Actual location will be determined and assigned by Run for the Fallen Planning Committee and Greenheck Fan Corporation Representative

SHIFT

Stations #1-#4: 8:15 am - 11:30 am

Station #5: 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Saturday, September 12th, 2020

 

DAY-OF CHECK-IN
Check-in at Towering Pines Park at the registration tent no later than then the time specified above.

2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS
5+

Registration for this position is pass code protected. This information will be issued by the Run for the Fallen Volunteer Coordinator.

If not already issued to you, please contact us to obtain this information.

Volunteers outside of this organization are encouraged to assist with Run for the Fallen in a different volunteer capacity.

SALVATION ARMY FOOD SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

(Reserved for Salvation Army Employees and Approved Volunteers Only)

Food service at Run for the Fallen is provided by the employees and approved volunteers of the Salvation Army of Wausau.  All information and additional details pertaining to this position will be provided by Colleen Hilber of the Wausau branch. 

Registration for this position is pass code protected.

If not already issued to you, please contact us to obtain this information and complete the registration process. 

Non-Salvation Army employees and volunteers are encouraged to assist in a different volunteer capacity.

REGISTRATION ATTENDANT

(Reserved for Pre-Approved/Experienced Volunteers & Event Staff Only)

To provide the best registration process possible, registration services at Run for the Fallen are handled by pre-approved, experienced volunteers and Event Staff. 

All information and additional details pertaining to this position will be provided by the Run for the Fallen Volunteer Coordinator. 

Registration for this position is pass code protected. This information will be issued by the Run for the Fallen Volunteer Coordinator.

If not already issued to you, please contact us to obtain this information and complete the registration process. 

Members of the general public are encouraged to assist in a different volunteer capacity.

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER OR SERVICE

This position is typically filled by invitation only.

If you would like to be a special guest speaker or provide a special service, please contact us.

All information and additional details pertaining to this position will be provided by the Run for the Fallen Volunteer Coordinator. 

Registration for this position is pass code protected. This information will be issued by the Run for the Fallen Volunteer Coordinator.

If not already issued to you, please contact us to obtain this information and complete the registration process. 

Members of the general public are encouraged to assist in a different volunteer capacity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who helps families of our fallen fire heroes during their most difficult time?

YOU DO.

By registering for a Run For The Fallen event, you support the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, who provide assistance to families and coworkers of fallen fire heroes in the State of Wisconsin and throughout the Nation.

 

Show your support for America's Bravest and sign up today.