The Senior Center and the Charlottesville Track Club are encouraging everyone who can to sign up – pretty please! – as a volunteer for the race on Saturday, March 16. These are our greatest position needs:
- Course Traffic Volunteers at various intersections in town – 125 volunteers (this is the most important position so attendance is a MUST regardless of weather)
- Breakdown and Clean-up (various areas) – 10 volunteers
- Packet pick-up at JPJ
- Food preparation at JPJ – 8 volunteers
- Finish line assistants at JPJ – 13 volunteers
Each year this event enjoys the support of more than 400 volunteers, half of whom are usually UVA students. As this year’s race date coincides with UVA’s spring break, we are appealing to the community to help fill the volunteer gap.
You can find volunteer position descriptions and register online at volunteer position.
The Senior Center is the 2013 beneficiary of the 38th Charlottesville Ten Miler. Each year, this event enjoys the support of more than 400 volunteers from runners’ families, civic groups, church groups, friends, and supporters volunteering in a number of positions that ensure a safe, enjoyable race.
Charity Chaser – See Peter Run!
Center director Peter Thompson will start the race at the back of the pack and is collecting pledges based on the numberof runners he can pass. We forecast he’ll pass 1,000 runners. Based on that, we currently have pledges totaling $6,900; the goal is to get to $20,000. If you haven’t already, please consider pledging 10¢, 25¢ or $1 (or any amount) for each runner he passes. Every dollar raised — up to $50,000 — will be matched by an anonymous donor, so your support will have double the impact. All proceeds benefit the Center!
With this kind of incentive, we forecast he’ll pass about 1,000 runners.
There is a sign-up sheet at the front desk at the Senior Center, or you can pledge online at seniorcenterinc.org.
Printable pledge form: Charity Chaser form_2013
Thank you in advance for your help and support of a great community event and a vital community resource!