Event Info

RUN UNITED Event Information

RESTROOMS

There are restrooms located in the festival areas, located along the 13.1 mile course, at the Whitney Polo Field, and also public restrooms at Odell Weeks. Please refer to the map.

PARKING

We have several attendees expected for RUN UNITED this year. Parking is available downtown. Please carpool if at all possible! Be mindful of business operating hours for downtown merchants.

BLOOD PRESSURE & HEALTH SCREENINGS

Visit the Aiken Regional Medical Center tent to receive health and wellness information, have your blood pressure checked. Health Screenings are available for free and we encourage you to get one.

KIDS ZONE

There is lots of fun to be had in the Kids Zone area! Bricks 4 Fun will be on hand with Legos, balloons, jump ropes, face painting, and a bounce house with fun activities! You might find a few well known “mascot friends” as well!

MEDIA TENT

The Aiken Standard, WJBF, WRDW, and other news and media outlets are welcomed to the Media Tent. Power will be provided, table, and chairs for your convenience. Media badges are preferred.

HOSPITALITY TENT

Dignitaries, Invited VIP guests, and sponsors will be located behind the stage area. There is a guest list for this area, everyone on the list will be invited to take pictures and speak with the press regarding RUN UNITED contribution to the community. City and County council members will be asked to assist in passing out medallions to all ½ marathon runners crossing the finish line.

Traffic control & Runner Course Monitors (Flaggers)

Performs traffic control and flagging activities as needed, including placing signs, barricades, traffic cones, and other warning devices to ensure safety of all runners and volunteers assisting with RUN UNITED. All traffic and course monitors can be identified by wearing a safety orange Event staff t-shirt, a safety orange vest, and will have in hand a safety orange flag to direct runners along the RUN UNITED course.

Traffic control & Runner Course Monitor  

Direct runners at critical locations (e.g. turns) throughout the course to ensure everyone stays on the course.

6:30am - 10:30am, Saturday, April 29, 2017

Zone Locations

There will be 4 zones on the course where Traffic control and Course Monitors there will be located. A map will be provided based on Zone coverage identifying where course monitors/flaggers will be located. There will be a course monitor located at each turn along the 13.1 mile course.

Shuttle Drivers

There will be 8 shuttles transporting Traffic control Course Monitors/Flaggers to locations along the 13.1 mile course. All shuttles will have a zone number labeled in the front window of the shuttle.

Shuttle Driver Coordinator

The shuttle coordinator, Tammy Reese, will give each Flagger an index card with the Shuttle Driver’s contact number and a Zone map identifying the location the flagger’s location.

AEC Volunteer Packet Pickup 4/25/17 & 4/26/167            11:00 am-7pm

All Volunteers can pick up volunteer kits from Aiken Electric Coop.

Volunteer Areas

MAIN AREA

COURSE

There will be an AEC team captain per volunteer area needing support

 Lead Cyclist for 5K

Lead 5K runners to turn around and back. Will stay with 5K when it splits from the Half Marathon. Then possibly ride the course as a monitor.

6:30-10:30 am

Lead Cyclist for Half Marathon  

Lead Half Marathon leaders then possibly ride the course as a monitor.

6:30-10:30 am

Pre- registration Packet Pick-up  

Check in runners, hand out bibs and t-shirts

6:00-10:30am

Same –day registration Packet Pick-up

Check in runners, hand out bibs and t-shirts

6:00-10:30am

Finish Area Assistance- Festival Area  

Distribute water and medals to finishers, assist with food area, and other tasks as directed by AEC staff.

6:30-10:30 am

Kid Zone Festival Area (End of the pergola near Newberry Hall at the entrance of The Alley)

Help oversee the bounce house, help with face painting, balloon making and keep the sign making station clean.

6:30-10:30 am

Final Race Results located Park Avenue & Newberry Street

Assist runners checking results and communicate issues to AEC staff.

7:00-10:30 am

Finish Area Cleanup  

Break down and clean up finish area

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pace Group Leader   (Bike Club Responsibilities)

{ Beast Running Pace Group/ California}

Bikes are used to ensure no wrong turns (so riders must absolutely know the course, be able to identify when a course marshal is at a wrong turn) and to ensure safe passage through intersections.  Also be able to ride ahead to clear path in case of horses, yard sales, etc.   I like 2 with lead male, 2 with lead female, and one that rides middle of pack, one near end. For 5k we just need two, one for each leader.

Target time: 1:40   (1) spots to fill
Target time: 1:50   (1) spots to fill
Target time: 2:00   (1) spots to fill
Target time: 2:15   (1) spots to fill
Target time: 2:30   (1) spots to fill
Target time: 2:45   (1) spots to fill
Target time: 3:00   (1) spots to fill
Sweeper                    (1) spots to fill