Fleet Feet Sports Chicago is Looking for Aid Station Volunteers for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is a little more than 5 weeks away and we are searching for volunteer help to assist our Key Volunteers at Aid Station #7 (Mile 10) at North Avenue and Wells Street on October 8th. 

Aid Station #7 will play an integral role on race day by distributing water and Gatorade to marathon participants, as well as assist with the set-up and clean-up of the aid station. The Aid Station will have Fleet Feet Sports Chicago owner Dave Zimmer as their captain, who will be assisted by co-caption Karen Holtzberg and Fork Lift Operator Jose Espinosa. 


The Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Volunteers should arrive at Volunteer Check-In promptly at 5:30 a.m. and will finish around 11:30 a.m.


Aid Station 07 Volunteer Check-In is at O’Brien’s Restaurant, 1528 North Wells St.


Registration to be a volunteer at the Fleet Feet Sports Aid Station #7 is available at the official Bank of America Chicago Marathon website here. All volunteers must be registered by Monday,October 2, or they will not be permitted on race day.

Note: Everyone will need to ‘sign in’ to their existing account or ‘create a new account’ in order to register to volunteer. Fill out the registration information and submit the form.
‘Sign Up Complete’ will appear when registration is submitted. Volunteers will automatically receive a confirmation email once registered. For step-by-step 
registration instructions visit the volunteer registration FAQ’s here.


Job description

To help make this year’s race a successful and positive experience for everyone, we expect you to abide by the following requirements and guidelines.

Age requirement

We realize that the opportunity and experience of volunteering for an event can have a positive impact on children and young adults of all ages; however, for safety reasons we require all volunteers to be 16 years of age or older on the day they volunteer. Please note that we do not permit children and young adults under the age of 16 to accompany registered volunteers who meet the age requirement. A Parent or Legal Guardian must complete registration for minors, volunteers under the age of 18.

Event safety

Each and every volunteer plays an important role in making the Bank of America Chicago Marathon a safe, world-class experience for participants, spectators and fellow volunteers. Closer to the event, volunteers will be given more information on how they can help us achieve this goal. Your cooperation is appreciated and expected. In the meantime, please review our volunteer guidelines.


All volunteers will receive a Chicago Marathon credential and jacket to be worn during their volunteer shift. Please check the weather, dress casually and wear comfortable shoes. We recommend that you avoid bringing valuables and larger items (bags, backpacks, etc.).

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