Thank you for volunteering for the 2018 Wild Run (formerly the Gorilla Run)

Event Information:

2018 Wild Run

Start/ Finish Line:  112 St Georges Dr NE

Sunday, September 30, 2018

6:45am Race Start

Volunteer Info Session: UPDATE!! MEETING SATURDAY 29 SEPT 5PM - Due to access the Calgary Zoo would like us to meet at the South Zoo entrance (directly across from new zoo bridge next to the security station). Location  -  Do to the complexity of the Zoo course it is vital that when you show up race morning you understand the route. Saturday September 29, 5:00 pm at the South Entrance to the Zoo (please check in with security and they will buzz you in) We would like to invite you down to the Calgary Zoo volunteer orientation. We will be reviewing and the route through the zoo. If you can't make it to the orientation on September 29 - no worries, we will have volunteer check-in at the Start/Finish area on Race Day. 

Miscellaneous Details: Right now the 3 day forecast is showing that it will be a cold day, the Wild Run starts early so come prepared for a -3 chilly fall morning.

 

Volunteer Arrival Time & Position: Arrival times will vary according to your role on the day of the race. You can find this information below, I have posted everyone’s personal arrival times next to your position. Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes early so that they can get set at their station. PLEASE do not be late on the day of the race. Please plan to arrive ahead of time to get yourself organized before beginning your volunteer shift.

Getting There: You can access the startline via the north Zoo parking lot via St. Georges Dr. Please use the codes provided in the email so you don't have to pay for parking.

Event Info: The start/ finish line will be located on the north side of The Calgary Zoo in the parking lot in the bus loop adjacent to Memorial Dr. The Wild Run is 16 km (10mile) course that has 4 separate legs of 4km that caters to solo runners and relay teams.  One water/aid stations will be set up at the start/ finish. The event will have participants running and walking. Proceeds from The Wild Run will be donate to the Calgary Zoo conservation fund. For volunteers on course there will be a tail cyclist that will relive you to come to the finish line for a coffee and drop your vest off.

Course Information: Please see route map at the bottom of this document for the 16km course.

Volunteer Dress Code: Volunteers will all be receiving a marshal vest, t-shirt and lanyard. Also, please be prepared for the weather, if it is slated to have a chance of snow on Sunday morning the event will still continue. This is Calgary and no one can really predict what is going to happen. The event will not be canceled on account of the weather, so please be prepared for whatever mother nature throws our way.

Wild Run Objectives: For some runners, this is a great way to enjoy a relaxed running event with family and friends. For other it is a chance to try something new while enjoying the Calgary Zoo. The team and volunteers at Run Calgary strive to ensure each racer and volunteer is excited to continue to impact and participate in the run community after finishing the event. We are thankful for your time volunteering and we trust your common sense to ensure runners, other volunteers and Calgarians on the pathway are excited about this growing event.

Emergencies: In the event of an emergency, please act immediately. In the event of a fire, major injury or life-threatening condition, please call 911. In the event of a minor injury on course that the runner cannot walk back to the start/ finish line please call the Race Director at 403.618.2473. *Please note: if an injury occurs along the race route, please help the participant off of the roadway if possible. If the participant is unable to move, please ensure that he or she is safely blocked from other participants. Call the Race Director (403-618-2473) immediately so he can inform the first aid attendants. Remember to clearly identify your location and the nature of the situation.

Race Director Contact Information: In the event that you need to get a hold of Jon Bird, please call my cell phone on 403-618-2473. If you cannot reach me the first time, please try again.

Thank you for volunteering and supporting for the inaugural 2018 Wild Run in support of conservation.

 

  • Xiu Hank    Aid Station/Finish Line - Sunday Sep 30 -  7 am - 10:30 am

  • Wu Wenting Aid Station/Finish Line - Sunday Sep 30 -  7 am - 10:30 am

  • Wei Cheng Aid Station/Finish Line - Sunday Sep 30 -  7 am - 10:30 am

  • Ziwani Pamela Bag Check - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am 

  • Thesen Barrie Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Thesen Doreen Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Stern Lisa Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Rogers RachelCourse Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Mac Whirter CharityCourse Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Krebs LaRae Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Hildebrandt Ellie Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • cotton carol Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Bunker Thai Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Agnew Jack Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • Rogers Evan Lead Bike - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

  • slobodnik richard Package Pick -up - Saturday Sep 29 - 10:15 am - 2:15 pm

  • Withers Naomi Package Pick -up - Saturday Sep 29 - 2 pm - 6 pm

  • Bryant Dave Package Pick-up - Friday Sep 28 - 11:45 am - 4 pm

  • Petkau Jill Bag Check - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 8 am 

  • Petkau Blake Bag Check - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 8 am 

  • Petkau Jill Bag Check - Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 8 am - 11 am

  • Petkau Blake Bag Check - Course Marshal - Sunday Sep 30 - 8 am - 11 am

  • Almond Jevon Tail Bike - Sunday Sep 30 - 7 am - 11 am

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