Q: What are your different volunteer options?
A: Volunteers are needed on race day for packet pickup, course management, water stations, and finish line assistance.
Q: What do I get for volunteering?
A: Our volunteers are our much needed helpers! All volunteers commited by 2/1/20 receive a Hug an Athlete 5K volunteer travel mug and hot cocoa at the end of the event.
Q: Can you sign off on my volunteer hours?
A: Yes, anyone who needs us to sign off on hours we'd be happy to help you!
How to Become a Volunteer
Are you looking for something to do on a bright & sunny Sunday afternoon? Are you happy with a reward of hot cocoa? Then, volunteering with us is the thing to do! In order to volunteer for the "Hug An Athlete" 5K, you must be at least 13 years of age and complete a volunteer application. For more information and to get a copy of the application, contact Sean Cramer at 815-547-5711 ext 23 or
"The idea of kids helping other kids is such a great way to introduce children to being involved in charitable causes and volunteer work, setting them on the path to doing good for others throughout their lives."