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Gear Check Support @ Peoria Marathon - Help Wanted!

10/02/2016 6:51 PM | Jason Young

The PNC Bank Peoria Marathon & River City Races are coming up soon (on Sunday, October 16th to be exact)!  IVS is proud to be a part of this event and will be providing support at Gear Check on the day of the event.  We’re looking for people like yourself to help staff the station.

Thinking of volunteering?  Here are some questions to ask yourself -

  • Can you work in a climate-controlled environment?  Gear check is indoors, so regardless of the elements outside, you’ll be nice and comfortable. 
  • Do you like participating in running events and seeing all of your friends, but don’t want to work up a sweat?  Gear check is a great way to see current and make new friends without breaking a sweat.
  • Can you follow instructions and sort labeled bags in number order?  Gear check is very important and, thankfully, is also very simple!  Anyone can do it.  We’ll train you.
  • Do you like contributing to amazing, local, Peoria events, but don’t want to commit to a full day?  Gear check volunteers sign up for 2-hour shifts.
  • Do you like getting sweet running gear without registering?  All volunteers receive the technical race t-shirt!


Sign up for a shift @

Questions?  Contact Morgan Grigsby

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Illinois Valley Striders
P.O. Box 69
Peoria, IL 61650-0069

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