NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Nashville Sports Council is looking for additional volunteers to work next week’s Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and half Marathon in downtown Nashville.
Anyone wanting to volunteer can do so by clicking here.
The most needed positions are at water stations, where groups of six or more can register to work single stations and groups representing organizations are eligible to apply for grant money.
Marathon organizers have made major changes to the events in order to keep participants and volunteers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. IRONMAN released the following statement concerning volunteer safety:
“The health and well-being of our community is our primary concern and we have and will remain connected with our local health and public authorities as the race date nears to ensure we can put on a safe and positive race experience that you and our race communities expect and deserve. We are committed to conducting races in a way that reduces risk for athletes, volunteers, and host communities. Our teams have been building race plans with the very best in the industry and will continue our work with respective stakeholders to follow guidelines and recommendations in a manner consistent with each of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s local community objectives and within the expectations set by public health entities as they relate to the impacts of COVID-19. Part of our plan to keep our volunteers safe will include branded masks provided for every volunteer along with other changes to our race operations that will be sharing in the near future. We have also included more sanitizing stations and will be practicing social distancing at all our venues and populated areas.”