We rely on volunteers to make this huge event a huge success!  There are many ways to get involved as either a 5K runner, 5K walker, Food Truck connoisseur, and/or volunteer. 

All volunteers are rewarded for their time with a great t-shirt and up to $25 in Food Truck Rally vouchers!

How to sign up as a volunteer:


Thank you to everyone who signed up!  Each of you will receive an email from COD5K@cod.edu by Monday, September 18 with your shift and details regarding parking, food truck rally vouchers, t-shirts, and more. If you are no longer able to make it, please let us know as soon as possible.


*VIP FULL DAY*- 12 to 8 p.m.

  • Receive t-shirt, VIP parking, and $25 in Food Truck Rally Vouchers


*VIP HALF DAY*- 2 to 6 p.m.

  • Receive t-shirt, VIP parking, and $10 in Food Truck Rally Vouchers


Half Day- 12 to 4 p.m.

  • Receive t-shirt and $10 in Food Truck Rally vouchers


Half Day- 4 to 8 p.m.

  • Receive t-shirt and $10 in Food Truck Rally vouchers


Possible Responsibilities:

  • 5K Registration area
  • Course Marshal
  • Event setup
  • Start/Finish line support
  • Kid Zone
  • Water Station
  • Food Truck Rally support
  • Event conclusion activities

Volunteer Orientation

An optional 20-minute volunteer orientation will be offered on Friday, September 22 at noon in Student Resource Center, Room 1144 (back of the cafeteria). T-shirts and assignments will be distributed at this time.

Additional Information

  • A reminder with specific details about Volunteer Orientation, arrival time, parking, etc. will be emailed to the address you provided and available at www.cod.edu/5K on or before Friday, September 15.
  • Please plan to arrive 30 minutes sooner than your shift starts to have time to receive instructions.
  • Your shift may not last the whole time you signed up to volunteer, but you may still use the entire amount of Food Truck Rally vouchers provided to you.
  • Food Truck Rally vouchers will be distributed at the Volunteer Table on the day of the event when you check in.
  • A maximum of eight Compensated Service Hours are available to COD staff (with supervisor approval) for this activity if the employee would be otherwise scheduled to work. Please visit the webpage for details.
  • Should your schedule change, please email us as soon as you know at COD5K@cod.edu.

Contact Information

CARA CertifiedFor More Information:
Ami Chambers
Race Co-Director
(630) 942-3823


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