VALPARAISO | Porter-Starke Services Foundation will host the ninth annual Valparaiso Turkey Trot 5K walk/run and 10K race Nov. 22. This year the race is projected to grow to 3,000 participants this year. The Porter-Starke Services Foundation seeks volunteers to help on race day.
Volunteer opportunities on the day of the event include indoor positions, such as registration and set-up, as well as outdoor course positions, including water stops, course marshals, split timers and post event clean-up. The race begins at 8 a.m. and volunteers are typically expected to devote two and a half to three hours of their time in the morning. Volunteer positions are also available the Wednesday before the event, including helping to set-up signage, packet pick-up and registration.
“This is just another way that people can give back on Thanksgiving morning,” said Rocco Schiralli, President/CEO of Porter-Starke Services. “Each year, this race grows and we continue to need to more help to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the thousands of runners that come out to support health, balance and hope in our community."
The opportunity to register is available online at www.porterstarke.org.
Volunteers will be invited to attend one of two volunteer meetings Nov. 1.
“All of these volunteer positions are important and we’re looking for as many volunteers as possible,” said Jessica McFadden, foundation coordinator.
The proceeds from the event benefit mental health and substance abuse treatment