2018 MPS Run Back to School Volunteer Sign-Up Form

The 12th annual MPS Run Back to School is coming on Saturday, August 24, 2019, and we are once again looking for volunteers just like YOU to help make this exciting event better than ever!

There are many ways to volunteer, including cheering on walkers and runners as a course marshal and passing out water at water stations. All volunteer assignments will be done no later than 11:00 am. Your race captain will officially dismiss you after the last runner/walker has passed your designated area.

7:30 a.m. - All volunteers check in at the volunteer tent.
8:00 a.m. - Area Captains meet with volunteers and report to assigned locations.
9:00 a.m. - Run/walk begins.
10:30 a.m. - Run/walk ends (when all runners/walkers have passed the finish line).
11:00 a.m. - Entertainment and carnival games end.

If you would like to volunteer, simply complete and submit the form below. Then, we'll contact you soon with more information. Thank you for your interest and support!


Last Name, First Name




















Course Marshal Description: Help with course set up and take down. During run/walk, stand at designated location to provide visibility and direct the runners/walkers. After the last runner/walk has passed, collect cones or any other equipment in your designated area and return to staging area.

Water Station Description: Pass out cups of water to runners/walkers. Use dispensers to pre-fill a number of cups to be ready to hand out in quick succession. Collect all discarded cups into garbage bags. Bring drink/water dispensers, any empty bottles and extra water/cups to the finish line.






Questions or comments? Please tell us!


PERMISSION: I hereby grant permission for my child/myself to participate in the above-named MPS Recreation event. In the event of any injury requiring medical attention, I hereby grant permission to the recreation staff (including volunteers) to attend to my son/daughter or myself including seeking medical attention.

WAIVER: I/we recognize that unanticipated situations and problems can arise during Recreation activities that are not reasonably within the control of the recreation staff (including volunteers). I/we therefore agree to release and hold harmless the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, its agents, officer, employees, and volunteers, from any and all liability, claims, suits, demands, judgements, costs, interest and expense (including attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from such activities, including any accident or injury to myself or my child and the costs of medical services.

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