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Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend

Event Overview

The Disneyland® Resort is happy to celebrate Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend!  This event will welcome thousands of runners to the Disneyland® Resort and the surrounding cities on November 10-13, 2016.

Volunteers are needed for the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend events including the runDisney Health & Fitness Expo, the Captain America 5K, the Doctor Strange 10K, the runDisney Kids Races, and the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon. Assistance is needed in the following areas: athlete registration, gEAR bag distribution, start area, water stops, finish line and family reunion area.


Designated Charity

The Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend celebrates the Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Adoption Committee. The Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Adoption Committee is a volunteer based, citizen run committee dedicated to support the men and women that provide their service to protect our country, focusing on the 13th MEU. The Mission is to continuously generate community wide support, and encourage mutually beneficial interaction between the residents of Anaheim and the Marines, the Sailors, and the families of the 13th MEU, both at their home based at Camp Pendleton and /or when the unit or elements thereof are deployed, in order to render support and create strong and lasting ties in the years to come.



Click here to donate to the Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Adoption Committee.



Volunteer Needs

Needs

Volunteers are needed on behalf of the Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Adoption Committee for various roles throughout the weekend including:

  • Expo & Packet Pick-Up
    Thursday, November 10 - Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Captain America 5K
    Friday, November 11, 2016
  • Doctor Strange 10K
    Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • runDisney Kids Races
    Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon
    Sunday, November 13, 2016

Medical Volunteer Needs

Celebration Health will be providing complete medical coverage for all weekend races. We invite you to be part of the elite medical team that will provide pre- and post-race support for 17,000+ runners. We're looking for State Certified/Licensed MDs, DOs, PAs, DPMs, ARNPs, RNs, ATCs, PTs, LMTs, PMs and EMTs to volunteer their time to work the event. We also welcome students of these professions to apply. Members of the medical team must be willing and able to work from as early as 3:00 a.m. until as late as 11:00 a.m. To request an application or for more information, please visit www.thesportsmedicineteam.org.

Eligibility

All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.


Volunteers under 18 years of age must have parental/legal guardian consent and must present a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the minimum age of 14 are not allowed to volunteer or accompany you, NO EXCEPTIONS. You will be told on event day that your services cannot be utilized if you have anyone under the minimum age with you. This is for the safety of your child, all volunteers and participants

Team Leader Opportunities

Team Leaders are needed to oversee specific volunteer locations, act as volunteer leaders, and must be a minimum age of 18 years old. Leadership experience and previous runDisney volunteer experience are preferred. Must be positive, work well with others, communicate, take direction, and be able to lead a team. Team Leaders are required to attend Team Leader Training midweek in the weeks prior to race weekend and commit to two Team Leader shifts per weekend. To be considered as a Team Leader, you must be registered as a volunteer for Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.

Team Leader Application


Event Recognized Group Opportunities

All Event Recognized Groups have been selected and notified for Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend.



Registration

Volunteer registration is now open!


Volunteer Resources

Waivers


All volunteers must sign a waiver.  Please note that there are separate waivers for adults and minors. Anyone age 18 or older must complete an adult waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian complete a waiver for a minor. All minors must be accompanied by a parent, chaperone, or guardian registered for the same event.

Volunteer Dress Code

All Volunteers are expected to wear clothing appropriate to the Disney style, providing for appropriate covering of body parts and no offensive graphics. For all scheduled shifts please wear comfortable neutral colored shorts or pants (khakis preferred, nice jeans are allowed) and comfortable closed toe shoes. Costumes will not be permitted as acceptable Volunteer attire.


Security Guidelines

In an effort to provide athletes, spectators, volunteers, and staff with the safest environment, listed below are security guidelines.  Thank you for taking time to review and understand all initiatives.  Additional guidelines may be instituted at any time and your flexibility is appreciated.  

  • All volunteers will be required to present photo identification upon checking in for their shifts in order to volunteer.
  • Volunteers must wear the proper credentials and have his/her photo identification available at all times.
  • Please consider not bringing a bag during your volunteer shift. All bags, parcels, and carry packs will be searched.
  • Please keep personal items to a minimum and leave valuables at home.  Facilities are not available to store personal items.
  • NO FOLDING CHAIRS. Volunteers are not allowed to bring folding chairs with them.


Scheduling

Schedules

Volunteer shifts and activities will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The Volunteer Team will try to accommodate the shift and activity selected, however, the Volunteer Team reserves the right to schedule volunteers based on event needs, which includes placing volunteers on a wait list. If a volunteer registers for shifts that occur at the same time, only one of the two shifts will be assigned at the discretion of the Volunteer Team. If you were unable to select specific shifts at the time of registration, you will automatically be placed on the wait list.

Confirmations

A confirmed volunteer schedule will be emailed approximately one month prior to the event. Due to the nature of the event, schedules are subject to change. All volunteers are required to comply with the Volunteer Code of Conduct and sign a Waiver and Permission Form.


Appreciation

The Disneyland® Resort understands that, in the true spirit of volunteerism, you volunteer your time and services to make an impact for the Anaheim community without expecting anything in return. However, to show appreciation to you for your contributions, the Disneyland® Resort will assist Anaheim 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Adoption Committee by issuing volunteer appreciation to each volunteer who fully complies with the Volunteer Code of Conduct.

As a volunteer for Super Heroes Half Marathon race weekend, you will receive a commemorative event t-shirt and one snack per shift (if you have dietary restrictions, please plan accordingly). * Subject to change.

Volunteer appreciation is based on the following requirements:

  • Individual Volunteers: Each individual volunteer must check-in, check-out, and complete two assigned volunteer shifts Tuesday – Saturday OR one assigned volunteer shift on Sunday, to be eligible for appreciation. * Subject to change.

  • Event Recognized Group Volunteers:  Event Recognized Groups of 50 or more must check-in, check-out, and complete one assigned volunteer shift Tuesday – Sunday, to be eligible for appreciation. * Subject to change.

  • Team Leaders: Event selected Team Leaders must complete a minimum of two volunteer shifts, as well as attend Team Leader Training prior to the event, to be eligible for appreciation. * Subject to change.


Contact Us

Questions?
For events at the Disneyland® Resort, please email DL.runDisney.Volunteers@disney.com