A2A 2016 Volunteer List Print
Written by Scott M. Jones   
Thursday, 27 March 2008 20:48

Listed below are the volunteer positions for the 2016 Athens-to-Atlanta Road Skate on Sunday October 9th.


To volunteer, contact us at volunteers (at) a2a (dot) net or 404-806-7251.  NOTE: Start time has been moved up to 7:00 a.m. for 87/38-mile skaters on Sunday and 9:30 a.m. for 49-mile skaters.


Position Description & Times 2015 Volunteers 2016 Volunteers
Friday Night Skate 7-OCT-2016, Skate Escape, 1086 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Friday Night Skate Welcome Arrive with baggage truck, coordinate with Skate Escape, welcome announcement, pay APD, promote Willy’s post skate dinner & distribute meal coupons. Henry Z Henry Z
FNS Lead Finalize route, review with APD, Lead skate, communicate with sweep. Rick S Rick S
FNS Patrol Manage red shirts to serve and direct. Jay M, Lenny W Jay M
FNS Sweep Van Sweep and support behind the Friday Night Skate. Colleen B Colleen B
FNS Captain Round Up skaters and drive bus to Athens following Willy's. Rick S Rick S
Registration/Expo 8-OCT-2016, Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
Registration Director Run and manage onsite registration at the Classic Center. Scott J, David K Scott J, David K
Registration and Pickup
Help with onsite registration or packet pickup. Lenny W, Greg & Tree Eva R, Greg & Tree
Sponsor Support
Hang banners, set up vendor tables, support. Jimmy B, Rick S Eva R, Rick S, Jimmy B
Set up, sell merchandise, distribute jerseys, take orders. Anna Z, Jay M Anna Z, Candy W, Jay M
Truck Load/Park
Oversee baggage truck, logistics, ensure checkpoint boxes have emergency contact list and first aid kits. Andy Z Michael W, Kenny L
Close Classic Center
Direct cleanup/shutdown of operations. Greg T, Jay M Eva R, Greg T, Jay M
Athens Starting Line 9-OCT-2016, All volunteers need to be at Classic Center by 6:45am
Start Line Lead Start line set-up, hang banners, set-up audio, coordinate with Athens-Clarke officers. Scott J, Henry Scott J, Henry
Baggage Truck and Check-point Boxes Direct the loading of luggage and direct skaters to checkpoint boxes. Juan A, Greg T Anna Z
Sweep Van Follow up on the most dedicated skaters.

Henry Z

Henry Z
Bicycle support Assist skaters on bike. (Skaters not allowed to draft bikes.)

Anna Z

Nancy G
Motorcycle Lead Ride ahead of lead pack on Motorcycle. Phil G Parker's dad?
Dacula Starting Line 11-OCT-2015, 9:30am start
49-Mile Event Starter Start 49-Mile Event at 9:30am SHARP. Rick S Valerie Z
Checkpoints 9-OCT-2016
Volunteers should arrive to checkpoint location no later than :45 minutes PRIOR to arrival of skaters to set up. Each location will have chairs, table, checkpoint box, first aid kit, emergency phone numbers, paper towels, water and bananas. Checkpoint 3, 4, 5 & 6 will have a tent. Feel free to bring additional supplies you think skaters will appreciate (cookies, granola, PB&J, pickles, music, etc.). Each checkpoint is encouraged to make it their own! Remember, you are a much needed resource for not only supplies but encouragement as well! Please stay open until sweep van passes by to ensure course is clear of all skaters.
Checkpoint 1 The Pure Market, 1872 Hwy 211, Winder GA 30680, 6:45am-8:45am, skaters arrive 7:40am Donn B Anna Z
Checkpoint 2 Rockwell BP Station, 665 Rockwell Church Rd., Winder GA 30680, 7:30am - 11:00am, skaters arrive 8:15am MariaPaula
Teshia R, Cameron B, Candice L
Checkpoint 3 Apalachee Cycle, 2493 2nd Ave., Dacula GA 30019, 38 mile finish 7:30am - 1:00pm, skaters arrive 8:45am. CP3 is now combined with the half distance finish. Dennis C Greg, Tree, and family
Checkpoint 4 Cook's Pest Control, 1830 Atkinson Rd, Lawrenceville GA 30043, 9:00am - 2:00pm, skaters arrive 9:30am Jason & Wendy Michelle P, Summer P
Checkpoint 5 Stone Mtn. 7th Day Adventist Church, 1350 Silver Hill Rd., Stone Mtn. GA 30081, 9:45am - 2:00pm, skaters arrive 10:15am Colleen B Colleen B, Jonathan K
Checkpoint 6 Steel Inc., 405 N. Clarendon Ave., Scottdale GA 30079, 10:15am - 1:30pm shift and a second 1:30pm - 5:30pm shift, skaters arrive 10:45am. Stephanie R Stephanie R, Ann M, Carol P
Checkpoint 7 Three person team needed to ensure safety measures are taken as skaters enter O4W Skate Park. Walkie talkies are provided.
POSITION 1: Ralph McGill Blvd. & Willoughby Way. Direct skaters down Willoughby Way, radio skater number is incoming to Position 2
POSITION 2: Bottom of Willoughby Way. Radio skater number is incoming to Finish Line for announcement, notify Position 3
POSITION 3: Patrol of Willoughby Way. Notify all drivers, skaters, bikers, dog walkers, etc. to CLEAR THE ROAD until skater has safely passes finish line.
***REQUIRED per City of Atlanta Permit Application***

Position 1: ??

Position 2: Stacey S

Position 3: ??

Bill B?

Position 1: Mark D?

Position 2: Ella A

Position 3: ??

Apalachee Cycle, 2493 2nd Ave., Dacula GA 30019
Finish Line Lead
Supervise set-up, tear-down and operations at the half distance finish. 7:30am-12:30pm. Ray M, Val Z Ray M, Val Z
Tear Tag Crew
Two people needed, tear tags as skaters cross finish line. David Nicholl, Pat Mahony Cesar H
Two people needed, mark finish times. Val Z, Ray M? Ray M, Val Z
Equipment Delivery water, food, mugs, finish line supplies. Pick up at packet party. Juan A Cesar H
38-Mile Medical Staff Medical Area for skaters, half distance. Pennie S, Angela C Angela C
49/87 MILE
Old Fourth Ward Skate Park
830 Willoughby Way, Atlanta, GA 30312
Finish Line Lead Supervise set-up, tear-down and operations at finish.
?? Mark B, Jay M?
Equipment Delivery water, food, mugs, finish line supplies. Pick up at packet party. Bill C Bill C
Set-up Crew Help unload truck, set-up tents. Stay thru first finishers (approx.. 1p) Four people needed. Bob N, Bill C, Jennifer W, Jeff F, Helen Anna Z, Bill C, Mark D, Guillermo A
Tear Tag Crew Two people needed, tear tags as skaters cross finish line
10:30am-1:30pm, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
11a-2p: Pamela B Anna Z, Guillermo A, Rob G
Medical Persons Staff Medical Area for skaters. Medical supplies provided by A2A
First shift: 9:30am-1:30pm Second Shift: 1:30pm-5:30pm
Susan S, Pennie after 2pm Susan S
Food Prepare sandwiches for finishers. Cameron, Cameron's Mom Eva R
Results Coordinators Operate results tabulating system, post results. Scott J, Janice P Scott J, Janice P
Emcee Announce skaters as they cross finish line, rally crowds.
Emcee for awards ceremony. 12:00p-5:30p
Cindy S Cindy S
Post-Party Host Coordinate with Pure Taquiera for Post-Party arrival. Jonathan K Jonathan K
Closers Load trucks, break down tents, collect trash, and leave O4W Skate Park looking like we were never there. 4:30pm - 6:30pm. 7-10 people needed. all hands Eva R, Parker B?
Monday Cleanup Haul garbage, return rental truck. Jonathan K Jonathan K
Not coming this year: Jason W, Andy Z, MariaPaula, Dennis C, Lisa M?, Phil G, Bob N
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 December 2016 18:51