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Run with Us!

Help UGM Dallas as they encourage a healthy lifestyle both physically and spiritually for their guests!

Race Day May 21st, 2022

Half Marathon at the Toyota Music Factory

Sponsorships Opportunities

Be an ADVOCATE to help those in need, a true CHAMPION to help TRANSFORM lives and give a FRESH START of HOPE. UGM Dallas has a team of 14 who have been training to participate in a half marathon.

 

We could use your support.

Sponsor a runner -your gift is a start of a transformed life.

For more information, contact Tonya Johnson at tjohnson@ugmdallas.org or call 972-674-1314.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Head Coach

The Head Coach is the lead person in charge of the training group at a given location. He/she reports directly to URA’s Chief Running Officer and UGM Volunteer Coordinator. And is assisted by one or more Assistant Coaches.

 

The Head Coach’s primary responsibility is to assure that the Mission is successful at providing an

experience that challenges and encourages each Participant. The Head Coach is also responsible for assuring that his/her team is operating within the policies and guidelines in the volunteer Handbook.

 

  • Time Commitment:
    • Be at each practice session, the banquet, and the race. Head Coaches are expected not to miss more than one practice session per week.
    • Practice sessions are 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday).
    • Weekday practice time is 6am and Saturday practice time is 6:30am.
    • 45 minutes to 1 hour each weekday session or 2 to 3 hours on weekend session (weekend sessions are training for longer runs)
    • The Banquet will be May 6th, time: TBD. Race Day is May 7th.
  • Tasks (to be done by Head Coach or delegated to an Assistant Coach)
    • Lead each practice session, setting an encouraging, positive tone
    • Open each session in prayer. Before delegating this to other Volunteers or Participants, be sure of their spiritual state and willingness to pray publicly. Don’t put anyone on the spot!
    • Distribute (at the beginning of the week) and collect Participant Manuals (at the end of the week). Encourage those who are lax in completing them. These manuals will be returned to the participants at the conclusion of the program.
    • Delegate tasks to Assistant Coaches, including leading practices in the Head Coach’s absence
    • Be alert to the medical condition of each Participant and Volunteer, arranging for medical as needed. NEVER PUSH ANYONE BEYOND THEIR PHYSICAL LIMITS! Submit Injury or Illness Reports as required.
    • Assure all runners are always accounted for. Assign an Assistant Coach to bring up the rear, assuring no team members get left behind. (Or assign an Assistant to lead so you can bring up the rear.)
    • Assign Assistant Coaches to run with slower runners and those who need extra encouragement. Remember, Coaches are here to support the Participants, not to meet their own performance goals.
    • At the end of practice, do not leave until all team members are accounted for. Do not leave anyone alone waiting for a ride, especially minors. Be sure a Coach remains until the last person has been picked up.
    • Assure approved transportation is available for the team for the off-site practice sessions, the banquet, and the race.
    • Document attendance at each session and submit reports to the Program Coordinator.

 

Assistant Coach

Each Club will have one or more Assistant Coaches who report to their Club’s Head Coach.

 

The Assistant Coaches are responsible for helping the Head Coach carry out his/her responsibilities.

If there are any tasks you are not comfortable doing (such as leading a practice session or praying publicly), let your Head Coach know ahead of time.

  • Time Commitment:
    • Be at each practice session, the banquet, and the race. Assistant Coaches are expected not to miss more than two practice session per week.
    • Practice sessions are 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday).
    • Weekday practice time is 6am and Saturday practice time is 6:30am.
    • 45 minutes to 1 hour each weekday session or 2 to 3 hours on weekend session (weekend sessions are training for longer runs)
    • The Banquet will be May 6th, time: TBD. Race Day is May 7th.
  • Tasks (as delegated by the Head Coach)
    • Assist Head Coach in tasks and responsibilities. See head coach tasks
Running Partner
  • Time Commitment
    • Attend at least one practice session each week.
    • Running partners are encouraged to attend the banquet and the race but not required.
    • Practice sessions are 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday).
    • Weekday practice time is 6am and Saturday practice time is 6:30am.
    • 45 minutes to 1 hour each weekday session or 2 to 3 hours on weekend session (weekend sessions are training for longer runs)
    • The Banquet will be May 6th, time: TBD. Race Day is May 7th.
  • Tasks
    • Walk/Jog/Run along side participants.
    • Encourage participants as they train
Special Assignment Volunteer

Special Assignment Volunteers are an important part of URA’s success. Whether you are skilled at

planning and executing a banquet, manning a booth at an Expo, fundraising, administrative work, or

volunteering at a race (we often get discounts on entry fees by committing to provide a certain

number of volunteers), we have a place for you! The times, places, and responsibilities vary, so

contact UGM Dallas’ Volunteer Coordinator, Tonya Johnson for more information.