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The Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer could not happen without its 250 devoted crew members. All weekend, these wonderful people make it possible for our walkers to “Do the 2” by tirelessly organizing and implementing all aspects of the 2-Day Walk. They ensure the safety of walkers, provide assistance and support, and keep everything running smoothly! Crew members arrive on Friday before the walk and are finished on Sunday afternoon. If you are interested in crewing for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer, check out a few of your assignment options below for an idea of what you might like to do!
Crew teams are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. We will assign you to a crew team based on the needs of the event, taking into consideration your skills and capabilities. We will make every effort to assign you to the crew team of your choice. Functions and physical requirements vary from team to team. Some crew teams have some lifting involved. Please let us know in advance if you have any physical limitations.
The Moto Crew assists walkers along the entire route by being stationed at intersections, patrolling the route, and ensuring the safety of walkers during the event. In addition to assisting walkers, Moto will assist local law enforcement personnel with vehicular traffic control.
Moto members should also watch for signs of fatigue and/or injury that may require a walker to be picked up by a sweep van. Crew members must provide their own motorcycles and hold valid motorcycle endorsed drivers license. Each crew member is also responsible for bringing their own helmet and being prepared to repair their motorcycle if necessary.
The Bike Crew assists walkers along the entire route by patrolling the route and ensuring walkers’ safety during the event. In addition to assisting walkers, members of the Bike Crew will identify both the lead walker and the last walker to all other crews. This ensures that all walkers are safe and accounted for. Bicyclists are to also watch for signs of fatigue and/or injury that may require a walker to be picked up by a sweep van. Crew members must provide their own bikes, helmets and be prepared to repair your bike if necessary.
The Route Marking Crew is responsible for marking the entire walkers’ route with directional signs, safety cones, repairing/replacing signs as needed, and clearing the signs/cones after the walkers have passed and the route is closed. You might be able to lift around 20-30 pounds.
Sweep/Taxi consists of several vehicles, each with a driver and navigator. This crew patrols a section of the route between the B’Rest Stops and lends a hand to injured/disabled participants. Sweep/Taxi also consists of vehicles that assist in the non-medical transportation of staff and volunteers to assigned areas. This team will be utilized in the event of an evacuation.
B’Rest Stop Crews set up and operate rest areas at designated intervals along the route, providing hydration and snacks, and limited medical service. This crew is the first leave the hotel and work throughout the day.
The Lunch Crew provides the biggest B’Rest Stop along the route, with hydration, food, snacks, and limited medical service.
The Clean Up/Recycling Crew drive large (17 to 24 foot) trucks along the entire route, stopping at all B’Rest Stops, Saturday Lunch and other designated areas, removing bagged trash/recycle containers and assisting in the closing of each B’Rest Stop. This crew requires heavy lifting.
The Hydro Crew distributes and replenishes water, sports drinks, snacks, and ice as needed to all areas of the event, including B’Rest Stops, Lunch and the Holding Area (before Closing), with particular attention to the medical service areas. This crew requires heavy lifting.
The Event Services Crew set-up, manage, organize, and break down the check-in, registration, and 2-Day Walk store throughout the entire walk weekend. The Event Services Crew is also responsible for checking walkers in when they return from the Saturday walk route. All crew members are required to be available the Friday afternoon/evening before the walk for early bird check-in and registration.
Traffic Security/Law Enforcement
The Uniformed Law Enforcement Crew assists walkers along the entire route, directing traffic at major intersections. To be a member of the Uniformed Law Enforcement Crew you must be a Georgia certified Law Enforcement Officer, in uniform, have the permission of your employer and be within your legal jurisdiction.
Friday Night Before the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer
The All-Crew Meeting is mandatory and will take place the Friday evening prior to the Atlanta 2-Day Walk. This is an important meeting for final preparations and last-minute details. Crew members will have their final team meetings, review specific details of their assignments and receive their credentials. This is your final chance to prepare for the Atlanta 2-Day Walk before the action begins early the next morning.