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Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich

Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich
Alpine Runners of Lake Zurich
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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering your time and talent to the Alpine Runners and the Chicago area running community can be a terrific way to make new friends, give back to others, and leave you with a great feeling!  Following are some opportunities.  Please consider participating!


The Alpine Runners have made a commitment to the State of Illinois that we will pick up the trash along a portion of Route 22, 4 times per year. In exchange, the State puts up a street sign thanking the Alpine Runners. Board Member Mary Ann Zemla coordinates this cleanup effort.  Please contact her for additional information or with your offer to assist.  The time commitment is minimal; the rewards are priceless!

Water Stop Volunteers for Saturday Mornings

Water and Gatorade does NOT magically appear on the Saturday morning course courtesy of the "Water and Gatorade Fairies". Actual runners put these stops out and it can become tedious and overwhelming if you do it too often (kind of like over training). Share the task with 3 other people and then it becomes a 1 time per month obligation. Contact Tony Contillo to volunteer.

Alpine Races

The Alpine Races take place at the beginning of September.  Volunteers are needed for all positions. Click the button below to register to volunteer for the 2019 Alpine Races.

Alpine Races Volunteer Registration

Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Every year, the Alpine Runners volunteer at the aid station on State Street at the Chicago Marathon. Pat Onines, our Aid Station Captain, is responsible for recruiting over 400 volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering, an email will be sent out to all members with the link to register in the August/September timeframe.  For more information, contact Beth Onines.

Lake Zurich Triathlon


Every year, the Alpine Runners volunteer at the Lake Zurich Triathlon for the run portion of the event. It's a great chance to cheer on other members and friends that are participating.  The Triathlon is on July 8th, 2018. To volunteer, contact Glenn Jewett at

Alpine Runners Committees

We are always looking for assistance on any of our volunteer committees.  Please email Beth Onines if interested in participating in any of the following committees:


  1. Club Photography
  2. Marketing & Social Media
  3. Special Events
  4. Aid Stations (Saturday/Sundays)
  5. Group Runs
  6. Alpine Races
  7. Alpine Website
  8. Membership
  9. Alpine Colors
  10. Alpine Circuit
  11. Training Programs