DEW What You SAY 5K seeks volunteers to plan, execute October race

DEW volunteer dressed up for Halloween as SupermanThe DEW What You SAY 5K is back for the 5th year running, and its Fundraising and Equipment Committee is looking to form an interprofessional team to help plan it and bring it together. All proceeds benefit the interprofessional DEW (Diabetes Education and Wellness) Clinic, which provides free education and supplies for diabetics, and the SAY Detroit PT Clinic, which provides free physical therapy services to uninsured and underinsured.

The Halloween-themed race takes place Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, on Wayne State's main campus, with volunteers needed from 6 a.m. to noon. The committee is are looking for volunteers who are willing to participate in small and large capacities throughout the year as well as on race day. If you are interested in learning more, please open and fill out the online interest form. You will be asked to choose your sub-committee interests. 

Options include: 

  • Course and parking maps: 
    • Maps out the run course
    • Maps out parking
    • In charge of placing runner directors on the course
    • Runner director is a volunteer option
    • In charge of signage to mark the run and walk courses
  • Registration:  
    • In charge of online-sign-ups
    • In charge of on-campus sign-ups and runner recruitment
    • In charge of day of sign-ups
    • In charge of day of sign-in, waiver forms and bibs
  • Timers:  
    • In charge of determining how we do timing, may become part of the registration committee if we use a timing/registration company for online sign-ups
  • Costume Contest:
    • In charge of costume categories
    • In charge of judging
    • In charge of trophies
    • In charge of top finisher medals
  • Music & speaker representative: 
    • In charge of finding DJ or music equipment and playlist
  • Materials and design:  
    • Determines logo
    • Order shirts
    • Order items for goodie bags
    • In charge of assembling and distributing goodie bags and t-shirts at the event
    • Designs promotional flyer
  • Raffle:  
    • In charge of gathering items and assembling raffle baskets
    • In charge of bringing raffle baskets the day of the event
    • In charge of selling raffle tickets at the event
    • Will also run the cider/donut table at the event
  • Decor:  
    • In charge of purchasing/acquiring decorations
    • In charge of decorating on event day
  • Photography and Videography:  
    • Take photos of the event
    • Edit photos and prepare for upload onto website
    • Take video of the event
    • Make run video for promotion/recap
  • Promotions:  
    • Help to promote the run in any way possible!

Sign up to help 

Check out the SAY Detroit PT website to learn more, or contact Stephanie Mehmed-Bialowicz, SAY PT Clinic Equipment/Fundraiser Coordinator, at


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