Help Needed on Charlottesville 10-Miler

March 21, 2008 — As the 33rd annual Charlottesville 10-miler foot race approaches on March 29, individuals who don't mind being on the sidelines are still needed. Volunteers are invited to staff the 10 miles of the course, assisting with traffic direction and runner safety. Last year, the race drew more than 2,000 runners.

The town's oldest foot race, sponsored by the Charlottesville Track Club, has benefited several non-profit organizations in and around Charlottesville. This year’s primary beneficiary is the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad Inc.

"Madison House was once again asked to coordinate the volunteer effort for the Charlottesville 10-miler, because of its expertise in volunteer management," said Ben Eppard, director of communications for Madison House. "Anyone can volunteer. We have many U.Va. students, faculty, staff and community members involved."

About 50 more volunteers are needed. Interested individuals may sign up at

All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.