The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® Crew is organized in such a way as to accomplish all the necessary tasks in the time permitted. Each role is important! Functions and physical requirements vary from team to team. All of the team assignments involve a certain amount of lifting; some more than others. The size of each crew team is based upon the number of participants for each event and is subject to change.
If you have a physical limitation, it is very important that you let us know so we can find the right team for you. Our Crew & Volunteer Coaches will work with you to find the best team for both you and the event. Please read each crew team description carefully before filling out your crew assignment form.
If you’re not on your ideal crew team because the team was full when you selected your assignment, fill out a Crew Wish List Form to let us know which Crew teams you are interested in being a part of this year.
CAMP HYDRATION — Requires heavy lifting periodically throughout the day. Loads and delivers water, sports drinks and ice to all camp hydration locations. Redistributes supplies as needed and transports excess supplies. Must be able to drive a 24’ truck (no special license needed, except a valid driver’s license). Lift 50 lbs. 4–6 team members. Must attend drivers training session at the All-Crew Meeting.
CAMP LOGISTICS — Advance Team. Requires a full four-day commitment. Work on this team begins Thursday morning and requires a Thursday night stay in camp. Requires heavy lifting as well as long hours on your feet Thursday, Friday and part of Sunday. Organizes and creates the camp in accordance with the site plan. Sets up dining area, tent addresses and ensures proper placement of all camp signage. Continues to make the campsite look good by keeping camp clean and emptying trash receptacles (especially during meal times). This team will facilitate partial breakdown and final clean-up of camp to make sure our site looks better than when we arrived. Lift 30-50 lbs. 15-25 team members.
CAMP SERVICES — An ideal team for crew members wanting to experience multiple areas of camp. Manages information tent, lost and found, 3-Day Lounge, walker scan in/out area and camp crew team lunches. Some areas require standing for periods of time while others allow for crew members to be seated. Lift 10-40 lbs. 15-25 team members.
CAMP SIGNAGE — This team sets up and maintains all camp signage and banners. Works with Camp Logistics when finished setting up signage in camp Friday night. On Sunday, helps break down the signage in camp and set up signage for the Closing Ceremony and Participant Finish Area. Requires heavy lifting of sand bags weighing 40 lbs. 4-6 team members.
FOOD SERVICE — Involves standing for long periods of time. Works closely with event caterer. Serves a hot breakfast and dinner to all participants. No cooking or food preparation required. Assists other crew teams as needed. Lift 10 lbs. 30-50 team members.
GEAR & TENT — Requires consistent heavy lifting on Friday and Sunday of event. Loads and unloads gear and tents and transports them to camp. Must be able to drive a 24’ truck (no special license needed, except a valid driver’s license). Provides protection of the participants’ gear, campsite and event vehicles. Lift 50-80 lbs. 20-40 team members. Must attend drivers training session at the All-Crew Meeting.
TRAFFIC CONTROL — Involves standing for long periods of time. This team is based at camp and not on the route. Maintains safe traffic flow at camp, manages vehicle parking areas and directs vehicles to designated parking areas. Provides protection of the participants, campsite and vehicles. 12-20 team members.
SUPPORT SERVICES — Works closely with the Command Center Support Services team to transport non-emergency injured participants to/from the hospital or back to camp. Also executes various support services responsibilities. This team is on call throughout the night. No medical background is necessary. Lift 10-20 lbs. 4-5 team members.
BUS LIAISONS — Each member of this team is assigned to a bus that transports walkers on the route to lunch and then to camp. Ability to lift spirits and have fun is required! Works closely with event staff and participants on the route. Assists bus driver hired to transport tired participants by acting as a navigator and communications assistant, and transports camp crews to camp. Lift 10-20 lbs. 5-10 team members.
ROUTE HYDRATION — Requires consistent heavy lifting. Loads and delivers water, sports drinks and ice to pit stops and grab & gos. Must be able to drive a 24’ truck (no special license needed, except a valid driver’s license). Redistributes supplies as needed, and picks up excess supplies as the route closes for the day. Lift 50 lbs. 4-5 team members. Must attend drivers training session at the All-Crew Meeting.
ROUTE SAFETY — This team is on either a bicycle or motorcycle. You must be an experienced cyclist or have a motorcycle license to be part of this team. Each member is responsible for bringing their own bicycle or motorcycle and being prepared to repair it when necessary. Everyone on this crew must wear a helmet. Patrols the route to ensure safety; will be stationed at intersections or where traffic may be an issue. 15-20 team members.
PIT STOP, GRAB & GO, LUNCH — Requires periods of heavy lifting. First to leave camp in the morning and works throughout the day. Sets up and runs one of the pit stops along the route, which provide water, sports drinks and/or food. Lift 30-50 lbs. Pit Stops: 12 team members; Grab & Go: 6 team members; Lunch: 20-35 team members. Must attend pit stop training session at the All-Crew Meeting. .
ROUTE CLEAN-UP — Requires consistent heavy lifting. Drives from pit stop to pit stop and removes all waste materials from the site. Must be able to drive a 15’ truck (no special license needed, except a valid driver’s license). Works closely with the pit stop crews. Lift 25-50 lbs. 2 team members. Must attend drivers training session at the All-Crew Meeting.
ROUTE MARKING — Advance Team. Requires a full four-day commitment. Work on this team begins Thursday morning. Requires a Thursday night stay in camp. Marks route with directional signage, picks up signage after route has closed each day, and repairs signage as needed. Lift 20-30 lbs. 10 team members.
SWEEP — Drives passenger vans and picks up walkers between pit stops with fatigue or medical problems; transports them to nearest pit stop. Works closely with Bus Liaison and Stationary Road Coach. Must be able to get in and out of van quickly. Lift 20-30 lbs. 14-16 team members.
MEDICAL — Must be licensed/certified in the state where the event is held. Doctors, PAs, NPs, RNs, LVNs/LPNs and EMTs (Basic and Paramedic) to provide medical assistance and evaluation for minor injuries. Must provide proof of insurance, license, certification/specialized degree and a current CPR card. 45-70 team members.
SPORTS MEDICINE — Must provide proof of certification or student status in the state where the event is held. Athletic trainers, physical therapists and chiropractors to provide services related to the prevention, evaluation and management of minor injuries. 15-30 team members.
YOUTH CORPS — This is a specialized team that allows young people from the ages of 10 to 16 to participate as crew members on the event. Youth Corps members will attend the entire Komen 3-Day event (accompanied by a small group of Crew Captains), tent at night in camp with the participants and complete a multitude of important tasks both on the route and in camp. In 2013, each Youth Corps member will be required to fundraise at least $500. There will be a limited amount of Youth Corps positions available and participation in the Youth Corps Get Started Meeting is mandatory for youths (along with a parent or legal guardian) wishing to register as a Youth Corps member. The 2-4 adult leaders of the Youth Corps will be trained alongside of our Crew Captains; on event they will be leading a team of 10-20 youth.
EVENT SUPPORT — This team is for crew members with three or more years of experience on the 3-Day® Crew who are ready to step in wherever needed. Tasks you may be asked to do include but are not limited to: Pit Stop support, assisting with Ceremonies, helping to manage bus transport, assisting with a relocation and serving as extra route safety.