Volunteers Get the Work Done
From start to finish, there is a small group of men and women volunteers who handle all of the planning and execution of the race, working with cooperation and assistance of UW Athletics and the National W Club.
Tom Grantham, of Merrill Lynch one of the originators of the Crazylegs Run in 1982, serves as the General Chairman. Jim Bradley, of Home Savings Bank, is and has been the Race Director for many of those years. They head up an Executive Committee of volunteers who come back year after year because they enjoy the “work” and want to help the athletic program and are passionate about the history and tradition of the Crazylegs Classic.
2017 Crazylegs Classic Executive Committee
Chairman in Memoriam
Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch
Honorary Member in Memoriam
General Chairman “Emeritus”
Race Director “Emeritus”
2017 Crazylegs Classic Race Committee
Lt. Brian Chaney-Austin
Gary “Kope” Kolpin
Lt. Mark Silbernagel
Dr. Ryan Wuebben
Become a Crazylegs Volunteer!
Click here to sign up to volunteer for the Crazylegs Classic. Or call the Crazylegs Classic hotline at (608) 261–LEGS (5347) for assistance. Please do this prior to April 18th.
You will function as a traffic cop for the participants in the run / walk on Saturday morning (race day). You will be assigned a specific location and should report to your area by 9:00 am on race day. You are the eyes and ears of the race and your role is vital. You will be given a Crazylegs T-shirt at that time. We are asking you to bring a cell phone (911) to report any injury or related problem should an accident occur. Your shift will end at approximately 12:30 pm or when the last runner passes which will be followed by a police bicyclist. When you receive your T-shirt on race day, you should also receive a coupon for a complimentary hot dog and beverage to be redeemed at the Post Race Celebration held at Camp Randall Stadium.
On Saturday morning (race day), you should report to Lot 76 (2501 University Bay Drive) by 9:00 am. Your area supervisor will give you a Crazylegs T-shirt. Be prepared to fill a lot of cups because there will be at least 10,000 runners! Your shift is over at approximately 12:30 pm or when the last runner passes which will be followed by a police bicyclist. When you receive your T-shirt on race day, you should also receive a coupon for a complimentary hot dog and beverage to be redeemed at the Post Race Celebration held at Camp Randall Stadium.
On Friday (day before race) from 10:00am – 8:00pm and Saturday morning (race day) from 7:00 – 10:00am, volunteers are needed to either assist with the walk–up registration, the bib assignment area, or the distribution of the Crazylegs t–shirts at the Kohl Center. The shifts assigned are either on Friday, 9:30am – 3:00pm or 2:45pm – 8:00pm OR on Saturday, 6:45am – 10:00am. You will receive a T–shirt and complimentary snacks and beverages are available during the shifts.