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Reno River Festival seeks water gun snipers, obstacle enforcers, costume contest corrallers



The Reno River Festival is now seeking volunteers for its ninth annual event June 15 – 17.

Duties range from helping keeping costume contestants under control to being water gun snipers and obstacle enforcers out on the Run Amuck course. In addition, animal lovers are also wanted for assistance during the Splash Dog and Dog Jog events as well as those who can assist with athlete registration. Shifts range from three to six hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“Each year we rely on nearly 100 volunteers to help us produce this massive event in downtown Reno,” said Ruth Ebens, Reno River Festival event director. “There are so many moving parts spread over so many locations that volunteers become a key in helping us make sure that everything runs smoothly and everyone has a good experience.”

In addition to assistance with production of the Run Amuck mud run, volunteers are needed to help with athlete registration and check-in, creation and distribution of athlete and participation swag bags, identification of individuals over 21 years of age, handing out programs and festival information and the Charity Raft Race.

For questions or to volunteer for the ninth annual Reno River Festival, please email [email protected]

For a complete schedule of events, vendor or athlete registration information, please visit www.RenoRiverFestival.com.

The 9th annual Reno River Festival is held at the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield Park in the heart of downtown Reno’s Old Southwest, named one of “Best Neighborhoods in America” by Men’s Journal magazine and recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of “America’s Coolest River Walks.” Hosting top whitewater athletes from around the world June 15-17, 2012, the city’s $1.5-million Whitewater Park is within steps of the downtown Reno gaming and entertainment corridor including dining options ranging from five-star to those open until 5 a.m., entertainment venues, museums, theaters, hiking and biking trails and a selection of renowned hotel-casinos offering fully customizable weekend getaway packages. The 9th annual Reno River Festival is presented by Reno River Festival LLC.

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