Become a BGS Activity Leader!
Activity Leaders are invited to participate in Boulder Green Streets by providing or leading an activity that promotes health, active living, or community integration.
Who may participate as an Activity Leader?
Any individual, non-profit organization or local (single shop) small business, or BGS sponsor can participate.
Are there costs involved?
BGS obtains all the necessary permits for the street closure and access to activity areas along each route, however, we ask that all Activity Leaders be completely self-sufficient in running their activity, which means bringing all needed equipment, staffing and supplies required for your event.
Please contact us if you have questions regarding insurance coverage.
All of the Activity Leaders are volunteers and are not paid for their time or services provided. We encourage participants however to support the Activity Leader’s businesses, and permit banners and distribution of information or coupons for these local businesses or organizations during the activity time.
We will also be working to promote activities through our “Get Active Passport”. Visitors to BGS will be able to get stamped upon completion of a class or BGS programmed event. With five or more stamps one can be entered into a drawing for a variety of free prizes.
What kinds of Activities will there be?
BGS is planning on activities that encourage physical activity, stimulate interest in good health, safety and the environment, or support community integration. We are looking for activities that are interactive and fun.
Some Activites Zones we hope include:
Walk & Running
Fitness & Yoga
Team Sports demonstrations
Dance -All types
Skate & Roll
Health & Well Being
Community Based Organization information tables
Is there an application process?
Yes, each Activity Leader must fill out an application and coordinate with Boulder Green Street organizers.
What is prohibited?
• Activities that are conducted primarily for marketing purposes that do not enhance the event (this is to keep the event commercial free and focused on fitness and fun).
• Vending of any kind
• Charging for services rendered at BGS
• “Selling through” activity space provided to paying sponsors for your activity without approval by organizers
• Equipment that requires additional permits (eg generators, sound systems, stage) without approval from event organizers
• Food or beverage sampling without approval from event organizers
• No booths, tables or other structures may be set up unless the Activity Leader is also an approved vendor.
BGS organizers can address any questions about proposed activities and will work with Activity Leaders to develop programs that are appropriate, safe and fun.
How are Activities marketed?
BGS media partners, including among others the Boulder Daily Camera, will publish an Activity Guide the week before the event. The guide lists activities by type, location and schedule. Additional guides are handed out the day of the event, available online, and posted in various community spaces the month before the event. We encourage Activity Leaders to proactively promote your individual event through your networks, such as:
• Making a flier or poster with your activity details and posting it in places where you work or visit; for instance, Yoga instructors should post info at Yoga studios and local gyms.
• Social networking sites, such as Facebook, My Space, Twitter;
• Listing on online calendars and posting on blogs targeted towards those who are interested in your activity, such as Yoga and Fitness sites and blogs, websites for parents, etc.
To become an Activity Leader please fill out the information form below. Someone on staff will contact you shortly to discuss the specifics of your participation.