Volunteer

Volunteers

Volunteers keep us running...and walking...and, depending how the day is going, sometimes crawling! The GMS Queen City Marathon requires hundreds of volunteers to work in many different areas over race weekend: in the days before the race, during the race, and following the race. 

These volunteer assignments include such areas as:

Race Day Site Support Crew

- Approximately 3 to 6 hour shifts.

- Be part of the pre-race anticipation on Saturday and the race-day excitement on Sunday!

- Positions include:

  • Set-up and tear-down of Start/Finish area (Saturday and Sunday) - help us prepare and take down the Start/Finish area and race infield.
  • Crowd control - help direct participants and spectators and assist with race site safety.
  • Medals - organize and prepare medals for for distribution to participants at the Finish line.
  • Blankets - offer a warming blanket to participants once they receive their medal.
  • Post-Race Food Tent - help keep the post-race food supply neat and tidy.
  • Bag Drop Tent - collect participant race bags prior to the race, keep them secure, and distribute bags back to participants after the race.
  • Information Tent - answer participant and spectator questions and post the race results as they come in.
  • Parking Lot Attendants
  • Manual Timers - manually record participant finish times in case of a timing chip failure.
  • Clean-up Crew - collect garbage and recyclable containers and keep Start/Finish area clean

Course Marshals (VERY IMPORTANT and we can never have enough!)

- Approximately 3 to 6 hour shifts.

- Course Marshals are assigned to intersections and other critical points on the course to ensure participants are safe by directing traffic and keeping participants on course.

- You are encouraged to cheer on the participants and have fun!

Package Pickup Crew / Health & Fitness Expo

- Approximately 3 hour shifts.

- Be part of the pre-race anticipation and excitement!

- Positions include:

  • Greeter - greet participants and guests as they arrive and help direct them.
  • Package Pickup - hand out race bibs, shirts and race kits to participants.

Race Bag Preparation Crew

- Approximately 3 hours.

- Be part of the pre-race anticipation and excitement!

- Help prepare "goody bags for participants.

On-Course Cyclists (Lead Cyclists and "Roll-Aids")

- Approximately 6 hours.

- Be an important part of the race-day activities!

- Guide participants on the course, provide necessary aid between stations, communicate via radio with race officials and medical team at the Start/Finish area, and help ensure the safety of participants.

...plus many more volunteer positions!

We understand that this great event could not be possible without our hard-working team of volunteers. In recognition of your tremendous work and enthusiasm, all volunteers of the GMS Queen City Marathon will receive a special commemorative technical volunteer T-shirt and an invitation to our Volunteer Appreciation night.

Plus there's always a very good chance of getting a high-five and a big, sweaty hug from a grateful runner or walker! Now THAT'S job satisfaction!

Click here to register as a volunteer.

 

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