The Greensboro Marathon (Volunteers)

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Greensboro, NC

About This Activity

Come support the 2014 Greensboro Marathon and Half Marathon, a premier race in the heart of the Triad!

Volunteer opportunities are available on Friday, October 17th, and Saturday, October 18th at the race expo and the race itself. See position descriptions below.

Event details and schedule

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Expo/Packet Pick-Up –

  • Total Volunteers: 15 at each shift
  • Time: Friday, October 17, 9:30am – 9:30pm (3 shifts: 9:30am – 1:30pm, 1:30pm – 5:30pm, 5:30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Tasks: Direct participants to packet pick-up area, provide support for expo vendors, check in participants, distribute packets and t-shirts, general expo support

Start/Finish Line –

  • Total Volunteers: 15
  • Time: Saturday, October 18, 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tasks: Make sure that athletes are in the right place for the correct start; monitor and stock pre and post race food; supervise athlete bag check, check bags in and out; hand out bottled water, finishers medals, and towels at finish line; help athletes to medical tent when necessary; assist finish line staff as needed

Water Stops –

  • Total Volunteers: 8 – 10 per water stop, 12 stops, 96 – 120 total volunteers
  • Time: Saturday, October 18, between 7:30am – 2:45pm (total time depends on location of water stop along the course)
  • Tasks: Filling and distributing water/Gatorade cups and/or food to athletes at specific points on the course, cleaning up used cups along road after water stop, alerting race director to any problems or athlete injuries at specific point on the course, encouraging athletes along the course

Medical Tent –

  • Total Volunteers: 5
  • Time: Saturday, October 18, 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tasks: (prefer volunteers with some health care experience, or certification) Assist medical staff with athlete care as directed, monitor privacy of medical tent, distribute and collect incident forms as necessary

Course Monitoring and Floaters –

  • Total Volunteers: 10
  • Time: Saturday, October 18, 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tasks: General tasks as assigned by race director or other staff, may include but not limited to running errands on or off the course, relaying messages to different points on the course, set-up/clean-up tasks, etc

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