be a part of the marathon,
JOIN THE RACE CREW!

Want to be part of the Fort McMurray Marathon, but not a runner?
Are you part of an organization or group who may want to participate?
We have a job for you! We're currently looking for volunteers for September 16. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

START & FINISH LINE CREW

Want to take part in the action at the Start & Finish line? We're looking for enthusiastic, outgoing & organized volunteers to join the Start & Finish Line Race Crew! 

RUNNERS' CHUTE marshal

There are 4 Runners' Chute Marshal Positions available from 6:30 AM until the end of the race.

Duties include:  

  • Assist in set up of the runners' chute as required
  • Manage entrance to start line
  • Ensure all runners' bibs are properly secured prior to start

RUNNERS' CHUTE greeter

There are 2 Runners' Chute Greeter Positions available from 7:30 AM until the end of the race.

Duties include:  

  • Greeting participants as they enter chute
  • Ensuring only runners are accessing the chute
  • Providing direction to any non-participants
  • Assisting with Runner’s Chute tear down as required
 

t-Shirt swap

There are 2 T-Shirt Swap Positions available from 6:30 AM until the end of the race.

Duties include:  

  • Assist in the set up of the
    T-Shirt Swap tent as required
  • Exchange T-Shirt sizes based on runner's desired size.

results centre

There are 3 Result Centre Positions available from 7:30 AM until the end of the race. 

Duties include:  

  • Scanning runners' bibs using provided hand scanner
  • Managing line up at the Results Display Screen 

marathon route CREW

Want to cheer on participants  on the marathon route? We're looking for alert & energetic volunteers for the Marathon Route Crew!

water stations

There are 33 Water Station Positions available from 7:00 AM until the end of the race. There will be groups of 2-5 volunteers at each Water Station.

Duties include:  

  • Assist in set up and tear down of Water Station as required
  • Fill & distribute water to runners
  • Cheering on runners

cheer stations

There are 15 Cheer Station Positions available from 7:30 AM until the end of the race. There will be groups of 5 volunteers at each Cheer Station.

Duties include:  

  • Cheer & encourage runners
  • Maintain high energy and enthusiasm 
  • Utilize bells, noise makers
    and cheer signage
 

Route Cyclist

There are 5 Route Cyclist Positions available from 7:30 AM until the end of assigned distance.  

Duties include:  

  • Cycling the entirety of the race route
  • Directing participants along the race route and providing ongoing support
  • Assisting runners as required
  • Directly communicating with route team in the event of hazards or an emergency
  • Equipped with First Aid Kit
    to provide first aid in the event of an injury

route marshal

There are 5 Route Marshal Positions available from 7:30 AM until the end of the race. 

Duties include:  

  • Directing participants along the race route
  • Controlling traffic for runners to pass safely in key locations
  • Maintain high energy and enthusiasm
 

pace runner

There are 10 Pace Runner Positions available from 7:30 AM until the end of assigned distance.  

Duties include:  

  • Running designated distance at the assigned pace
  • Communicating with race participants following assigned pace
  • Motivating race participants following assigned pace
 

Volunteer Assignments

Everyone who submits a volunteer request will be notified by August 15th. If you require more information regarding your volunteer assignment, or would like to make changes please email us.

 

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