Volunteer

MEET NEW PEOPLE
AND GET BEHIND
THE SCENES!

Volunteer at an event and you’ll get to run in that very same event (or a future one) for FREE!  You’ll also get two t-shirts, a beer (if 21), and the opportunity to be a part of the action on race day!  Volunteer registration opens around 40 days prior to each event and fills up quickly so check the schedule below and mark your calendar!  Once registration is open, simply click the “Register Now” button on the relevant event page and select either the AM or PM volunteer shift.  We require a $50 deposit to reserve your spot, but we’ll return the entire amount if you complete your volunteer shift at the event.  This deposit helps us reduce no-shows, and ensures that these very important positions are filled on race day with the most dedicated maniacs!

AM SHIFT:

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Volunteer from 7:00am – 12:30pm and then run for free in the afternoon (or at a future event).  Arrive at 7am to check-in and get oriented.  We’ll then assign you a position in the check-in tent, in the festival area, or on the course.  If possible, we’ll assign groups of friends to the same area.

Once your shift is over, you’ll be led back to the volunteer check-in tent to register for the run.  You’re allowed to run in any of the afternoon waves even if they’re sold out!  If you’d like to save your free entry for a future event, simply let the volunteer coordinator know.

PM SHIFT:

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Volunteer from 11:30am – 5:00pm and you’ll get to run for free in the morning (or at a future event).  If running in the morning, arrive by 8am to check in for your shift and register to run.  You can run in any morning wave from 9am to 10am even if its sold out!  If you’d like to save your free entry for a future event, arrive by 11:30am to check in and get oriented and let the volunteer coordinator know that you didn’t run in the morning.  We’ll then assign you a position in the check-in tent, in the festival area, or on the course.  If possible, we’ll assign groups of friends to the same area.

 

WHEN CAN I SIGN UP?

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Registration will open on the listed dates at 9:00am (local time). Be sure to mark your calendar as spots usually sell out within hours!

If you’d like to get a reminder email when registration opens for your event, add your email to the list here.

EVENT OPEN DATE
SoCal 10/13/2014
Phoenix 10/20/2014
Florida 1/19/2015
South Carolina 2/2/2015
Virginia 3/30/2015
North Carolina 4/13/2015
NorCal 4/20/2015
Portland 5/18/2015
New York City 5/25/2015
New Jersey 6/8/2015
Seattle 6/22/2015
Denver 6/29/2015
Kansas City 7/6/2015
Atlanta 7/13/2015
Chicago/Milwaukee 7/20/2015
Twin Cities 8/10/2015
Southern Indiana 8/17/2015
New England 8/24/2015

FAQ

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I want to volunteer! How do I sign up?

Volunteer registration opens around 40 days prior to each event and fills up quickly so check the schedule above and mark your calendar!  Once registration is open, simply click the “Register Now” button on the relevant event page and select either the AM or PM volunteer shift.  We require a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot, but we’ll return the entire amount after you complete your volunteer shift at the event.  This deposit helps us reduce no-shows, and ensures that these very important positions are filled on race day with the most dedicated maniacs!  Once you’ve registered, be sure to RSVP to your event on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get important updates!

I’m not sure I can make it.  How do I cancel my registration?

Volunteers play important roles at the races so it’s important that everyone who registers to volunteer actually shows up.  Please don’t register unless you’re 100% certain you can make it to the event!  If you sign up and then decide you can’t (or don’t want to) volunteer, you’ll lose your $50 deposit, even if it’s caused by something outside of your control like illness or unexpected work schedule changes.  After all, the purpose of the deposit is to ensure that only those people who are committed to volunteering, regardless of what may come up, get the opportunity to do so.  However, you can still get your deposit back if you find someone to complete your shift if your place.  Simply transfer your registration to your replacement by following the instructions here.

If I pay for a participant registration now, can I get a refund if I register as a volunteer once volunteer registration opens?

No.  As stated very clearly during online registration, we do not provide refunds for any reason other than event cancellation.  If you’ve already bought a participant registration and want to volunteer instead, you can transfer your registration to someone else via the online registration system prior to the online registration cutoff date, or on site at the event with a copy of your photo ID (print or digital).  For instructions on how to transfer a registration, click here.