Colorado Springs Marathon, Half, 5K, and Kids K

Live Race October 2nd, 2021 | Virtual 9/25 - 10/2

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Pre-Race Day Volunteer Jobs

Goody Bag Stuffing (9/14)

You must be 10 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 14, 2021

Details

Our athletes get some good swag but we need help prepping the goody bags and the items that go into them. Volunteers will have a "stuffing" party with snacks and drinks.

Expo / Packet Pick-Up Pre-Event (10/1)

You must be 10 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 1, 2021

Race Day Volunteer Jobs

Volunteer Check-In

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Volunteers will assist the Volunteer Director in checking in registered volunteers, distributing t-shirts, and snacks, and assist with any gaps in volunteer coverage.

Packet Pick-Up Race Day

October 2, 2021

Details

For race morning/late registrations... Volunteers will greet participants with a smile, help them check in and find their pre-assigned runner number. Volunteers will then assist with the distribution of bibs (already equipped with timing chips), safety pins, and participant t-shirts and goody bag.

Green Team

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Volunteers are needed to monitor trash/recycling locations within the event site to ensure that waste is properly disposed of in the correct container. This is for all the tree huggers out there! (We count ourselves as one.)

Informational Greeters

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? - These are questions runners and their guests may have. Providing the correct answers and directing runners to the proper locations is what the greeters do best.

Gear Check

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

As a courtesy to the participants, the event offers gear check service to all registered athletes. Athletes' belongings will be organized by bib # and distributed to participants after they have completed their respective events. The participant must be wearing the bib number that corresponds with the bag they are requesting for pick-up.

Course Marshals

You must be 15 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

To keep our runners on course and aware of their surroundings, course marshals will be stationed at critical points along the course. Outfitted in orange vests and armed with a traffic flag, these volunteers will direct participants to the correct path of travel towards the finish line. Also essential to this role will be a positive attitude and encouraging words. The exact timing of shift will depend on the assigned location. The Race Director will reach out to each volunteer to discuss location and timing.

Post-Event Refreshments

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Volunteers will assist in the distribution of food to athletes after they cross the finish line.

Kids K

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

At 10:45am, the kids k will get underway near the finish line of the 5k and half marathon events. Ages 1-10 are invited and the distance run will depend on each participating age group. Volunteers are needed to organize the children into age groups prior to the start, direct children along the route, and hand out medals after they complete their respective distances.

Aid Stations

You must be 12 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

There are 12 water stations located along the course routes. Volunteers are needed to pour water cups and sports drink, organize tables, clean up used cups, and cheer on runners. This is a very interactive and critical position for event morning as proper hydration is essential to the safety of all participants. Each water station will have a captain to lead the other volunteers and keep abreast to what is happening along the course route. A ham radio operator will also be present at each location to communicate runner timing to the station volunteers and alert medical personnel to any issues encountered at the water station.

Event Tear Down

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

October 2, 2021

Details

Volunteers will assist in the packing up and organizing of race materials for loading onto truck. This job provides a unique peek behind the curtain of how race organizations work!

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