• Part Safety Officer: Our first priority is to provide a safe course for our runners. Course
Marshalls are positioned throughout the course usually at intersections and are responsible
for directing runners at turns. Marshalls can leave once the last runner has come through.
• Keeping Runners on Course: As soon as you see a runner, begin to signal with your hands
and your voice which direction or turn they are supposed to make. Often runners get in a
zone and need plenty of advance warning to know which way to head.
• Part Traffic Cop: Course marshals are positioned at intersections that are blocked for
traffic. Responsible for keeping cars off the course and maintaining a safe environment for
• Part Cheerleader: Cheer the runners on – it’s a long course, for some runners, and you could be the only people they see for miles. Get up, get excited, and keep them
moving. Be creative, bring a radio to play music, wear a funny hat – you’ll be part of the
inspiration that keeps the runners moving. Do not tell runners they are almost there no
matter where you are on the course. Use words of encouragement like “Good job!” “Keep
going!” “Dig deep, you can do it!"