HELP! We Need You! & Get a free Glass City Marathon Shirt too!
There is no better way to give back to your community and have fun doing it than by becoming a Glass City volunteer! It is only through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers that the Glass City Marathon happens. Enjoy the satisfaction of helping to promote healthy living and to aid in raising funds for local charities. Every volunteer receives a FREE Glass City Marathon shirt, and an invitation to a FREE Volunteer Celebration Party prior to the event. There are volunteer opportunities in the weeks leading up to the event, on the day of the expo and on race day with most volunteer activities only requiring a commitment of 6 hours or less. Help us to continue the long tradition of the Glass City Marathon by volunteering. Please send an email with your name, telephone number, shirt size and when you can be available to [email protected].
It takes over 1,000 volunteers to orchestrate this event. There are volunteer positions for every type of person - whether you want to be at the center of the competition or behind the scenes. It’s also a great way for families, clubs, and civic groups to participate in a great community event. For students looking to earn community service hours, volunteering earns both hours and a free shirt! Below are the many categories of volunteer help needed. If one is of particular interest to you, please mention it when you send your contact information email to [email protected].
1. Expo Operations
Assist in set up and organization
2. Expo Registration
Hand out numbers, shirts and packets
3. Information Booth
Answer questions from participants, volunteers and spectators
4. Warm Up
Help collect runners' bags and redistribute
5. Course Marshall
Keep runners on course and ensure safety
6. Split Timer
Call times and pace per mile at mile markers
7. Finish Line Operations
Assist staff in finish area operations
8. Start Line Set-up/Tear Down
Assist with the set up and tear down of all start line functions.
9. Finish Line Set-up/Tear Down
Assist with the set up and tear down of all finish line functions
10. Finish Chute
Assist runners with blankets and issuing finisher medals.
11. Food Distribution
Organize and distribute food to runners and volunteers.
12. Crowd Control - finish line
Maintain spectator clearance from course.
13. Spirit Stations/ Music & Entertainment
Organize your neighborhood, company, group or family and friends to provide entertainmnet on the marathon route to cheer on the runners.
14. Water/Aid Stations
Aid in the setup, manning, tear down of the aid stations along the course.
15. Any Way I Can
Help with any area that needs assistance