May 27th, 2018

Volunteers

1,500 Volunteers needed for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

Volunteers are the heart of this event and over 1,500 volunteers are needed for the 53rd Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. Volunteering for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a great way to give back to the community, support healthy lifestyles and active living and be part of Canada's longest running marathon.

We HEART Volunteers. Volunteering for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a great way to give back to the community, support healthy lifestyles and active living and be part of Canada's longest running marathon.

 

Why Volunteer

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Receive a free technical t-shirt  
  • Complimentary entry to The Dino Dash
  • Invitation to our Volunteer Orientation and pizza night on Wednesday May 17th, 2017 at the Chinese Cultural Centre Doors open at 5:30pm Dinner served at 6:00pm Program at 6:30pm Door Prizes at 7pm and Breakout Groups with your Coordinator at 7:05pm
  • Be eligible for exclusive draw prizes
  • Volunteer food and refreshments are provided for your shift and training
  • Experience the fun and excitement of a marathon without the training, sweat or anxiety

There are a variety of positions available as well as group and individual volunteer opportunities. Volunteering with the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon can be a great team-building exercise, a fun family bonding experience, a way to get credit for volunteer hours required for school and a new way to meet people.

For more information and to get involved email: info@calgarymarathon.com

Race Weekend Volunteering Opportunities

Click HERE to sign up for Race Weekend Volunteer Shifts!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Package Assembly & Expo Prep: Help with the set up and tear down of the Fitness Expo.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

  • Package Assembly & Expo Prep: Help with the set up and tear down of the Fitness Expo.
  • Packet Pick-up: Help distribute runner bags/shirts/bibs to runners and walkers.
  • Information Booth: Welcome visitors to the Fitness Expo and answer general questions.
  • Volunteer Check-in: Check in volunteers as they arrive and maintain volunteer room.

Friday, May 26th, 2017

  • Package Assembly & Expo Prep: Help with the set up and tear down of the Fitness Expo.
  • Packet Pick-up: Help distribute runner bags/shirts/bibs to runners and walkers.
  • Information Booth: Welcome visitors to the Fitness Expo and answer general questions.
  • TOTAL Race Recycler: Help make the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon "Green". Volunteer to ensure all recyclables, compostables and re-usable items are properly diverted to reduce waste at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
  • Volunteer Check-in: Check in volunteers as they arrive and maintain volunteer room.
  • Venue/Equipment Crew: Provide general help with overall equipment set up, heavy lifting required.

Saturday, May 27th ,2017

  • Packet Pick-up: Help distribute runner bags/shirts/bibs to runners and walkers.
  • Information Booth: Welcome visitors to the Fitness Expo and answer general questions.
  • Total Race Recycler: Help make the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon "Green". Volunteer to ensure all recyclables, compostables and re-usable items are properly diverted to reduce waste at the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
  • Volunteer Check-in: Check in volunteers as they arrive and maintain volunteer room.
  • Venue/Equipment Crew: Provide general help with overall equipment set up, heavy lifting required.
  • Finish Line Crew: Finish line set up as needed, heavy lifting required.
  • Course Logistics Crew: pick up vehicles (must be 25 years of age and have valid driver's license); assemble equipment to be distributed on course; distribute equipment on course Sunday morning. This position requires a two day commitment.
  • Sign Crew: Pick up vehicles (must be 25 years of age and have a valid driver's license); assemble and organize sign distribution for race day, distribute and pick up signs on course race morning. This position requires a two day commitment.

Race Day Sunday May 28th, 2017

Awards Tent

Distribute door prizes to race participants and volunteers, post race results and answer general questions.

Aid Stations

Wake early and join the excitement on-course by handing out beverages to passing runners! Must be a part of the aid station sponsor group.

Course Marshals

Working at positions along the course, ensuring that the course is clear for runners, as well as cheering them on as they run by. Excellent opportunity for gaining volunteer hours needed for graduation. This role is one of the most important roles along the course!

Lead Cyclists

Cycle with the pack and help clear the path for runners.

Sweep Cyclists

Follow the last runners along the course, releasing course marshals along the way.

Start Line Crew

Help control traffic and set up the start line for our race participants.

Food Tent

Serve food to runners after the race in our Food Tent.

Finish Line Crew

Cutting off race timing chips immediately after the race, congratulate runners passing the finish line while handing out medals, handing out blankets to runners and walkers as needed.

Gear Check In

Store and retrieve runner belongings on race day.

Massage Therapist

Providing massage to race participants. Must be a registered massage therapist.

Split Time/Verification

Recording numbers and calling times to runners/walkers.

Sign Crew

Setting directional signs on course for the participants.

Course Logistics Crew

Responsible for getting all equipment on and off course.

Finish Line Clean up Crew

Responsible for maintaining venue site.

T-shirt Exchange

Help distribute shirts and exchange shirts for runners who want to change sizes/race distance. 

Venue/Equipment Crew

Provide general help with overall equipment set up, heavy lifting required.

Committee/Board Opportunites

The Calgary Marathon Society is made up of staff and volunteer board and committee members. 

The CMS Volunteer Board meets 10 times a year and is focused on governance, developing long term strategy and creating future vision of the organization. Sub-committees meet monthly, quarterly or as needed.

To apply to sit on the board of directors: Please email kirsten@calgarymarathon.com with your C.V. (professional and running), some thoughts on why you would like to join The CMS and how you would strengthen the organization.

The CMS Volunteer Committee is made up of coordinators, area captains and technical specialists and is focused on operations and execution of Race Week. All positions require some pre-planning, however it is varied and so is the level of commitment. 

To apply to be on the committee: Please email kirsten@calgarymarathon.com with your C.V. (professional and running), some thoughts on why you would like to join the committee, what skills you bring and where you would like to contribute. 

Group/Team Volunteer Opportunities

There are a variety of positions available as well as group and individual volunteer opportunities. Volunteering with the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon can be a great team-building exercise, a fun family bonding experience, a way to get credit for volunteer hours required for school and a new way to meet people.

If you are interested in volunteering as a school, team or group please contact info@calgarymarathon.com to see if your group qualifies for an honourarium.

Home Stay Information

We have so many elite athletes that come from all over the world that would much rather the warmth of a host family as opposed to staying in a hotel room during the Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. If you are interested in hosting an elite athlete please fill out the following form and someone will be in contact.

Pace Bunnies

What are the benefits of being a Running Room Pace Bunny?

  • Helping runner achieve their goals
  • Attending the Friendship Run the Saturday before Race Day!
  • Wearing those amazing bunny ears while running the Half, Full or 50K!

Have questions? Please email gavin@calgarymarathon.com