May 31st, 2020

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 55th 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.

Did you miss the training?

RACE DAY TRAINING IF YOU ARE WORKING AT STAMPEDE PARK

EXPO TRAINING IF YOU ARE WORKING AT PACKAGE PICK UP

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Benefits of Volunteering:

  • NEW in 2019! Intimate volunteer appreciation & training with your volunteer peers on Saturday May 4 from 9am to 4:30pm at the Central Library.
  • NEW in 2019! Be eligible to win and be invited to a Volunteer Awards night
  • NEW in 2019! Volunteer hours count towards the Earn Burn School Contest (learn more about how to get your school involved)
  • Receive a free technical t-shirt  
  • 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.

Download this form and bring it with you for your direct lead to sign off on your hours.

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

Race Weekend Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

  • Help runners achieve their goals
  • Give back to the running community and help bring the hype on race day
  • Attend the Friendship Run the Saturday before Race Day

Have questions? Please email race.director@calgarymarathon.com

 

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. 

Awards Night

Be a part of the Run Calgary Awards Night honouring the year's best volunteers, fundraisers and athletes went the distance achieving their goals and overcoming obstacles along the way. 

The Volunteer Awards recognize and celebrate volunteer groups and individuals who participate as volunteers in The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon.  Awards will be distributed to volunteer groups and individuals meeting and exceeding the award criteria.

Run Calgary's committee, Board of Directors, and participants will cast their votes on the following criteria.

  • volunteer group (a club, society, charity, non-profit, school, college, university or association that is organized and operated without the purpose of making a profit).

  • provide a minimum of 8 or more volunteers;

  • create a fun and memorable experience for volunteers, officials, spectators, runners and community.

  • demonstrate community spirit and enthusiasm for the event, runners, and spectators;

  • uphold the values of the Society;

  • and demonstrate a commitment to the safety of runners, volunteers, spectators and other stakeholders.

Please note for-profit groups and businesses:

This category will be all about the bragging rights and recognition!

 

Winners will be advised and notified in writing prior to the award presentation.

  • Awards will be presented after the marathon event at the Awards Night (date TBD)

  • Groups that qualify for an honourarium will be contacted within 30 days of the event.

Group/Team Volunteer Opportunities

Groups & teams are eligible for an honourarium, the amount will not be confirmed until after the race weekend but is based on number of volunteers, hours and returning groups are given priority. 

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 volunteer@calgarymarathon.com to see if your group qualifies for an honourarium.

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