Volunteers play an important role in the annual Fredericton Marathon. In fact, the event wouldn’t be possible without them. The organizing committee, who works year round on the event, is completely volunteer driven, with many more people donating their time, energy and enthusiasm race weekend to ensure that participants have the best experience possible.

When someone signs up to volunteer for race weekend, they answer a series of questions that help the volunteer coordinators place the person where they are most needed. If there is a position you want to do, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

The different volunteer positions include:

Race kit pick-up volunteers
This may involve directing runners through registration or handing out t-shirts, bags or bibs. Shifts are available on Thursday evening, Friday evening and Saturday during the day, with a few registration people needed on Sunday morning before the events begin. This job takes place inside on Thursday, Friday and Saturday but may be outside under a tent on Sunday.

Course marshals
These volunteers will be on the course (race route) stopping or redirecting traffic to keep the runners safe. They also do their part to encourage and cheer on the participants. Shifts are available on Friday (5k), Saturday (21.1k – 2020 edition, 10k and youth fun run) and Sunday (half and full marathon). This job takes place outside, so be sure to dress for the weather.

Race site volunteers
These are the people who set up/tear down the finish line area and move items as needed. This may involve some lifting. Volunteers in this area also help with the food tent, keep an eye on the garbage and recycling bins, put out medals and water on tables near the finish line, and ensure the finish line does not get congested in compliance with Covid-19 guidelines. Shifts are available on Friday (5k), Saturday (21.1k – 2020 edition, 10k and youth fun run) and Sunday (half and full marathon). This job takes place outside, so be sure to dress for the weather.

Bag drop/pick up volunteers
These volunteers take care of the area where runners drop off bags prior to the run and pick up items when they are finished. Shifts are available on Saturday (21.1k – 2020 edition and 10k) and Sunday (half and full marathon). This job takes place outside, though you will be in and out of the building where bags are kept.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Fredericton Marathon, please click here.

Thank you for your continued support of our event!

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