Volunteer at the Seattle Half & Full Marathon this November
UW Medicine is a sponsor for the Seattle Half & Full Marathon on Saturday, November 26. The race day is a wonderful experience for all, whether you come to cheer on the participants or help volunteer.
Volunteers are always needed to help run water stations, be a course marshal, or support with additional race day logistics. This year’s race starts and ends at Husky Stadium. Let’s come together to welcome the Seattle Marathon series to our beautiful campus and ensure an excellent experience for all of the courageous participants.
Types of volunteers needed
Course Marshals [raceroster.com]
Various positions along the marathon/half marathon course, all outdoors. A road race cannot happen without course marshals. This is a vital position. Monitor locations along the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon course; ensure the safety of the participants. This is a great option for pairs that want to cheer for the runners along the course. There are various shifts and locations for this position. Shifts are 4 hours long, earliest one starts at 5:45am and the last one ends at 2:00pm.
Our greatest need is course marshals, individuals, pairs and even large groups. Once great group opportunity is along the Ship Canal Bridge a spot you normally are not allowed to access on foot. This shift is from 5:45am-8:15am
Water Station [raceroster.com]
Various positions along the marathon/half marathon course, all outdoors. A road race cannot happen without water stations. This is a vital position. Fill water and Nuun cups for runners to pick up as they pass. Pick up dropped empty cups and general course clean up. This is a great option for groups of volunteers that want to work together. Shifts are 4 hours long, earliest one starts at 5:45am and the last one ends at 2:00pm.
Start Line Set Up & Break Down [raceroster.com]
Husky Stadium, all outdoors. May require heavy lifting. Help set up the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon start line, help direct participants to the start line in waves and help break down the start line area once all runners have started. There is 1 shift available (4:00am – 8:00am)
Finish Line Support [raceroster.com]
Husky Stadium, all outdoors. Help as needed in the finish line area. Handing out medals and water. Help to direct runners toward vendor area, massage or to medical if needed. Second shift will also assist with clean up. This position has 2 shifts (6:30am – 10:30pm + 10:30pm – 4:00pm).
Break Down/Clean Up [raceroster.com]
Husky Stadium, all outdoors. Help the SMA staff breakdown the finish line, vendor area and load the trucks at the end of the event. Will require heavy lifting. This position has 1 shift (Noon – 6:00pm).
You do not need experience to volunteer, just the desire to help out and have a good time doing it. Volunteering with Seattle Marathon Association is also a great way to volunteer as a group. Whether you’re on a school team or a local company looking to give back, volunteering on race day is a great way to get your name out there. Not only can you have a great time supporting your community, but you can get some pretty cool swag too!
- You can be a part of Seattle’s 50+ year old tradition that started with UW Students
- A $25 ASICS.com [asics.com] gift card
- Get a cool long-sleeve technical apparel shirt and goody bag
- Community service hours for school or your resume
- Huge discounts on future SMA events