Distribute door prizes to race participants and volunteers, post race results and answer general questions.
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.
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!
Cycle with the pack and help clear the path for runners.
Follow the last runners along the course, releasing course marshals along the way.
Help control traffic and set up the start line for our race participants.
Serve food to runners after the race in our Food Tent.
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.
Store and retrieve runner belongings on race day.
Providing massage to race participants. Must be a registered massage therapist.
Recording numbers and calling times to runners/walkers.
Setting directional signs on course for the participants.
Responsible for getting all equipment on and off course.
Responsible for maintaining venue site.
Help distribute shirts and exchange shirts for runners who want to change sizes/race distance.
Provide general help with overall equipment set up, heavy lifting required.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
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. Please DOWNLOAD the honourarium guide below, which is subject to change.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your group qualifies for an honourarium.
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.
Have questions? Please email email@example.com
Application Process Opening SOON!
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.