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Event Information: Volunteer Job Descriptions

Here's what you can do on race day


Gear Check
Captain: Bob Pugsley
Official participants have the opportunity to check a bag with their belongings prior to the race. Volunteers will help athletes check a bag and then retrieve it after the race.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Food/Fluid Tent
Captain: Ed Wiederhold
Volunteers will help with set-up and distribution of various food and beverage products for runners after the race.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Start/Finish Marshals
Captain: Brian Rettman
Volunteers will assist with the flow of various entrances and exits around the Start/Finish area for athletes, press, spectators and elite athletes.
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Shirt Distribution
Captain: Tom Donovan
Volunteers will set-up and distribute participant shirts to participants before and after the race. 
Sunday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Wave Start Assistants / Medal Distribution*
Captain: Andy Deschenes
Volunteers will assist with start line-up and will then move to distribution of finishers’ medals.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


Course Monitor
Captain: Hap Farber
Volunteers will provide athletes with direction and support along the course. Volunteers will meet near the Start/Finish area and be transported to locations along the course.
Sunday: 6:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Course Fluid Stations*
Set-up and distribute fluids along the course.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
*Staffed by the following local running clubs: Central Mass Striders, Heartbreak Hill Striders, Parkway Running Club, Shamrock Running Club, Somerville Road Runners, and Wampanoag Road Runners


Medical Tent
Captain: Chris Troyanos
Volunteers will set up medical equipment and provide medical assistance to runners.
Sunday: 6:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

* Be prepared to provide documentation on race day.


B.A.A. Bib Number and T-Shirt Pickup
Captain: Mary Miller
Volunteers will distribute bibs and participant t-shirts at Boston Marathon adidas RunBase located at 855 Boylston Street in Boston - right at the 26-mile mark of the Boston Marathon!

Thursday Shift 1: 11:30am-4:00pm
Thursday Shift 2: 3:30pm-8:15pm

Friday Shift 1: 11:30am-3:45pm
Friday Shift 2: 3:15pm-7:45pm

Saturday:  10:30am-4:00pm


The above information is subject to change at any time.

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