Event Information: Volunteer Testimonials

Here's what people have to say about our volunteer program

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed volunteering at the B.A.A. 5K. It was exciting to be there and everything went very well. The other volunteers were terrific and every race competitor was polite and thanked us for being there. I would enjoy helping with this event again next year." - Carol Kuo, 21 year Boston Marathon Volunteer and 2014 5K Volunteer

“Thank you for giving me the wonderful opportunity to Volunteer. It was wonderful, positive experience and I enjoyed it immensely. I gave directions, took photographs, helped people find their loved ones, helped them put their clothes on, comforted the emotional and even meet people from my home town of Cork City, Ireland. If I'm not running myself next year I will be back to Volunteer again!” - Jackie Magner, 2011 Boston Marathon Family Reunion Volunteer

“Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life, and the marathon event was only accentuated with the incredible support and assistance of the volunteers. Just the way they looked you in the eye and made the experience personal, and showed that they cared and were there to help. I left Boston feeling so great about the goodness of people that I know I will be back just to share in that magic again! Thanks to all for everything!” - John Manion, 2010 Boston Marathon Finisher

“It was wonderful to volunteer at the event. I volunteered in the Athletes Village and as the runners were heading to the starting line they were all thanking us for being there to help them. That made it all worthwhile, even in the cold of a 5:30 beginning hour. I'll be there again to volunteer next year.” - Deb Roussell, 2010 Boston Marathon Athletes Village Volunteer

“Thank you for allowing volunteers to help out the runners and their families. Working the marathon for the past three years has been a special event for me. The runners are very excited to run; anything people can do to help them is a blessing. I’m looking forward to the Half-Marathon later this year. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing myself and others to spend their time to help others.” - Jenn Merzon, 2010 Boston Marathon adidas/B.A.A. Merchandise Sales Volunteer

"For the past eight years I have been a bus greeter on race morning in Hopkinton. That is the place to be for greeting all the runners coming off the bus, seeing all my running partners from our running club in CT (Mohegan Striders), and answering all their questions and making sure thet get to the start line in time. That is where I want to be on race morning!" - Glenn Costello, Boston Marathon Volunteer since 2004

"This was one of the best things I have ever done. Loved every minute. Plan to do it in years to come." - Patty Casella, 2014 Boston Marathon Parking Volunteer

"You are so organized and your attention to detail is unsurpassed." - Christine, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"I'm continuously impressed with the level of communication, training, appreciation and seamless registration process." - Chandra Leister, Maine Track Club, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"We were very impressed on how everything came together. It was a humbling experience to be a small part of something very big." - Tim Vogelzang, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"I would be remiss not to mention all those FANTASTIC volunteers!!! They are what make Boston a world-class event! Thank you, again!!!!!" - Diana Babor, 2014 Boston Marathon Race Participent

"Volunteering at the Marathon was a WONDERFUL experience, and I can't wait to sign up again for next year! It was so well organized and everyone was just plain glad to be there. Thank you for all of your work putting it together!" - Kathy Pawley, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"What a great year! I have had the pleasure of running the marathon twice in past years and the honor of volunteering for the past two years. I am very impressed with the way you and your team orchestrate and manage the volunteer aspect. Keeping us updated and offering the supportive services were enormously valuable and appreciated." - 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"It was an amazing experience and I am just so grateful for the privilege." - Alex Carleton, Bib Checker, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"It was an honor and a privilege for me to volunteer for the 2014 Boston Marathon, thank you for accepting my application to volunteer. I do intend in the future to apply for other B.A.A. events." - Barry E Ashton, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"Thank you to you and your team for a great day!! You and your team make the day very enjoyable from the information you provide to the support that is offered. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing you again next year." - Sgt. Darren Weisse, Tufts University Police, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer 

"Looking forward to next year and so thrilled to be part of such an honorable sporting tradition. Thank you." - 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer 

"I thoroughly enjoyed helping out at mile 14 and would love to do it again next year. It was a long, tiring day that was very much an awesome, rewarding experience. The managers for the team were great to work with." - Nate, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"Thank you for allowing me to share in the BAA Marathon experience. I was, and still am, amazed at the organizational skills of the BAA organizers and I am already, very much, looking forward to volunteering again for next year’s Marathon. It was a wonderful experience." - Jim McGuiness, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"Thank you!!!! It was AWESOME!!! Hard work BUT so worth it!!!!" - Joan Crane RN, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"It was a great experience and an indescribable experience that I am so grateful for." - Karen Kiczek, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"It was an honor and a privilege to volunteer for these tremendous athletes! Thank you for the opportunity!" - 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"It was so meaningful to volunteer for the marathon! I will be back next year and the year after that and the year after that! Thanks for the opportunity." -- M'Shell Patterson, 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"What a special day! Thank you so much for allowing me to celebrate with everyone. I was overwhelmed by the joy present. Thank You....looking forward to volunteering next year wherever you need me. Go Boston....Yay Boston Athletic Association....thank you!" - 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer

"WHAT A GREAT EVENT TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VOLUNTEER FOR!" - 2014 Boston Marathon Volunteer 

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