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Event Information: Volunteer

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Gloria and Skylar Webster talk about what it is like volunteering for the Boston Marathon:



An opening date for 2015 volunteer registration has not been determined.

If you have volunteered before you know that being a volunteer is the best way to see the action close up, celebrate community, and that you' get far more out of the experience than you put into it. While we understand you will most likely never forget your time volunteering, as a parting gift we present each volunteer with a Boston Marathon commemorative pin. Another exciting part of being a volunteer is wearing the Boston Marathon adidas volunteer jacket as you carry out your volunteer duties. The volunteer jacket is a uniform with a strict operational purpose and cannot be purchased, however, adidas generously allows each volunteer to keep this beloved piece to be taken home and celebrated for years to come. Each volunteer over the age of 21 receives complimentary entry to the Post-Race Party, offering another way to share and celebrate your volunteer accomplishments with other members of the Boston Marathon community. Volunteers are also welcome and encouraged to attend the John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo at the Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston during race weekend.

Volunteer assignments are made based on volunteer history and job availability at the time you apply. About ninety-five percent of volunteer jobs are filled by veteran volunteers and returning groups (clubs, teams, family groups, etc). We typically receive about 1,500 more applicants than we have assignments to fill. Selecting at least one job preference for Hopkinton, the 5K or Pasta Dinner when you complete your application is a great way to increase your chances of being selected on your first year.

The B.A.A. hosts other athletic events throughout the year, and we encourage you to click here for more information about other volunteer opportunities.

B.A.A. Moment 5

1977 - Bob Hall Becomes the First Person to Complete the Race in a Wheelchair

Shown here in 1977, Bob Hall pioneered the division when he became the first person to complete the race in a wheelchair in 1975, making good on his promise to finish in under three hours.