VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

LEARN ABOUT AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES ON RACE DAY OF THE B.A.A 5K

Athletes are excited to run through the heart of Boston, as the B.A.A. 5K serves to kick-off Boston Marathon weekend, as well as the B.A.A. Distance Medley. We rely on energetic volunteers to welcome all 10,000 participants and support them throughout their experience, whether it’s their first 5K or they are running the 5K as a shake-out for Marathon Monday. B.A.A. 5K volunteers will receive an adidas Boston Marathon volunteer jacket. 

5K-WHEREVER I’M NEEDED

Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 11:00am

5K SHIRT DISTRIBUTION ON RACE DAY

Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 5:45am
Check-out time: 10:15am
Participants have the option of picking up their race t-shirt before or after the race. Volunteers set up the shirt distribution area and distribute shirts to participants.

5K FOOD AND BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION

Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 7:00am
Check-out time: 10:00am
After participants finish the race, participants will walk through the Food Tent. Food/Beverage distribution volunteers help with set-up and distribution of food and beverages for participants.

5K MEDICAL

Check-in location: Medical Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:30am
Check-out time: 12:00pm
A medical tent will be set up at the Start/Finish Area. All medical volunteers will assist in setting up equipment in the medical tent. Volunteers will provide medical care for runners in need throughout the morning.  

5K GEAR CHECK

Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 11:00am
Gear check volunteers are some of the first faces that participants see on race morning. These volunteers help runners check gear bags before the race and retrieve them after they finish.

5K GREEN TEAM

Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:30am
Check-out time: 10:00am
Volunteers will assist with our sustainability efforts by interacting with and directing participants to the appropriate location to discard items and providing immediate sorting of items.

5K AMATEUR RADIOS

Check-in location: Medical Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 7:00am
Check-out time: 11:30am
Licensed Amateur Radio Operators will assist in providing necessary race day communications in multiple locations throughout the start/finish and course. 

5K Athlete Services

Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 10:00am
Athlete Services volunteers will assist participants with troubleshooting pre-race needs such as lost bibs or last-minute bib pick up. 

5K DISTANCE MEDLEY TENT

Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 11:00am
The Distance Medley Tent will serve as a place for B.A.A. Distance Medley athletes to fuel and prepare pre-race, and celebrate their accomplishment post-race. Volunteers will provide support in this area throughout the morning