VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

LEARN ABOUT AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES THE B.A.A. 5K

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the B.A.A. 5K! Volunteer registration will begin on January 3, 2019.

B.A.A. 5K VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

The B.A.A. 5K will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, starting and finishing at Boston Common. Athletes are excited to run through the heart of Boston, as the B.A.A. 5K serves to kick-off the 2019 B.A.A. Distance Medley and Boston Marathon weekend. We rely on energetic volunteers to welcome all 10,000 5K 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

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 11:00am

5K SHIRT DISTRIBUTION

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Time: 5:45am-10:15am
Participants have the option of picking up their race t-shirt before or after the race. Volunteers set up the shirt distribution tent and distribute shirts to participants.

5K FOOD AND BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 7:00am
Check-out time: 10:00am
After participants finish the race, they will look for something to eat and drink. Food/Beverage distribution volunteers help with set-up and distribution of food and beverages for participants.

5K MEDICAL

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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 START AREA

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:30am
Check-out time: 11:00am
The Start Line is buzzing with excitement as participants, including the elite fields, prepare to race. The Start Team will help keep runners in order and on track as they line up to start.

5K AMATEUR RADIOS

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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 REGISTRATION TENT

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent-Boston Common 
Check-in time: 6:00am
Check-out time: 10:00am
Registration volunteers will assist participants with troubleshooting pre-race needs such as lost bibs or last-minute bib pick up. 

5K DISTANCE MEDLEY TENT

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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