VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS

Learn about available opportunities at the B.A.A. Half Marathon

Volunteer registration begins on August 15th. Positions filled by returning running groups are not listed.
 
Pre-Race Bib Number and T-Shirt Pickup
Team Captain: Alaina Belanger
Thursday: 3:30pm-8:15pm
Friday Shift 1: 11:30am-3:45pm
Friday Shift 2: 3:15pm-7:45pm
Saturday: 10:30am-4:15pm
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!
 
Bus Greeter
Team Captain: Mike Giallongo
Check-in time: 5:00 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Bus Greeters are the very first faces our athletes see on race day. Volunteers greet participants and assist participants as they park and make their way to the shuttles.
 
Gear Check
Team Captain: Bob Pugsley
Check-in time: 6:15 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Official participants will be given the opportunity to check their gear prior to the race. Gear will be organized for easy distribution to the participants following their race.  
 
Food Tent
Team Captain: Jennifer Wiederhold  
Check-in time: 6:30 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
These volunteers will set-up and help distribute various food and beverage products available to participants before and after the race.     
 
Medal Distribution
Team Captain: Ron Foisy
Check-in time: 7:30 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Participants will receive a medal after they cross the finish line. Volunteers will set up and distribute medals to race finishers.
  
T-Shirt Distribution
Team Captain: Tom Donovan  
Check-in time: 6:15 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will set-up and help distribute participant shirts before and after the race.
  
Start Line and Distance Medley Medal Distribution
Team Captain: Ron Foisy
Check-in time: 6:30 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will assist the flow of participants at the Start Line before the race. Distance Medley participants will receive a special medal after they cross the finish line. Volunteers will help distribute these medals.
  
Event Marshal – White Stadium
Team Captain: Brian Rettman
Check-in Time: 6:00 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will help the flow of participant, press, spectator and elite athlete traffic.
 
Distance Medley Tent
Team Captain:
Check-in time: 6:00 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
This group of enthusiastic volunteers will spend race day interacting with our most loyal group of participants who have set out to run the B.A.A. 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon in one calendar year. The Distance Medley Tent will serve as a place for these athletes to fuel and prepare pre-race, and celebrate their accomplishment post-race.
 
Course Marshals
Team Captain: Hap Farber
Check-in Time: 6:15 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Course Monitors will be relied upon to provide the participants with direction, as well as safety along the course. They will meet at Playstead Park and be dispatched from there via bus. They should remain at their location until picked up again by bus.
  
Ham Radio Communications
Team Captain: Brett Smith, AB1RL
Check-in time: 6:00 a.m.
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Hams provide communications from Medical and Water stations, and at critical course locations. An Amateur Radio license of Technician class or above is required.  
 
Medical
Team Captain: Chris Troyanos
Check-in time: 6:00 a.m. (all start/finish and course volunteers)  
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Medical tents will be set up at the Start/Finish Area and at three locations along the course. All course medical staff should check in at Playstead Park. Upon check-in, all medical volunteers will assist in setting up equipment in the medical tent. A group medical meeting will take place at 6:15 a.m., after which all course medical staff will then be transported to their assigned course location.
 
*All items are subject to change at any time.