VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS

Learn about available opportunities at the B.A.A. Half Marathon
  • Volunteer registration for the 2019 B.A.A. Half Marathon is open.
  • Positions filled by returning running groups are not listed.
  • All information listed below is subject to change.
  • For information on how to apply, click below:
Pre Race Stuffing Project: Thursday, September 12

Check-in time: 9:00 a.m.
Check-in location: B.A.A. Distribution Center, Hopkinton MA
Estimated check-out time: 3:00 p.m.
Leading up to race day, volunteers are needed to help with pre-race preparation by stuffing participant materials on Thursday, September 12. Please note this position occurs in Hopkinton, MA and is not accessible by public transportation.

Green Team: Race Day

*New for the 2019 B.A.A. Half Marathon*
Check-in time: 6:30 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
In an effort to reduce the waste footprint of B.A.A. events, Green Team volunteers have joined the Boston Marathon, B.A.A. 10K, and now the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Volunteers will assist with the diversion of waste destined for the landfill, collecting recycling and compost, and educating participants on how and where to dispose of bottles, food, wrappers, etc.

Bus Greeter - Copley Square: Race Day

Team Captain: Mike Giallongo
Check-in time: 5:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Copley Square
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Bus Greeters are the very first faces our athletes see on race day in Copley Square. Volunteers greet participants and assist participants as they load the buses to Franklin Park. Volunteers are invited to then join us in Franklin Park for the remainder of the morning to watch the race.

Bus Greeter - Franklin Park: Race Day

Team Captain: Mike Linnane
Check-in time: 5:15 a.m.
Check-in location: Franklin Park, Shuttle Drop Off Location on Seaver Street
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Franklin Park Bus Greeters will support athletes as they make their way from the buses into Franklin Park. These volunteers will provide directions, answer FAQs, and cheer on participants as they arrive. At the end of the race, this group of volunteers will assist with post-race bus loading and congratulate participants on their accomplishments.

Gear Check: Race Day

Team Captain: Bob Pugsley
Check-in time: 6:15 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Participants will be given the opportunity to check their belongings prior to the race. Volunteers will ensure a smooth gear check process by providing participants with instructions and directing them on where to place their bags. After the race, volunteers will assist with gear retrieval.

Food Tent: Race Day

Team Captain: Jennifer Wiederhold
Check-in time: 6:30 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Food Tent volunteers will set-up and help distribute various food and beverage products available to participants before and after the race. Participants will be eager and thankful to receive their post-race fuel.

Shirt Distribution: Race Day

Team Captain: Tom Donovan  
Check-in time: 6:15 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Shirt Distribution volunteers will set-up and help distribute participant shirts before and after the race.

Event Marshal: Race Day

Team Captain: Brian Rettman
Check-in Time: 6:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Event Marshal volunteers will help the flow of participant, press, spectator and elite athlete traffic ensuring credentials and race bibs are being checked for special access areas.

Distance Medley Tent: Race Day

Team Captain:TBD Check-in time: 5:45 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Distance Medley Tent 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 prepare pre-race and celebrate their accomplishment post-race.

Course Monitors: Race Day

Team Captain: Hap Farber
Check-in Time: 6:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Course Monitors are the eyes, ears, and voices out on the course, providing participants with directional instructions and ensuring safety. This team of volunteers will meet at the Volunteer Tent in Franklin Park and will be transported to and from their position on course via bus from Franklin Park.

Amateur Radio Communications: Race Day

Team Captain: Brett Smith, AB1RL
Check-in time: 6:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Medical Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
The Amateur Radio team of volunteers will provide communications services by assisting with the transfer of both routine and emergency messages during the race at critical locations. An FCC Amateur Radio License is required for Amateur Radio Volunteers.

Medical: Race Day

Team Captain: Chris Troyanos
Check-in time: 6:00 a.m. (all start/finish and course volunteers)
Check-in location: Medical Tent, Franklin Park
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. 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 be transported to their assigned course location.