Volunteer

General Volunteers

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Volunteer Registration will close on Sunday, October 14 or when full.

If you have registered for a volunteer shift and would like to review your position information, update your personal information, or cancel your shift:

Check your Confirmation E-mail OR

CLICK HERE and enter your e-mail address, then check your inbox for a link to review or edit your profile information and shift

If you have a group of 20+ individuals interested in volunteering, please e-mail volunteer@canadarunningseries.com to learn about group volunteer opportunities.

Key Volunteers

We are looking for Key Volunteers to supervise other volunteers and manage key areas of the event! If you are a strong leader with event experience and are interested in this type of position, complete the form to apply.

Key Volunteer Application

Please note the Key Volunteer position descriptions, then select the button below to apply.

Pre-Race Medal Supervisor

In preparation for race day, we unwrap and organize over 23,000 medals. We are looking for individuals who can supervise a small group of volunteers (8-12), work in a fast-paced environment and maintain a high level of organization. Some heavy lifting of up to 30lbs may be required.

Date: Thursday, October 18

Time: 4pm-7:30pm

Finish Line Setup

A lot of work goes into setting up for this event before race day. We are looking for individuals to assist with the finish area setup which includes scrim, bannering, barricade placement, medal setup and water station setup. This role is perfect for those that are pro-active, detail oriented, and can be given instructions and work independently to execute the plan.

A mandatory site visit prior to the event date is required for this position.

Date: Saturday, October 20

Start Time: 10:30am

End Time: can be flexible based on availability

Volunteer Check-in Captain

We have approximately 2,500 volunteers on race day, and 15 different Volunteer Check-in locations. Volunteer Check-in Captains are responsible for setting up their Check-in Tent, checking in anywhere from 100-1,000 volunteers at their station, distributing -tshirts and food to the volunteers, maintaining a neat and organized work station, dismissing volunteers and signing off on their letters, as well as tear-down and cleanup. We are looking for individuals who are organized and reliable, independent, enthusiastic, and personable.

Date: Thursday, October 18 – Sunday, October 21

Time: Varies by date and location

Baggage Check Captain

On Race Day we offer Baggage Check to all 25,000+ participants. We are looking for individuals who can supervise a large group of volunteers (15-20), work in a fast-paced environment, and maintain a high level of organization. You will work alongside other Baggage Check Captains to ensure that we collect, sort, and return participants’ bags in a quick and efficient manner. You will assist with the set-up, tear down and clean-up of the Baggage Check Area.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 5am-3pm (shift times vary depending on section you are assigned to)

Start Line Captain – 5k

The 5k start line is located on Lake Shore Blvd, at Ontario Dr (Ontario Place/Exhibition Place Area)

Start Captains will oversee a small group of volunteers (approx. 5) and will either supervise the entrance to the corral (ensuring only assigned participants enter the area), lead the corral to the start line for their assigned start time, marshal participants and pedestrians around the start area, or manage the Start Water Station. This will be a very exciting and busy area so we are looking for enthusiastic and confident volunteers who are comfortable working with people.

A mandatory site visit prior to the event date is required for this position.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 5:30am-9:30am

Start Line Captain – Marathon & Half Marathon

The marathon & half marathon start line is located on University Ave, near Queen St.

Start Captains will oversee a small group of volunteers (approx. 5-10) and will either supervise the entrance to the corral (ensuring only assigned participants enter the area), lead the corral to the start line for their assigned start time, or marshal participants and pedestrians around the start area. This will be a very exciting and busy area so we are looking for enthusiastic and confident volunteers who are comfortable working with people.

A mandatory site visit prior to the event date is required for this position.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 5:30am-10:30am

Finish Area Marshal

The finish line is located on Bay St, near Queen St.

Finish Marshals will work with our Finish Line Captains to assist in moving the 20,000 participants through the finish chute and the many pedestrians around the finish area. This role may change and evolve throughout the day as needs arise in different areas. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic, confident, team players and who work well in a fast paced environment.

A mandatory site visit prior to the event date is required for this position.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 6am-3pm

Food Area Captain

The participant post-race food area is located at Nathan Phillips Square (123 Queen Street West, Toronto).

Food Captains will work together to ensure the 20,000 participants move efficiently through the food area. You will oversee a group of volunteers (8-12), provide them instruction on how the food area will operate and assign roles as needed. We are looking for individuals that can follow and execute plans and problem solve any issues that may arise.

A mandatory site visit prior to the event date is required for this position.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 7am-3:30pm

Party Site Water Station Captain

You will be responsible for a group of 5-10 volunteers who will be filling and re-stocking cups of water and Gatorade for people in the Party Site. Tasks include: briefing volunteers on their role, supervising the set-up of the area, ensuring adequate amounts of water and Gatorade are available at all times and assisting with clean-up. We are looking for individuals who are responsible and organized.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 7:00am-2:30pm

Photographer

You will be responsible for photographing the Start and Party Site areas of the race, following your assigned shooting schedule and maps, and sharing your photos with Canada Running Series’ Photography Manager after the event. (Copyright remains with Canada Running Series.) Photography volunteers must have their own DSLR, wide and telephoto lenses and flash and will be shooting in jpeg and RAW. This is a unique opportunity for students or amateur photographers to learn from experts in the field while gaining real-life experience and expanding your portfolio. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about photography, independent, and hard-working.

A mandatory Training & Orientation session prior to the event date is required for this position. Date TBC.

Date: Sunday, October 21

Time: 6am-1pm

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Medical Volunteers

Medical Volunteer application opening July 2018. 

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