Want a little more excitement? Over 1,500 volunteers and organizers play a key role with the Niagara Falls International Marathon ensuring that Race Weekend is as well organized as possible. There are opportunities to assist with registration, traffic control, man water stations, help at the finish line, assist with the post-race activities, and much more. Come out and make a difference!
The Niagara Falls International Marathon is a not-for-profit organization that relies on community support for help. This is a great opportunity to become involved in the community, meet new people and acquire volunteer hours.
All volunteers will receive a FREE shirt and tag credentials to wear over Race Weekend.
WATER STATION REGISTRATION
The Marathon has 15 different water stations staffed by 10-20 volunteers at each. Team members can be out for 3 to 6 hours, depending on the station location. While your primary job is to hand out water and our sports drink to runners, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers that will cheer and provide a memorable experience for the runners. As an incentive, we are offering cash prizes, 50% based on enthusiasm and encouragement and 50% based on the interest value/theme of your station (think costumes and props!):
1st Place - $500
2nd Place - $400
3rd Place - $300
4th Place - $200
5th Place - $100
Put together a team, assign a Captain & register by clicking on one of the links below. This is a great way for students to earn volunteer hours!
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Abbee Corb - abbee [at] niagarafallsmarathon [dot] com
ON COURSE ENTERTAINMENT
1. THE CONTEST
We're looking for interesting groups of musicians, singers, acrobats etc. to participate in our on-course entertainment on race day, Sunday October 30th. This is on a voluntary basis but we do have prize money to offer for the groups voted "the best on course entertainment." The winning groups will "wow" the runners, put a spring in their step, make them smile.
1st Place $500 2nd Place $300 3rd Place $200
(Volunteer hours also apply!)
We have a limited number of spots so apply early! Groups will be chosen for one of the spots based on uniqueness, experience and fit. Groups can expect to be outside for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours depending on their location.
2. THE ACTING GIG
A crew of characters have escaped from the Wax Museum in the Falls and are headed to the Marathon race course!
At least that's how we're painting the story...
We are putting together 4 teams of 5 actors to play the part of a wax museum character that has come alive for the day. Each team of characters will be assigned a spot along the Niagara Parkway (our race course) on Sunday October 30th. The teams will cheer, high-five, dance, talk in character, clap and generally cheer on runners as they make their way down the Parkway from Fort Erie to the finish near Table Rock Restaurant. After a 1 to 2 1/2 hour gig on course, the teams make their way to the finish to join in the finish line party. All actors will converge at the finish and mingle among the runners that have completed their respective races. We will have a DJ/MC to orchestrate finish line festivities. For those actors that are confident singers – or lip sync'ers, we can coordinate with the DJ to break out into song (solos or group numbers). The entire gig involves approximately 4 hours of acting.
What you need to know:
- This is a paid gig
- Costumes are supplied by the Marathon
- Characters must be famous and easily recognizable by the majority of our audience, which is 30-49 years of age
- It is preferred for the team of actors to travel in one or two vehicles due to limited parking on course
Thank you, our Actor Program is now full! Please keep in mind next year's date, Sunday October 22nd