Volunteer Program

The Niagara Falls International Marathon is a not-for-profit organization that relies on over 1,000 volunteers on race weekend.  This is a great opportunity to become involved in the community, meet new people and acquire volunteer hours.  Opportunities exist for registration, traffic control, water stations, course entertainment, finish line and more!

All volunteers will receive a FREE shirt and tag credentials to wear over Race Weekend. 2018 dates are Saturday October 13th & Sunday October 14th.


Register HERE as a Volunteer


Want to up the "fun ante" on race Sunday? (October 14th, 2018) Then come join us ON COURSE at one of our 20 water stations!  Get crazy, think costumes, cow bells, jingle bells, loud cheers and all the rest! Water stations require teams of 10-20 people with one person acting as the captain. Depending on your station, you could be on course from 3-8 hours.  Register for a water station

LEAD ROLES ***New in 2018

Register HERE for a Volunteer Lead Position

Entertainment Coordinator
Time commitment: 8-10 hours on race day (8 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Overview: Liase with entertainers face to face on course; Problem solve

Water Station Coordinator (2 positions)
Time commitment: 8-10 hours on race day (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Overview: Liase with water stations face to face on course; Problem solve

Course Marshal Coordinator (2 positions)
Time commitment: 3-4 hours pre-race day and 6-8 hours on race day
Overview: Work with Chief People Officer to assign stations to volunteers & communicate duties; Deliver marshal kits on race day; Problem solve

Half Marathon Cheer Bus Coordinator
Time commitment: 4-5 hours on race day (~9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Overview: Coordinate cheer buses along Half Marathon route; Problem solve

Marathon Cutoff Coordinator
Time commitment: 4 hours on race day (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
Overview: Enforce and coordinate the process at the 21.1 km point in the Marathon for runners that do not make the time cutoff (12:30 p.m.) (Half Marathon medal handout and coordinating bus transportation back to the Finish Line)

Finish Line Coordinator
Time commitment: 6-8 hours on race day (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Overview: Oversee finish line stations and volunteers to optimize runner flow through the chute

Food Coordinator, Finish Line
Time commitment: 6-8 hours on race day (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Overview: Oversee food tent setup/take down and manage volunteers in finish food handout

Wheelchair Athlete Coordinator
Time commitment: 4-6 hours on race day (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Overview: Liase with wheelchair athletes before & after their race; Assist with wheelchair transport

Overview: We are looking for a skilled Carpenter to build us a ~8', scripted "N" as a photo prop for race day. All wood & building supplies paid for by the Marathon. This task needs to be done by mid-September.

Have Questions?

Contact our Chief People Officer, Tracey Hewitson -   people [at] niagarafallsmarathon [dot] com