Would you like to join the fun on race weekend, but don't want to run the race? How about volunteering in support of lots of amazing athletes? Online volunteer registration, where you select your choice of position and time slot, is open now. Click on the button below; positions are filled on a first come, first served basis! Note that some positions are password protected as these have already been filled or will be staffed by park personnel.
These are the activities where your help is most needed:
Aid Stations on Race Day
Aid stations along the race route in the Fakahatachee. Work a shift at one of the many aid stations in support of the runners. These are located throughout the course. In most cases, volunteers will be driven to and from assigned sites by park rangers or other staff.
Finish Line and Awards Support
Greet arriving runners with applause! Hand out finisher medals and water, race awards, retrieve personal drop bags for runners, prep and offer food and drinks and more. We'll need help at the gas grille all afternoon and evening, too.
Check-in runners for the three races on race morning. Assist with race packet distribution for those runners who are unable to attend the Friday afternoon orientation.
Friday Afternoon Check-in and Meeting
For those runners who are able to participate on Friday afternoon, a detailed orientation meeting about the race and the park will be held from 5:00pm until 6:00pm at race headquarters under the big tent next to Lake Harmon. This meeting is preceded by race packet pick-up and check-in from 2:00pm through 5:00pm. Volunteers will be needed to assist with packet pick-up during those hours, and preparing for it from Noon until 2:00pm.
Help will be needed Saturday evening as the race concludes, doing the hard work of clean-up and loading the big truck with race equipment. Help from anyone spending the night at the park would be greatly appreciated.
Trained medical personnel will be needed at the finish line and monitoring the course with race marshals during the race. This is an important function. Nurses, doctors and EMTs are encouraged to offer their services on race day.
Promote runner participation in the races
Distribute race brochures and posters to appropriate businesses or at races in your area
Contact media to raise awareness of this unique event; request interviews and appearances
Assist with social media promotion
Promote fundraising for the park and encourage new memberships in “Friends of Fakahatchee”
All volunteers must complete volunteer registration online when selecting their preferred volunteer positions. Jobs will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.