NYRR events truly could not happen without our volunteers! There are many ways to get involved.
We are recruiting new Team Leaders who will organize groups of volunteers to work at NYRR races. These volunteer teams will have prioritized access to volunteer opportunities in the ING New York City Marathon and our other large races. Volunteer groups could come from youth groups, schools, service clubs, athletic teams, church groups, or companies. If you are interested in being a Team Leader for any of our upcoming races, the first step is to submit an application, and we'll follow up with more information. E-mail your completed application to email@example.com or fax to 646-737-2261. If you have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer to be part of the best Brooklyn Half yet. The chart below outlines the great incentives we’re offering.
|New Balance tech T-shirt||Free race entry*||+1 credit||Guaranteed entry to 2014 Brooklyn Half|
|Pre-Party (May 15-17)||X||X||X|
|Race Day (May 18)||X||X||X|
|Race Day medical volunteer**||X||X||X||X|
*Choose one: Queens 10K (July 21), Percy Sutton Harlem 5K (August 24), NYC Family Health Walk-a-Thon (August 24), Bronx 10-Mile (September 29)
**Includes qualified doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and other medical professionals; please contact our medical team to find out if you qualify.
Transportation will be available for a limited number of race-day volunteers for pick up from Manhattan and Queensboro Plaza at 3:30 a.m. and from Atlantic Center at 5:00 a.m. The Manhattan and Queens transportation will go to the Brooklyn Museum start, then pick up volunteers at Atlantic Center, and then go to the Coney Island finish. If you register to volunteer, we’ll contact you on May 6 via email with more transportation details.
ING New York City Marathon
Ten thousand volunteers work during the marathon and at related events in the week leading up to the race. The marathon is a success due to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. Applications for Team Leaders to bring groups to volunteer at the 2013 ING New York City Marathon are available now. If you are interested in being a Team Leader, the first step is to complete an application, and we'll follow up with more information. E-mail your completed application to email@example.com or fax to 646-737-2261. If you have any questions please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please e-mail us if you would like to sign up for our volunteer e-newsletter.
Runners Supporting Runners
Everyone who volunteers will receive a T-shirt, and we often provide additional thank-you gifts. NYRR members who volunteer receive a credit toward the 9+1 program for guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon. All volunteer credits for 2013 count toward the 9+1 program.
Youth and Community Services
We count on regular volunteers to encourage and engage with young runners on the course and at our many special events. Becoming a YCS volunteer is a commitment to be involved more than once—but the rewards will be worth it. YCS volunteers have an application process, a formal background check, and orientation.
NYRR members who volunteer with YCS at least three times during the calendar year will receive a credit toward the 9+1 program for guaranteed entry to the ING New York City Marathon. All volunteer credits for 2013 count toward the 9+1 program for guaranteed entry to the 2014 ING New York City Marathon.
NYRR is committed helping NYC grow and thrive. Community service allows NYRR members to give back by partnering with organizations and helping where we are needed.
Recent service projects have included:
Darnley Simon has been volunteering with NYRR since 1995 and feeds off of the liveliness of running. A runner and walker herself, Simon started volunteering by simply handing racers cups of water during the race, but she felt the need to do more to encourage runners.
Maria Romano has a new-found passion for running and can’t help but share that passion by volunteering with NYRR.
Madelyn Carlson has found a way to combine her passion for running with her fondness for children by volunteering with the NYRR Youth and Community Services.
When Ralph Walter volunteered at the finish line of the 1987 New York City Marathon, he was inspired to run it himself. "I was so caught up with the excitement of the event that in 1988 at the age of 53, I began training and ran the marathon for the first time—and I've run 19 more since then," says the Manhattan retiree. "The last nine marathons I've run as a member of Team for Kids, and I've raised over $30,000 for NYRR's Youth & Community Services programs," he boasts.
A member of the Mercury Masters and a veteran of 14 New York City Marathons, Judith Som has volunteered at NYRR races for more than 30 years. "The team started an adopt-a-race program as a way to give back to NYRR and the community," she explains.
Michael Printz first volunteered for NYRR at the New York City Marathon in 2001. "In the aftermath of 9/11, it was important to show the rest of the world that the race would go on as usual," he explains. Printz still enjoys serving; he supervises marshals at weekly races in Central Park and ushers runners from ferries to buses at the start of the ING New York City Marathon each year.