Make a Difference: Volunteer

SUNDAY – MARCH, 11, 2018

Have fun and make a difference by volunteering at this world-class event.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Modesto Marathon! Come out and volunteer for one of the largest running events in the Central Valley.

You’ll have fun, meet great people and enjoy the thrill of victory without having to break a sweat. The success to having a quality event is the volunteers.

This is the perfect opportunity to impact the lives of many runners and walkers while creating lasting memories for participants.

It takes more than 700 volunteers to host an event of this magnitude and without the help of the volunteers this could not be possible. Last year we had participants from all over the United States.

Because of our awesome volunteers we were able to assist in getting many runners to their goals, qualifying for the Boston Marathon or accomplishing a personal best.

Got questions? Contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer[at]

How You Can Help

  • Pre-race preparation
  • Course monitor
  • Registration
  • Packet pick-up
  • Finish line
  • Medical
  • Massage therapy
  • Pace team
  • Entertainment
  • Clean-up teams

Volunteer Perks

Volunteers will receive a special gift, volunteer shirt, meal coupon, city course map & lanyard with important information about your volunteer position.

Individuals and teams are welcome. The more the merrier!

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or have parental/guardian consent or be accompanied by an adult, depending on the circumstances.

Volunteer Shirt

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I pick up my volunteer instructions and volunteer packet?

Come to the race Expo and there will be a volunteer booth in the lobby with all your volunteer information.  Your volunteer coordinator may coordinate with you prior to the Expo if necessary.

What should I wear?

If working outside, please make sure to wear layers as the weather is changeable this time of year.

What about food?

It is best to bring a snack or lunch given the need for flexibility in assignments. Although we will provide you with a food coupon you may not be able to leave your position until after your shift.

Can I secure my valuables while I work as a volunteer?

Since there are many areas needed in assigning volunteers we cannot guarantee a secure storage area.

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors