Volunteer

PEI MARATHON VOLUNTEERS

During the Marathon Weekend we recruit over 300 volunteers. This great event would not be possible without their help.  Volunteers play a very important role in making any event a success and the PEI Marathon is no exception. This year we anticipate a need for 300 to 350 volunteers to ensure that we continue to facilitate a world-class event in true style.

VOLUNTEER IN GROUPS

We encourage you to get together and work as a team at a water station or as a course marshal. You could form groups from:

  • Work Groups
  • Schools
  • Community
  • Friends

ALL VOLUNTEERS PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • Wear your FREE volunteer shirt
  • Be aware of your own safety and the safety of all the runners, walkers, and spectators
  • Encourage the runners: “Good Job!” “Keep it Going”
  • Be friendly and courteous to all and remember you are representing the PEI Marathon as well as Prince Edward Island.
  • Be attentive. Listen to what people are saying as we value all feedback
  • Communicate any concerns with your chairpersons

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:

Mover –

    • Who – individuals who are capable of moving heavy objects up and down stairs
    • What – volunteers will be helping to load the Marathon Weekend supplies in to a cube van and then back to the Marathon office. The PEI Marathon office is on the second floor of the Royalty Centre
    • When – Thursday October 17 – 1pm – 5pm; Sunday October 20 – 2pm – 6pm
    • Where – PEI Marathon office (40 Enman Cres, room 220) and Delta Prince Edward Hotel (18 Queen St)

Expo  –

    • Who – volunteers with attention to detail, ability to lift a carry moderately weighted boxes and tables.
    • What – volunteers will be helping to sort participant and volunteer shirts, separating out shirts for each Corporate Relay team, and setting up the registration area.
    • When – Thursday October 17 – 3pm – 7pm; Friday October 18 – 9am – 12pm
    • Where – PEI Marathon Expo and Headquarters located at the Delta Prince Edward (18 Queen St, Charlottetown)

Registration –

    • Who – someone with attention to detail, good communication skills, and experience with computers
    • What – checking in participants (this is done using Atlantic Chip computers), handing out shirts and bibs to participants. This requires attention to detail as it is important that the participant receive the correct shirt and bib
    • When – Friday October 18 – 11:30pm – 3pm, 2:30pm – 7pm; Saturday October 19 – 9:30am – 2pm, 1:30pm – 6pm
    • Where – Registration takes place at the PEI Marathon Expo located at the Delta Prince Edward (18 Queen St, Charlottetown

Floaters –

    • Who – volunteers with attention to detail,
    • What – Includes packing treat bags for Kids Fox Trot,  packing lunches to be handed out to volunteers on Sunday, unwrapping medals, and any tasks assigned by the committee
    • When – Friday October 18 – 1pm – 6pm; Saturday October 19 – 11 – 6 (shift lengths vary)
    • Where – PEI Marathon Expo and Headquarters located at the Delta Prince Edward (18 Queen St, Charlottetown)

Nutrition Tables –

    • Who – volunteers who are enthusiastic, able to work long shift on your feet, able to work in a fast paced setting, able to lift 18L jugs of water, willing to work a long shift outside in possibly adverse weather conditions
    • What – work at the water/nutrition tables handing out water and sports drinks to passing runners (instructions will be given)
    • When – Sunday October 20 – Shift start/finish times vary depending on which station you are placed at but range from 7:30am – 2:00pm depending on location. (shift lengths vary depending on location)
    • Where – locations vary based on the route you work. Aid stations along the route start along the Gulf Shore Parkway and are spaced along the Marathon Route all the way to Charlottetown, there are also a few aid stations within Charlottetown to serve the 5, 10, 16, and 21.1K routes.

Course Marshal  –

    • Who – enthusiastic volunteers willing to be heard, must be able to give clear directions to spectators and participants, willing to work a long shift outside in possibly adverse weather conditions
    • What – directing participants along the route and monitoring participant safety (watching for traffic when participants approach intersections), pull any barricades across the road before race starts to keep traffic off closed streets
    • When – Sunday October 20 – Shifts vary in length depending on which course you are working and can range in time from 7:30am – 2pm
    • Where – Location varies depending on which course you are working. Locations include areas in Charlottetown and along Full Marathon Route from Brackley beach in to Charlottetown.

Finish Line –

    • Who – enthusiastic volunteers willing to be heard, must be able to give clear directions to spectators and participants, must be able to stand for an extended period of time, willing to work a long shift outside in possibly adverse weather conditions
    • What – directing participants through the finish line area towards the nutrition tent and massage area, keep spectators out of finish line area
    • When – Sunday October 20 – 8am – 2pm
    • Where – finish line area of PEI Marathon – corner of Great George St and Grafton St

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION COMING SOON

If you have any questions about volunteering please contact our office: email – jenn@peimarathon.ca or call – (902)316-2299