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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.


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
  • Sports Teams


  • 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


Expo  –

    • Who – volunteers with attention to detail, ability to lift and 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, setting up the registration area, packing treat bags for the Kids Fox Trot,  packing lunches for volunteers on Sunday, unwrapping medals, and any tasks assigned committee members
    • When – Thursday October 14 – 3pm – 7pm; Friday October 15 – 9am – 6pm; Saturday October 16 – 11am – 6pm (shift lengths vary)
    • Where – PEI Marathon Expo and Headquarters which is located at the Delta Prince Edward (18 Queen St, Charlottetown)

Miscellaneous Tasks – 

    • Who – volunteers who are willing to be up early, able to take direction, and manage participants 
    • What – work with Marathon staff managing baggage claim at Brackley start as well as designated spot near start/finish line in Charlottetown; manage the line for the participant massages
    • When – Various times throughout the weekend
    • Where – locations to be announced

Nutrition Tables –

    • Who – volunteers who are enthusiastic, able to work a longer shift on your feet, able to work in a fast paced setting, able to lift 18L jugs of water, willing to work outside in possibly adverse weather conditions
    • What – work at the water/nutrition tables handing out water, sports drinks, fruit, etc. to passing runners (instructions will be given)
    • When – Sunday October 17 – 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 – location varies 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. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to their assigned station.

Course Marshal  –

    • Who – enthusiastic volunteers willing to be heard, must be able to give clear directions to spectators and participants, willing to work 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 17 – 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 area of the course you are working. Locations include areas in Charlottetown and along Full Marathon Route from Brackley beach in to Charlottetown. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to their assigned station.

The map below shows locations of the Course Marshal and Nutrition Stations along the routes. To highlight a route, check the box next to the route (i.e. 5K). There are many Nutrition stations and Marshal locations that are the same (you may have to zoom in on the map to see both) and could be filled by one group of people who want to volunteer together. (click here to open map in a new tab)

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

Registration for the PEI Marathon Weekend October 15-17th, 2021 is now open. All planning will be in compliance with PEI’s Chief Public Health Office.

Please note that any necessary changes required by the CPHO office prior to event weekend will be put in place at that time and details will be posted.