Volunteer Info

We welcome volunteers to the 2018 Quad Cities Marathon, an all volunteer event! Our race is one of the finest in the Midwest and we're excited about the friendly, helpful residents in our area who help to make it so great.

More than 1,400 volunteers are needed for this year's events that include the one mile run & walk, kids run, Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, and the Marathon, Half Marathon, 5 Person Marathon Relay, 5K Run & Walk, water stations, finish line, and post race party on Sunday.
Check this page in the coming months to find a link to register to volunteer at any race or event associated with the 2018 Marathon. 
Once registered you'll be contacted by your committee chair and you'll be set and ready to go.

Why should I volunteer?

Your time benefits the Quad Cities Marathon runners, walkers and guests by providing help in a variety of areas. More importantly, volunteers provide the energy and enthusiasm to help encourage our runners to the finish line! When you volunteer, you are also supporting the Quad Cities Prostate Cancer Initiative, the philanthropy programs that the Quad Cities Marathon supports. Plus, all volunteers receive a cool t-shirt and the thanks and gratitude of the race committee and the running community.

What volunteer roles are available?

There are many roles that volunteers play, but these are a few:
Expo Exhibitor Check in  Help exhibitors check in, distribute info/badges. Needed Fri 3-6 pm, Sat 7-10 am
Expo Hospitality Handle setup of exhibitor hospitality area including food/beverage throughout the day. Fri 9am-12noon, Sat 7am-6:30pm 
Security  (Prefer former Police, Firemen or Veterans)
Information Booth  (Knowledge of QC Marathon helpful)
Half Marathon  Assist where marathon and 1/2 split, general help along the course 
Course Marshall  Ensure safety of each runner along the course 
Course  Performers: Entertain, provide encouragement along course
Entertainment Location Host: Individuals living along course willing to provide space & utilities to performers 
Elite Runner Support  Transport Runners to/from airport, elite runner water stops, elite runner post race 
Race Course/Set up  Race Course Volunteers and Set up Crew