Volunteer @ Race

We rely on our wonderful volunteers to help make our race experiences both enjoyable and successful. Please consider lending a hand at our next event and enjoying a race from the other side!



The Richmond Road Runners Club does have minimum age requirements to participate as a volunteer. Volunteers for all events must be at least 15 years of age. Children under the minimum age are not allowed to volunteer or accompany you. You will be told on the event day that your services cannot be utilized if you have children with you. additionally revoking any opportunity to earn Grand Prix points for that event. This is for the safety of your child and everyone else involved and there are no exceptions.

The Richmond Road Runners Club Volunteer Code of Conduct

  • Conduct yourself as a positive, informative member of our volunteer team. Consider how long our athletes have prepared and help to celebrate their accomplishments!

  • Follow all directions from your volunteer coordinator. These directions are in place for the safety of our volunteers, runners and spectators.

  • Refrain from using profane, harassing, or any other language which could be considered offensive.

  • Refrain from using any and all drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products while volunteering and during our events.

  • Respect and treat all event participants with dignity and kindness. The RRRC is home to one of the most eclectic running groups in America. Everyone deserves a chance to run.

The Richmond Road Runners Club Volunteer Guidelines

  • Upon arrival, please check in at your designated volunteer check in location.

  • The Richmond Road Runners Club and staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items. We highly recommend volunteers leave any and all valuables at home.

  • All marshals, parking attendants, photographers, and Volunteer Coordinators  must wear their volunteer shirt if one is supplied and/or a reflective safety vest for the duration of their volunteer shift. The vests should always be returned to the event finish line area.

  • All volunteers will be required to stand for most if not all of their shift. Please be prepared by dressing comfortably for your assignment and appropriately based upon the weather conditions.  Water station volunteers may get wet!

  • All volunteers must plan to work for the entirety of their shift. Shift times and locations have been predetermined for safety precautions.

  • It is prohibited to bring children under the age of 15 or pets that are not service animals to your volunteer shift location. This could create a safety concern for our participants and volunteers alike.

  • Water Stop Volunteers: Those volunteering at a water stop along the course will assist with setup, breakdown, and cleanup for the location. Volunteers should expect physical labor and dress appropriately, as you may get wet. It is imperative all water stop volunteers arrive on time and ready to work as water and any available electrolytes need to be ready for distribution as the runners begin to race through. Shift times and locations are subject to change.

  • If you need to cancel, please contact us at volunteer@rrrc.org immediately. Do not contact the race director regarding volunteer questions or requests.

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