Portland Marathon Volunteer Opportunity- Kate Grace

BTC Youth Families,

BTC Pro Kate Grace is helping the Portland Marathon recruit and manage course marshals for this year's race on Sunday October 6th. They are looking for volunteers for 5-6 hours on race morning (this can also be split into two 3-hour shifts). This is an unpaid position, but the marathon is donating to any clubs who send 10 or more members to volunteer.

In addition to raising a bit of money for BTC, this is a way to give back to a great local race, cheer on runners, and maybe show off some BTC gear in the process. Details of the position are below (you man an intersection, make sure all traffic abides by the course markings, and serve as first contact for runners who have any questions or medical issues).

Please contact kate.c.grace@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering!

Additionally, please reach out if you are a member of another running club, or coach of a high school team, and think there might be interest in sending a group. As well as netting a club donation from Portland Marathon, serving as a marshal counts for volunteer hours to fulfill high school quotas.


Position details:
Course Marshals are volunteers who man an intersection on the marathon course on Sunday, October 6th from roughly 6:30AM to 1PM. Course marshals are in charge of keeping traffic away from the marathon course, marking the marathon route, and keeping an eye out for runners with medical emergencies. Course marshals are assigned to a specific intersection on the route, and must be in place when the police conduct a pre-race course run through. The race cannot start until all course marshals are in position.

To help with recruiting, the Portland Marathon can make a donation to clubs or groups that "volunteer" as course marshals. In order to receive a donation, clubs/groups must have more than 10 members, and fulfill all race day duties. Club donations work out to roughly $10/volunteer per 3 hour shift.