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Volunteers - GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon
2018


Welcome to the GoodLife Victoria Marathon 2018.  About 10,000 people participate in this event - runners, children and volunteers.  

We look forward to your assistance in making it amazing!  

Please note this event is on the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

We rely on over 1600 volunteers… to put on the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. All volunteers will receive a souvenir crew hat & buff and volunteer certificate.
If you have questions please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@runvictoriamarathon.com.

Volunteer Shifts

Friday Shifts and Roles 

Roles: 

  • Info booth (Victoria Conference Centre)
  • Shirt Distribution (Victoria Conference Centre)
  • Race Package Pickup/Late Registration (Victoria Conference Centre)

Saturday Shifts and Roles 

Roles: 

  • Distance Signage - truck load out (meet near Thetis Lake)
  • Info booth (Victoria Conference Centre)
  • Shirt Distribution (Victoria Conference Centre)
  • Race Package Pickup/Late Registration (Victoria Conference Centre)
  • Race Expo Support - help with exhibitor needs, may require setup/lifting (Victoria Conference Centre)
  • Gear Check - set up for Sunday (Legislature Grounds)
  • Barricades: You will be required to assist with loading a truck or cube van with a 150 or so barricades from the City on Saturday – the day before the Race. Drive along the route in the truck – dropping the barricades at each intersection that is used by the Victoria Marathon. Race Route goes from the Inner City through the suburbs up to the turn around point at Exeter Road. Requirements: Should be 16 years of age or older, get in and out of a truck or van, speak english
  • Finish Line Volunteer - assist with set up, signage and fencing

Sunday Shifts and Roles 

Roles: 

  • Distance Signage - sign dispersal and pick up (meet in front of Empress Hotel)
  • Gear Check (Legislature Grounds)
  • Medical Tent - *first aid training required (Legislature Grounds)
  • Grounds - clearing grounds of litter, discard clothing, keeping things green “Grounds” volunteers are employed primarily with ”housekeeping” activities during the running events - and assisting other facilities (clothing check tents, for example) with delivery/removal as requested. “Grounds” volunteers may access the “volunteer support” tent for refreshments at any time during their volunteer shift. Core time commitment is from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm but additional time availability is desirable. (Legislature Grounds)
  • Cycling Officials (three routes)
  • Awards Ceremony Support (Victoria Conference Centre)
  • Kids Run (Menzies between Kingston and Superior)
  • Aid Stations (various locations)
  • Finish Line Volunteer - assist with set up, signage and fencing
  • Barricades: You will be required to assist with loading a truck or cube van with a 150 or so barricades from the City on Saturday – the day before the Race. Drive along the route in the truck – dropping the barricades at each intersection that is used by the Victoria Marathon. Race Route goes from the Inner City through the suburbs up to the turn around point at Exeter Road. Requirements: Should be 16 years of age or older, get in and out of a truck or van, speak english
  • Cook Street Turn Marshals - With loud voices, continuous instruction to participants that the half marathon / marathon turn left at Dallas / Cook and the 8k turn right
  • Recovery Zone: Celebrate the finishers by handing out food and water in the finish recovery zone. Duties include cutting up fruit, replenishing muffins, donuts, cookies and handing out water. Majority of the duties will be taking place under a tent with limited heavy lifting.
  • Security: Manage participant and spectator flow around the finish line and recovery zone. Ability to assess when it is safe for people to cross the intersection.
  • Cook Street Turn Crew: Person needs a loud voice to be able to instruct participants about the upcoming turn. Half Marathon / Marathon participants turn left and the 8k participants turn right.


Event Schedule

  • October 5 9:00 AM PDT - GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Expo

  • October 5 12:00 PM PDT - GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Expo

  • October 7 6:00 AM PDT - GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon Race Day

Contact Information

Event Location

Victoria, BC, Canada

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