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Volunteer for Toronto

Each Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Weekend is supported by hundreds of volunteers. Without the outstanding support of dedicated community minded groups and individuals like you - these events simply wouldn't happen. Volunteers are also eligible to earn Community Service hours by helping us out!

Volunteer Groups


Gather your friends, family, charity organizations or corporate colleagues and enjoy the fun and festivities while exercising your volunteer spirit. For more information contact us at


Unlimited tasks and responsibilities are available for individuals wanting to make a difference.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Receive a volunteer t-shirt
  • Ferry ticket to Toronto Island for those working on race day
  • Meet people from all over the country
  • Work with like-minded individuals wanting to serve and support others
  • Make a difference in another person's life  
  • Earn Community Service Hours 

Race Day Details

June 10, 2018

Volunteers will check-in at the Volunteer Check-In Tent at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal - 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto - behind the Westin Harbour Castle at 7:00AM.  You will need to be on the 8:00AM ferry across to Centre Island.  A ferry ticket will be provided at volunteer check-in.  It is imperative that you are get checked in and receive your ferry ticket before ferry departed at 8:00AM.

Volunteer Roles

Health & Fitness Boutique (Friday June 8th & Saturday June 9th)

Packet Pick-Up: Volunteers will assist with runners picking their bibs, shirts and other amenities up prior to race day.

Race Day (Sunday June 10th)

VIP/Volunteer Check-In: Positioned on the mainland, these volunteers will assist with Volunteer Check-in and VIP Packet Pickup.

Gear Check: Volunteers help runners check gear bags before the race and retrieve them after they finish.

Start Team: Volunteers will assist with the start of the race including organizing start waves.

Bike Team: Volunteer riders will ride the course ensuring runners stay on the official route and looking for any runner needing medical attention. A volunteer rider is assigned to lead the second and third place runners. 

Race Pacers: Volunteers will pace for each of the following speeds: 5 min/km, 6 min/km, 7 min/km, 8 min/km, 9min/km, 10 min/km. Pacers get free race entry to the event.

Course Marshalls: Volunteers will help around the course, ensuring runners don’t miss important turns and stay on the official route. They are also on the lookout for any runner who may need medical attention.

Water Stations: Volunteers will hand water to runners. Volunteers will also help in the set-up and break down of the water station.

Finish Line Water: Volunteeers will hand out water to runners after they cross the finish line.

Finish Line Medal Distribution: Volunteers will work with models to handout out medals in an organized and timely manner.

Finish Line Refreshments: Volunteers will pour and hand out flutes of bubly to runners.

Post Race Food Distribution: Volunteers will hand out food as the runners go through the food tent, after crossing the finish line.

Event Location

Avenue of the Island, Toronto, ON, Canada

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