Race Roster

Join our amazing Volunteer Race Crew in Saskatoon for the Saskatchewan Marathon, and be a part of a fun exciting event.  The support and incredible dedication of our volunteers is greatly appreciated!  Online registration will close Thursday May 24 evening.

Here is a helpful general document 2018 Volunteer Info Sheet (pdf).

- Preview list of volunteering opportunities below.

- Register by clicking [VOLUNTEER] button (appears on right if desktop, or above if mobile device). You need to have or create a RaceRoster login.

- Pick a volunteer job from the drop-down menu

- Complete the volunteer form, and either click [Continue] or [Add Another Volunteer] to pick another job for you/another person (to remove any job, click Remove Participant>; and note system time-out if takes over 15 minutes to finish.)

- After you continue and finish registering, click [Submit Order] and a confirmation email will be sent. Ensure therunner@raceroster.com is not going to spam.

Anytime use the dashboard at raceroster.com/signin to display all job details associated with your email address.

Note:  for MaraFun  go to 2018-marafun-saskatchewan-marathon/volunteer then click VOLUNTEER on left-hand side.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES:


Job Title
Location and Time
Duties
 
Friday,  May 25
Orientation Setup
Prairieland Park Hall A 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Help setup and prepare for the Volunteer Kick Off Party (before event doors open at 7pm to registered volunteers).
Duties include: unpack volunteer T- shirts and organize on tables, put up signage, confirm online registrations and distribute shirts.

 
Saturday, May 26
Expo Information Kiosk
Prairieland Park Hall A 
10 AM - 1:30 PM
or 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Information Kiosk (the SRRA tent) will be near the Race Expo entrance. Help answer questions about the race or course routes.
Prefer SRRA member or have marathon running experience.

Expo Pasta Dinner Ticket Taker
Prairieland Park Hall A
4:30 PM - 6 PM
Help take tickets at entrance to the Participant Pasta Dinner.
Also manage the flow of people into the dining room from nearby expo area.

Expo Greeter Prairieland Park Hall A
10 AM - 1:30 PM
or 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Welcome and direct participants into the race expo area, also help answer general questions.  Direct specific race questions to nearby information kiosk.
Expo Set-up
Prairieland Park Hall A
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Help with setup of the Race Expo area.  Assist exhibitors moving into designated booths.
Expo Take Down
Prairieland Park Hall A
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Help with take-down of the Race Expo area and this year's 40th anniversary display.  Assist exhibitors moving out, and help with general clean-up. 
Race Package Pick Up
Prairieland Park Hall A
10 AM - 1:30 PM
or 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Help distribute Race Package and T- shirt to registered participants, based on bib number.
Lists are posted by race to help find bib numbers easily.
Direct any registration changes or issues to the nearby walk-in registrar desk.

Race Package Pickup Leader
Prairieland Park Hall A
10 AM - 1:30 PM
or 1:30 PM - 5 PM
Assist the RACE EXPO Captains to ensure volunteers understand duties, and help answer questions about this area.
Must be over 17 years of age.

Village Set-up Crew (Saturday) Finish Line Village
1 PM - 4 PM
Help set-up the Village Start/Finish line area in Diefenbaker Park (St Henry Ave entrance).
Duties include: put up fencing and signage, assemble start gate, pop-up tents, arrange tables, etc.
Please indicate if any prior experience with this race or another.  Training is provided. 

Expo Late Registration Table
Prairieland Park Hall A
10 AM - 5 PM
This exclusive group of Participant Registrars is pre-arranged; and will be contacted to register.
Duties include: help participants with last day race registration or switch to a different event, etc.

 Sunday, May 27
Aid Water Station - College of Physiotherapy
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM

Exclusively for U of S College of Physiotherapy Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member.

Aid Water Station - Ernst and Young
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM

Exclusively for Ernst and Young Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member.




Aid Water Station - General
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
This public group will setup Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Keep surrounding area tidy and, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.  You might be combined with another station if necessary.

Aid Water Station - Goodlife Fitness
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Goodlife Fitness Volunteers.  This group will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member.
Aid Water Station - Hudson's Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Hudson's Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member.

Aid Water Station - Lululemon Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Lululemon Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member. 

Aid Water Station - Meewasin Valley Authority
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM

Exclusively for Meewasin Valley Authority Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member. 

Aid Water Station - Motion Fitness
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM


Exclusively for Motion Fitness Volunteers that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member. 

Aid Water Station - Orange Theory
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Orange Theory Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member. 

Aid Water Station - Popeyes Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Popeyes Supplements Saskatoon Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member. 
Aid Water Station - Ryde YXE
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Ryde YXE Volunteers, that will set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member. 

Aid Water Station - TriClub
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Saskatoon Triathlon Club Volunteers., that set up Aid Station, pour and hand out water, sport drink and energy gels. Help tidy surrounding area, then take down Aid Station.
Exact location and time will be provided later.
Register as either team captain or group member.

Bike Marshal
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusive group of BIKE MARSHALS is prearranged, and you will be contacted to register.
Patrol a designated zone to help participants on the course if injuries, notify aid stations of situations, ensure lead runners stay on correct route, etc.

Zones and shift times are provided later, by the Bike Marshal Captain.
Must be over 15 years of age.

Course Marshal - Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble Volunteers.  This group will help ensure safety of participants, and be supplied with maps and safety vests.  Placed near key traffic areas along the course to help direct participants and vehicles.
Exact location and time will be provided closer to event, by the Course Marshal Captain.
Must be over 15 years of age (or accompanied by adult).
Course Marshal - Saskatoon Roller Derby League
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Saskatoon Roller Derby League Volunteers.  This group will help ensure safety of participants, and be supplied with a maps and safety vests.  Placed near key traffic areas along the course to help direct participants and vehicles.
Exact location and time will be provided closer to event, by the Course Marshal Captain.
Must be over 15 years of age (or accompanied by adult).

Course Marshal - SSFA
Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM
Exclusively for Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association Volunteers.  This group will help ensure safety of participants, and be supplied with a maps and safety vests.  Placed near key traffic areas along the course to help direct participants and vehicles.
Exact location and time will be provided closer to event, by the Course Marshal Captain.
Must be over 15 years of age (or accompanied by adult).
Course Marshal

Marathon Course
7 AM - 1:30 PM

This public group will help ensure safety of participants, and will be supplied with maps and safety vests.  Placed near key traffic areas along the course to help direct participants and vehicles.
Exact location and time will be provided closer to event, by the Road Marshal Captain.

Some locations will need 2 people, so indicate who to place you with.
Must be over 15 years of age (or accompanied by adult).
Course Set-up Crew
Marathon Course
4 AM - 7 AM
Help place kilometer/mile markers, course signage, barricades and cones.
Please indicate if any previous experience?  Training will be provided.

Course Take Down Crew
Marathon Course
11 AM - 2 PM
Pick up remaining supplies from Water Aid Stations. Remove kilometer/mile markers, course signage, barricades and cones.  Cyclists are welcome to help!
Finish Line Captain
Finish Line Village
7 AM - 1:30 PM
This pre-arranged individual will lead the Finish Line Support volunteers, and manage all activities in this area.
Finish Line Support Team


Finish Line Village
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
or 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Help participants crossing the finish line. Duties include: area set-up or take-down, giving medals and blankets, pour and give out water, sport drink, and energy gels to participants. Also keep area tidy, and direct participants towards village area, parking lot or medical assistance if needed.
Food Tent Finish Line Village
6 AM - 9:30 AM
or 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Help setup the Participant Food Tent with beverages and food, which can involve unloading items from storage truck.  Also keep area tidy and distribute items to participants after their race.  When event ends, pack up remaining food.  Ensure access restricted to only participants (not for spectators and MaraFun kids have own food area). 
Must be over 14 years of age.

Food Tent Leader Finish Line Village
6 AM - 9:30 AM
or 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Assist the Participant Food Tent Captain, to coordinate volunteers in this area, and help answer questions.
Must be over 17 years of age.
Information Tent
(Sunday)

Finish Line Village
7 AM - 9:30 AM
or 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Help answer basic questions from participants or spectators (having some race experience would be helpful yet not required). Provide extra safety pins for bibs, manage lost and found area, etc...
This job is located in same tent with Volunteer Support and Bag Drop.

Marathon Turnaround Marshal
Marathon Course
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Monitor which marathon course participants reach the north-end turnaround point (list will be provided, as well as a map and safety vest).  Prefer you use own phone/camera to take picture of participant BIB number for confirmation.
Exact location and time will be provided closer to event, by the Course Marshal Captain.
Must be over 15 years of age.  
Participant Bag Drop

Finish Line Village
6 AM - 8:30 AM
or 8:30 AM - 11 AM
or 11 AM - 1:30 PM
Collect participant bags prior to races, label by bib number, and put in boxes.  Then locate bag as individuals return to pickup, by matching bib number.  Also help with the participant unused/unwashed shirt exchange for a different size (if available).
This job is located in same tent with Information and Volunteer Support.

Race Time Results Tent Finish Line Village
8:30 AM-10:45 AM
or 10:30 AM - 1 PM
Scan bibs with a portable hand device, as finished participants enter tent; and screen will display results. If technical issues, refer participant to get posted results from website. Also help keep the flow of people moving to avoid congestion. Shift overlap ensures a smooth transition, as this area gets busy. Training is provided.
Must be over 15 years of age.

Start Line Support
Finish Line Village
7 AM -  9 AM
or 9 AM - 11 AM
Assist with organizing pace groups and bring participants towards the start line chute.  After the race begins, help with finish line area activities and tidy this area.
Village Set-up Crew (Sunday)
Finish Line Village
5:30 AM - 8 AM
Help complete any remaining setup of the Finish Line Village area, in Diefenbaker Park (St Henry Ave entrance).  Duties may include: fencing, pylons, signage, direct sponsors and participants looking for certain areas.
Training is provided.

Village Take-Down Crew
Finish Line Village
12 PM - 3 PM
After the Race Course closes, help with general clean up of the Finish Line Village. Also help load various materials onto trucks, take down tents, un-assemble the start gate and fencing, etc.
Water Set-up Crew (Sunday)
Marathon Course
5 AM - 3 PM
Exclusive group of Water truck drivers (pre-arranged) to help deliver water jugs, supplies, and tables to various Aid Station locations.  Driver needs to handle cube van (3-ton truck) and able to backup.  You may also be asked to help on Saturday or Friday as required.
Winner Circle Support
Finish Line Village
9 AM - 11:30 AM
or 11 AM - 1:30 PM
Provide support to the Winner Circle Captain, during the various race award ceremonies at the Winner Circle Area.  Shift overlap ensures a smooth transition during the awards.
Must be over 14 years of age.

Yoga Registration Table
Finish Line Village
10:30 AM - 1 PM
Ensure yoga participants register and sign waiver prior to each class.
Must be over 15 years of age.

Event Schedule

  • May 25 7:00 PM CST - Kick-off party (training and appreciation) for all registered volunteers, at Prairieland

  • May 26 10:00 AM CST - Volunteers helping with Expo, Package Pickup or Village setup

  • May 27 6:00 AM CST - Volunteers helping at Diefenbaker Park or along the course on race day!

Contact Information