Do you or someone you know suffer from a headache disorder, specifically, migraine, cluster headache, and chronic daily headache? Strike back at head pain by joining our team!
Volunteers are needed to help plan and prepare for our races, as well as on race day. See the sections below for the various ways you can get involved.
Help with Planning – Race Committee Open Positions
Volunteers are needed for publicity, race planning, marketing, and finding donors and sponsors.
Race Day Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to be cheerleaders on the course and make sure participants are going in the right direction. Course monitors are needed from approx. 7:30 am – 10:30 am depending on event distance. 3 to 4 enthusiastic volunteers are needed as course monitors.
Water Station: Volunteers are needed to setup and manage the water stops from approx. 8:30 am – 10:30 am.
Registration: Volunteers needed to assist with registration from 7:00 am – 10:30 am. Must be organized, have ability to work at a fast pace and familiar with race registration process to assist in this area.
Gear Check: Volunteer needed from approx. 7:45 am- 11:00 am for our gear check tent to label participant belongings and return them to participants after they complete the walk or run.
Cheerleaders: If you are unable to walk or run, this is the perfect way to be involved and support all who are walking and running! We would love for you to join us from 8:30 am -10:30 am and welcome participants back through the finish line.
"Thank You" Team: We know some of you cannot get up early, have chronic migraine, or are fearful of having an attack in public. But we still need you to come on October 10th, and so we have an easy job where you can show up late on race day and feel free to leave after 30 minutes – yes, that’s all.
We want you to be part of this growing movement that needs to continue! If we want to see public perception of this disabling disease shift from, “It’s just a headache” to “Migraine and cluster are neurological diseases that can cause disability,” then we ALL have to do something. That’s why we are inviting you to be on the “Thank YOU” team. You can sit at the finish line (we will provide the chairs), and when runners and walkers cross over, you can hand them their medal and simply say, “Thank you.” We invite you to also make a sign that reads, “Thank you for participating, I have migraine.” Or whatever you want!
For more information on volunteering at the 10/10/20 DC/VA Miles for Migraine race please contact: