VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTIONS

Learn about available opportunities at the B.A.A. Half Marathon
Please note, all shift times are subject to change.

All volunteers must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine in order to participate in the 2022 B.A.A. Half Marathon.

Please note, most roles on race day involve standing outdoors at Franklin Park. Questions on the roles below or interested in other opportunities? Send us an email at volunteer@baa.org.

Pre Race Projects

Email volunteer@baa.org for more information on potential pre-race projects.

Green Team: Race Day

Check-in time: 6:30 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
In an effort to reduce the waste footprint of B.A.A. events, Green Team volunteers play an important role in our sustainability efforts. Volunteers will assist with the diversion of waste destined for the landfill, collecting recycling and compost, and educating participants on how and where to dispose of bottles, food, wrappers, etc.

Athlete Services: Race Day

Check-in time: 6:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 10:00 a.m.
Athlete Services volunteers will assist with race day bib pick up and answering general race FAQs as athletes arrive to Franklin Park. 

Bus Greeter - Franklin Park: Race Day

Check-in time: 5:15 a.m.
Check-in location: Franklin Park, Shuttle Drop Off Location on Seaver Street
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Franklin Park Bus Greeters will support athletes as they make their way from the buses into Franklin Park. These volunteers will provide directions, answer FAQs, and cheer on participants as they arrive. At the end of the race, this group of volunteers will assist with post-race bus loading and congratulate participants on their accomplishments.

Food Tent: Race Day

Check-in time: 6:30 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Food Tent volunteers will set-up and help distribute various food and beverage products available to participants before and after the race. Participants will be eager and thankful to receive their post-race fuel.

Shirt Distribution: Race Day

Check-in time: 6:15 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Shirt Distribution volunteers will set-up and help distribute participant shirts before and after the race.

Event Marshal: Race Day

Check-in Time: 6:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Event Marshal volunteers will help the flow of participant, press, spectator and elite athlete traffic ensuring credentials and race bibs are being checked for special access areas.

Course Monitors: Race Day

Check-in Time: 6:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Volunteer Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Course Monitors are the eyes, ears, and voices out on the course, providing participants with directional instructions and ensuring safety. This team of volunteers will meet at the Volunteer Tent in Franklin Park and will be transported to and from their position on course via bus from Franklin Park.

Amateur Radio Communications: Race Day

Check-in time: 6:00 a.m.
Check-in location: Medical Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
The Amateur Radio team of volunteers will provide communications services by assisting with the transfer of both routine and emergency messages during the race at critical locations. An FCC Amateur Radio License is required for Amateur Radio Volunteers.

Medical: Race Day

Check-in time: 6:00 a.m. (all start/finish and course volunteers)
Check-in location: Medical Tent, Franklin Park
Estimated check-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Medical tents will be set up at the Start/Finish Area and at three locations along the course. Upon check-in, all medical volunteers will assist in setting up equipment in the medical tent. A group medical meeting will take place, after which all course medical staff be transported to their assigned course location.