Join the Pat’s Run Race Crew!
Even if you are not participating in the run, there are still many opportunities to support Pat’s Run by donating your time and talents as a volunteer. Volunteers are the backbone of any fundraising effort, and we are fortunate to have dedicated individuals and corporations share their time and talents each year.
Please review the various volunteer opportunities available and register to help in one or multiple areas during race week or on race day. Encourage family and friends to join you; we can use hundreds of helping hands! Every volunteer receives a complimentary Pat’s Run Race Crew T-shirt.
Highly motivated and organized leaders are needed to take on the role as captain. Volunteer captains help recruit volunteers and on race day take the lead for their area by educating, organizing and managing large groups of people to execute the assigned job. Captains are required to attend the captains meeting one week prior to race day. Please e-mail email@example.com if you are interested in becoming a Pat’s Run Race Crew Volunteer Captain.
What happens after I sign up online?
You will receive a confirmation e-mail within three (3) days of signing up welcoming you to the Pat’s Run Race Crew and confirming your role as volunteer. Two (2) weeks prior to the race you will receive an e-mail with specific details for your assigned job responsibilities and shift, parking information and other helpful instructions.
What if I cannot attend?
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let our volunteer coordinator know so we can ensure your responsibilities can be re-assigned to another volunteer.
What if I cannot work the whole shift?
Once you sign up, we count on you for the full shift and cannot replace you if you leave early. At times it may appear your area is over-staffed but please be aware that all shifts are coordinated based on anticipated crowds. We count on each volunteer for help at the busy end of the shift. Please do not leave your post.
May I bring a friend?
Yes! We can always use extra help! Please have be sure to have them register online to secure a volunteer position and Race Crew T-shirt.
How should I dress?
We recommend all volunteers wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Please dress in layers to compensate for cool to hot temperatures throughout the day. All volunteer jobs will take place outside – this includes Registration/Packet Pick-up. Note: some jobs have a physical requirement; please review the job descriptions before you register.
What should I bring with me?
As little as possible. There is no storage available so you will have to carry any items you bring with you. Most areas will have a place to set down your belongings, but it will not be secure. We strongly recommend wearing a backpack or leaving your personal items in your car.
Can children volunteer?
The official age for an unaccompanied child to volunteer is 16. The Pat’s Run committee wants to ensure the safety of all volunteers. Please direct any questions regarding children to the volunteer coordinator via e-mail.
Do volunteers get a discount on race entry fees or a complimentary entry?
Pat’s Run is the signature annual fundraiser for the Pat Tillman Foundation and entry discounts for the run are not offered. Event proceeds after expenses directly support the Tillman Military Scholars program.