Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for all of our events. For each event we require 25+ volunteers to help our events go smoothly. There are many opportunities to help. We offer benefits for volunteers including free entry to any of the From the Heart Racing series and free food and drinks. We also record and sign off on community service hours. Look at our event page for upcoming races. https://fromtheheartracing.org/events/

List of responsibilities: 

  • Directing parking
  • Registration
  • Handing out shirts
  • Organizing and maintaining refreshments
  • Helping out with water tables on course
  • Directing the runners on course
  • Handing out water and medals at the end of the course 
  • Set up and clean up

Join us and Become one of Our Volunteers Today!

If you want to get involved please contact Brittany Telke at brittanytelke@gmail.com. or fill out this form:

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6 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer For a Race (Source: Active)

Get a Feel For Race Day

If your first race is approaching, volunteering a few weeks before can be a great way to get a feel for what the atmosphere will be like. Several different factors go into a race, and getting a preview of gear check stations, crowded start lines, water stations, and more will help you prepare. Try to simulate your own race day when you show up to volunteer by going through your anticipated routine in your head.

Give Back

Volunteering is the perfect chance to give back to the community. Races can be important fundraising eventsβ€”a large portion of proceeds is often donated to local businesses and charitiesβ€”and unpaid volunteers play an important role in how everything comes together. Your service will be greatly appreciated by everyone involved, and you’ll feel a sense of fulfillment after donating your time and effort for a good cause.

Support a Friend or Family Member

If your friend or family member has a race coming up, there’s a good chance they’d appreciate some support. Since just showing up to a race to watch can be boring, try volunteering to keep yourself entertained. Once the person you’re cheering for crosses the finish line, congratulate them and join them for the after-party.

Networking

Whether you work in the health and fitness industry or you want to promote your local business, attending a local endurance event can be a great opportunity to socialize and network with others. With families and businesses from all over the community represented, you’ll have plenty of chances to spark up conversation, shake some hands, and pass out business cards.

Free Giveaways

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Almost all endurance events have post-race festivities, and these are typically open to participants and volunteers. Once you’re done volunteering, check out what’s going on afterwards and see if you can get your hands on some free food samples, gear or coupons.

Relive the Glory Days

As much as we hate to admit it, we can’t run forever. Eventually, it’s time to hang up the old running shoes. If this is your current situation, volunteering for a race can be a great way to relive your glory days. Being around fellow runners can help bring back memories of your favorite races, and it may be just what you need to give you that running fix you’re desperately missing.