For Volunteers

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteers must carry a photo ID with them at all times during their assignment and be prepared to show this to race officials and security personnel, upon request.
  • Volunteers must wear their 2014 GORE-TEX® Philadelphia Marathon volunteer sweatshirt/t-shirt and credential (if provided).
  • If at any time during your assignment you have a problem, notify your team captain immediately, who will inform the proper authorities.
  • Dress appropriately casual and for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Do not bring backpacks, cameras, or other valuables with you to your assignment. The race is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Volunteers are required to obey the "No Smoking" and "No Alcohol" policy for the duration of their assignment.
  • Be prepared and flexible for a long day.
  • Reassignments may occur. Refreshments will be provided for volunteers checking in at the Health & Fitness Expo or for race events. Volunteers working along the race course should bring a lunch.
  • Volunteers working Food and Fluid Distribution at the start, along the course and at the finish line will be given vinyl gloves that must be worn at all times.
  • As a volunteer, be prepared to answer many types of questions. Take pride in your role. Familiarize yourself with the course maps and start/finish diagrams and all weekend events. The maps and diagrams will provide valuable information to make the participant's experience a great one.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.