Give back to the community

Volunteer Information.

Volunteers are essential to the success of any large event and we can't wait to work with YOU in 2023. We are counting on our dedicated race crew of seasoned and new volunteers, groups and clubs, athletes who are able to volunteer on race weekend, as well as family and friends of registered participants to join us in making 2023 a smashing success. We will open race weekend volunteer registration in February,  please check back then!

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Benefits of Volunteering

  • A supportive and inclusive volunteer environment where volunteers can directly experience the energy, excitement, and fun of race weekend
  • R.C.V.C. (Run Calgary Volunteer Crew) T-shirt - 2023 edition
  • Volunteer food options and refreshments for all volunteer shifts
  • Online volunteer orientation training sessions to prepare you for race weekend
  • Volunteer Hours Certificate
  • An extraordinary experience that brings together race participants, spectators, volunteers, and the Calgary community

Get Involved

There are a variety of volunteer roles available to choose from, whether you want to be supporting athletes out on the race course or experiencing the energy of race weekend down at the Stampede Grounds.

Volunteering for the Servus Calgary Marathon can be a great team-building exercise, a fun family bonding experience, a way to get school or work credit for volunteer hours, and an opportunity to meet new people.

All volunteers will receive a Volunteer Hours Certificate. If you have a specific form to record your volunteer hours, be sure to bring it to your volunteer shift for your Volunteer Lead to sign.

Have questions? Email volunteer@calgarymarathon.com

Committee / Board Opportunities

The Calgary Marathon Society (CMS) is made up of Run Calgary staff, members of the Volunteer Board, and Calgary Marathon Volunteer Race Committee members.

The Calgary Marathon Volunteer Race Committee is made up of Leads, Course Captains, and technical specialists, and is focused on the operations and execution of Race Week. All positions require some pre-planning, however it is varied and so is the level of commitment.

To apply to be part of the Calgary Marathon Volunteer Race Committee:
Please email volunteer@calgarymarathon.com with your C.V. (professional and running), some thoughts on why you would like to join the committee, what skills you bring, and where you would like to contribute.

The Volunteer Board meets 10 times a year and is focused on governance, developing long term strategy, and creating the future vision of the organization. Sub-committees meet monthly, quarterly, or as needed.

To apply to sit on the Board of Directors:
Please check out this posting to apply for 2022/23.

Groups and Team Volunteering

We are seeking groups who want to volunteer together! If you are part of a run club, team, company, or organization, please email volunteer@calgarymarathon.com to discuss how we can get your group involved. Your group may be eligible for an honorarium.