be a part of something big

GLIRC events are of upmost quality because of the continuous support we receive from our stellar volunteers. Whether you are a runner looking to give back, a spectator looking to step up, or a community group in need of service hours, we welcome your help and are excited to bring you on board!

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  • Anyone is welcome to volunteer! Club members, non-club members, community groups, schools, etc.
    (Note: Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult to volunteer)
  • Volunteers are needed at all of our races and select special events
  • To sign up as a volunteer, visit the registration page for any of our events and select the "Volunteer" option; which will either be on the left-hand side column or can be found under the More tab at the top
  • If you have questions about volunteering a specific race, you can find contact information for that race's volunteer coordinator here
  • For general volunteer inquiries email Coordinator of Volunteers Mindy Davidson (

volunteer rewards system

Volunteers receive a race-specific giveaway at each event they give their time to, in addition to a volunteer point. Points are redeemable for GLIRC clothing and GLIRC race entries. To view the Program Outline, click here

volunteer position descriptions

There is a volunteer position to fit everyone's ability and time commitment level! In fact, a deal of volunteer positions are needed prior to the race, enabling runners to both race and volunteer. There is always an area Captain to help assist new volunteers and troubleshoot problems, so don't be nervous to try something new. 

Please note some of our larger, or more specialized events will utilize a different set of positions than the ones listed below.

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Registration volunteers hand out participant packets and assist in participant registration, ensuring all runners are properly registered, received their assigned number and size-specific giveaway. This can be done day-of-race or prior to race day at a pre-race packet pick-up location if available for a particular race.

Finish Line

Finish line volunteers hand out finishers medals when applicable, direct flow of people, and monitor the crowd for possible medical intervention. (Also a great opportunity to cheer on runners through the finish!)


Refreshments volunteers set up, hand out, and monitor the post-race refreshment area, making sure enough food will remain available for the back of the pack participants. After all participants have finished and the event is ending, refreshment volunteers assist in breakdown of tables and cleaning up the refreshment area. 

water stops

Water stop volunteers provide water to race participants before, during, and after the event. Volunteers set up water cups prior to and during the event, hand out cups to participants, continuously fill cups, and clean up their stop after it is no longer needed. 


Course guides

Course guide volunteers provide direction and traffic control along the race course. Volunteers will be given a specific location along the course, where they will direct runners and provide traffic control to ensure the safety of race participants and volunteers. Course guide volunteers remain at their post until all participants have come through and the trail vehicle/walker, who follows the last participant, has dismissed them.

Split Callers

Split callers are assigned a mile marker along the race course and are responsible for starting the clock and calling out times as participants pass by. A trail vehicle/walker, who follows the last participant, will dismiss volunteers along the course. 


Lead bike volunteers lead racers along the course or ride among the participants to help maintain safety. 
Note: This is the only volunteer position where lead bike experience is required. If you would like to shadow a lead bike or see if you meet the requirements please contact Coordinator of Volunteers Mindy Davidson -


Parking volunteers help direct race participants to proper parking locations prior to the start of the race.