Sioux Falls Marathon Volunteer Opportunities

We can't thank you enough for being interested in volunteering at the Sioux Falls Marathon! Our routes cover over 30 miles of this beautiful city and our amazing volunteers are out on every part of the routes! Without you, this event wouldn't be possible!

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Volunteer Job Descriptions

Tuesday, September 3 (and Wednesday, September 4 if needed)

Inventory Race Shirts (1- 4 p.m.)

Inventory Race Medals (1-4 p.m.)

Race Bag Assembly (1-4 p.m.)

Saturday, September 7

Race Bib Check-in Table

(9:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m.-5 p.m.)

  • In order to pick up race bib, runners will need to know their bib number 

  • Runners may need assistance with locating number

  • This table is set up inside the Sanford Pentagon for runners to find that number

Packet Pick-up

(9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 2:15 p.m.-5 p.m.)

  • Hand out race packets, goody bags, shirts, etc. to runners inside the Sanford Pentagon

  • Check runners into the race

  • Be a positive and welcoming first impression. Thank them for coming and wish them good luck!

Wermerson Youth Dash (10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  or 1- 3 p.m.)

  • Explain the instructions for the Wermerson Youth Dash to participants inside the Sanford Pentagon

  • Instruct participants to complete waiver if registering on site

  • Monitor race and assist with distribution of prizes to those who complete the activity

Sunday, September 8

Route Support (time commitment dependent of location on route)

  • Keep traffic (pedestrian & vehicles) off of the route, communicate with them that a race is in progress. Be kind and courteous!

  • Cheer on participants as they run by. Make a funny sign, wear a costume, bring some musics, HAVE FUN! 

  • Communicate any medical issues to medical personnel

  • A great way for a group of friends/employees to get together and work as a team!

Door Watcher (5-9 a.m. or 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

  • Assist with monitoring entrances and exits

Bag Drop - Pre Race (5-9 a.m.)

  • Collect and organize bags left by runners according to bib number inside the PREMIER Center

  • Inform runners that they will be able to pick up their bags at the same location after the race

Results Print-Out (7:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

  • The table will be located inside the PREMIER Center

  • Assist race finishers on printing their splits and overall place within their race

  • Opportunity to interact with runners and congratulate them on their finish!

Miracle 5k Start Area (8-11 a.m.)

  • Assist with the set up and tear down of the Miracle 5k start area

  • Some heavy lifting and bending will occur


Individuals or small groups

Looking to meet a new group? Interested in assisting with the creation of a lasting memory for a random stranger? Or are you looking for that opportunity to share an experience with a friend?

If so, please contact