Volunteers

Volunteer registration is open for 2020 TCS New York City Marathon race-day roles. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up early to get the volunteer role of their choice.

Marathon volunteers—up to 12,000 strong—represent the best that NYC has to offer: They’re helpful, enthusiastic, friendly, and proud of our amazing city. Fulfilling a volunteer opportunity on race day is a great way to pay it forward for your future marathon or to show your thanks for a past race. Please note that volunteering on the day of the TCS New York City Marathon does not count toward the 9+1 guaranteed entry program. 

Upon registering for a volunteer role, you’ll receive an automatic email confirmation; you’ll receive more information closer to race day. You can log on to your NYRR account to confirm the date, time, and location of your selection or to cancel if you are no longer available. Click on the Volunteer tab on the left menu of your dashboard; your Volunteer Commitments will be at the top of the page.

In 2019, all start/finish and medical volunteers received a New Balance jacket, and all fluid station volunteers received a New Balance winter hat. Volunteer premiums for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon will be announced closer to race day. 

Volunteer Guidelines

Please review the general volunteer guidelines.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer registration for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon is now open. Marathon volunteers—up to 12,000 strong—represent the best that NYC has to offer: They’re helpful, enthusiastic, friendly, and proud of our amazing city.

Volunteer Leader Program

Volunteer leaders are individuals who are interested in greater responsibility at the TCS New York City Marathon and year-round engagement with New York Road Runners. Leaders help check in other volunteers, conduct orientations, and provide support in event operations by facilitating a positive volunteer experience.

Volunteer Groups

Volunteer groups earn guaranteed entries to the following year’s marathon and have prioritized access to volunteer opportunities in the TCS New York City Marathon and NYRR Five-Borough Series races. Groups include youth, schools, service clubs, athletic teams, church groups, alumni groups, companies, and more!

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