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Volunteer with us!

Detroit Free Press Marathon volunteers are vital to making our races successful. The marathon volunteer group is a dedicated and encouraging bunch that provides support to our participants and staff.

Volunteer jobs include distributing bibs and goodie bags prior to race day, communicating to runners at the start line, distributing water throughout the course, directing runners at various points during the races, and distributing medals at the finish line.

The marathon recruits more than 1,000 volunteers. So it is a perfect opportunity for large groups such as sports teams, schools, or clubs looking to fulfil community service hours. We are happy to work with your group to ensure a great volunteer experience!

The marathon team is hard at work organizing volunteer roles and shifts.

If you’re interested in being part of the team, we’ll be opening registration in spring 2022. Please check back to this space, or keep an eye on our social media, for alerts when the volunteer portal will officially open.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us here.