Job Descriptions

HMF Events

All events March through December excluding the Eversource Hartford Marathon in October

Eversource Hartford Marathon

Volunteer registration opening in spring of 2017.

2017 Eversource Hartford Marathon
(October 11 – October 14, 2017)



  • Take athlete bags – organize bags by bib # - return to athlete after race

ph_course_monitorsCOURSE MONITOR

  • Assist runners with proper directions to follow the course
  • Provide support for runners by cheering them on


  • Lead the pack of runners or sweep at the back of the pack
  • Assist runners with course directions
  • Make spectators aware of athletes on the course

ph_finish_line_volunteerFINISH LINE (Great for Kids!)

  • Cheer athletes on as they finish while handing out water bottles & finisher medals
  • Encourage athletes to continue moving through the finish line shoot


  • Assist with food preparation
  • Assist athletes with food serving

ph_vol_kids_kKIDS K

  • Help setup the course and organize kids at the start
  • Cheer on athletes as they finish while passing out medals and awards at the finish line


  • Assist staff with set up, sales and break down of all the merchandise that is being sold at the event


  • Assist participants picking up packets with bib and pre-race information


  • Hand out packets with bibs and pre-race information
  • Assist staff with registering participants
  • Direct participants to proper location for pre-registration and on-site registration


  • Help manage the start by guiding runners to their corral base upon expected finish times
  • Check bib numbers (must match number on the bike)
  • All helmets must be buckled before athletes mount bike

TRANSITION AREA (Triathlons/Duathlons)

  • Check bib numbers (must match number on the bike)
  • All helmets must be buckled before athletes mount bike
  • Assist with body marking
  • Assist with proper directions to entrance and exit of transition area
  • Make sure only athletes enter transition area
  • Assist with making sure athletes set up in assigned bike rack
  • Triathlons only: direct athletes on the beach to proper entrance to transition area
  • Check for the bar end plugs on handlebars on all bicycles entering the transition

Water Station volunteersWATER STATION (Great for families/groups)

  • Assist with water station set up (fill cups ½ full)
  • Hand cups to runners. If there's Gatorade, let runners know which cups have Gatorade
  • Cheer runners on
  • Assist with water station clean up

Please remember that you are a representative of the Hartford Marathon Foundation. Please treat all spectators and athletes respectfully.


Contact Jess Hallet at or 860-652-8866 X 115.