HMF VOLUNTEERS

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HMF Events is a volunteer-driven organization. Thanks to the support of over 3,500 volunteers each year, HMF Events has been able to promote health and fitness through its beloved community events over the past 25 years. Without this volunteer support our events simply could not happen. Every volunteer has talents and energy to share at our events. We invite you to volunteer at an upcoming HMF Event.

Currently Volunteer Registration is open for all of our events through October.

VOLUNTEER PERKS

  • Great SWAG at every event (usually a t shirt)
  • Enjoy the delicious post-race party food. For morning races coffee and breakfast provided.
  • $5 off future HMF races or merchandise for every volunteer activity (to redeem email nancy@hartfordmarathon.com). Learn more about the Volunteer Rewards Program.
  • NEW IN 2022! $10 off future HMF races or merchandise for Course Monitor volunteers (to redeem email nancy@hartfordmarathon.com). Learn more about the Volunteer Rewards Program.
  • Earn community service hours and receive verification at the event or post-race by email.
  • Pride and satisfaction for being part of a healthy community event which benefits local businesses and non-profit, charitable organizations.

VOLUNTEER AND RUN AT THE SAME EVENT

We know many of our runners love to volunteer too so we make it easy to do both. For the activities listed below Volunteers may leave their activity 10 minutes early to get to the Start Line.

  • Registration – Available at every race
  • Athlete Swag Tent – Available at every race
  • Parking – Available for many races
  • HMF FitKids – FitKids races take place before or after the adult races
  • Athlete Packet Pickup – Available the day before many events

GROUP VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

The “More the Merrier”! Come on and bring your friends, co-workers and family members to volunteer with you at a shared group activity. Group volunteer activities are a wonderful way to have fun while giving back to others.

Water Stations, Course Monitors, and In Office Volunteer Projects are great team building experiences. Contact nancy@hartfordmarathon.com to find out how your group can get involved.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES (more job details available during Volunteer Registration)

Athlete Packet Pickup – The day before larger events check runners in and distribute bib numbers and swag.

Athlete Food Tent and Beer Tent – Hand out post-race food and beverages.

Athlete Swag Pickup – Hand out race swag to runners.

Course Monitors – Direct and cheer runners on the race course

Cyclist – On bicycle lead, sweep or sag (follow) runners on race route.

Finish Line – Hand out water and medals to runners.

HMF FitKids –Guide children and hand out medals and water to finishers.

Parking – Direct drivers to designated race parking areas.

Registration – Use a laptop to check in runners and distribute race bibs.

Water Station – Distribute water to runners on the race course.

In Office Volunteer Activities – During weekdays help with mailings or event preparations.

For any questions or information about Volunteering with HMF contact Nancy Loughlin, Volunteer Manager at nancy@hartfordmarathon.com or 860-652-8866 X 114.