Come and join us as a volunteer during the Girls on the Run 5k Event Weekend! This event is not possible without the help of amazing volunteers who believe in our mission and show up to support our girls. Over 300 volunteers are needed to put on our best 5k. We need your special skills and talents. There's a role for you!


  • Girls on the Run Southeastern Michigan
  • Signup Deadline is 4/30/2018

Available Volunteer Opportunities:
  • 5K Volunteer

About This Event


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Girls on the Run!  The Girls on the Run 5K is a non-competitive run/walk regional event to celebrate the culmination of our Girls on the Run season.  More than 1,800 girls 8-14 years of age will participate, along with their coaches, friends, family, teachers and community members to total over 4,000 total 5k participants. 

 

NEW FOR 2018!  To better accommodate our growing number of girls and community participants, our 2018 Girls on the Run 5k will be a 3-event series at Rolling Hills County Park in Ypsilanti Township, May 11 and May 12.    Each Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole site has a specific 5k event they will participate in, organized by their geographic location.

 

Volunteer Areas Include:

 

REGISTRATION:  Volunteers will help with on-site registration and packet pick-up assisting pre-registered runners and event day runners.  These volunteer opportunities are best suited for individuals who are at a minimum 18 years of age.  Approximate arrival times are 3:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 am or 10:00 am on Saturday.  Time commitment is 4-5 hours.

 

OPERATIONS: Volunteers will help with logistics and operations.  Potential responsibilities include: event set-up, water stations, course marshals, green team and assisting runners at the start line.  These volunteer opportunities are best suited for adults, older teens and adult groups.   Approximate arrival times are 3:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 am or 10:00 am on Saturday.  Time commitment is 4-5 hours. 

 

HOSPITALITY:  Individuals will greet and check-in fellow volunteers upon their arrival.  Assistance will also be needed with post-event refreshments and medal distribution at the finish line as well as with the information and merchandise areas.  These volunteer opportunities are best suited for individuals over 18 years of age.  Approximate arrival times are 3:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 am or 10:00 am on Saturday.  Time commitment is 4-5 hours.

 

ACTIVITIES: Volunteers will help with GOTR activities such as course entertainment and the celebration expo. These volunteer opportunities are great for parents, teens, and groups.  Approximate arrival times are 3:00 pm on Friday and 6:00 am or 10:00 am on Saturday.  Time commitment is 4-5 hours.  

 

If you are interested in volunteering at the 5k and/or have any questions, contact our Event & Volunteer Coordinator at LaToya@girlsontherunsemi.org!