The San Francisco Marathon staff requests you read and adhere to all volunteer guidelines. We expect all volunteers to act in such a manner to help create a positive, safe, and fun atmosphere for all runners and spectators.  As race week approaches, your group captain will be provided with more detailed information about your role. If you have any questions or comments about our guidelines, or need any additional information, please contact  us at [email protected]

The 2016 San Francisco Marathon Volunteer Code of Conduct

  • Conduct yourself as a positive, informative member of our volunteer team. Consider how long these runners have been training for, and help to celebrate their accomplishments!

  • Follow all directions from your volunteer captain. These directions are in place for the safety of our runners and spectators.

  • Refrain from using profane, harassing, or any other language which could be considered offensive while volunteering.

  • Refrain from using any and all drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products while volunteering and during our events.

  • Respect and treat all event participants with dignity and kindness. San Francisco is home to one of the most unique melting pot’s in the world. Everyone deserves a chance to run.

The 2016 San Francisco Marathon Volunteer Guidelines

Group leaders are required to attend the Pre-Race Volunteer Meeting. Please let race staff know asap if you are unable to attend. This meeting is highly important to discuss the schedule of events, instructions, parking, and race safety. The Pre-Race Volunteer Meeting time and location for 2016 are TBD and subject to change if necessary.