Basic Volunteer Opportunities

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The San Francisco Marathon race staff needs the assistance from thousands of volunteers to make our 2014 race events happen! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities for your group. All assigned volunteer positions are subjected to changing start times and locations. All volunteers report directly to their area captain. If you are interested in bringing a group to participate, please contact Molly Portillo at [email protected].

The 2014 San Francisco Marathon Health and Fitness Expo

The Health and Fitness expo will be held at iconic Fort Mason Center in the Festival Pavilion located at:

Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, California 94123

Shift times and dates are as follows:

Friday, July 25th, 2014 Start and Finish Time Location
Shift #1 11:00 am – 3:30 pm Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, California 94123
Shift #2 3:00 pm – 7:10 pm Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, California 94123

 

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 Start and Finish Time Location
Shift #1 8:00 am – 12:30 pm Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, California 94123
Shift #2 12:00 pm – 5:10 pm Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, California 94123

The 2014 San Francisco Marathon Embarcadero Start Line and Finish Line Festival Area

The main start line and finish line for the 2014 San Francisco Marathon will once again be on the iconic Embarcadero at Mission Street. Watch runners begin their 26.2 miles journey as the sun comes up behind the Bay Bridge for some truly incredible views.

The Embarcadero and Mission Street San Francisco, California 94105

Shift Times and Locations on the Embarcadero will vary.

Volunteer Job Opportunities:

  • Informational/Directional Volunteers: Customer Service oriented volunteers are  needed to help runners and spectators by answering questions and directing participants to the correct locations

  • Distribution of Refreshments: Make sure runners receive food and fluids before they begin their event, and after they cross the finish line. These positions may require physical labor.

  • Shuttle Assistance (Runner and Spectator Buses): These helpful volunteers will assist runners and spectators ensure they make it on the correct shuttle. With a variety of dropping of locations, the volunteers will need to have  basic location knowledge of the city of San Francisco.

  • Distribution of Heatsheets: Pass out heatsheets to warm up runners after they cross the finish line.

  • Distribution of Medals: Help greet and award runners with their finishers medals. Congratulate them on their amazing accomplishment too!

  • Green Team: Assist the San Francisco Marathon race staff in keeping all event areas clean and free from debris.

  • Shirt Exchange: Assist runners in exchanging their participant shirt to the correct size. Shirts must not be worn to be eligible for exchange.

The 2014 San Francisco Marathon Aid Stations

Those volunteering at an aid station along the course will assist with setup, breakdown, and cleanup for the location. Volunteers should expect physical labor, and dress appropriately! You may get wet! It is imperative all aid station volunteers arrive on time and ready to work as water and electrolyte needs to be ready for distribution as the runners begin to race through. Shift times and locations are subject to change.

 The following is a listing of the San Francisco Marathon’s aid stations and hours:

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Start and Finish Time Location
Aid Station 1 4:40 am – 7:45 am Van Ness – Mile 2.4
Aid Station 2 4:50 am – 8:35 am Crissy Field Hill – Mile 5
Aid Station 3 4:50 am – 9:30 am Vista Point – Mile 7.4
Aid Station 4 5:20 am – 9:40 am Lincoln – Mile 9.8
Aid Station 5 5:25 am – 10:00 am El Camino Del Mar – Mile 11
Aid Station 6 5:30 am – 10:15 am Transverse at Crossover Drive – Mile 12.6
Aid Station 7 5:45 am – 10:45 am MLK at 41st Avenue – Mile 14.5
Aid Station 8 5:50 am – 11:00 am Transverse at JFK – Mile 16
Aid Station 9 6:00 am – 11:40 am Bowling Green at JFK – Mile 18.6
Aid Station 9.5 6:00 am – 11:45 am Gu Station on Haight – Mile 19.5
Aid Station 10 6:15 am – 12:15 pm Guerrero – Mile 20.9
Aid Station 11 6:20 am – 12:35 pm Wisconsin – Mile 22.5
Aid Station 12 6:45 am – 1:00 pm Terry Francois – Mile 24.2
5K Aid Station 7:00 am – 11:00 am Embarcadero Green

Race Day Travel Information for Volunteers

There are a variety of ways for a volunteer to get to the Race Expo over Race Weekend and the Start and Finish Lines on the Embarcadero or in Golden Gate Park on Race Day. Please contact your volunteer captain for more information on parking if you are volunteering at an aid station. Any other questions can be directed to Molly Portillo at [email protected].

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