At Pig Works we rely heavily on volunteers and their strong dedication to keep our events running. The majority of our volunteers represent a non-profit organization who recruits a group of volunteers to fill a need at one of our races. In line with our mission, Pig Works will make a donation to that non-profit organization for the volunteers' time. Other volunteer slots are filled by individuals and all are a valuable key to the success of our events.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Event Dates Volunteer Name Total Needed
Hudepohl 14K/7K September 16th, 2023 Brew Crew 300
FCC3 September 30th, 2023 Keepers 300
Queen Bee October 12th-14th, 2023 Worker Bees 2,000
Flying Pig May 2nd-5th, 2023 Grunts 8,000

Want to volunteer with us? Fill out this form to let us know at which event(s) you would like to volunteer and any details about your group. Individuals are welcome to fill out the form as well!

Interested in Learning More?

For more information on our volunteer program, contact Lauren Burlile at lauren@flyingpigmarathon.com or schedule a 30-minute call with Lauren to discuss opportunities and get your questions answered.

What to Expect

Volunteers and group leaders will be communicated with prior to their assignment with details about their assignment duties, location, where to check-in etc. All volunteers will receive a commemorative volunteer t-shirt. Groups volunteering on behalf of a non-profit or charity who fulfill their agreed upon volunteer assignment, will receive a donation check in the mail a few weeks following the race. Groups volunteering along the course at our coveted fluid or fun stations will be asked to attend a mandatory volunteer information session prior to the event along with coordinating picking up and dropping off supplies related to their assignment prior to and after the event. Fluid, fun, and entertainment stations along the course will be recognized in various print and web media.

Volunteer FAQs

Great! Most volunteers are part of a group earning a donation for their non-profit/charity or giving back to the community as part of a company outing. The group leader should start by submitting the group interest form, a member of the volunteer team will then be in touch to discuss opportunities and determine the best volunteer assignment for your group. Click here to fill out the form.

We are happy to have individual volunteers sign up! Feel free to choose from any of the various individual volunteer options. Small groups of individual volunteers can choose the same assignment and inform the key volunteers at volunteer check-in that you would like to stick together at your assignment.

Volunteers must be 14 years or older. In most volunteer assignments, adults are welcome to volunteer and bring their child. For volunteers ages 14 to 16, we ask that there is at least a 4 to 1 adult-to-youth ratio.

Absolutely! Please reach out to the volunteer coordinator at lauren@flyingpigmarathon.com and we will be happy to sign service hour documents.

Most of our volunteer opportunities happen outside on race day, rain or shine, while others occur indoors or under shelter. It’s best to dress in layers to adapt to various conditions. A volunteer t-shirt will be provided to you at the time of your assignment and should be worn while volunteering. Race officials, participants, and law enforcement rely on recognizing volunteers by their t-shirts. Please wear comfortable shoes as you will likely be standing for long periods of time. If a personal bag is needed, please plan for this to be worn by you during your volunteer assignment.

We recommend bringing water and snacks and planning to eat prior to your volunteer assignment. You may consider bringing sunblock, sunglasses, a hat, an extra layer etc. Please keep in mind belongings should stay with you.

Your volunteer captain will try to provide recommended parking details prior to your assignment. With volunteers needed across all 26.2+ miles of the race as well as various other locations across town such as at the expo, the best parking options will vary. Please plan ahead and utilize resources such as our parking and road closure guides to determine the best plan of action.

We recognize the hard work and sacrifice that goes into volunteering and hope the over 10,000 volunteers that assist us each year feel valued. As a non-profit event we do not have the budget available to offer free or reduced entry. Please know that you are appreciated, and your support allows us to do great things for charities around the Tri-State!

Please send an email to the Volunteer and Course Experience Coordinator at Lauren@flyingpigmarathon.com and we will be in touch with you!