Volunteers

Volunteers

Volunteering is an exciting and fun way to give back to your local running community. A fully staffed "Race Crew" is critical to the success of each and every race, whether there are 15,000 participants or 500. M3S has a need for Race Crew members in our upcoming schedule. Please consider coming to one of our events!

Volunteer Now. Earn Free Race Entry.

Volunteering at one of our races earns you a complimentary entry into a future M3S Sports race along with one of our new Race Crew shirts! Donations are available for groups, clubs and organizations based on the number of volunteers you provide.

Flying Feather Four Miler
Dublin, Ohio
Thanksgiving Day
Volunteer Now

Jingle Bell Run
COSI Columbus
December 7, 2019
Volunteer Now


Volunteer Perks

  • All volunteers receive Race Crew shirt and a complimentary race entry into a future M3S Sports event
  • Volunteers must complete a 4-hour shift to be eligible for comp entry
  • Complimentary race must occur after volunteer shift has been worked
  • Comp code will be emailed one week after the volunteer shift and may be used to register for an upcoming M3S Sports race
  • Comp code is not valid for VIP for OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon or Ohio State Four Miler
  • Misuse of comp code will prohibit you from future volunteer opportunities with M3S Sports

Group Volunteers

Donations are available for groups, clubs and organizations based on the number of volunteers you are able to provide. More volunteers = more $/person. Donations will be made to the group, club or organization based on the number of volunteers provided

If interested, please contact us so we can find the best role for your group and move toward putting another race in the books! Include the type of role you are interested in and an estimated number of volunteers in your group.


  1. As a volunteer, you are an Ambassador for M3S Sports and should treat athletes, guests, participants, other volunteers with the utmost courtesy and respect.
  2. Attire options include clean jeans, khaki or athletic pants and comfortable shoes. We will provide volunteer shirts for your shifts.
  3. Be prepared to answer many types of questions. Familiarize yourself with the race prior to your shift. You will get more instruction upon arrival.
  4. Once you sign up, we depend on your commitment to being a part of M3S Sports. Your prompt arrival and completion of your shift are vital to the success. When you sign up, you commit to being present for that specific shift(s) during the entire length of that shift(s).
  5. Up until 5 days prior to your scheduled shift, you are able to change/cancel your day/assignment. Please contact us in order to do so.
  6. If it is the day of your scheduled shift and you find you cannot make it, please be considerate and contact us so we can adjust our roster.
  7. Our event will take place regardless of the weather. Please check the weather and dress accordingly. We recommend dressing in layers as the weather in central Ohio can change quickly.
  8. You may not consume any alcoholic beverages or smoke during your volunteer shift.
  9. You may not text/talk on your cell phone during your volunteer shift. If you need to make a call, arrange to step away briefly.
  10. Unless otherwise directed, you may not eat during your volunteer shift. Please plan on eating before/after your shift. In addition, some shifts allow for a lunch break and provide a designated volunteer break area.
  11. Your assignment is complete when a staff member releases you. If you have not been released at the end of your shift, please contact a lead volunteer or staff member. If you are on the course, your assignment is complete when the balloon team passes and you have cleaned up your area.
  12. Pets are not allowed with you during your volunteer shift.
  13. Depending on race needs, volunteer assignments may be reallocated — please be flexible.
  14. M3S Sports reserves the right to search any bags for security reasons.
  15. M3S Sports is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Race Crew Captain
With so many volunteers and so many roles/responsibilities, it is hard for one person to manage. If you are a take-charge individual, love being part a project from start to finish, and want to earn some $ to put towards a cause or organization you care about this is the role for you! Duties include working closely with staff, communicating to your assigned group, ensuring all information is dispersed in a timely manner, ensuring all members of your group show up at their assigned time/location. Strong attention to detail, problem solving and customer service are required.


Aid Station
Great role for Groups! This key role is not just about providing hydration support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they may get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will revive them! Duties include setting up the station, filling and stacking cups with water and Gatorade, restocking cups throughout the course of the morning, handing beverages to runners as they come by, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes. Getting wet and standing for long periods is required for this role.