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!


Join Our Race Crew 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.

Grandview Yard Half & Quarter Marathon
Grandview Yard
August 18, 2024
Volunteer Now

Oktoberfest Meiler Vier
Sept. 6, 2024
Volunteer Now

Questions: email volunteer@m3ssports.com

Race Crew Perks

  • All Race Crew members receive Race Crew shirt and a complimentary race entry into a future M3S Sports event
  • Race Crew members 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 is completed and may be used to register for any upcoming M3S Sports race that is open for registration.
  • Comp code is not valid for VIP for OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon or Ohio State Four Miler


Donations are available for groups, clubs and organizations based on the number of volunteers you are able to provide. Donations will be based on the number of volunteers provided. If interested, please email volunteer@m3ssports.com so we can find the best role for your group. Include the type of role you are interested in and an estimated number of volunteers in your group.

  1. As a Race Crew member, 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 five days prior to your scheduled shift, you are able to change/cancel your day/assignment. Please contact us at volunteer@m3ssports.com in order to do so.
  6. If it is the day of your scheduled shift and you find you cannot make it, please contact us at volunteer@m3sspots.com 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.