Volunteering at the Festival

Some of the greatest performers at the Syracuse Festival of Races each year are its volunteers. To show them how much we appreciate their efforts on behalf of community fitness, we do everything we can to make their volunteer experience enjoyable, fulfilling, and rewarding.

What do we give our volunteers?

You tell us what job you'd most like to do, and we'll do our best to have you doing exactly what you request.  Want to help before race day?  After race day?  Race morning after you run the 5K yourself?  Course entertainment?  Refreshments?  Photography?  Recycling?  Course monitoring?  Finish area? Technical work?  Social media?  Athlete hospitality?  Grunt work?  We'll start by asking you what you'd most like to do!

A Great Shirt.
Like the registered runners and walkers at the Festival, each of our volunteers receives a colorful, 100% cotton volunteer t-shirt, which we order in sizes small, medium, large, extra-large, and even extra-extra-large. We want your volunteer shirt to fit you, so that you can wear it with pride!

Good Old-Fashioned Hospitality.
All volunteers will be welcome to help themselves to a variety of hot and cold beverages, Starbuck's coffee, Freihofer's and Entenmann's products, and other refreshments available in the volunteer check-in tent on race morning.

Personal Satisfaction.
Because there's no event in Syracuse quite like the Festival, there's no feeling quite like that experienced by the Festival volunteers.  It's a great feeling to know that you've significantly contributed to a masterpiece of a community event, hundreds of personal or season bests by your fellow runners, dozens of national championship performances, and even national records and world bests at the world's most popular road race distance!

If you're interested in helping our outstanding team of race weekend volunteers make great things happen in Syracuse, please e-mail us at daveoja@festivalofraces.com.

And if you think you might be interested in joining the SFoR Race Committee, contact Dave Oja, 446-6285 or daveoja@festivalofraces.com.  We're always looking for fun-loving, energetic coordinator-types!