Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are essential in the success of any great event. They are vital in providing a safe, organized and fun race. It will take over 2,000 volunteers to ensure the safety, accuracy, fun and the highest level of organization necessary to produce the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K.

Volunteers are needed to help with the packet pick-up at the Monumental Health and Fitness Expo, course marshaling, distributing water, handout finishers’ medals and in many other areas that make up the Monumental Marathon week-end. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.

Now is your chance to take part in welcoming all of the athletes and spectators that will be joining us for this amazing world class event. All volunteers will receive a Race Crew T-Shirt and some light refreshments, depending on their location.


PRE-RACE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:00PM – 4:00PMShift 1

Monumental Health and Fitness Expo / Packet Pick-up Setup

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 60

​Be behind the scenes of the Monumental Marathon Expo as the packet pick-up comes together for all the participants. Duties include preparing shirts, participant goodie bags and packets to get things off on the right foot. Some lifting may be required.

3:30PM – 7:00PMShift 2

Monumental Health And Fitness Expo / Packet Pick-Up

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 60

Be a part of the anticipation and excitement before the big race! Athletes pick up their event information and race bib numbers so they are ready for race day. Duties include passing out race packets and t-shirts to participants, providing race information and assisting in directing people as they visit Indianapolis.

3:30PM – 7:00PM

Ask Me & Directional Assistants

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

Friday, November 2, 2018
10:30AM – 2:30PMShift 1

Monumental Health and Fitness Expo / Packet Pick-Up

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 60

Be a part of the anticipation and excitement before the big race! Athletes pick up their event information and race bib numbers so they are ready for race day. Duties include passing out race packets and t-shirts to participants, providing race information and assisting in directing people as they visit Indianapolis.

10:30AM – 2:30PMShift 1

Ask Me & Directional Assistants

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

2:00PM – 6:00PMShift 2

Monumental Health and Fitness Expo / Packet Pick-Up

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 60

Be a part of the anticipation and excitement before the big race! Athletes pick up their event information and race bib numbers so they are ready for race day. Duties include passing out race packets and t-shirts to participants, providing race information and assisting in directing people as they visit Indianapolis.

2:00PM – 6:00PMShift 2

Ask Me & Directional Assistants

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

5:30PM – 8:30PMShift 3

Monumental Health and Fitness Expo / Packet Pick-Up

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 60

Be a part of the anticipation and excitement before the big race! Athletes pick up their event information and race bib numbers so they are ready for race day. Duties include passing out race packets and t-shirts to participants, providing race information and assisting in directing people as they visit Indianapolis.

5:30PM – 8:00PMShift 3

Ask Me & Directional Assistants

Indiana Convention Center - Hall A

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

Saturday, November 3, 2018
6:00AM – 9:30AMShift 1

Ask Me & Directional Assistants

Start Line of Race at Washington St & Capitol St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

9:00AM – 12:30PMShift 2

Ask Me & Directional Assistants

Start Line of Race at Washington St & Capitol St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

12:00PM – 3:30PMShift 3

Ask Me & Direction Assistants

Start Line of Race at Washington St & Capitol St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

6:00AM – 9:30AM

Start Line Assistants

Start Line of Race at Washington St & Capitol St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 50

Help prepare the starting line for over 12,000 participants, then help them get properly placed at their expected pace for the race. Duties include some light set-up of the start line and then assisting participants in the proper area for the race.

8:00AM - 12:00PMShift 1

Finish Line / Runner Services

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 75

Be the first to see the many walkers and runners as they come across the finish line. Be a part of the finish celebration! As they finish, we need your help to guide them through the following areas:

  • Bottled Water Distribution: Hand the participants their much needed bottled water. They will be very appreciative!
  • Medals: Reward the thousands of participants by giving them their hard earned medal
  • Food Distribution: Help hand participants a much anticipated post-race snack of items such as banana, apple, bagel and cookies
  • Participant Photos: Assist the participants in getting their pictures, so they can document their amazing achievement.
  • Finish Line Assistant: Be there right in the heart of the action, helping keep the participants moving once they cross the finish line.
11:30AM – 3:30PMShift 2

Finish Line / Runner Services

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 75

Be the first to see the many walkers and runners as they come across the finish line. Be a part of the finish celebration! As they finish, we need your help to guide them through the following areas:

  • Bottled Water Distribution: Hand the participants their much needed bottled water. They will be very appreciative!
  • Medals: Reward the thousands of participants by giving them their hard earned medal
  • Food Distribution: Help hand participants a much anticipated post-race snack of items such as banana, apple, bagel and cookies
  • Participant Photos: Assist the participants in getting their pictures, so they can document their amazing achievement.
  • Finish Line Assistant: Be there right in the heart of the action, helping keep the participants moving once they cross the finish line.
6:00AM – 9:30AMShift 1

Gear Check

Finish Line Area

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 30

Assist participants by keeping their belongings safe as they enjoy the event with you as a smiling face to connect with them after. Duties include labeling and organizing participant’s belongings so that they are ready for quick pick-up at the end of the race.

9:00AM – 12:30PMShift 2

Gear Check

Finish Line Area

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 30

Assist participants by keeping their belongings safe as they enjoy the event with you as a smiling face to connect with them after. Duties include labeling and organizing participant’s belongings so that they are ready for quick pick-up at the end of the race.

12:00PM – 3:30PMShift 3

Gear Check

Finish Line Area

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 30

Assist participants by keeping their belongings safe as they enjoy the event with you as a smiling face to connect with them after. Duties include labeling and organizing participant’s belongings so that they are ready for quick pick-up at the end of the race.

8:00AM - 12:00PMShift 1

Results Tent

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 15

Be in the results tent assisting with providing finishers their finishing results. Look up the participants results by using their race bib number and provide them with a printout result of their race time.

11:30AM – 3:30PMShift 2

Results Tent

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 15

Be in the results tent assisting with providing finishers their finishing results. Look up the participants results by using their race bib number and provide them with a printout result of their race time.

6:00AM – 9:30AMShift 1

Put Me Where You Need Me

To be determined on Race Day

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

​A volunteer that just wants to help and doesn’t care where you are assigned. May be needed at Start Line, Finish Line, or somewhere in between!

9:00AM – 12:30PMShift 2

Put Me Where You Need Me

To be determined on Race Day

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

​A volunteer that just wants to help and doesn’t care where you are assigned. May be needed at Start Line, Finish Line, or somewhere in between!

12:00PM – 3:00PMShift 3

Put Me Where You Need Me

To be determined on Race Day

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 10

​A volunteer that just wants to help and doesn’t care where you are assigned. May be needed at Start Line, Finish Line, or somewhere in between!


GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Individual sign-up not available for the following volunteer roles. If you have a group interested in volunteering during one of these shifts or any of the of the above shifts please contact Casey Collins, Community Outreach Manager, at casey@beyondmonumental.org

Friday, November 2, 2018
3:00PM – 11:00PM

Set-Up Crew

Report to Finish Line Area on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 120

​Groups typically work a four hour time shift within this eight hour period.

Help with the set-up of equipment, tables, chairs, and other items. Prepare the Start and Finish for Saturday’s Race. Can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty or help with heavy lifting.

Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:00AM – 12:00PMShift 1

Sanitation Crew

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Assist with the trash removal to help keep the event area and course clean following the day’s festivities.

11:30AM – 3:00PMShift 2

Sanitation Crew

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Assist with the trash removal to help keep the event area and course clean following the day’s festivities.

8:00AM – 12:00PMShift 1

Green Team

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Assist with the removal of all recyclable waste in the event area and on the course following the day’s festivities.

11:30AM – 3:30PMShift 2

Green Team

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Assist with the removal of all recyclable waste in the event area and on the course following the day’s festivities.

8:00AM – 12:00PMShift 1

Papa John's Recovery Tent

Papa John’s Recovery Tent on Washington St between Missouri St & East St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Help serve Papa John’s pizza to participants in the post race area following their completion of the race!

11:30AM – 3:30PMShift 2

Papa John's Recovery Tent

Papa John’s Recovery Tent on Washington St between Missouri St & East St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Help serve Papa John’s pizza to participants in the post race area following their completion of the race!

8:00AM – 12:00PMShift 1

Indython / Awards

Papa John’s Recovery Tent on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Be a part of the celebration by awarding age group awards and Indython medals to finishers!

11:30AM – 3:30PMShift 2

Indython / Awards

Papa John’s Recovery Tent on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20

Be a part of the celebration by awarding age group awards and Indython medals to finishers!

1:00PM – 5:00PM

Teardown / Clean Up Crew

Finish Line on Washington St between Senate St & Missouri St

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 50

A behind the scenes duty that helps the Monumental finish with success. Provide an extra hand as the Finish Line is dismantled and the Finish Area is returned back to original condition. Can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty or help with heavy lifting.


COURSE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday, November 3, 2018
6:30AM – 2:15PM

Water Stations

Various points along the course

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: VARIES DEPENDING ON LOCATION

Provide water and more importantly support to the participants as they make their way along the course. Duties include set up of station with tables and layers of cups to start. Duties also include restocking water, encouraging participants, and picking up empty cups to help the City of Indianapolis. Water Stations for the Combined Courses for Full & Half need attended from 6:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. Water Stations for the 5K need attended from 6:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

7:00AM – 3:30PM

Course Marshall

Various points along the course

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 220

Direct participants along the route to ensure they go the proper way while encouraging them along the way. Duties include having a proper understanding of the course and ensuring safety. Help participants by directing them at critical turn points. You will be transported by a bus to and from your position. Refreshments will be provided.

8:00AM – 2:00PM

Entertainers

Entertainers are welcome to line up along the course to inspire the runners/walkers!

Bands, specialty acts, singers, actors, kazoo players, drum lines, choirs, cheer squads, belly dancers, clowns etc…

We need LOTS of you so sign up today!!!