Over 1,000 volunteers are needed to make the Oakland Running Festival successful. Volunteer opportunities are available at the pre-race Health and Fitness Expo and on race day. All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt.

Group Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Lena Zentgraf ([email protected]) if you have a group interested in volunteering together.

NOTE:  Water Stop volunteer opportunities are assigned to groups who commit to staffing the stop’s entire need.  If your organization is interested in volunteering as a group at a water stop or in another capacity, please email Lena Zentgraf ([email protected]).

Thank you to our many water stop groups! And continued support from the community, see some of them here:


We Need Radio Support!

Amateur Radio Operator Opportunities: Mike Pompa KB6MP is coordinating amateur radio support for the eighth year and is looking for volunteer operators. Assignments include Net Control/Scribe, Course Marshal (anywhere along the course), SAG (Support and Gear) Vehicle (driving your own vehicle), Bicycle Mobile, Motorcycle Mobile, and Race Director Shadow