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.

Below is the description of the volunteer positions.

 PRE-RACE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

The Health and Fitness Expo

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • assist with runner distribution of bibs and shirts to runners
  • assist with runner registration

Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • assist with runner distribution of bibs and shirts to runners
  • assist with runner registration

RACE DAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Sunday, March 22, 2020

  • manage people flow
  • provide water
  • direct finishers appropriately
  • assist in recovery area (food/drink distribution)
  • medal presentation

Group Volunteer Opportunities: Please contact Geron Brooks ([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 Geron Brooks ([email protected]).

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