Volunteer Opportunities

Come join the fun and make a difference too!

The success of the Race For Epilepsy event depends on volunteers who give their time and energy in a variety of ways in support of Epilepsy advocacy and education. Every volunteer will be covered for liability insurance and receive a free t-shirt for the the event! Below are some opportunities for you to consider.

If you are interested in helping with any of these positions on race day, please apply at the link below.  Contact the race director James P Patterson III at email: racedirector@raceforepilepsy.org; phone: 336-262-1076 if you have any questions. Thank you!!!



RACE GREETERS

To be stationed (in race t-shirt) at the harbor in Washington, NC to help guide our runners, walkers, friends, and families to registration and packet pick-up. As our Race Ambassadors, you will be stocked with maps and info to help answer questions, provide directions, and happily get people where they need to go.


COURSE MARSHALLS

You'll be spread out over the entire course, help set-up barricades and cones, and monitor turns and intersections. You will direct runners so that they stay on course, keeping cars off the course, and keeping the course safe during the duration of the event.  You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.


WATER STATION

You will fill and hand out cups of water to runners as they run by. After runners go by, you will clean up the station by raking up cups and filling trash bags.


PRE-RACE DAY REGISTRATION

You will distribute runner's bib numbers, fill goody bags, hand out t-shirts, answer questions, accept registration forms and fees, collect pledges, and assign race numbers on the Friday before the race.


RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP

You will distribute runner's bib numbers, hand out t-shirts, answer questions, accept registration forms and fees, collect pledges, assign race numbers, and keep area clean and well-stocked.


FINISH LINE

You will help keep runners moving through the finish line and direct them to post-race refreshments.


POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS

You will serve post-race refreshments (bananas, pretzels, bagels, etc.) at the end of the race. Some volunteers may also be needed to pick up food (bagels) the morning of the race.


RACE SET-UP AND TEAR-DOWN

 You will set-up tables, tents, chairs, trash cans, hang banners, and install fencing for the race. Following the race all materials will be broken down and loaded on trucks for return and storage. This activity may require some heavy lifting (40-60 lbs.) 


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Race For Epilepsy. We are excited to have you!