VOLUNTEERS — WE NEED YOUR SUPERPOWERS

There is no better way to give back to your community and have fun doing it than by becoming a Holland Haven Marathon volunteer. It is only through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers that the Holland Haven Marathon happens. Enjoy the satisfaction of helping to promote healthy living and to aid in raising funds for local charities. Every volunteer receives a FREE Holland Haven t-shirt and get access to everything at the afterparty!

It takes over 300 volunteers to orchestrate and support the Holland Haven Marathon events. There are volunteer positions for every type of person. Whether you want to be at the center of the competition or behind the scenes. It’s also a great way for families, clubs, and civic groups to participate in a great community event. For students looking to earn community service hours, volunteering earns both hours and a free shirt. EVEN BETTER, if you are a member of a 501c3 organization and you at least 5 volunteers the Holland Haven Marathon will make a charitable donation to your organization. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Download Volunteer Form Here!

Volunteer Opportunities

Aid Station Worker

  • Hand runners beverages and food

  • Keep your aid station area cleaned up

  • Be encouraging and supportive

  • Report medical problems to our medical staff

Course Marshal

  • Make sure all runners, spectators, and volunteers are safe

  • Report medical problems to our medical staff

  • Ensure runners are able to continue running along the prescribed course

  • Make sure runners know which way to go

  • Be encouraging and supportive

Cyclists - Lead and Sweeper

  • Lead - Cycle the course leading the front runner for full or half, mens or women's leader

  • Sweeper - Cyclist to be the last one through the course staying with the final runner

Gear Check

  • Take running gear and give runners a tag to retrieve gear  

  • Pass out gear to runners as they come to retrieve it

Setup and Clean Up

  • Set up start lines, finish line, after party, expo or parking

  • Clean up race course, start lines, finish line, after party, expo or parking

Spirit Station

  • Bring your music, cowbells, costumes and signs out to cheer on runners  

  • Get excited and pump up runners by cheering them as they run by

Food and Beverage Service

  • Serve food and/or beverages at after party

  • Assist with supplying and restocking after party food

  • Assist with restocking beer at beer tent

  • Assist with restocking ice in coolers

Packet Pickup

  • Help set up/tear down packet pick up

  • Work at packet pick up table 

  • Pass out bibs and pins and race t-shirts

  • Answer runner questions

Volunteer Coordinators Info:
Michelle Charameda
michellecharameda@gmail.com
616-403-2724

Lin Light
linlight@comcast.net
616-644-1816

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