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Become a Hospital Hill Run Volunteer

Each year you join our Race Crew as a volunteer, you help to make Kansas City’s oldest running event a huge success. It’s because of dedicated volunteers like you we’re able to create the best race weekend experience for our athletes and fans.

Perks of Volunteering

T-Shirt

Get a Super Cool Race T-Shirt.

Free Parking

Get free-parking during your shift so you can easily come and go.

help others

Give back to your community and help the thousands of runners who share it with you.

It's FUN!

All Race Day volunteers are invited to our Post Race Party !



Volunteer roles

For a successful race, we need a large number of volunteers and would love for you to join us! You or your group will receive custom free race shirts and a bunch of service hours for school, work, or church. In addition, a portion of the race’s proceeds will be donated to Children Mercy’s ‘I Love Children’s Mercy Fund’.

This is an excellent opportunity to volunteer and support the Kansas City community all in the same morning, so we’d love your help. Assignment descriptions are below, and you can register for a shift here. If you have any questions, contact us at volunteer@hospitalhilrun.com or 816-721-5529. Thank you for your time and support!

Course Monitor Cyclists: You will serve a vital role in keeping the athletes safe by ensuring the streets are clear of vehicles and spectators. After the final runner & tail car passes your location, you will cycle to another position on the course or fill in for an open position. You must provide your own bicycle.

Aid Stations: Great spots for groups. Show off your group pride with a theme, signs, music or costumes. Make it yours and make it fun! Duties include:

  • Setting up the station.
  • Filling and stacking cups with water and Gatorade.
  • Handing beverages to athletes.
  • Cleaning up the area.

Finish Line Support: This is another great spot for groups, individuals, and families to greet participants as they cross the finish line with food, water, and medals.

Start Line Support: Help runners start the race right by assisting them to the starting area.

Gear Check: Greet runners and assist with overseeing gear check on race day.

Floater: Help with whatever shifts need extra attention on race day. Flexibility and patience are needed as you will receive your assignment upon arrival Saturday morning.

Expo Setup: On the Thursday before the race, help the Hospital Hill Run team organize merchandise, volunteer shirts, athlete bibs, gifts, and more for the Health and Fitness Expo.

Packet Pickup: On the Friday before the race, you will welcome athletes to the Health and Fitness Expo, look up, and hand out bib numbers plus t-shirts at packet pickup. Volunteers need to be comfortable using technology, multi-tasking, and interacting with our athletes.

Merchandise: Help sell Hospital Hill Run merchandise during the Health and Fitness Expo. Volunteers need to be comfortable with using technology, multi-tasking, and interacting with our athletes.


Registration Guidelines

  • All volunteers must register individually and sign a waiver, even if volunteering as part of a group.
  • A parent or guardian may register someone under the age of 18. Volunteers under 16 require supervision during their shift, 1 adult per 5 children.
  • You may register for multiple shifts as long as the shifts do not overlap.
  • Hospital Hill Run takes place RAIN or SHINE. The athletes and fans count on the volunteers to show up on time and complete their commitments in order to have a safe and good experience.
  • After completing online registration, volunteers will receive an automatic confirmation, detailed information closer to race day, and Hospital Hill Run e-newsletters. We will text emergency notifications during race weekend if necessary.

If you have any questions, just contact us at volunteer@hospitalhilrun.com or 816-721-5529. Thank you for all your support and generosity!

Become a Hospital Hill Run Volunteer

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