Become a Hospital Hill Run Volunteer

Each year you join our Race Crew, volunteering 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.

Volunteer Signup will open in March, 2021.

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

Did we mention we’re fun? We’re also flexible. Most of our shifts are between 2-4 hours. Need to volunteer during the day? Ok. You say you’re only available after work? We got you. Want to volunteer inside? We make that happen. Want to bring your group or your family? Yay!  

All of our opportunities are perfect for individuals. Some are also perfect for groups and families. And some are made for people who want to sit while volunteering or want to be inside during their shift. Check out the details below and then click here to see specific shifts and choose your favorite.

Expo Greeter: This is the spot for you if you’ve never met a stranger (neither have we). You’ll welcome athletes, volunteers and everyone who enters the Expo. 

Expo Setup: Can’t resist the chance to organize? You’ll organize merchandise, T-shirts, and giveaways before the Expo begins.

Gear Check: For the safety of all participants and staff, there will not be a gear check this year. 

Post-Race Party: Love a good event? This is the spot for you! You’ll help us celebrate by supporting food and drink vendors as needed. (Depending upon city requirements, we will determine at a later date if we will have a post-race party)

Course Monitor: We take safety very seriously, and course marshals do, too. You’ll keep athletes safe by making sure streets remain clear of vehicles and spectators. You’ll volunteer in pairs near intersections along the route. Chairs welcome. 


Want to Volunteer As A Group?

Aid Station: You’ll make sure athletes are hydrated, motivated and safe at waterstops. Get creative with music, entertainment, cheers, encouraging posters and more! This is the perfect place to wear your own group shirt, too. (Great for large groups). Extra safety precautions will be taking place. Additional training will be provided to those who volunteer at the Aid Stations.

Team: They have questions, you have answers. This is the team that welcomes athletes and fans and answers questions on race day.

Expo Packet Pickup: This weekday opportunity is great during or after work. You’ll provide athletes with information and materials they need for race day and you can check out the latest in running, fitness, health and nutrition during our Health And Fitness expo. Additional safety precautions will take place for the expo.


Want to Volunteer As A Family?

Finish Line: Crave excitement? Volunteer to hand out medals, food and drinks to the athletes as they cross the finish line. Must be willing to get loud. Additional safety precautions will be in effect. Volunteers will be provided with a specific safety plan.

Want to Sit While You’re Volunteering?

Volunteer Registration: You’re the ones with the swag and all the info., handing out t-shirts and answering questions at volunteers check-in.

Course Monitor: We mentioned it above, and we’ll mention it here, too. This is a great option if you sit while volunteering.

Been There, Done That? We Want You Back!

Volunteer Captains: You’re the experienced volunteers who provide key support and training to other volunteers in each role.


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.(Please provide your mobile number) 
  • Remember to connect with us on social media! FOR SURE!
 

Thank You for volunteering – YOU make the difference for many athletes!

If you have any additional questions or need accommodations, please contact  Volunteer@hospitalhillrun.com.

Become a Hospital Hill Run Volunteer

Volunteer Signup will open in March, 2021.

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