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Indy Half Marathon at Fort Ben

Oct 7, 2017, 6:15 AM - 2:00 PM

presented by Beyond Monumental

About the Event

Volunteers are essential in the success of any great event. They are vital in providing a safe, organized and fun race. It will take more than 400 volunteers to ensure the safety, accuracy, fun and the highest level of organization necessary to produce the Indianapolis Half Marathon, 5K and Kids One Mile Run.
Volunteers are needed to help with the packet pick-up with course marshalling, distributing water, handout finishers’ medals and in many other areas that make up the Indianapolis Half Marathon weekend. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.

Now is your chance to take part in welcoming all of the athletes and spectators that will be joining us for this amazing world class event. All volunteers will receive a Race Crew T-Shirt and some light refreshments, depending on their location.

Date + Time

Oct 7, 2017, 6:15 AM - 2:00 PM

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Fort Benjamin Harrison
6000 N Post rd
Indianapolis, IN 46216


Half Marathon Volunteers

6:15am – 10:15am
Parking / Water Stop
Volunteers Needed: 20

Assist participants and spectators to fast and easy parking so they have a stress free experience on event day. Once they are parked you will assist with water station organization. Duties include setting up the water station, passing out water and other items, and cleaning up the water station once the participants have completed your section of the course.

Location: Parking Lot Area/Various points along the course
7:15am – 11:15am
Gear Check
Volunteers Needed: 10

Assist participants by keeping their belongings safe as they enjoy the event with you as a smiling face to connect with them after. Duties include labeling and organizing participant’s belongings so that they are ready for quick pick-up at the end of the race.

Location: Finish Line Area
7:30am – 11:30am
Finish Line / Runner Services
Volunteers Needed: 10

Be the first to see the many walkers and runners as they come across the start and finish lines. Help prepare the starting line for the thousands of participants, then help them get properly placed at their expected pace for the race. Duties include some light set-up of the start line and then assisting participants in the proper area for the race. Also be a part of the finish celebration! As they finish, we need your help to guide them through the following areas:
Bottled Water Distribution : Hand the participants their much needed bottled water. They will be very appreciative!
Medals : Reward the thousands of participants by giving them their hard earned medal.
Food Distribution : Help hand participants a much anticipated post-race snack of items such as banana, apple and bagels.
Finish Line Assistant : Be there right in the heart of the action, helping keep the participants moving once they cross the finish line.

​Location: Start/Finish Line
7:30am – 11:30am
*** Some positions could last until 12:30pm
Course Marshall
Volunteers Needed: 25

Direct participants along the route to ensure they go the proper way while encouraging them along the way. Duties include having a proper understanding of the course and ensuring safety. Help participants by directing them at critical turn points. You will be transported to and from your position.

Location: Various points along the course
7:30am – 11:30am
Put Me Where You Need Me
Volunteers Needed: 10

A volunteer that just wants to help and doesn’t care where you are assigned. May be needed at Start Line, Finish Line, or somewhere in between!

Location: To be determined on Race Day
8:45am – 12:45pm
Results Tent
Volunteers Needed: 5

Be in the results tent assisting with providing finishers their finishing results. Look up the participants’ results by using their race bib number and provide them with a printout result of their race time.

Location: Finish Line Area
10:00am – 2:00pm
Race Site Support
Volunteers Needed: 5

A behind the scenes duty that helps the Indianapolis Half finish with success. Provide an extra hand as the Finish Line is dismantled and the Finish Area is returned back to original condition. Can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty or help with heavy lifting.

Location: Finish Line Area

Race volunteer t-shirt and light refreshments provided.

Athletic wear, casual, warm clothes

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