August 19, 2017 - Register Now!



Click HERE to register as a volunteer!

Or, email our Volunteer Coordinator, Kat Hawkins at:

We couldn't do it without you!  Race weekend at the Mini takes more than 700 volunteers and every single one of you is important to the success of the event!  Come support your favorite runner and help in a multitude of roles.  Already running?  Volunteer at the expo and packet pickup the day before the race or help stuff goodie bags. Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles including the starting line, water stations, aiding runners along the route & handing out food and medals at the finish line.  Volunteer with your friends or make new friends race weekend!  There's a place for everyone!

Volunteers will receive the official Event Crew t-shirt and are automatically entered into the great prize giveaway!  Past prizes have included: gym memberships, spa gift certificates, dining gift certificates and much, much more! Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age.

Now is your chance to take part in welcoming all of the athletes that will be joining us for this amazing world class event. For more information send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator, Kat Hawkins at

Volunteers will be put in for a drawing for the following items!

2016 Prizes Included:

If you're a business that would like to contribute to the Volunteer drawing, please contact


Did somebody say TEAM-BUILDING?! Your organization, group or company can enjoy team-building while supporting our community. Contact us and we will find the right opportunity for your group.


Packet Pickup

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Be a part of the anticipation and excitement before the big race! Athletes pick up event information, race bib numbers and merchandise at Packet Pick-Up. Help ready this large event for participants by passing out t-shirts and race information or assisting in greeting people or providing directional assistance throughout the exhibit hall.

Will Call

Be there to assist participants with this premium service, where they can pick up their race packet, t-shirt and goodies on race morning.

Gear Check

Assist participants as they “Check” their belongs while they participate.  Gear Check allows participants to bring personal items with them to have after they participate in one of the events.

Course Rock Stars

Are you enthusiastic, informative, and can communicate well with others? Then be a Course Rock Stars! Course Stars play a vital role supporting the participants and directing them on the route. We'll even provide you with a "cheer sign" at your station. Join the effort and register to volunteer for your neighorbood Course Rock Star team today! Sign up individually or with a buddy! 

Finish Line

Saturday: 6:00 am - 11:30 a.m.
Be the first to see the many walkers and runners as they come across the finish line. Be a part of the finish celebration! As they finish, we need your help to guide them through the following areas:

  • Bottled Water - 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, bagel and cookies.

Post-Race Party

Saturday: 6:00 am - 11:00 a.m.
The Madison Mini-Marathon doesn't end when participants cross the finish line! It's just when the celebration begins!  There's music, merchandise booths and areas for groups to reunite and enjoy the recent accomplishment. We need your help for Post-Race Party in the following areas. 

  • Results Tent - Who doesn't want to know how they did as soon as they finish?! Give racers their unofficial results, post results when they become available and keep the participants moving in and out of the tent.

'Ask-Me' Assistant

Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 5:30 am - 11:00 a.m.
Are you a person who always has the answers? Then this is the job for you! Help participants with questions and provide directional assistance on Race Day. Inquiring minds want to know and we need you to help us answer them!

Aid Stations (Water Stations)

Saturday: 6:00 am - 11:00 a.m.
If you like to be hands-on as an important component to keeping participants safe and hydrated, staffing a water station is the spot for you. If you have a group of 10 or more this is the spot for you!

Start Line Volunteers

5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Help prepare the starting line for all the participants, then help them get properly placed at their expected pace.

Mini Kids Run Volunteers

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Assist our youngest runners in getting lined up with their age groups, on the course and reunited with their parents.

Back of the Pack

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Experience the race from a participant perspective! The Back of the Pack Crew will signify the end of the feild and the maxium 16-minutes per mile pace. They will not start timing until the last person crosses the start line and will be with you throughout the race. If you cannot keep pace, the Crew will help you as you board the SAG Wagon. Volunteers must be able to walk 13.1 miles and be in good physical condition!


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