After you register, you will immediately receive an automated email confirmation. One to Two weeks prior to the event, you will receive confirmation materials via mail with specific instructions about your volunteer shift(s). All volunteers will also receive emailed shift reminders during race week.
Help support your community, as well as the thousands of runners and walkers by volunteering! With almost 1000 opportunities available, there is a spot for everyone; including teams, corporate groups, family and friends. Click the blue “Race Crew” button below to volunteer for the Race Crew. If you are a medical professional, or someone interested in gaining more volunteer experience, click the red “Medical Signup” button to volunteer with the Sports Medicine team today!
*HAVE A GROUP INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at VaBeach@RNRRaceCrew.com*Race Crew Signup Medical Signup
Race Crew volunteers assist with nearly every aspect of the event, including the Health & Fitness Expo, Start Line, Finish Line, and the Water Stations along the course. Click the blue “Race Crew” buttons to sign up online as a Race Crew Volunteer. *HAVE A GROUP INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at VaBeach@RNRRaceCrew.com*
Crucial Shifts are difficult to fill! If you are able to attend any shift on this particular day, we encourage you to do so.
September 1, 2, & 3 – Health & Fitness Expo
- Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center – Halls B, C & D
- Thursday, September 1 – 1:00pm to 4:00pm
- Friday, September 2 – 12:00pm to 4:00pm | 3:00pm to 7:00pm | ‘All Day’ available
- Saturday, September 3 – 9:00am to 2:00pm | 1:00pm to 5:30pm | ‘All Day’ available
Saturday, September 2 – Mile On The Sand
- Location: 19th Street and the Boardwalk
- Saturday Mile On The Sand – 6:30am to 10:00am
Sunday, September 4 – Start Line
- Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center
- Race Day – Start Line – 4:30am to 8:30am
- Race Day – Corral @ Start Line – 5:30am to 8:30am
Sunday, September 4 – Finish Line
- Location: Virginia Beach Boardwalk
- Race Day – Finish Line – 5:30am to 12:30pm
- Race Day – Gear Check @ Finish Line – 7:30am to 1:00pm
Sunday, September 4 – Water Stations
- Location: Varied along course
- Crucial Shift: Varied
The Medical Team is dedicated to providing rapid assessment and administering acute first aid services to event participants. The team is made up of volunteers from many medical institutions within the local community.
Race Crew Volunteer Coordinator
- Email: VaBeach@RNRRaceCrew.com
- Phone: (800) 311-1255 x6816
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- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (800) 311-1255
Yes! On certain occasions shifts do fill up, which will be noted online. Please encourage friends to sign up online to ensure their spot. This also lets us know how many volunteers will be helping out. We can always use extra help!
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible. Send an email (preferred) to the email address specified on the Volunteer website with your full name, event city, and volunteer shifts you need to cancel. If you do not have access to email, please call 1-800-311-1255.
Once you sign up, we are counting on you to stay for the full shift. We cannot replace you if you leave early. Sometimes the shift may seem over-staffed and slow at the beginning, but often we are preparing for a rush. We count on each volunteer to stay until the end of the shift.
No, sorry. Shift times are pre-determined because it is difficult to arrive or leave in the middle of a shift. It is crucial that volunteers remain for the full length of the shift; we cannot replace you if you leave. Please support your fellow volunteers by staying for your entire assignment. Volunteer with your friend instead!
Confirmation letters are mailed 7-14 days prior to race day. If it is less than a week to the race and you still have not received your volunteer packet, contact the Volunteer Coordinator or come to the Health & Fitness Expo (see website for times and location). The Volunteer Check In booth has extra parking passes for the expo, start and finish lines, if needed.
**NOTE: Water station volunteers must contact their team captain for parking passes and instructions.
Meals are provided for the long or 'All Day' shifts. All volunteer shifts will include snacks and bottled water. Bringing snacks, a sack lunch, or a reusable water bottle, is highly recommended.
Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes. Bring layers of comfortable clothing for cool to hot temperatures, for both indoor and outdoor shifts. You will receive a Race Crew T-shirt that identifies you as a part of the Official Rock 'n' Roll Race Crew.
As little as possible! There is no storage for personal items on-site. You will receive a Race Crew drawstring backpack upon checking in, which you can use to store small items. Almost all areas will also have a corner where everyone can set their coat or lunch, but it will not be secure. We highly recommend bringing as few personal items as possible. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
The official minimum age for an unaccompanied child to volunteer is 14 years of age. With supervision, adults may bring slightly younger children. We are concerned about safety and the ability to stay focused on a task for the full shift time. We have many positions that are good for children as long as the ratio of adults-to-children is adequate. The children must be old enough to participate for the entire shift. Please direct any questions on this issue to Volunteer Coordinator.
Sorry, for most markets volunteers will not receive discounts on race entry fees.
The Registration / Participant Check In area at the Health & Fitness Expo provides seated positions. There are very limited seated positions at the start and finish lines; please plan accordingly and alert the Volunteer Coordinator ahead of time if you have any special needs. We will do our best to accommodate you!