The Charleston Marathon is a volunteer-driven non-profit community event to benefit the Youth Endowment for the Arts! We cannot produce an event of this magnitude without the commitment of hundreds of volunteers – volunteers are what drive a successful event!


Volunteer Benefits Include:

T-Shirt Meals (min. of 4 hour shift)
Post-Race Shrimp and Grits Beer (21 and older)
Free Parking Volunteer hours for school
Volunteer Orientation/Thank you reception The joy of giving back to your community
Free Registration to race (for pre-race volunteers working at least 18 hours) Donation to your organization/group (based on a minimum of 25 volunteers)

Volunteer Registration will open in July 2016!

Volunteer Opportunity Job Descriptions:


Pre-Event Marathon Promotion
June 2016 – January 2017
4-8 hours a month

Registration Bag Assembly/Medals Preparation/Packet-Pick Up Preparation
January 12-13, 2017
3-5 hour shifts

Registration Packet-Pickup/Expo/Youth Marathon/Pre-Race Dinner Opportunities –
Friday January 13, 2017
4-6 hours shifts

  • Registration Set-up
  • Pre-Race Registration Area/Packet-pick up/T-shirts/Race Bag
  • Expo
  • Youth Marathon Registration and Course
  • Dinner/Clean-up:
  • Information Attendants
  • Pre-Event Night Logistics
  • Volunteer/Vendor Check-in Coordinator

Race Day Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, January 14, 2017
3-6 hour shifts

  • Parking Area & Shuttle Bus Attendants
  • Volunteer Check in Coordinator
  • Late Registration/Packet-Pick-up/Registration Clean-up
  • Marathon/Half Marathon Start Line Volunteers
  • Clothing Drop/Pick-up Volunteers
  • 5k Start/Finish Line Volunteers/Medals
  • Aid Stations
  • Course Marshalls
  • Marathon/Half Marathon Finish Line Volunteers/Medals
  • Recovery Food Prep/Set-up/Distribution & Clean-up
  • Awards Volunteer
  • Post Race Festival Celebration
  • Information Attendants
  • Clean-up Volunteers

Bike Ride Volunteer Opportunities

Sunday, January 15, 2017
3-6 hour shifts

  • Registration Assistant
  • Rest stop Volunteer