Volunteer

Get involved with the Panama City Beach Marathon

Join Our Team of Volunteers

The Panama City Beach Marathon would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers! We are currently seeking energetic, motivated volunteers to assist in the following areas:

Early Packet Pick-Up

12/01/201710:00 am –4:00 pmDave & Buster's

Be behind the scenes and the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they prepare to run in the Panama City Beach Marathon as they pick up their race packet and prepare for their 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile, or 5K trek along the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches! Duties include organizing/handing out shirts, assisting runners with finding their bib number, greeting participants with smiles, answering questions/providing race information. Position requires some light lifting up to 30 lbs.

Aid Stations

12/02/20177:00 am–2:00 pmMultiple Locations

Great role for groups! This key role is not just about providing hydration support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they may get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will revive them! Paint your faces, wear silly clothes — wear your team colors, make banners and posters with silly sayings. Duties include setting up the station, filling and stacking cups with water and Gatorade, restocking cups throughout the course of the morning, handing beverages to runners as they come by, cleaning up the area when the last runner passes ; acting crazy, screaming, cheering, laughing — anything to bring out a smile on our runners faces! Standing for long periods of time is required — jumping with excitement is encouraged!

Swag Bag Stuffing

11/30/201710:00 am - 1:00 pmDave & Buster's

Does your volunteer organization have 20–30 focused yet energized individuals who can fill nearly 1,300 race swag bags with all sorts of goodies? This job is perfect for students seeking volunteer hours!

Packet Pick-Up (Race Day)

12/02/20176:00–8:30 amJimmy Buffet's Margaritaville in Pier Park

Be behind the scenes and the first to see how the race weekend begins! This is the first stop for runners as they prepare to run in the Panama City Beach Marathon as they pick up their race packet and prepare for their 26.2 mile, 13.1 mile, or 5K trek along the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches! Duties include organizing/handing out shirts, assisting runners with finding their bib number, greeting participants with smiles, answering questions/providing race information. Position requires some light lifting up to 30 lbs.

Post-Race Area

12/02/201707:00 am–2:00 pmJimmy Buffet's Margaritaville

Great for Groups! Be the first to greet the runners when they finish their journey as they cross the finish line. We need your help in the following areas:

  • Medals: Reward the runners by giving them their hard earned medal. Duties include unwrapping medals and organizing on tables.
  • Bottled Water Distribution: Hand weary runners cold bottles of water. Duties include, opening cases and stocking pools.
  • Food Distribution: Make sure there are plenty of bananas, oranges, etc. at easy reach for the runners. Fruit generously donated by Margaritaville in Pier Park; volunteers will need to walk/run back and forth frequently for restocking purposes.
  • Crowd Control: The runners are happy to be done! Some are waiting for their friends/family to cross. But we need to make sure everyone can get through so we don’t have a back-up of runners waiting to cross the finish line. Onlookers tend to gather around the finish line to give high-fives, hugs, congratulate finishers, take pictures, etc.; this can create a very dangerous environment for both runners and onlookers. Duties include keeping runners moving efficiently through the chute, preventing crowding around the finish line, directing runners to the post-race area where they can wait for loved ones and grab some fruit and water, get their Finisher medals, and make their way to the official after party at Margaritaville.

Floaters

12/02/20176:00 am–2:00 pmMultiple Locations

Volunteers may designate their own timeframe within the event time window as it fits with their schedule. So much to do, so little time! If you read through the positions and find that you can’t make your mind up — no worries! “Floater” is the job for you! Duties will include being flexible and adaptable to any role that may need additional assistance. Requirements — Flexibility and a can do attitude!

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Volunteers may designate their own timeframe within the event time window as it fits with their schedule. So much to do, so little time! If you read through the positions and find that you can’t make your mind up — no worries! “Floater” is the job for you! Duties will include being flexible and adaptable to any role that may need additional assistance. Requirements — Flexibility and a can do attitude!

Panama City Beach Marathon

Panama City Beach Marathon