We are so excited that this year’s Garmin Olathe Marathon is returning on Saturday, April 20, 2024. For a successful race, we need a large number of volunteers and would love for you to join us.
You and/or your group will receive free T-shirts for the 5+ hour shift as well as service hours for school, work or church. In addition, a portion of race proceeds will be donated to local charities. This is a great opportunity to volunteer, support the Olathe community, and showcase our midwestern hospitality; and we’d love your help.
Register for your shift here and if you have any questions, just let us know. Thank you for your support of the Garmin Olathe Marathon.
Below are descriptions of some of the many opportunities to volunteer for the Garmin Olathe Marathon.
Course Monitors Volunteers
Course monitors are stationed at various intersections along the course to cheer on participants and assist with vehicle control.
Gear Check is located in the start/finish line area. Help greet and inform runners as they arrive while also assisting with gear check. Volunteer shifts: 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Assist welcoming and checking in fellow volunteers race morning and directing them to their specified volunteer location along with giving them their volunteer T-shirt! Volunteer Shift: 5:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Packet Pickup / Bibs / Shirts and Registration
Packet pick-up will take place at the Expo & Packet Pick-up.
Volunteers are needed to assist with packet and T-shirt distribution for all participants.
Thursday April 18, 2024 – 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday April 19, 2024 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Finish Line/Festival Volunteer
Jobs include handing out medals, food, water, beer (must be 21), checking IDs, sorting snacks, moving supplies and assisting with the kids zone, race results table and experience activities.
Volunteer Shifts: 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Setup & Tear Down Crew
Volunteers help by setting up the start/finish line area and festival, and also cleaning up the finish-line area, both chute and festival.
Friday April 19, 2024 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday April 20, 2024 – 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thanks to ARRL for volunteering to operate Ham Radios along the whole course.
A huge thank you to Uncover KC for their help with volunteers this year.