Volunteers handing out medals at The Big Elf Run


Volunteer with The Big Fun Run Series

THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering with The Big Fun Run Series!

We have a number of opportunities listed below for run day, as well as before run day (for those who want to run/walk on the day!)

Looking for a longer term volunteer project? - Contact Simon and let him know what you are looking for or to find out more about current opportunities.

Are you with a school, business or volunteer group that want to bring a team to volunteer?
Contact Gloria to save individual registrations and to pick a role suitable for your team. 

Volunteers receive a discount off participating in future runs!
You'll receive your discount code the week following completion of your shift.

You can find our latest event/s here
Click on the "Volunteer" button for the event to register your interest

Event Volunteer Opportunities

These roles may vary slightly from event to event, but in general these are the roles we have available:

Start/Finish Line

Assist with the set-up and function of the start/finish line, including participant management, water and snack station, and medal/gift distribution! 

Cheer Team

Create a positive vibe around the event by providing lots of smiles, high fives and cheers to runners on the course and around the start/finish line! The Cheer Team provides basic info about the event to participants and assists with race operations, but most of all exudes ENTHUSIASM!!! This position is great for groups, or minors with their guardian.

Cycle Squad

Ride your bike around the course, providing assistance and information as asked. Lead cyclist will ride just ahead of the first runners, notifying route marshals that runners are coming. Sweep patrol will ride behind the last runners to ensure nobody is lost or left on the course. Cyclists must provide their own bike & helmet.

Route Marshal

Volunteers will be stationed around the event site and at various parts of the course to guide runners, answer questions, and connect with Race Staff as required.

Event Set-up & Décor

Set up tables, tents and other equipment; distribute supplies to their assigned locations, organize check-in areas, help prepare water and food stations. If you see it at a race, the set-up crew put it there! There may also be festive themed décor to set up.

Registration/Packet Pick Up Table

Distribute race packets, process race-day registrations, and monitor lines to ensure participants are helped as quickly as possible. Once the race begins you may have the opportunity to assist with other race tasks.

Bag Check

Provide secure organised storage for participants' belongings during the race.

Pack Down Team

Retrieve tables and other equipment, take down signage, pack up supplies, etc. Great for anyone who is running the race and still wants to support the event by volunteering afterwards. 


Race Kit Prep

Assemble participant race packages. Great for anyone who can't volunteer on race day but still wants to be involved! 

Package Pickup (Generally Friday and sometimes Thursday before the event)

Greet eager race participants as they pick up their race kits. Distribute packages, explain contents, and answer basic questions about the upcoming event.


You can find our latest event/s here
Click on the "Volunteer" button for the event to register your interest