Run the Marathon. Just not the race.
Thanks so much for your interest in volunteering with Grandma’s Marathon!
There is a reason we are celebrating 43 years – it’s because of our amazing volunteers! Runners know when they come to Grandma’s Marathon it’s a different experience. “They take care of you!” It is a theme that echoes across four decades of a community coming together to do something extraordinary. You make all the difference. You make us great. Thank you!
Please read guidelines prior to signing up: Volunteer Guidelines.
All volunteers receive:
- An official Grandma’s Marathon T-shirt
- Refreshment tickets
- Invitation to the special Grandma’s Marathon Volunteer Appreciation Party
Below are our volunteer areas. Click on the name to learn more about those positions.
- Course Marshals
- Essentia Health & Fitness Expo – Expo Interaction Area
- Essentia Health & Fitness Expo – Packet Pickup
- Finish Area – “Ask Me” Info Ambassadors
- Finish Area – Finish Line Marshals
- Finish Area – Gear Bags
- Finish Area – Green Team
- Finish Area – Heat Sheets
- Finish Area – Water & Powerade
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Services
- Racecourse Entertainment
- Starting Line
- Water Stations
Both individual and groups can sign up to volunteer, and after you’ve signed up, please join our “G-Team” Facebook Group to stay up-to-date.
We’re excited to have you join us! If you have any questions, please email Tara@GrandmasMarathon.com, or call our Office at 218-727-0947, extension 30.
“What I loved about volunteering at the finish line was to see the strength of the athletes there at the end. It is an amazing thing that our bodies can go that distance and survive. I liked being the one who ‘still had some energy left’ to help them complete the process by getting gear bags, t shirts, water, etc. for the runners.”
-Pat W., 2016 Finish Line Volunteer
“What I enjoy most about volunteering for the water station is seeing the other side of the race- after having participated in it as a runner for two years, I switched over to more trail running but still wanted to be a part of the fun atmosphere and camaraderie that goes on for those who run the race ‘behind the scenes’. It is so much fun to watch everyone’s hard work pay off while handing out water and know I can be helping them reach their goals one step at a time as they get closer and closer to the finish!”
~Kaelyn W., 2016 Water Aid Station Volunteer