YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Marathon & Fun Runs


Cause Areas


Sat May 19, 2018, 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM


250 E Parkcenter BlvdBoise, ID 83706


Lend a hand, fill your heart!

Volunteer Opportunity:

2018 Famous Idaho Potato Marathon
Not racing but love to be part of the action? The YMCA would not be able to host this event without the help of great volunteers like you! Help is needed both on and off the course.

40 years in the making! This Treasure Valley tradition has been engraved in the history of the Treasure Valley. Join us in making sure this year’s Famous Idaho Potato is the best ever. This event has a full marathon, half marathon, 10K and a 5K. So there are plenty of areas that you can volunteer at.

We are looking for volunteers to help in the following areas:

YMCA Famous Idaho Potato Expo and Packet Pickup (50 volunteers needed):

- Help vendors set up their areas

- Help fill packets full of goodies for the racers

- Helping participants receive their bibs and packets.

- Distributing racer t-shirts after racers have picked up their packets

- Setup/take down of Expo

Day of Race Packet Pickup (15 volunteers needed)

-Helping participants receive their bibs and packets at late packet pickup

Starting Line Set up (10 Volunteers needed)

-Setting up flagging, banners, tents, scaffolding in the race area.

Food Helpers (20 volunteers needed):

Help at our Potato Bar handing out food to the participants

Course Cheer Boosters and Road Guards (40 volunteers needed)

-Cheering on and making sure all runners know where they are going and to assist in course monitoring.

Award Distribution (5 volunteers needed)

-We have many categories for runners to place on the podium. Be the one to congratulate them and give them their awards and medals.

Refuel Station (10 Volunteers needed)

-There will be snacks and bagels for the racers to refuel. Be there to hand them some fuel to replenish their tired muscles.

Post-Race Take Down (20 volunteers needed)

-Taking down race equipment, course material and cleaning up race area

Aid Stations (30 volunteers needed)

-Providing water/aid to runners throughout the course.

Finish Line Water Distribution:

-Help distribute water to all the finishers

Thank you for considering the YMCA in your volunteer endeavors!

If you are interested please email me back with what you are available to help with. We will also need you to complete an online volunteer application at YMCA Volunteer Application>> be sure to check the box near the bottom of the page that says "Race Day Volunteer". The please call the Event Volunteer Coordinator at (208) 344-5502 x 280 or email at event.volunteers@ymcatvidaho.org


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Event Management
  • Management
  • Youth Services
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 - 4 hour shifts throughout the day

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