Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteers are the heart and sole of Atlanta Track Club. Every year Atlanta Track Club relies on more than 8,000 volunteers to put on our 30+ events. We also rely on our volunteers for numerous projects at the Atlanta Track Club office and warehouse. Without the support of Atlanta Track Club volunteer corps, our organization would not be able to put on some of the most successful running events in the US.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Publix Atlanta Marathon Weekend
February 24 - 25, 2024

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Members' 10K - Grand Prix Series
March 9, 2024

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Northside Hospital Atlanta Women's 5K
March 23, 2024

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IN-OFFICE & WAREHOUSE WEEKDAY PROJECTS
Ongoing

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Other Types of Volunteer Opportunities

CREW CHIEF

Atlanta Track Club crew chiefs are volunteer leaders who oversee important operational areas before our events and on race day. Examples of operational areas include start waves, water stops, medals, and food. Crew chiefs are the foundation of a successful event. As Atlanta Track Club representatives, crew chiefs serve as a bridge between Atlanta Track Club and the thousands of volunteers who donate their time to our events. Crew chiefs communicate essential details to the volunteers in their operational area in a timely manner and provide them with the knowledge to do their job effectively.

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AMBASSADORS

Atlanta Track Club ambassadors are energetic, active and enthusiastic members who volunteer their time to help promote Atlanta Track Club and its many member benefits. Ambassadors are volunteer leaders who assist at all four major events throughout the calendar year as well as take part in numerous activities throughout the community helping to spread the word of the Track Club.

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RUN LEADS

Atlanta Track Club run leads are volunteer leaders who assist in the weekly delivery of our In-Training programs to enable participants to safely and comfortably complete their goal event. Atlanta Track Club Run Leads help foster a community of support and encouragement during training sessions, as well as, act as an inspiration to promote Atlanta Track Club's mission of creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Examples of program support include but not limited to: running with participants, course and hydration set-up, set-up home base, course monitor, and attendance.

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PACE LEADS

Atlanta Track Club Pace Team is comprised of experienced half and full marathoners who run an even split pace during the race to help participants reach their goal finish times. We offer pace leads for the QQQ Invesco Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K.

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KILOMETER KIDS COACHES

Kilometer Kids coaches are famous for fun. Kids in K-5th grade look to these rock stars for advice about everything from how they can outpace their friend in the next running game to how to practice positive self-talk. Some of these volunteers are teachers, many are parents, and all are devoted to showing kids how fun it is to have good health, build community, exercise with friends, and do their very best. Kilometer Kids teams only exist when someone like you decides to recruit a few friends to help out and give kids the opportunity to get outside and get active.

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Community Support Program 

Throughout the year Atlanta Track Club Foundation provides opportunities for non-profit organizations and K - higher education groups to assist at it's events in various ways, such as, event set-up/breakdown, course monitoring, or preparation for races. For this assistance, the Foundation will provide financial support to help with that organization's mission.

To qualify, your organization must have the non-profit status 501(c)(3).

You will be notified if your organization qualifies for the program and contacted when opportunities are available. No calls, please.

Give to Give Program 

Atlanta Track Club is happy to accept groups of varying sizes to volunteer at any major Atlanta Track Club event, which includes: Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile & Dash, Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler, and the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

In support of the Atlanta community, groups of 20 or more for-profit organizations have the opportunity to volunteer on behalf of an Atlanta Track Club chosen nonprofit, and the nonprofit is eligible to receive up to $500 from Atlanta Track Club.

To be contacted by an Atlanta Track Club staff member, please fill out the inquiry form by clicking the link below. An Atlanta Track Club staff member will contact you in 2-4 business days.

Volunteer Age Requirements

For the safety of our volunteers and our participants, we do have some age guidelines in place. We accept volunteer 12 years of age and older. Volunteers that are 16 and older are able to attend events on their own. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult .

Run lead and pace lead volunteers are required to be at least 21 years of age.

Volunteer Awards

Each year at the Grand Prix Finale & Volunteer Awards Breakfast we honor our Volunteer All Stars and Volunteers of the Year. Click the button to view past winners.

Volunteer of the Month

Each month we profile an Atlanta Track Club Volunteer. Click the button below to view this month's winner and past recipient!

COVID-19 Policy 

Based on the recent CDC updates, we have amended the guidelines as follows:

  • Atlanta Track Club requests all volunteers with symptoms or exposure to someone with COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, consider not attending events or programs
  • There is no proof of vaccination or negative test required to participate in Atlanta Track Club events
  • Volunteers are not expected to wear a mask at outdoor events and programs
  • All volunteers are encouraged to wear a mask while indoors at number pickups or expos
  • All volunteers are encouraged to bring their own hydration on course
  • Volunteers are requested to maintain social distancing and avoid physical contact throughout the duration of the event
  • Atlanta Track Club asks all volunteers to consider taking additional steps to ensure their safety and the safety of those around them. These include getting fully vaccinated and boosted, and cancelling their plans to participate if they have been exposed to someone who has been confirmed with or symptomatic with COVID