RACE WEEKEND:
Volunteer Information


Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our entire race weekend.
Your willingness to help is greatly appreciated!


2016 Volunteer registration is open!
Click here to sign up today!

Volunteers should be ready and willing to tackle whatever needs to be done. We will do our very best to assign you to the tasks you select. However, we may need to place you as needed. Please be prepared and be flexible. Any portion of the race week that you're available is greatly appreciated.

Volunteers may switch tasks with other volunteers as personal needs might change. Simply train your sub and move to the next spot as needed. DO NOT abandon your post without first explaining your assigned task to your replacement.

If your plans change and you are unable to help please contact us ASAP.


Race Packet assembly

Atlantic Oceanside
119 Eden Street
Bar Harbor

Race Weekend volunteering kicks off early with packet assembly on the Wednesday before race day.

Many hands make for light work and lots of fun! In 2015 we knocked it out of the park assembling all race packets in just under an hour!

If you are available before 6:00PM to help transport materials from our office to the Atlantic Oceanside, please let us know.


Pre-Race EXPO

Atlantic Oceanside
119 Eden Street
Bar Harbor

Jobs at the Pre-Race Health & Fitness Expo include:

  • Helping to set-up check-in.
  • Issuing bib numbers.
  • Issuing bib numbers.
  • Issuing race shirts.
  • Issuing race bags.
  • Replenishing stock.
  • Breaking down cardboard.
  • General tidying-up of the Expo area.
  • Assisting participants with data changes.
  • Answering questions.
  • Helping to pack-up check-in.

Start Line: Set-up & Take-down

200 Main Street
Bar Harbor

Start Line set-up and take down jobs include:

  • Directing runners to restrooms, baggage check, buses, etc.

  • Traffic control.

  • Loading the baggage vehicle.

  • Hang & remove vinyl banners & flags.

  • Barricade set-up and take-down.

  • Picking up discarded items after the race starts.


Finish Line: Set-up & Take-down

327 Main Street
Southwest Harbor

Finish Line set-up and take down jobs include:

  • Traffic control.

  • Unloading the baggage vehicle.

  • Hang & remove vinyl banners & flags.

  • Barricade set-up and take-down.

  • Picking up discarded items after the race concludes.


Official Fluids Station

Various locations

Official Fluids Stations are manned by local high school sports teams, civic groups, and race sponsors.

  • All items needed including water, Gatorade, tables, cups, trash cans & liners, etc. will be supplied the race.

  • All teams should have a minimum of 8 volunteers.

  • Teams are encouraged to dress up and give their station a theme. MDI Hospital, McKay's Public House, and the First Light Midwives all host very lively stations.

  • If your group would like to host an Official Fluids Station, please contact: info [at] runmdi.org

  • Availability is extremely limited.


Course Marshal

Various locations

Course Marshals should be familiar with the roads and intersections of Mount Desert Island, as well as familiar with our race course.

  • Help direct runners at difficult intersections.

  • Traffic control.


Finish Line

327 Main Street
Southwest Harbor

Volunteer Jobs at the Finish Line include:

  • Unwrapping & presenting medals.

  • Wrapping finishers in space blankets.

  • Finish line fluids station.

  • Directing finishers to restrooms, showers, buses, etc.

  • Keeping the area clear of discarded items.


Spectators are an important compliment to our race. Please watch for and report any downed or disoriented runners. There are Ham Radio personnel stationed at many points along the course.

In the event of an emergency call 911.

Finally, as you will be driving on some parts of the race course, doing so with safety flashers on will help inform competitors that you are part of the race as well as helping to slow other traffic. Please drive slowly. If you stop to cheer ALWAYS pull off on the opposite side of the road where runners are present. DO NOT BLOCK THE RACE COURSE OR MAKE RUNNERS GO AROUND YOUR VEHICLE!!! Pay attention!!!