We’re run by volunteers.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on our members to volunteer at events. Every event we hold requires volunteers to make sure everyone has a safe, enjoyable run.
At WAMC we want to change the way people think of volunteering, and aim to make it fun and easy. Every volunteer will receive a volunteer pack outlining their role, time required and other important information (including lollies) to help make the experience a rewarding one. We have also introduced an 8min/km pace for runners to achieve at Club Events, so you can guarantee you won’t be out on course all day!
There are a range of volunteer roles on offer, including course setup, timing, registrations, marshalling, drink stations, lead cyclist, plus many other roles. Some roles even allow you to run at the event, such as set up / pack up, tail runner and registration. Refer to the list below to see the different roles available and what’s required.
Remember, volunteering can be fun – it’s a great way to meet other Club members, be part of a friendly community and understand what goes on behind the scenes of a WAMC event!
Bib Collection (Special Events Only). Involves approximately four hours on the Saturday prior to the Special Event to hand out competitor bibs.
Catering. Prepare and serve food and drinks at our catered events.
Course Set Up. Set up the course under the direction of the Race Director.
Drink Stations. Set up and man a drink station with a min. of 4 members.
Lead Cyclist. Cycle ahead to lead runners through the event.
Marshalling and Traffic Control. Direct runners and manage traffic (ETC Certificate required – look out for ETC training opportunities from WAMC)
Race Director. Responsible for the management of the race.
Race Director, Assistant. Assist the Race Director.
Registration. At the beginning of an event, you register non-members and members who haven’t registered online, and hand out bibs for those registered online.
Results. Collate results as the runners finish; and write up the results sheet for the top five finishers for presentations
Set Up. Set up equipment required for the race such as tables, WAMC banners, the timing clock, and video camera.
WAMC Trailer. Involves packing the WAMC trailer, taking it to the event and returning it back to the WAMC afterwards.
Timing. On Club Events, you’re responsible for keying in times as competitors cross the line.
Photography. Capture some memories on the day that can be posted to social media sites.