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Join Us

Join our team of volunteers and help make the Warrnambool Running Festival a success! 

The Warrnambool Running Festival is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make our event a success! We need volunteers to man drink stations, hand out medals at the finish line, assist with registration and check-in, and more. By volunteering, you'll not only be helping out with a great event, but you'll also have the opportunity to give back to your community and meet new people.


Whether you're an individual looking to get involved, or a school or charity group interested in supporting the event, we have opportunities for you. We offer a variety of benefits in return for your time and effort, including a discount for future events or a donation to your group or club.


To sign up to volunteer, simply fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. We appreciate your interest in helping out with the Warrnambool Running Festival and we look forward to having you on our team!

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Join our team of volunteers and help make the Warrnambool Running Festival a success!

Sign up as a Volunteer through our registration page.

Volunteer details — Warrnambool Running Festival

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Guidelines for volunteers

Of course, these are just general guidelines, and you may need to include more specific instructions or rules depending on the tasks and activities that your volunteers will be undertaking. Don't hesitate to reach out to your volunteer coordinator for more information.

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Dress Code

Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes that can handle standing for extended periods of time. If you're unsure what to wear, contact the volunteer coordinator for guidance.

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Safety is our top priority, so please pay close attention to any safety briefings or instructions you receive. Report any accidents, incidents, or hazards to the volunteer coordinator immediately.

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Arrive on time for your assigned shift. If you're running late, contact the volunteer coordinator to let them know.

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Take responsibility for your assigned tasks and follow instructions carefully. If you're unsure about something, ask the volunteer coordinator for clarification.



Show respect to all participants, spectators, and other volunteers. Refrain from any behavior that could be considered discriminatory or offensive.

Participants at the 2019 Warrnambool Running Festival

Have Fun

We want you to enjoy your volunteering experience, so have fun, meet new people, and soak up the atmosphere of the Warrnambool Running Festival!

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Respect Other Users

The Warrnambool Running Festival takes place in public spaces that may be shared with other users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, and other recreational activities. Please be mindful of other users and give way when necessary. Be aware of your surroundings and follow any specific guidelines provided by event organizers to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators.

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Cheer on the Runners

One of the most important roles of our volunteers is to provide encouragement and support to the runners. Make some noise, show your enthusiasm, and let the participants know how awesome they are! Your support can make a huge difference to someone who is pushing themselves to the limit. So, get into the spirit of the event, and make it a memorable experience for everyone involved!unteers. Refrain from any behavior that could be considered discriminatory or offensive.

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