Volunteer

Thank You Volunteers!

We appreciate your support in making Marathon Weekend a success! Thank you for sharing your time with us. We hope to see you again for DFMC 2020.

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Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Boston Marathon volunteers

Marathon Weekend Volunteer Opportunities

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Headquarters

The Boston Marriott Copley Place serves as the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team headquarters throughout Boston Marathon Weekend. Volunteers help runners during the team’s required check-in process.

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Pasta Party

The Dana-Farber team comes together for a celebratory pasta dinner the afternoon before the race, honoring all the athletes and highlighting their hard work. Volunteers greet runners and help check-in and seat guests.

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Marathon Course

Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge volunteers dot the marathon course, from Dana-Farber’s refuge at the start in Hopkinton, to the cheering sections at Mile 17 and Mile 25.

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Recovery Zone

The post-race Recovery Zone offers Dana-Farber runners a chance to relax and mingle after the race, including food, massage, and reuniting with family members. Licensed medical staff and massage therapists especially needed!

Can’t volunteer but still want to help out? Make a gift instead.

Dana-Farber volunteers

QUICK TIPS

  • If you are younger than 18 years old, an adult chaperone must register with you for the same shift, location, and position.
  • Assignment-specific details will be emailed to you after you sign up for a volunteer shift.
  • Preview the excitement of race weekend by visiting the B.A.A. website.