Marathon Weekend is quickly approaching! Runners will soon be arriving to Disney World for the biggest runDisney event of the year. However, runDisney is still looking for volunteers for the biggest day of the weekend.
runDisney volunteers are an amazing group of people. Without these volunteers these events would not run seamlessly. Volunteers can be found throughout the entire race weekend.
You will find them manning water stops along the course, awarding you with your finisher medal, cheering you on throughout the course, and even at bib pickup at the expo. This volunteer opportunity is a big deal.
runDisney events do not happen at normal hours of the day! These volunteers get up in the middle of the night to make your miles magical! runDisney states that each race season they need about 15,000 volunteers! That’s a lot of volunteers!
Reduced Perk For Volunteers
Disney made a surprising move at the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. They gave race volunteers half day park tickets instead of full day park tickets. People who have been volunteering for years were shocked by this sudden and unannounced change in compensation.
With this half day park ticket, volunteers are not able to enter the park until after 1 pm. Read the full story HERE.
runDisney Still Looking For Volunteers For Marathon Weekend
Normally, volunteer opportunities at runDisney events go quickly. However, they are still looking for volunteers!
runDisney volunteers register through Track Shack. They are looking for volunteers on Sunday January 8, 2023 from 2:30 am until 2:00 pm.
runDisney is still looking for volunteers for the Marathon on Sunday.
Is the decrease in interest for volunteering due to the perk of park tickets being reduced to a half day versus a full day park ticket? I’m not sure, but that was a big perk for them, and volunteers make these events run smoothly.
Are you interested in volunteering? Disney answers how to help:
To get started, head to the runDisney website, and towards the bottom of the page (underneath Exhibitors & Vendors), click race Track Shack Events – Race Volunteers.
Track Shack is the company that coordinates the volunteers for events in the Central Florida running community, including runDisney. You’ll need to set up an account on their website. If you have any questions, give them a call at (407) 392-2432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a Facebook group forum you can join called Track Shack Volunteers, which has a wealth of information.
Good luck to all the Marathon Weekend Runners!