Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, plus it’s an opportunity to get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look into what race day is like for our HFP Racing crew.

But why should you volunteer? Volunteering is known to help reduce stress and can even make you healthier.  Studies have shown that your emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system – so your positivity of supporting others on race day can also help you stay healthy!  Volunteering is also a great way to see if you might like to follow a career in event management. Overall, it’s a great way to give back to the community, support your friends and family who participate, and be inspired by those around you.

Check out these articles on the benefits from Runners World and Chicago Athlete!


There are many volunteer roles you can get involved with:

  • Athletes Services (packet pick up / start and finish line)
  • Transition security and support
  • Course Marshals
  • Water Station
  • Operations Support


Please use the links below to sign up.

Volunteers need to be aged 16 and older.  For volunteers ages under 16, we ask that they volunteer with a trusted adult.

For further information or if would like to volunteer as a group if you or have any questions please contact Elaine Boyd on