Kauri Half Marathon 2017: Volunteers and Support Crews

Races like these don’t just happen. It takes a lot of effort before, during and after a race to make it a successful and enjoyable experience. The more people that are involved, the easier it is on individuals and the stronger the sense of community we build. Here is a list of “positions” and jobs that, if filled, will ensure a memorable race. Please contact the race director via email at if you are able to help with any of the following:

  • This is done before race day, so you can help out doing this and still run the race. A list is supplied, so it’s very easy to buy the required food/drinks for the race.
  • Pick up and/or transport of the port-a-loos.
  • Set up/pull down. Course markers are normally put up one week prior to the event. A great opportunity to go over the course prior to race day.
  • Registration, Timekeeping and Recording at the start and finish. We need two people here. These are simple tasks requiring you to hand out race bibs, check mandatory gear or some buttons on the stopwatch and scanner.
  • Checkpoint marshal. A great job where you set up a food/drinks table and wait for the runners to come past. Tick off everyone to ensure we’ve not lost someone!
  • Race Sweeps. These important people ensure that all the runners make it to the finish line. This is a great opportunity to use the race as a training run over the course.
  • Most runners openly (or secretly) love to see action photos of themselves on race day. Fancy yourself as a photographer? Please let us know.

Volunteers are provided with fluorescent safety vests.

Support crews are not required, nor necessary. Your family and friends will be better off helping at a checkpoint, as a marshal or at the finish line for the day. If you do choose to have a support crew, they are permitted to assist runners anywhere along the course where vehicle access is available. Read this 2017 Support Crew Information documnt for more details.