Marathon Volunteers

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  1. rie4630

    rie4630 rie4630

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    Does anyone know who to contact regarding volunteering at the marathons?
     
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  3. Lisa loves Pooh

    Lisa loves Pooh DIS Veteran

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    In the fall they will have information on it.

    Various organizations sponsor tents. I always get e-mails from Leukemia Lymphoma when they are looking for volunteers.

    I am sure if you e-mail Wide World of Sports--they can give you a more definitive answer and perhaps even add you to a notification list.

    I recall receiving e-mails about Sept/Oct time frame.

    They do have training--but if you are out of town, you can be "waived".

    You pick up your volunteer stuff at Expo and then report to your assigned spot on whatever day/time that may be.

    We had several on our team volunteer on both days--one who had broke her toe and was unable to run the marathon. She said running would have been easier than the water stops as it was tedious work.

    It is fun though--I know for the water stops--you receive a jacket and you also will get a 1-day pass to the parks (with an expiration date). It is non-park hopping--but hey, it's a free ticket!
     
  4. Disneefun

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    I just emailed Disney Sports about this the other day. Was told that volunteers can being applying in August, 2007 and info. will be posted on the marathon website when available. They don't keep a notification list, so mark your calendar!!
     
  5. rie4630

    rie4630 rie4630

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    Disneefun,
    Did you mean you can start applying August 2006? I plan on running the 1/2 and would like to volunteer for the full.
     
  6. Disneefun

    Disneefun DIS Veteran

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    Oops. I think what I meant to say was that you can start applying in August, 2006 for the 2007 races, but I left out a few words. It was a long day!!!
     

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