Sunday 19th September, 2021

Blackmores Volunteer Program

Volunteer applications will open in July 2021 – please see below for more information

Want to be part of the action and amongst the fun while gaining event experience? We would like to invite you to join the Blackmores Volunteer team.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and help bring the event industry back to life. Get involved on Sunday 19 September 2021.



As a Blackmores Volunteer you will be working with event staff, charities, community and sporting groups, students, and other individual volunteers. There are numerous locations around the 42.195km course and wide range of volunteer roles available on event day (Sunday 19 September) as well as in the lead up to event day at the ASICS Event Expo from Thursday 16 September to Saturday 18 September.  

No experience is required for most roles – just positive energy, a friendly attitude and willingness to work within a team and take directions from other volunteers, team leaders, and supervisors. 


  • Event Date: Sunday, 19 September 2021 
  • Pre-Event (ASICS Event Expo): Thursday 16 September to Saturday 18 September  
  • Event Times: Volunteer shifts are approximately 6-8 hours and fall anywhere between 4:30am – 1pm (pending role and location).  

You will be able to choose your preferred role/location. We will do our best to allocate accordingly – however, we cannot always guarantee first preferences. Find details of event roles and locations below. 


Pre-event Registration and Packet Pick up is at Lower Town Hall, George St, Sydney. Participants collect their race bib, browse official merchandise, running equipment, partner offers and drop off their event day bag to access post-race. 

Multiple shifts will be available across the three days of expo.  

ASICS Event Expo Opening Times 
Date  Times 
Thursday 16 September  8:00 AM – 8:00 PM 
Friday 17 September  8:00 AM – 7:00 PM 
Saturday 18 September  8.00 AM – 5:00 PM 

*Please note that the above times are the Event Expo operating times only. There will be multiple volunteer shifts held within the above times. 

Volunteer Roles: 

  • Baggage drop off 
  • Help Desk 
  • Information Guides 
  • Participant race pack distribution 


The course covers 42km of road throughout Sydney with volunteers posted at various locations, including the start/finish/recovery venues and on course. 

You will be able to choose your preferred role/location. We will do our best to allocate accordingly – however, we cannot always guarantee first preferences. Find options for event roles and locations below.  


  • Start Venue (Bradfield Park, Milsons Point)  
  • Finish Venues (Sydney Opera House & Sydney Conservatorium of Music) 
  • Blackmores Recovery Village (Royal Botanic Gardens) 
  • Course North 
  • Course Central/CBD 
  • Course West 
  • Course South 
  • Baggage Drop Off 
  • Course Marshals 
  • Drink Station Crew 
  • Drink Station Crew 
  • Help Desk 
  • Information and registration  
  • Marathon Recovery Zone Crew 
  • Medal Distributor 
  • Media Assist 
  • People Movers 
  • Results 
  • Start Assembly Crew 
  • Wayfinding 
  • Workforce Support 

We also have volunteer Team Leader roles available. These roles are most suited to volunteers with previous volunteer/event experience. Team Leaders must be available to attend the pre-event briefing session (this will be hosted online this year). 

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Volunteer applications will open a little later than usual this year (July)! You will find the link to the application form here when it is live. We will also email the application form to everyone who is subscribed to the volunteer newsletter. 

If you are a group/club member or a charity who would like to volunteer together as a group, please email us for more information.

Please email us if you have any questions: volunteers@sydneyrunningfestival.org

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