Not a runner?  Still want to be involved in the Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K?  We'd love to have you as a volunteer!  Click HERE for contact information to inquire about playing an important role in the success of the UWHM5K.   Help is needed in the following areas:

Thanks to our wonderful volunteers who make the UWHM5K possible!

Volunteer Job Descriptions
Race Packet Pickup (day before race):  Volunteers will hand out runner packets and t-shirts the Friday before the race.  This will begin at 8:00 am until 6:00 pm at the Richfield Ice Arena.  Plan on a 2 – 3 hour shift.
Packet Pickup (race day):  Adult volunteers will check in participants and hand out race packets, timing chips and numbers.  Packet pick-up begins at 5:45 am. Volunteers can also work the finish line once all entrants have received packets.
Parking Lot Attendants:  Volunteers assist runners with parking at American Legion carpool lot and Veteran’s Park main lot. Direct runners to on-street parking when lot is full and assist them crossing 66th street. Begins at 5:30 am, when done these folks may move to finish area after 7:00 am.
Course marshals:  Adult volunteers with cell phones are stationed at strategic locations along course route to guide and monitor runners.  Must arrive at station between 6:45 – 7:30 am depending on location.
Finish line:  Volunteers assist runners as they finish, handing out finisher medals and directing them to the food and beverage lines, rest rooms or medical attention, or hand out t-shirts, monitor trash, compost and recycling bins.  Will clean up area after the race.  Begins at 7:00 am.
Beverage line:  Volunteers fill cups with water and powerade and keep tables stocked for finished 5K and half marathon runners.  Begins at 7:00 am.
Food line:  Volunteers keep food line stocked for the 5K finishers, half marathon finishers and volunteers that have been out on the course.  Begins at 6:00 am.
SPECTATORS!  Volunteers cheer on runners and show support for this event!  We need spectators all along the course route, so find a spot near your home or school and cheer on the runners!  We especially need people along 70th Street. 
For more information or to volunteer contact: Scott Ramsay at 612-861-9342, or e-mail me at  Check out our website!

Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K | c/o Richfield Community Center | 7000 Nicollet Ave | Richfield, MN 55423 | 612-861-9395 | Contact Us