The Dexter-Ann Arbor Run couldn't go on without the help of hundreds of volunteers who do things such as:
- Staff the race expo, staging areas, and aid stations
- Help on the course as a course monitor, and at the finish line
- Man the post-race food tables and clean up
If you'd like to pitch in, let us know! Can't be there on race day? We've got some pre-race activities that need volunteers as well.
All volunteers receive the following benefits:
- A $10 gift card to Ann Arbor Merchants. 50% off discount tickets to the Taste of Ann Arbor. (limit 1 sheet per volunteer)
- A free Red DX-A2 Tech T-shirt! (unique to volunteers) Satisfaction from supporting the Dexter-Ann Arbor running community and helping ensure a successful race.
Volunteer Sign Up
All volunteers are requested to contact us. Even if you are a returning volunteer – we would appreciate it if you would let us know what day you'd like to work and in what area, and also update your contact info. This allows us to better organize and manage our large volunteer work force. Fill out the registration form below if you would like to volunteer! Volunteer Parking All parking is free in Ann Arbor on Sundays. For volunteers starting early (6 AM), the main lot at Ann & Ashley (220 N Ashley) should have plenty of space, but that will fill quickly with runners as will many lots around town.
We plan to hold a number of volunteer parking spots at the Country Courthouse lot at Ann and Fourth (access off Fourth) so you should try that lot also. If that is not available you will have to look around a bit. There are other parking structures in downtown Arbor, notably the lot on 4th & Washington or the lot at 4th & William. (Both are south of Huron) There are also surface lots and street parking. Here is the Ann Arbor DDA website that covers the downtown Ann Arbor parking options.
Host an Aid Station
If you have a large group of friends or an organization that would like to help out together as a group right along the course, a great way to do this is to host an aid station.
Benefits of hosting an aid station:
- Take pride in supporting a long standing community event
- Enjoy the AATC volunteer party ~2 weeks before the race
- Have fun watching the parade of up to 6,000 people
- Meet & greet the runners & walkers as they stream past
- Enjoy the aid station entertainment we provide
- Free event T-shirts for all volunteers
- Get great visibility for your group or business at the event
- Get additional visibility with listing on the event Web site
- Garner community goodwill from your efforts
Aid station host responsibilities:
- Recruit a team of ~12-15 coworkers, friends and/or family
- Set up the stand the morning of the race starting at ~7 AM
- Serve water & Gatorade to the passing runners for ~1-2 hrs (AATC provides and delivers all tables & supplies)
- Clean up a bit afterwards. (AATC picks up the equipment)