Air Force Marathon seeks 2,000 volunteers

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More than 2,000 volunteers are needed to help host the 15th annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 17 in Dayton, Ohio, according to event officials.

Volunteer registration opens May 1.

"We're very excited about the changes we've made to the volunteer website this year," said Jeanette Monaghan, the volunteer coordinator. "We think it is going to make the registration process easier for the volunteers. We've added more details to the job descriptions, as well as given the volunteers the ability to go back in and double check their assignment at any time."

Also, the website groups volunteer positions by day, making it easier to find an opening that fits a volunteer's schedule.

There are several pre-race opportunities available, but Ms. Monaghan said the majority of the openings are Sept. 15-17. Event coordinators have volunteer positions available at the sports and fitness expo Sept. 15 through 16 at Wright State University's Nutter Center, as well as race-day positions Sept. 17 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

"If you want to be involved in the Air Force Marathon, there is a job for you," Ms. Monaghan said. "Don't think that you need to have base access to volunteer. We need a tremendous amount of volunteers just at the expo, where we'll see 25,000 to 30,000 visitors over the course of two days."

Organizers expect more than 13,000 registered runners for this year's Air Force Marathon events.

Volunteers can sign up by clicking here or going to  

(Courtesy of the 88th Bomb Wing Public Affairs)