Sunday 17th September, 2023

Sydney Marathon Volunteer Program

Volunteer applications will open soon!

Want to be part of the action and amongst the fun 2023 Sydney Marathon? You’re invited to join our amazing volunteer team.  

Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, meet likeminded people, and help us bring the event industry back to life after a couple of difficult years. Get involved on Sunday, 17 September 2023.

We are looking for you! 

As a Sydney Marathon Volunteer you will be working with event staff, charities, community and sporting groups, students, and other individual volunteers. Volunteers are needed in a wide range of roles at numerous locations around the 42.125km of course on event day (Sunday, 17 September 2023) as well as in the lead up to event day at the ‘Running Show’ (Thursday, 14 September to Saturday, 16 September 2023).

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 17 September 2023
  • Pre-Event (The Sydney Running Show): Thursday, 14 September to Saturday, 16 September 2023
  • 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. 


At the Running Show 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.

For more information about the Sydney Running Show, click here.

*Please note that volunteer shift times will vary slightly from the Sydney Running Show opening hours. There will be multiple volunteer shifts held within the opening hours. 


Volunteer Roles: 

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


The course covers 42.195km 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 as some roles are covered by charity or community groups. Find options for event roles and locations below.  


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

Click here for more information and FAQs


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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.

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