Run the Valley Volunteer Opportunities

Run The Valley is one of the main fundraisers for the Golden Human Services Fund, which helps serve area residents in times of need. Each year many volunteers are needed to help ensure a smooth and safe event for the runners and walkers. Besides having a front row seat to cheer on family and friends who are participating, you'll experience the satisfaction of giving back to your community.


  • Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Time Commitment: 6:30 am–9:30 am, depending on responsibilities
  • Work Location: Brookview (316 Brookview Parkway S, Golden Valley) unless noted otherwise in volunteer position description. Volunteers will receive location assignments when they report for duty.
  • Parking: Parking for volunteers is at Brookview Park.
  • Qualifications/Skills: Must enjoy working with the public and be willing to dress for the weather.
  • Sign Up: Contact Brian Erickson at 763-512-2366.

Volunteer Positions

All positions report to Brian Erickson, Recreation Supervisor and staff liaison to the Golden Valley Human Services Fund.


  • People Needed: 2
  • Time Period: 6:30–10 am
  • Responsibilities: Meet and greet participants at Brookview on race day, then direct them to registration, the starting line, and the post-race food table


  • People Needed: 4 to 6
  • Time Period: 6:30–8:30 am
  • Responsibilities: Could include distributing race packets and T-shirts, taking same-day registrations, assigning race numbers, or floating as needed for miscellaneous activities

Course Helpers

  • People Needed: 20+
  • Time Period: 7:15 - 10 am
  • Responsibilities: As assigned by police, stand along the course to direct runners and walkers or assist at water tables, and clean up course when race is finished
  • Location: Outdoors along the race route

Finish Line Helpers

  • People Needed: 6 to 8
  • Time Period: 7:30–10 am
  • Responsibilities: Direct runners through the timing chute, collect chip timers, and run results to awards area
  • Location: Outdoors at finish line

Timing Assistants

  • People Needed: 2 to 3
  • Time Period: 8–10 am
  • Responsibilities: Post results and distribute medals to division winners

Refreshments & Clean-up

  • People Needed: 3 to 4
  • Time Period: 8–10 am
  • Responsibilities: Set up and serve refreshments, clean up, take leftover food to PRISM

Want to Volunteer?

Questions? Contact Brian Erickson at 763-512-2366 or