Trail Animals take care of each other. That means looking out for one another while on the trail: helping an injured runner, calling out to someone who has gone off course, or sharing a gel, salt, or snack with someone who needs it. It also means stepping up to volunteer. Volunteers are the backbone of our community, and we have a place for everyone to contribute, from our monthly group runs, Outreach group, TARC Trail Series, and more.
Our organization is entirely volunteer led, and we need volunteers to help make our events happen and to give our participants the experience they deserve! This includes help with bib pickup, course directing, aid stations, course sweeping, start/finish area support, parking guidance, etc. Volunteers are what make TARC events so fun and also run so smoothly. No experience is required, and it can be your first time attending one of our events! If you are bringing along family or friends to spectate, we encourage them to also get involved by volunteering. If you are running one of the shorter distances at our events, consider hanging around to help out afterward. Even if you can't make it on the day of the race, we still have opportunities for you to get involved. If you need service requirements for other races, we can also sign off on your hours! If we get enough folks, too, it's never a problem for our volunteers to become "course marshals" and get some running in on the trails. All we ask is you help fill up some water bottles and tell runners they look awesome.
Please check back here throughout the year for volunteer opportunities with TARC as well as other great local groups!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
November: TARC Stone Cat Trail Festival
November: TARCkey Trot
December: TARC Winter Classic
Franklin Park 6H & 5K (coming soon)
We are always looking for people to get involved with our Outreach group and to help lead group runs! Please reach out!