Riverbank Run Volunteer Opportunities


Saturday, April 27, 2024
All ages

Race day is just around the corner! Still interested in volunteering for the 2024 race? Email riverbankrun@ymcamissoula.org. 

The YMCA Riverbank Run is an annual fundraiser for the Missoula Family YMCA. All proceeds stay right here in Missoula and benefit our financial assistance program. More than 2,000 racers of all ages are expected to join us on race day, Saturday, April 27. Safety is our top priority and we rely on volunteers to help keep the course safe for racers!

Race volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 27, to direct traffic, cheer on racers, and monitor water stations. This one-day volunteer opportunity is perfect for students, families, or businesses wanting to give back to their community. All volunteers will need to attend a volunteer orientation on race day prior to the start of their shift.


At a Glance:

  • This is a one-day opportunity on Saturday, April 27.
  • There will be a mandatory volunteer check-in meeting on race day (April 27) at the YMCA. Stop by between 7:30–8:15 a.m. to receive your specific location. 
  • All volunteers should plan to be at their stations from 8:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. There are a limited number of shorter volunteer shifts available. Please email riverbankrun@ymcamissoula.org ASAP should you need a shorter shift.
  • All volunteers receive an official race T-shirt! 


This is a one-day volunteer opportunity. You will need to attend a volunteer check-in on race day (7:30–8:15 a.m.). All volunteer shifts are 8:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. You will need to remain at your assigned location for your entire shift. There are a limited number of shorter volunteer shifts available. Please email riverbankrun@ymcamissoula.org ASAP should you need a shorter shift.

Race day volunteers will be responsible for stopping and redirecting traffic, directing runners, and cheering on racers. Music, cowbells, and signs highly encouraged!

Safety is our top priority and volunteers help make this happen! Each intersection along the course is monitored by pre-assigned volunteers and we count on every volunteer for this race. If you sign up to volunteer and are unable to make it, please reach out to us ASAP at riverbankrun@ymcamissoula.org so we can find a replacement.

All volunteers are required to check in and attend a brief orientation at the YMCA (3000 S. Russell St.) on Saturday, April 27, between 7:30–8:15 a.m. You will receive detailed information on your course assignment, this year's race shirt, and a safety vest.

All volunteer opportunities are outside. We recommend bringing the following:

  • Comfy shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (jacket, hat, sunglasses, etc.)
  • Umbrella (for sun or rain)
  • A chair (if needed)
  • Snacks, water, and/or coffee

We love having businesses and groups volunteer for the race! This is a great opportunity to give back together, and we encourage groups to wear shirts or gear with their organization's logo or name.

Important: Please note in the form below if you plan to volunteer with a friend, family member, business/organization, or group. Every volunteer will need to complete a volunteer application found below and sign the waiver.