• Traffic RestrictionsTraffic RestrictionsClick to find out about all the road closures and traffic restrictions on race day morning.
  • Parking and ShuttlesParking and ShuttlesParking is free and very close to the start/finish line. We have shuttles running as well, find out where to park!
  • New Course for 2014New Course for 2014Our new course for 2014 features a dual start, no more shuttles, out-and-back scenery and bigger start/finish party!
  • 7 Year Club 7 Year Club If you have ran all 6 years of our Geist Half Marathon or 5K and you plan on running this year, find out what we have in store for you!
  • Volunteers Wanted!Volunteers Wanted!Help out at this year's Race Around the Reservoir!

Over 800 volunteers are needed to do everything from handing out race shirts to passing out water to participants.

Volunteers are essential in the success of any great event. They are vital in providing a safe, organized and fun race. It will take over 1,000 volunteers to ensure the safety, accuracy, fun and the highest level of organization necessary to produce the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon and 5K.

Volunteers are needed to help with the packet pick-up, course marshals, distribute water at the aid stations, handout finisher’s medals and in many other areas that make up the St.Vincent Geist Half Marathon race weekend. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.

Now is your chance to take part in welcoming all of the athletes that will be joining us for this amazing world class event. All volunteers will receive a Race Crew T-Shirt.

For more information, send email to the volunteer coordinator:

David Ayars

Sign up to volunteer!

COMPANIES AND GROUPS ARE WELCOME – did somebody say TEAM-BUILDING?! Your organization, group or company can enjoy team-building while supporting our community. Contact us and we will find the right opportunity for your group.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Packet Pick up

Location: Hamilton Southeastern High School Auxiliary Gym
Be a part of the anticipation and excitement before the big race! Athletes pick up event information, race bib numbers and merchandise at our annual Expo and Packet Pick-Up. Help ready this large event for participants by passing out t-shirts and race information or assisting in greeting people or providing directional assistance throughout the exhibit hall.

Friday, May 8
Set-Up – 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Support needed: 20 volunteers

Packet Pick-Up – 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Support needed: 85 volunteers

Saturday, May 16 – 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Support needed: 50 volunteers
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Start Line

Location: 113th Street & Olio Road

Help prepare the starting line for all the participants, then help them get properly placed at their expected pace for the race

Start Line – 5:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Support needed: 40 volunteers

Parking Assistance – 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Support needed: 20 volunteers

Start Line Ask-Me – 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Support needed: 10 volunteers
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Course Marshals

Location: Various points along the course

Serve as course marshal assisting police officers with vehicular and participant traffic. Everyone will be marked in a safety vest and will direct vehicles to the proper lane at entrances/exits of different subdivisions and shopping centers. Details will be provided at orientation and as volunteers are dropped off at their specific location.

Times vary depending on location.
Section 1 6:30-8:30am
Section 2 6:30-8:30am
Section 3 6:45-8:45am
Section 4 7:00-9:15am
Section 5 7:15-10:00am
Section 6 7:30-10:30am
Section 7 7:30-10:45am
Support needed: 100 volunteers
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Finish Line

Saturday – 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Geist Lake Marina

Be a part of the celebration! Be the first to see the many walkers and runners as they come across the finish line. As they finish we need your support to get them their medal, bottled water and food while congratulating them on their accomplishment.

Transportation – 5:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Support needed: 30 volunteers

Runners Services Area – 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Support needed: 90 volunteers

Results – 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Support needed: 10 volunteers

Massage Therapists – 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Support needed: 20 volunteers

Month of May Club – 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Support needed: 5 volunteers

Gear Check – 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Support needed: 10 volunteers

Finish Line Ask-Me – 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Support needed: 20 volunteers

Teardown: 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Support needed: 10 volunteers
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Back of the Pack

Location: Various points along the course

Motivate those runners and walkers that are falling under the 15 minute mile pace to continue forward. For those that cannot finish they will be asked to board a bus which will give them a safe ride back to the finish line.

Saturday – 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Support needed: 15 volunteers

Groups, like the Fishers Tri Kappa shown here, are welcomed!

Aid (Water) Stations

Location: Various points along the course

Provide water and more importantly support to the participants as they make their way along the course. Duties include set up of station with tables and layers of cups to start. Once participants start to pass cups will need restocking while encouraging participants and finally cleaning the site so it looks like we were never there.

5:30 a.m. – various
Support needed: 5-30 volunteers
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