Volunteer Opportunities for Reston Runners Activities

There are many opportunities for which members can volunteer. Below is is an itemized list with a detailed description below. Click on the opportunity you are interested in:

RR Timing

I'd like to help with Finish Line Support.


Race Finish Line Support

Reston Runners provides finish line services, including:

  • the staff to manage the finish line &
  • all the equipment
  • the delivery of results in a timely fashion (e.g., for your post-race awards ceremony).


Opportunities Available: All Year


I'd like to help with water support.


Weekly Water/Gatorade Support

Reston Runners supports club runs and walks with water and Gatorade. We do this more than 150 times a year. Volunteers normally sign up for a one-month assignment during the year. The club would like a pool of 30-50 people who can share this duty. It is well coordinated and the club provides all supplies and containers.

Opportunities Available: All Year


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Walking Program

Reston Runners has a growing group of fitness walkers. The club supports these members with an expanding number of local courses, and special hikes and outings. We welcome those who want to help develop the walking program, organize outings, set new courses, and guide members on weekly training walks.

Opportunities Available: All Year


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Youth-in-Motion Program
 (June - August)

This program uses 25 volunteer coaches to direct the activities of 175-200 children ages 3-15. We have an outline of activities developed over the years to assist all volunteers. Program meets once a week for ten weeks, on Tuesdays, from 6 - 7PM at the South Lakes HS track.

Opportunities Available: June, July, August


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Women's Training Program (May - June)

This program requires about 10 volunteers to assist 100-150 women who are divided into groups of walkers and joggers. The program is designed to assist those who are getting back into exercise. The program meets once a week for eight weeks, in the early evenings from 6:30 - 8PM.

Opportunities Available: May - June


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Women's Distance Festival 5K (July)

This event attracts area walkers and runners and requires full race management services. Volunteers are needed for registration, packet pick-up, race day registration, race day set-up, course marking and water stop, course sentries, finish line help, and results calculation assistance. Approximately 30 volunteers are needed.

Opportunities Available: July


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JFK-50 Crew

Reston Runners has 20-30 runners compete in the JFK 50-mile Ultra marathon in Hagerstown, MD each November.  JFK Crew support is a vital component to their success. The club would like a pool of 20-30 people who can assist these runners on race day. The JFK Team of runners and crew meet several times during the summer and fall to prepare for this event (mostly parties actually). Maps, lists, encouragement, and camaraderie are provided. 

Opportunities Available: Event is in November: parties begin in the summer.

Thanksgiving Day Cross Country Run - Lake Fairfax Park

On Thanksgiving day, the club puts on a 5K fun run over hills through the streams of Lake Fairfax Park. We need 5 volunteers to help mark the course, collect finish line cards, and help distribute prizes.

Opportunities Available: November

Airport (or Clark's Gap) to Reston Run

In the fall, we transport 60-80 runners from Reston to National Airport (or to Clark's Gap) for the annual Airport (or Clark's Gap) to Reston Run. We need 8 van drivers (with vans) to supplement the vehicles rented by the club. Drivers meet at the Wiehle Avenue/Sunset Hills Commuter lot at 6:45 a.m. and leave at 7a.m. Drivers can be back in Reston shortly after 8a.m. in time for their usual Sunday morning run.

Opportunities Available: October

RR Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting takes place every February. We need 10 volunteers to assist with set-up/clean-up, food and beverage purchase.

Opportunities Available: February

Miscellaneous Events

Several times a year, the club conducts special training runs, hikes, and small events associated with them. We need some limited assistance with prediction runs, cross country runs, costume run near Halloween, and the DC Roadrunners - Reston Runners Challenge.

Reston Triathlon

The Reston Triathlon is an annual event with wide community and Reston Runners participation and support; a large corps of volunteers is allways needed to help with this event, scheduled usually for the first Sunday in September. Volunteers can serve in at least the following areas: swim course, transition areas at Lake Audubon boat ramp and South Lakes High School, packet pickup, post race food, run sentry, water stops, score keeping, bike marshal, and finish line.A free Triathlon T-shirt and free food after the race are your rewards for helping us. For details on the race and how to volunteer, please contact the Triathlon Web site.

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