Merimbula Fun Run Volunteers

The Merimbula Fun Run only happens because of the time and dedication of our volunteers. Many thanks to all of them, past and present.


Volunteer Timing Guide

  • Race Director: 4:00 – 1:00
  • Course Director: 4:00 – 1:00
  • Course Set-up (early): 4:00 – 8:00
  • Ford Park Set-up: 6:00 – 8:00
  • Ford Park Support: 6:00 – 11:00
  • On-day Registration and Timing Support: 6:00 – 10:30
  • SCR Tent and Race Bib Collection: 6:30 – 11:00
  • Photographers: 7:45 – 10:30
  • Pilot Cyclist: 7:45 – 9:20
  • Group Warmup Instructor: 10 minutes before race starts
  • Finish Medal Distributors 7:45 – 10:30
  • Finish Refresh Station: 7:30 – 10:30
  • Water Station (Wharf): 8:00 – 10:00
  • Course Marshalls: 7:30 – 10:15


  • Volunteers are requested to attend a volunteer briefing at 3:00PM on day before race day at Beach Street.
  • All volunteers will receive a volunteer ID lanyard and hi-vis singlet/vest to wear on day. You may provide your own hi-vis vest or be issued with one at briefing.
  • Volunteers will receive an email with specific details of their role.
  • If unable to attend briefing, please arrange to meet with Race Director in advance.

Course Marshalls

  • Put road barriers (if provided) in place to stop vehicles from entering course
  • Monitor traffic movement to ensure vehicles do not enter course and advise alternate options
  • Help runners and walkers stay on correct course using loud verbal instructions and hand gestures (e.g. “keep right/left”, “stay on road” etc)
  • Provide encouragement to runners
  • Politely advise pedestrians and motorists of alternate options
  • At nominated time and if safe to do so, remove road barriers blocking road and place to side

Water Station Volunteers

  • Set up the tables, bins, cups and water
  • Restock during event
  • Provide encouragement to runners
  • Clean-up location post event
  • Dispose of rubbish and return equipment

Pilot Cyclist

  • The Pilot Cyclist cycles on ahead of the front runners to show them the way and to give marshalls and spectators advance warning that runners are heading their way.
  • They will also lead the way for the lead runner so it goes without saying that the Pilot Cyclist is an experienced rider who is comfortable with the course and terrain.

Additional Information for Volunteers