2024 Grand Blue Mile

Volunteer for the 2024 Grand Blue Mile

Thank you for volunteering for the Grand Blue Mile. With the support of more than 1,000 volunteers during Relays week we are able to host the Midwest's premier one mile event and the best track and field meet in the world. 

Please choose your prefered volunteer postion from the list below:

More Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer for Drake Road Races
Volunteer for Drake Relays
Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Registration & Packet Pick-up
Assist with race-day packet pick up, distribution of shirts, and walk-up registration at the Athlete Services Tent located in Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines. 
Finish Line
Celebrate and congratulate thousands of runners as they cross the Finish Line! Volunteers will distribute a variety of different items including finisher medals, awards, sports drinks, water and food in the runner refreshment area. You may also be asked to help control the flow of the crowd throughout the finish line.
Pass out snacks/refreshments to runners before and after the race.
Pass out medals to those who participated in both the Drake Road Races and the Grand Blue Mile. Other finish line duties to include managing the traffic flow so race participants are moving to the recovery zone in a timely fashion.