With all the obstacles of planning a half marathon, two-person half marathon relay and charity 1 mlier fun walk/run,  it takes a large number of volunteers to make the Mushroom Cap Half Marathon happen.  Incredible people. Great causes. Shiitake kinda fun, plus we have been told, "it's also one of the coolest volunteer gigs around!"

Volunteer and get a front-row seat for all the fun. We have a variety of jobs to accommodate your skills and interests. We also have opportunities for groups: we welcome schools, church groups, and/or corporate teams to volunteer. 

Please contact us if you are interested in having your group volunteer to make shiitake happen this year!




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Check-in & Traffic Flow

Check-In & Traffic Flow volunteers have the pleasure of meeting, greeting and interacting with our awesome shiitake kickers. Welcome runners to the MCHM and assist them with on-event registration, packet distribution and general information. Gray skies always clear up when participants see our Check-In Volunteers' happy faces!


Course volunteers monitor the action on the course. It requires standing or sitting for extended periods, providing direction to runners navigating the course, some cheering, giving runners an encouraging word (or song) as they pass by, and a little officer friendly role ensuring runners are safely enjoying the obstacles.


Festival volunteers make the shiitake happen in the many areas of the post-race party area, which is the. Festival volunteers will provide support for participants as well as spectators, and requires interacting with runners and their guests, and may require sitting, standing and occasional sashaying for extended periods. 

Anywhere You Need Me

Volunteer needs change from event to event. We could hire a psychic to predict those needs, but it's way easier to have a crew of Anywhere You Need Me Volunteers. As the name implies, the Anywhere You Need Me volunteer helps fill any gaps we might have in the volunteer positions, whether it's checking in a participant, handing out a t-shirt in the festival area, greeting runners and their guests, helping with traffic, or monitoring the mucky action on the course. Anywhere You Need Me volunteers will be assigned a specific job before the event.