Live Well San Diego 5K


The Live Well San Diego 5K and Kids 1-Mile Fun Run is full of exciting and diverse opportunities for volunteers.

Below are our 2018 opportunities:



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Group 1 – Set Up

5:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


Set-up - Unload truck, set up Food Court, Registration, Expo, Banners, and assist where needed

Group 2 – VIP Parking

5:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Direct VIP Guests to designated parking spaces

Group 3 – Volunteer Check-in

5:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Volunteer/Information Booth - Check-in volunteers, distribute volunteer t-shirts, check out and check in assigned vests. 

Group 4 – Exhibitor Check – in

5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Check in vendors and direct to their tables for set up.

Group 5 – Floater1

5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Floaters – Assist wherever is needed.

Group 6 – Floater2

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Floaters – Assist wherever is needed.

Group 7 – Registration/Packet Distribution

5:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.


Registration – Register participants, pass out bibs and race packets.

Group 8 – Bag Check

6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Check bags for race participants.

Group 9 – Food Booth

6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Food Booth – Set up, distribute food and clean-up.

Group 10 – Course Marshall

6:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Course Marshall – Assist Race Coordinator. Direct walkers and runners. 

Group 11 – Water Station Course

6:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Water station course – Set-up, hand out water and clean up stations throughout the course.

Group 12 –Finish Line Assistants


6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Assist timing company in tracking runner’s race times.

Group 13 – Finish Line Medal Team

6:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Unwrap and Hand medals to every runner who crosses the finish line.

Group 14 – Kids Play Area

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Kids play area – Monitor kids playing.

Group 15 – Photographer

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


Photograph teams.

Group 16 – Finish Line Water Assistant

6:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.


Finish line water assistants – pass out water to participants after crossing the finish line.

Group 17 – Clean up

11am – 2 p.m.


Clean-up Crew – Clean-up site, pack up leftover shirts and supplies, and load supply truck.

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Why volunteer for the Live Well San Diego 5K?
You can be a part of realizing the Live Well San Diego vision of a healthy, safe and thriving region. With your help, we can make this a successful event that will create awareness and help fund the lifesaving work of the San Diego Blood Bank. Plus it's fun!

What do I receive for volunteering?
Each volunteer will receive an official Live Well San Diego 5K event t-shirt.

What are the requirements I need to fulfill as a volunteer?
Volunteers must be willing to work the day of the event during the hours listed for the area you are volunteering. Even if you have no experience in racing, we encourage you to come and join us in supporting this great cause.

When will I find out what my schedule will be?
In the later part of June/early July we will be appointing a committee chairperson to each specific assignment. Your chairperson will inform you (via email or phone) of your event schedule and duties. We will do our best to accommodate your preference for assignment. If your preferred assignment area is full, we may ask you to choose another assignment. 

When do I receive my official race shirt?
Shirts will be distributed the morning of the event at the volunteer booth on-site. We ask that you please arrive early in order to expedite this process and keep the event running smoothly.

Can I be assigned to volunteer with a friend or family member who is also volunteering?
Volunteers may indicate their preferences to work with friends or family members in the comment/special request box. We cannot guarantee you will be assigned together, but we will do our very best to accommodate your request.

Can I volunteer and participate in the race?
The only opportunity that does not conflict with race times is our Clean Up group (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) If you’d like to volunteer and participate in the race, this will be your best opportunity.