Help make it all happen...

Help us gear up for the Running of the Balls and make it the best one yet. Each year folks just like you make the millions of meals we raise through Second Harvest Food Bank of NW NC possible.

Enabling 5,000 participants to find their way in and out of the neighborhood, while having a great time makes for a diverse set of needs, so there are jobs for all types of folks including: handing out cookies and hot cocoa, making sure folks park in the right place and find their way around the course safely, and helping clean up once the race in done.

Our volunteers are the real superheroes behind this race. Without you, none of this would be possible. There's nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling of being part of something big and seeing the smiles you've helped put on people's faces.

Ready to dive in? Click on the form below to register as a volunteer.

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Register to be a volunteer...

Use the form below to register you and your family to make the Greatest 5k(ish) in the History of the World possible...

The details of volunteering...

Do I Get a Shirt?

Yep! Each volunteer will get a complimentary participant's shirt for being a volunteer.

Will I Get Something to Eat?

Each year the kind folks from Chick-Fil-A make sure our volunteers have plenty to eat while they work during the race.

What Will I be Doing?

Handing out cookies and hot cocoa, parking folks in the right place, helping folks around the course and more.

Can My Kids Volunteer Too?

Yes, please! Families that volunteer together will be able to stay together during the work as well!

Can I Bring A Group?

Absolutely! Groups are welcome to help. Reach out to us at info@therunningoftheballs.com for details.

What Times are Available?

There are various opportunities to volunteer throughout the week prior and the night of the event.

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