2017 Volunteer Registration

2017 Volunteer Registration is OPEN!

Creating the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K takes teamwork by our large group of fantastic volunteers. It’s fun, rewarding and you’ll have the satisfaction of helping thousands of runners meet their goal on race day.

2017 Volunteers for the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon & 5K will wear THIS hoodie!

Volunteers for the Naperville Kids Marathon (10/21/17) will wear THIS shirt:


All volunteers must agree to our volunteer Waiver, Guidelines, and Code of Conduct.

2017 Volunteer Areas and Descriptions

Check out the descriptions below for each volunteer area. To view the specific volunteer openings and requirements.

Note: Please check age requirements in the job description on the volunteer sign-up page before registering for a position. Some positions require volunteers 18 years of age or older.

ALL volunteers MUST be 14 years of age or older. Volunteers between the ages of 14-18 MUST be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older.

Naperville Kids Marathon

Saturday, October 21, Naperville North High School

Help at the Naperville Kids Marathon packet pickup, course marshal, or start/finish!

REGISTER as a Kids Marathon Volunteer

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, October 20 , Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22

Help distribute bibs, shirts, gear bags, and more to our runners!

REGISTER as a Packet Pickup Volunteer

Race Village

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, A.M. and P.M. positions

LOCATION: Jackson Ave.

Help us set up the tents, barricades, signs and start/finish line on Saturday, or help us tear it all down again on Sunday afternoon. Keep the Village running by helping manage trash, distribute food and beverages to runners post-race or help with awards. We need a Village of Volunteers to run our Village!

Register as a Race Village Volunteer

Start/Finish Line

Sunday, October 22

LOCATION: Eagle St. and Jackson Ave.

Be a part of the action by volunteering at the Start/Finish Line. Positions include blankets, medals and setup, water station and more!

Register as a Start/Finish Line Volunteer

Gear Check

Sunday, October 22
LOCATION: Municipal Center Parking Deck (lower level) 400 S. Eagle St.

Collect gear bags at Gear Check from runners before the race starts and return gear to runners after they finish. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

Register as a Gear Check Volunteer

Event Logistics


Saturday, October 21 or Sunday, October 22

LOCATION: Downtown Naperville, Various

Help us set up and/or tear down the start/finish and race village areas, join our trash collection team, or help deliver materials to our aid stations around the course.

Race Day Parking

Sunday, October 22

LOCATION: Downtown Naperville

Help to monitor the parking lots around the race area or help direct runners at our runner drop-off area. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

Register as a Race Day Parking Volunteer

Course Operations (Must be 18 or Older)


Sunday, October 22

LOCATION: Multiple locations, Naperville, IL

Help keep things running along the course! Positions includes course/signage set-up and tear down, as well as Course Marshal opportunities. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.

About Us

Sponsored by Edward-Elmhurst Health, the Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon draws participants from across the globe to Naperville’s lively downtown, historic sights and beautiful neighborhoods. The event has established itself as one of the premier endurance events in the Midwest and Naperville as a destination for running enthusiasts. Runners – from beginners to Boston hopefuls – will delight in the kinetic atmosphere and well-managed course, made possible by extensive volunteer and spectator support.