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Volunteers

Many people are committed to the success of the event.
Inhabitants of Chamonix and surrounding area, physiotherapists or osteopaths from all over France are brought together by the Mont-Blanc Marathon races.

We are very pleased that you wish to join the large family of volunteers of our organization.

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Missions

By becoming a volunteer on the Mont-Blanc Marathon you will join a team known for its excellence and loyalty to this race.

The management of this great weekend of running couldn’t be done without the help of volunteers. Indeed, 500 volunteers are involved every year for setting up of these races.

The missions

JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentEquipment given
MarkingWorking in pair on a part of the trail, you will mark the route with varioius tags in order for runners to follow the right path during the race. We advise to have a little knowledge of the trails and to be familiar with physical activities.No– Water (thermos, bottle)
– Big back pack
– Running/mountain shoes
– Rain coat
– Sunnies
– Bamboo stick tags
– Special plant clip tags
– Flagging tape
– Map of the path to mark
– Cable car pass if necessary
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
OpeningIn order to check if the marking is well done, you leave a few hours before the race begins and control a part of the route. You are familiar with Chamonix trails and you like to run in the mountains.Yes for Duo étoilé and 90km– Water (thermos, bottle)
– Running/mountain shoes
– Rain coat
– Sunnies
– A few tags
– Cable car pass if necessary
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
ClosingYou leave on the watershed et have a role of rearguard. You make sure the last runners make it safely to the next check point.Yes for Duo étoilé and 90km– Water (thermos, bottle)
– Running/mountain shoes
– Rain coat
– Sunnies
– Radio
– Chasuble
– Fisrt aid kit
– Cable car pass if necessary
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
DirectOn specific places of the route, where marking is not enough, you make sure to indicate the right way to runners. A small walk is often needed to get to your point, you have to enjoy walking in the mountains indeed.No– Water (thermos, bottle)
– Running/mountain shoes
– Rain coat
– Sunnies
– Cable car pass if necessary
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
Road securityIn order to secure the passage of runners on roads, you act to slow down and stop cars when runners cross the road.Yes for Duo étoilé and 90km– Water (thermos, bottle)
– Rain coat
– Sunnies
– Security vest
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentEquipment given
PreparationA week before runners arrive in Chamonix, you prepare and sort bibs of all the races (bag chips, runner’s commitment, bib) that will be given during competition week.NoWater (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)Organisation tee-shirt and cap
DistributionFrom Thursday to Saturday night you give their bibs to runners, chek their ID and their equipment.NoWater (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)Organisation tee-shirt and cap
JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentGiven equipment
Day timeAt different times and places, refueling points are mostly accessible by car or cable car. You give refreshment to the runners, help set up and dismantle after the last runners.No– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)
– Charged cellphone
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
– Cable car pass if necessary
Night timeAt le Montenvers and Plan de l’Aiguille, you go up, set up the refueiling point and give refreshment to runners. You sleep at the hut so make sur to have warm clothes and a sleeping bag. At Planpraz for the 90km, you reach the refueling point in the middle of the night for the first runners coming through at dawn.Yes

– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)
– Sleeping bag
– Head lamp
– Warm clothes for the night
– Charged cellphone

– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
– Cable car pass if necessary
JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentGiven equipment
Shuttles

In order to restrict the amount of cars, we set up shuttles so friends and family can go and cheer their runners on many refueling points. You will help and inform people on shuttles schedule and bus stops.

No– Water (bottle, thermos)
– Charged cellphone
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
Club des Sports

Main controle place of the event. You will give lunch bags to volunteers, help various people that will ask for radios, first aid kit, safety vest etc…) and help head volunteers.

No– Water (bottle, thermos)
– Charged cellphone
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
Salon

The salon is gathering many partners, runners and their families. You know the valley well and you give informations to visitors about the event and all the activites linked to it.

No– Water (bottle, thermos)
– Charged cellphone
– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentGiven equipment
Nano time check

Placed at strategic points, mostly in the mountains, you have a nano remote control in order to “beep” every runner coming through your spot. It ususally requires a bit of walking to get to your spot, be aware to have the right equipment to walk on mountain trails.

Yes for the Duo étoilé

– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)
– Head lamp
– Sunnies
– Warm clothes and rain clothes
– Good hiking shoes
– Charged cellphone

– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
– Nano remote control
– Radio
Départ KmV

You help the head of timing at the start of the vertical kilometer. You place runners in line and check their bibs.

No– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentGiven equipment
Compulsory equipment checkYou stop some runners and check their compulsory equipment along the race.Yes for the Duo étoilé

– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)
– Sunnies
– Warm clothes and rain clothes
– Good hiking shoes
– Charged cellphone

– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
– Check sheets
– Chasuble
– Cable car pass if needed
JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentGiven equipment
Start line managementRunners have to gather in different groups which match their start time. You help them finding their groups and make sure they go in the right ones.Yes for the Duo étoilé and 90km

– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)
– Sunnies
– Warm clothes and rain clothes
– Charged cellphone

– Organisation tee-shirt and cap

JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentGiven equipment
Transport minivans and 4×4

You are driving mini vans to get the runners who stopped in order to bring them back to a public transportation point. If you know how to drive a 4×4, you will make some runs to carry teams and equipment in altitude.

Yes for the Duo étoilé and the 90km

– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)
– Sunnies
– Warm clothes and rain clothes
– Charged cellphone

– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
JobMissionNight shiftYour equipmentGiven equipment
Runners’bags management

You get the runners’bags befor they go on the start line and bring them to the finish line in order for them to have their stuff after the race.

Yes on the Duo étoilé and 90km

– Water (bring your own cup: thermos, bottle)
– Sunnies
– Warm clothes and rain clothes
– Comfy shoes
– Charged cellphone

– Organisation tee-shirt and cap
– Cable car pass if needed

F.A.Q.

Dorm-style accommodation is available within the limits of available places, prioritising volunteers who are involved for several days in the event. 

For example: a volunteer working 4 days will be given priority over a volunteer who is only  working 2 days.

A  lunch to is given by the organisation at the PC course if the assignement covers meal times.

You will be offered the official marathon cap and t-shirt.

After registering as a volunteer, you will receive an e-mail containing your job description and the information necessary for a great volunteer experience.

We will come back to you quickly with all the informations. As soon as you are assigned to a job, you will receive an e-mail with every details about your assignement.

In case of problems during your mission you can contact your  head volunteer. This number will be provided to you directly with your job description.

If you are facing any issue  before the event, please contact the volunteers manager : benevole@chamonixsport.com or 04 50 53 11 57.

On the job description that will be sent to you, you will have a list of the necessary. We still recommend that you have a suitable outfit, a water bottle, a cap and a rain coat depending on the weather.

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