Volunteers2021-09-22T17:48:08+00:00

Days Until: Race Weekend

The Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon and Rose 5k will host 5,000 runners on December 11 + 12, 2021 with an expo, Saturday 5k, and Sunday Half Marathon. Volunteers are an integral part of this event and provide great support for participants. Volunteers are needed throughout race weekend at the dates and times below: 

Volunteer Areas:

  • Registration – bib pickup, on-site registration, info tent, award distribution
  • T-shirt Distribution
  • Start Line – assisting with start corrals, information tent, directions
  • Finish Line – giving out medals, water, refreshments
  • Water Stations – providing water and electrolyte to runner

Saturday, December 11 –  Expo and 5K:

  • Registration/Award Opportunities
    • Shift #1: 5:30am – 9:30am
    • Shift #2: 9:00am – 1:30pm
    • Shift #3: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
  • Expo/T-Shirt Distribution
    • Shift #1: 5:30am – 9:30am
    • Shift #2: 9:00am – 1:30pm
    • Shift #3: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
    • 5K Shift: 7:00 am – 10:00 am

    Sunday, December 12 – Start/Finish Line:

    • Start Shift: 5:00am – 8:00am
    • Finish Shift: 8:00am – 12:00pm

    If you are a group or club looking to raise money, then this volunteer opportunity is for you!  For each volunteer shift filled, Motiv Running will donate $50 to your organization. Your organization has the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars for your needs.  Please email our team for more information.

Charity Team Information

The majority of our volunteers come from partnering non-profit organizations on national, regional and local levels. Nearly 200 volunteers are needed to stage this event, and opportunities are available in a number of positions including registration check-in at the Race Expo, course monitors, wine glass distribution, gear bag check, recovery zone and medical support.

If you are part of a charitable organization looking for volunteer opportunities and to become a beneficiary of the event, and/or receive entries for fundraising purposes, please email our team.

Valley Of the Moon Vintage Festival

The American Cancer Society

Leukemia Lymphoma Society


Runners often have to dig deep and find some unnamed source of strength, perseverance, and determination. Finns have a name for that; it’s called “sisu”. Located in Sonoma, FAHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, residential and recreational cultural facility providing 48 subsidized and 16 moderate income apartments for qualified senior and disabled residents.FAHA welcomes diversity and has an uncompromising commitment to and belief in inclusivity, providing housing regardless of culture, abilities, or ethnicity. Founded over 40 years ago by first-generation Finnish immigrants, today FAHA works to preserve its cultural heritage and build community under our name, Finnish American Home Association, through concerts, midsummer and harvest celebrations, and classes. You may meet FAHA volunteers at registration or along the course, but you are sure to find us after you cross the finish line as we’ll be ready to hand you your wine glass. Find some of your sisu at fahausa.org

Founded in 1875, the Native Sons of the Golden West is an organization with a rich history of historical preservation, which began in 1890 with the purchase of Sutter’s Fort when that landmark faced demolition and which continues to this day. The Native Sons was formed as a lasting monument to the men and women of Californiaӳ Gold Rush. Today the Native Sons of the Golden West maintain a strong sense of community building and help ensure a bright future through charitable endeavors and educational involvement. The Native Sons welcome members from all backgrounds who are California born. Native Sons contributes heavily to local non-profits, including the Cleft Palate Fund and the Historical Preservation Foundation, as well as encouraging and supporting local youth programs. They are the ones on the front lines for parking and traffic needs. They serve a crucial role in our races, so thank them as you pass by next year. Learn more at nsgwca.com

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grass-roots nonprofit with a vision to build a walking/biking trail system to connect the entire Napa Valley–physically, artistically, and culturally. We are working to design, fund, construct, and maintain 47 safe and scenic miles of level, paved, family-friendly, pet-friendly, free-access Class I trail, stretching from Vallejo’s Ferry to Calistoga.The Vine Trail provides many benefits for our community. It’s a proven model: Trails in residential and tourist areas around the United States have made an immediate positive impact on the well-being and safety of residents. A safe, free, easy-access trail system can significantly improve community health. Napa County has the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the Bay Area. Studies show even moderate increases in physical activity reduce stress and risk of many serious health issues.A continuous Vine Trail will connect Napa Valley communities, providing a car-free alternative for commuting and fun. This will reduce traffic congestion, taking cars off the road and pollution out of the air, significantly lowering our carbon footprint. The Vine Trail’s human scale, continuity, vast outdoor exhibition space, and easy access will unify the diverse landscapes and varied communities of this much-visited area physically, artistically, and culturally.


Altimira Middle School
– Local middle schools are feeling the pinch financially so providing volunteers is a great way for them to fundraise, as well as do some team building. We love to support local school sports programs, and Altimira Middle School benefits from this opportunity by not only providing volunteers, but encouraging teamwork and camaraderie among classmates and teammates.

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