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Highlights | Ready, set, volunteer

  • Join your UW Medicine colleagues and volunteer at the Seattle Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 26.
  • Medical and administrative volunteers are needed — sign up now.
  • It’s a fun way to get involved with our community and get to know your colleagues.

UW Medicine has opportunities for medical and administrative volunteers at the Seattle Marathon on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, Nov. 26. The race has a brand-new course — starting and ending at the University of Washington Husky Stadium.

Led by Mark Harrast, MD, a sports medicine physician at UW Medical Center and the Seattle Marathon medical director, medical teams will manage five stations along the course and two at the finish line.

Seattle Marathon Medical Tent in 2017

UW Medicine Medical Team at the Seattle Marathon on Sunday Nov. 26, 2017 in Seattle. (Photo by Stephen Brashear)

When are the volunteer shifts?

Volunteers can sign up for all-day, morning or afternoon shifts.

Who can volunteer?

Medical team members include physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, medical assistants and techs, students in these fields and administrative staff. They will be well-equipped to handle routine and complex medical ailments common to endurance events. These include strains and sprains, muscle cramps, blisters and abrasions, hypothermia, heat stroke and exercise-associated collapse, including cardiac and metabolic disorders.

A medical volunteer helps a race participant at the 2014 Seattle Marathon.

How to sign up

If interested, please complete the Seattle Marathon Medical Team Volunteer Registration form.

For more information, contact Ratna Sudarijanto at