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Highlights: Ready, set, volunteer

  • Sunday, Nov. 26, is the Seattle Marathon.
  • UW Medicine is the title sponsor.
  • Join your UW Medicine colleagues and volunteer – sign up now for medical or administrative roles with UW Medicine’s Medical Team on race day.

UW Medicine is pleased to be the title sponsor of the Seattle Marathon, promoting exercise and wellness. Since 2007, UW Medicine team members have volunteered at the marathon in both medical and administrative capacities. 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.

“We provide on-the-spot medical care to the runners, including emergency response,” says Harrast. “It’s a rewarding experience and amazing to see UW Medicine volunteers show up to support the community.”

Volunteers: medical and administrative roles

When are the volunteer shifts? Volunteers can sign up for all day, morning or afternoon Sunday, Nov. 26 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.

How to sign up? If interested, please complete the Seattle Marathon Medical Team Volunteer registration form. For more information, contact