Join the team at the City2Sea

The Sunday Age City2Sea presented by Westpac sees thousands of Melbournians leave their headphones at home and pound the pavement from the CBD to St Kilda with live music and entertainment provided every step of the way.


In 2017, the 5km & 15km courses were packed with an epic line up of entertainment including MelSamba, Malcura, Amy Pollock, cheerleaders, dancers and much more.


The City2Sea is a great opportunity for the community to band together and tackle the scenic courses around our beautiful city, as well as raise awareness and funds for charity.


The event aims to raise more than $500,000 for over 830 charities including beyondblue, Movember Foundation, Cancer Council Victoria and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.


Click here for the event website


Want to be a part of the action, have a great time and do something rewarding?  We want YOU to join our team! 

To volunteer as part of a group, you must be part of an existing community group or organisation and all volunteers must be at least 8 years old. Groups that often volunteer for our events include Rotary clubs, Scout groups, Running clubs and many more. The only requirement is that the group are able to provide us with your certificate of currency. 

What does my club get out of it?

As a thank you, the Event will make a donation back to your club for each volunteer role filled on the day.

What kind of roles will volunteers be doing?

You will have the opportunity to select the area which you would like to be involved in at the event during the registration process!  (We do our best to allocate volunteers to their preferred role, but very occasionally, due to operational reasons, we may need to allocate you a different position).

No roles are too laborious, but just require people willing to help out, work as a team, and have a good time!

Group Volunteer Roles *

Drink Station Volunteer

Course Marshal

Start Marshal

Finish Marshal


Gear Drop

Gear Collection

Medal Distribution

Click here to download a description of the above roles.  

*Please note, roles vary as we get closer to the event.  You may be asked to assist in roles other than the above.

Register your group to Volunteer below

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Want to be a part of the action, have a great time and do something rewarding?  We want YOU to join our team! 

Individual Volunteer Roles*

Individual volunteers must be 18 years or over. If you are volunteering with friends, please let us know in your application and we will do our best to position you together in the same role.

Volunteer check-in

VIP check-in

Information Wayfinder


Click here to download a description of the above roles.

*Please note, roles vary as we get closer to the event.  You may be asked to assist in roles other than the above.

Express interest in volunteering below.


Please download and read this induction presentation in order to complete your volunteer registration.

Please download and read this volunteer waiver in order to complete your volunteer registration.


When do registrations open?

Approximately 3 months prior to the event

When do registrations close?

Approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.  But email us if you still want to volunteer as we might have the perfect role for you! 

What time will I need to start my shift?

Volunteer shifts start at approximately 5:00am 

What time will I complete my shift?

Most shifts are completed approximately 1 hour after the last runner crosses the finish line.  Some roles finish earlier.

What are some qualities of our volunteers?

  • Respect for others
  • Big, friendly smiles and enthusiasm
  • Respectful personal presentation and hygiene
  • Maturity, reliability and a love of life
  • Willingness to work as a team and take direction from others
  • Own it!  Has initiative and the ability to read their role information and run with it! 
  • Honesty

Please be aware of the following before registering to volunteer:

  • The number of volunteers that your group commit to the event must be present for the entire shift.  It is not fair on your remaining group members if volunteers leave their position early.
  • Minimum age for an individual volunteer is 18 years of age
  • Minimum age for a group volunteer is 8 years of age
  • Any minor under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian or group leader
  • Individual volunteers and a member of each group must attend a training session prior to race weekend
  • All registered community groups must provide a certificate of currency during registration
  • All volunteers will be required to complete a 10 minute WHS online induction (not just group leaders.  ALL volunteers).
  • Early starts are required for the event and can be as early as 5am. Please be prepared for this before you register or express interest

How can I contact you if I have a question?

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