Cigna Round the Bays relies on the significant contributions of volunteers across a wide range of fields/roles. Sport Wellington values the work of these volunteers and acknowledges the importance of volunteerism across sport.

Expressions of interest from community groups are also welcome and add huge value to the event.

If you have any skills and experience that you think may be relevant, don’t forget to let us know about them!

To express your interest, please fill out the form below.

What do you get from volunteering?

  • A fantastic experience in an award winning event
  • A free BLK event crew t-shirt
  • A free Volunteer Pack
  • Free lunch on the day (tell us your dietary requirements)
  • All the exclusive sponsor promotions, discounts and offers which participants receive

You also get a chance to:

  • Meet new and exciting people
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Gain exposure to a different work environment that will provide new challenges
  • To give something back to the community
  • Be a part of one of the biggest community running events in New Zealand

Register your interest:

Opportunities on the day:

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved if you aren’t planning on participating in the event! Whether you’re encouraging the thousands of runners and walkers at the start line, cheering them on along the course or celebrating with them at the finish line, you’ll have as much fun as the participants.

There are many volunteer roles across the course:

Frank Kitts Park (Start)

  • Bag Check (including drivers)
  • Information and Race Bib Collection
  • Mascots
  • Start Line
  • Signage
  • Parking

On Course

  • Marshals
  • Pace Car Driver
  • Tail-End Charlie (Half Marathon)

Kilbirnie Park (Finish)

  • Bag Collection
  • Information
  • Signage
  • Family & Recovery Zone
  • Finish Line
  • Merchandise and Medal Handouts
  • Side of Stage
  • Traffic and Transport

Pre-Event

  • Race Bib Packing
  • Race Bib Collection