Online registration for 2017 Race Crew volunteers is now open!  [REGISTER ONLINE]

By registering online for the Race Crew, you agree to the volunteer waiver posted below.

If you would like information on how your organization can become a beneficiary of this event by providing volunteer support, please contact us today! See information below.


Here is an opportunity to help thousands of runners successfully cross the finish line at the Tar Heel 10 Miler. Our volunteers are the most important factor in truly making this event  North Carolina’s Premier Running Experience! Endurance Magazine events are known for being extremely well-organized in every regard, including volunteer management.

Sign up today and be sure to invite family members and friends to join you. We guarantee it will be a rewarding experience!


The mission for all Endurance Magazine race events is to provide top-quality events to athletes of all abilities and to support local organizations and charities. This year, the Tar Heel 10 Miler and the Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run is excited to offer donations to charities and non-profit organizations in exchange for volunteer services.  Donation amounts vary, depending on the assignment and number of volunteers provided.  Volunteering is a great way to promote your group or organization. We would love to get as many organizations involved as possible, and will even feature your group on our website. For specific information on how your organization can partner with the Tar Heel 10 Miler, please [email us!]

TESTIMONIAL: “As a volunteer for the Tar Heel 10 Miler, I was very well informed prior to and during race day. The race team gave detailed information regarding what my role would be, what I needed to know for my safety and the safety of others, and reminded us that the goal was to make it fun with our smiles and cheers. On race day, I felt welcomed from the start, and really felt that I was important and making a difference.” – Maya L, Chapel Hill resident


Volunteer positions that you can choose from will include: course monitors, packet pick-up, parking monitors, bag check, start/finish line assistance, stadium assistance, refreshments, clean up, and much more!


[contact us] for more details! Special thanks to the following organizations for their amazing volunteer support!

UNC Lineberger

One of the leading cancer centers in the nation, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  As one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Icon indicating that a link will open an external site. Comprehensive Cancer Centers, UNC Lineberger was rated as exceptional – the highest category –  by the National Cancer Institute.  The center brings together some of the most exceptional physicians and scientists in the country to investigate and improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. 

UNC Club Track & Cross Country
unc_logoOne of the oldest collegiate running clubs in the country, UNC Club Track and Cross Country was founded in 1998 and is a member of UNC Sports Clubs and the National Intercollegiate Running Club Association (NIRCA). We provide a running group for both competitive and non-competitive runners – all runners are welcome! The club is active both semesters and competes in various races both on campus and off. 

Carolina Cupboard

Carolina Cupboard will provide food assistance to individuals of the Carolina community be they student, staff, or faculty by acquiring and distributing food to those in need on this campus. The purpose of Carolina Cupboard is multidimensional in that it seeks to provide hunger-relief as well as educating, empowering, and engaging the surrounding community on issues related to food insecurity, poverty, and health & nutrition.

Kohl’s Bull City Fit

Kohl’s Bull City Fit is a community-based wellness program located in Durham, NC that offers free evening and weekend activity sessions that encourage and promote active living. We offer a safe and fun environment to put into practice the lifestyle modifications that are necessary to treat childhood obesity and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Black Girls Run
Black Girls Run’s mission is to encourage ALL (especially African-American women) to make fitness and healthy living a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 80% of African-American women are overweight. BGR! wants to create a movement to lower that percentage and subsequently, lower the number of women with chronic diseases associated with an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.


TROSA is an innovative, multi-year residential program that enables substance abusers to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care. We help substance abusers become healthy, productive members of their communities and families.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro YMCA

The YMCA’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. For decades, the YMCA Mission has been central and foundational to our work. It continues as our driving force today. In that Christian principles are caring and inclusive, we respect various expressions of religion. We serve people from all faith traditions and perspectives. We will also create a welcoming environment for people to feel comfortable to explore spiritual matters and grow in Christian faith if they choose. Whether it’s an inspirational thought for the day at one of our overnight camps, daily scriptures at our Welcome Centers, a small group Bible study, or the Athlete’s Prayer before a youth basketball game, we strive to reflect our Christian principles in a caring and inclusive environment.

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc

Lambda Pi Chi Sorority empowers women by providing a supportive network dedicated to their personal and professional advancement. Our Hermandad is further advanced by our shared dedication and promotion of public service and cultural awareness, with an emphasis on Latino history, contributions, and experiences.

Carrboro High School Women’s Lacrosse Team

GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh

GiGi’s Playhouse is all about achievement, belief and confidence. Serving children and adults of all ages, Playhouses across the country offer 30 educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families. All programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to achieve their greatest potential. Our literacy program alone teaches thousands of kids with Down syndrome to read every year! Founded by GiGi’s Mom in 2003 as a single location in Hoffman Estates, IL, GiGi’s Playhouse has grown into a strong network of 24 Playhouses including the first international Playhouse in Queretaro, Mexico. Last year, over 25,000 participants benefited from Playhouse programs.


Skipsations! Jump Rope Team has been performing, competing and teaching jump rope workshops and camps since 1999. Based in Chapel Hill, the Team consists of 28 boys and girls ranging in age from 6-18 years old with an additional contingent of adult members. The Team is active with after school and community programs. Community instructional class sessions are held at McDougal Elementary School.

Omega Phi Beta Sorority
opbsi_crestOmega Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated is a multiethnically-based, Latina-oriented organization embracing the diversity of all women. OPBSI was founded on March 15, 1989 by seventeen diverse women. We are an organization focusing on women’s empowerment, academic achievement, professionalism, service, and diversity. The purpose of Omega Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is to Serve and Educate people of diverse backgrounds through sisterhood, leadership, and guidance. As positive role models, we promote unity of all cultures, focus on the empowerment of our gender and raise the standards of excellence in our academic, social, and personal endeavors.

Team Drea Foundation
The Team Drea Foundation funds and supports bold, innovative research to find a cure or effective treatment for ALS. We see raising awareness about this devastating disease as an opportunity to inspire people to live bravely, love joyfully, and appreciate the gift of life. For two years, Team Drea has encouraged people to take on a race that represents a challenge to them and use it as an opportunity to raise money for ALS. The new Team Drea Foundation will expand our impact by hosting athletic and social events. Team Drea has supported research through the Blazeman Foundation and the ALS Therapy Development Institute. The new Team Drea Foundation will continue this support and consider funding other bold, innovative research projects, particularly in North Carolina.


Specific Event Waiver Form for ADULTS (Age 18 or older) (adapted from USA Track & Field)

For and in consideration of Endurance Magazine allowing me, the undersigned, to participate in the Tar Heel 10 Miler event described above (the “Event” or “Events”); I, for myself, and on behalf of my spouse, children, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agree to and make the following contractual representations pursuant to this Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (the “Agreement”);

  1. I hereby represent that (i) I am at least eighteen (18) years of age or older; (ii) I am in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the Event; and (iii) I am not under the influence of alcohol or any illicit or prescription drugs which would in any way impair my ability to safely participate in the Event. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Event, that I am responsible for my own safety and well being at all times and under all circumstances while at the Event site.
  2. I understand and acknowledge that participation in road running race Events is inherently dangerous and represents an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits. I understand and acknowledge the risks and dangers associated with participation in the Event and sport of track & field and related activities, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness and disease, permanent disability, paralysis and loss of life; loss of or damage to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; contact with other participants, spectators, animals or other natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect course or track conditions; land, water and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers; and other undefined, not readily foreseeable and presently unknown risks and dangers (“Risks”). I understand that these Risks may be caused in whole or in part by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Event, or the negligent acts or omissions of the Released Parties defined below, and I hereby expressly assume all such Risks and responsibility for any damages, liabilities, losses or expenses which I incur as a result of my participation in any Event.
  3. I agree to be familiar with and to abide by the Rules and Regulations established for the Event, including but not limited to the rules and safety regulations established for the benefit of all participants. I accept sole responsibility for my own conduct and actions while participating in the Event, and the condition and adequacy of my equipment.
  4. I hereby Release, Waive and Covenant Not to Sue, and further agree to Indemnify, Defend and Hold Harmless the following parties: Endurance Magazine and its members; the Event Directors, Organizers and Promoters, Sponsors, Advertisers, Coaches and Officials; the Host Organization and the Facility, Venue and Property Owners or Operators upon which the Event takes place; Law Enforcement Agencies and other Public Entities providing support for the Event; and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, officers, directors, partners, shareholders, members, agents, employees and volunteers (Individually and Collectively, the “Released Parties” or “Event Organizers”), with respect to any liability, claim(s), demand(s), cause(s) of action, damage(s), loss or expense (including court costs and reasonable attorneys fees) of any kind or nature (“Liability”) which may arise out of, result from, or relate in any way to my participation in the Event, including claims for Liability caused in whole or in part by the negligent acts or omissions of the Released Parties. I further agree that if, despite this Agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim for Liability against any of the Released Parties, I will indemnify, defend and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any such Liabilities which any may be incurred as the result of such claim.

I hereby warrant that I am of legal age and competent to enter into this Agreement, that I have read this Agreement carefully, understand its terms and conditions, acknowledge that I will be giving up substantial legal rights by signing it (including the rights of my spouse, children, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns), acknowledge that I have signed this Agreement without any inducement, assurance or guarantee, and intend for my signature to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement. This Agreement represents the complete understanding between the parties regarding these issues and no oral representations, statements or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.