Welcome & Thank You!

Thank you so much for your interest in supporting North Olympic Discovery Marathon!

This event could not happen without all of the volunteers who participate each year. Thank you! Your time is valuable and we pride ourselves on being organized, having good communication, and training you to feel comfortable with your role. Keep scrolling for details on how to volunteer and what volunteering with us looks like…

Volunteer Opportunities

We have different volunteer opportunities for each of our 5 events. Please click the event you wish to volunteer with below and check current availability and needs!

Why Volunteer?


  • Race Volunteer Gear!
  • The satisfaction of helping others – and your community!
  • A GREAT time!
  • No experience necessary
  • It’s fun and easy!

Volunteer Jobs


Registration volunteers will help the morning of the race to get everyone registered. You will be the first to meet our runners from all over the country. Volunteers will distribute race packets and t-shirts to registered runners.

Course set up

Race day. Love to get up early? Don’t mind a little physical work? Like donuts and strong coffee? Then you fit the bill for helping this important team set-up the course to make sure the participants don’t get lost. Set-up teams will meet at places along the Olympic Discovery Trail on Race Day and team leaders will direct volunteers to where cones and signs need to be placed.

Water stations

Race day. If you would like to host a water station please let us know. You will be given all of the supplies and will need to set up the station and take down the station. During the race you will hand out water and gatorade to the participants.

Course marshals

Race day volunteers are needed along the course! Our course marshals are vital. Course Marshals will stand at strategic turns/intersections along the course and make sure zoned out runners stay on course. You will be given a complete kit with safety vest, location and time needed and instructions.

Apparel Distribution

Help to distribute shirts to the participants the morning of the race.

Clean up

Race day. The Port Angeles Marathon Association has a lot of pride when it comes to leaving the ODT and our course better than we found it. If you live along the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT) and can check for litter – thank you! If you would like to help with garbage and loading trucks we won’t turn you away. 

When you choose to serve – whether it’s your nation, your community, or simply your neighbor – you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness not just for ourselves, but for all Americans. That is why this is a great nation. Because time and again, Americans have been willing to serve on stages both great and small; to draw on the same spirit that launched America’s improbable journey to meet the challenges of each defining moment in our history.


About Port Angeles Marathon Association

The Port Angeles Marathon Association (PAMA) is located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. PAMA hosts 5 different races annually. All races also have a virtual race option for all of the events if you are not able to make it out to the Olympic Peninsula for one or all of the races.


The North Olympic Discovery Marathon is a entire weekend of events on the Olympic Discovery Trail from Sequim to Port Angeles.

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