Volunteer Appreciation Program

This rewards program includes requirements for the volunteer appreciation program AND/OR acceptance for the Boston Marathon Lottery. Members can qualify for both. All volunteering must occur between January 1st to December 31st.

Volunteers are eligible for a $50 cash award – points awarded based on criteria below.
Four $50 cash awards will be drawn yearly– one for top volunteer and 3 into a raffle.
One $50.00 award per member per year.  Points are not carried over to the next year.

50 points required for the Boston Marathon lottery entry AND/OR appreciation program.
Receive another entry for each additional 25 points for the Boston Marathon lottery and/or appreciation program.

Points are listed here


Select one to meet mandatory requirement for the Boston lottery only.  Optional for the appreciation program.
Boston Marathon – 20 points
Boston Marathon Packet Stuffing – 20 points
BAA 10k – 20 points
BAA 13.1 – 20 points
Organize and participate any one of the five events – 25 points


Stipend Events Coordinator (RIRR receives a stipend for the events from Rhode Runner)
Providence Water Stop – 25 points
Bristol Water Stop – 25 points
Organize and participate any one of the 3 events – 30 points

Race Reports – 5.0 points
Attend a meeting – 2.5 points
Recruit a new member – 10 points (individual=10, family=20)
Pace a race – 15 points
Organize and Pace a Pacing Event – 25 points
Volunteer at Banquet – 5 points
Volunteer at Adopt a Spot – 5 points
Organize and Host Adopt a Spot – 10 points
Host a table – 10 points
Volunteer at a table – 5 points
Organize a destination race – 25 points

Fun Runs – the host must notify cvallee1@cox.net in order to receive the points
Host a fun run – posted in advance on RIRR Facebook or eRIRR – 5 points
Host a weekly series fun run – posted in advance on RIRR Facebook or eRIRR – 5 points for each hosting

Volunteer for a RIRR director race or club sponsor (Gary) – 5 points
(water stop, registration, flagger, bike lead, packet pickup, etc)
Contact and confirm with race director directly.  In addition to earning volunteer points, Rhode Races, True North and Ocean State Multisport typically compensate volunteers with free entries for future events.

Rhode Races, member Susan Rancourt and Karen Zyons
In addition, all club members receive a discount at Rhode Races events.
Rhode Runners Event List

True North, member Jay Paganelli
in addition, all club members receive a discount at True North events, with the exception of Anchor Down and Odyssey SwimRun
True North Event List

Ocean State Multisport, race director Gary Menissian
Ocean State Multisport Event List