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Join in the fun as a volunteer at the Annual Heroes vs. Villains Run for Justice 5k!

Join in on the fun as a volunteer at the Fairfax Law Foundation’s 11th Annual Heroes vs. Villains 5K and Kids Fun Run.  This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Fairfax Corner Shopping Center.  This event relies on 60+ volunteers to be successful and we need YOUR help. To sweeten the deal, all volunteers receive a Heroes vs. Villains 5K event t-shirt, coffee and doughnuts to keep you energized, and an invitation to our post-race Volunteer/Sponsor Reception.  

There is a job for everyone, including individuals, teams, school groups, corporate groups, friends and family. If volunteering as a group, please make sure everyone signs-up individually so that we have contact information. 

All Course Marshals and Water Station volunteers must be 18 years or older or accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Please email Volunteer Coordinator Bret Lee at with any questions.


About Volunteer Shifts:

Race Day Setup
Assist the 5K Committee crew in preparing the start/finish areas for participants. Some heavy lifting may be involved. (Approximately 6 volunteers)

Registration & Packet Pick-up

Assist runners with registration and distribute race packets, including bibs and t-shirts to registered runners. (Approximately 6 volunteers)

Race Buffet

Set up the post-race buffet tables and perform basic food preparation (such as cutting bananas, opening doughnut boxes, and refilling coffee carafes). Clean-up buffet area and package any leftover food for donation. (Approximately 4 volunteers)

Course Marshals

Must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult. Monitor the race course for runner safety, provide “customer service” to local-residents who wish to drive through the race course, alert police/EMS (who will be on standby) of any emergencies. (Approximately 40 volunteers)

Water Station

Must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by an adult. Set up the water station before the race begins, including pre-filling cups.  During the race, hand cups to runners with extended arms. After the race, clean up discarded cups and break down the water station. (Approximately 6 volunteers)


Start/Finish Area

Monitor the Start/Finish area for runners in distress. At the finish, distribute water to finishing runners and gently but firmly move finishers out of the finish area. After all runners have finished assist with breakdown and cleanup. (Approximately 6 volunteers)

PLEASE NOTE:  Though we cannot guarantee volunteer placement, we will do our best to accommodate your request.  


This year, we have transitioned to using Sign-up Genius to volunteer for the Heroes vs. Villains 5K.  Please review the available slots using the link below. Thank you!


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