Volunteer's manual

Everything a volunteer needs to know is in the official 2020 volunteer's manual which will be available prior to the relay.


Volunteers are the backbone of any type of sporting event. The Banff Jasper Relay uses the roadways going north from Banff along the Bow Valley Parkway and Icefield Parkway to Jasper. We anticipate that we will have up to 75 volunteers performing many duties to ensure the safety and enjoyment of both runners and the general public.


Why volunteer?

  • To fight against brain cancer by helping to support an event that funds brain tumour research.

  • Help promote the sustainable and responsible enjoyment of Canada's National Parks.

  • To have a great team building experience through your involvement at a fun event in a fabulous outdoor environment.

  • To contribute to the continued success and enjoyment of an exciting event that has a long and rich heritage.

  • To help showcase the courage and determination of the human spirit.

As a volunteer, you will receive a race crew t-shirt and an invitation to join the runners and all the other volunteers at the awards dinner.


After the race you get to enjoy an excellent lasagna dinner, the fantastic IPA from the Jasper Brew Pub, and then dance the night away at the greatest dance party in Jasper!

Volunteer duties

  • Carefully read the entire volunteer's manual

  • Exchange point setup and tear down

  • Monitoring runner exchanges

  • Traffic control

  • Coming to the party in Jasper



The Banff Jasper Relay's goal is having fewer volunteers and utilizing their time more effectively by having them leapfrog the runners and work at more than one exchange point. That is why we created the LEAPFROG system of volunteering.

People that volunteer for this assignment will be busy all day. The Banff Jasper Relay will provide accommodation in Jasper (four people per room) for those who volunteer for a LEAPFROG assignment.

If you are interested in being part of a leapfrog team, just put LEAPFROG in the comments box of the volunteer registration form.