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December 13, 2019

Dear members of the Tufts community:

I am happy to announce that the time has arrived to sign up to volunteer with Tufts at the 2020 Boston Marathon.

As in previous years, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has allotted Tufts an exclusive number of volunteer spots on Marathon Monday, April 20, 2020. Volunteering at the Marathon is a great opportunity to participate in this historic Boston tradition. Your service on race day provides all runners, including your fellow Jumbos, with the support they need to finish the 26.2-mile course. This year, our volunteers will once again dedicate their day to supporting activities at hydration stations by providing water and words of encouragement to runners at critical points throughout the race.

All volunteers receive a Boston Marathon volunteer jacket and commemorative pin. In addition, Tufts volunteers receive a Tufts hat so that they are easily identifiable to runners and spectators along the course. For those needing transportation, we will provide buses from the Medford/Somerville campus to volunteer assignments.

From the earliest hours of the day to the last runner to cross the finish line, volunteers are crucial to the success of the Marathon. Each year, Tufts has only a limited number of spots on Marathon Monday; therefore, it is imperative that if you register to volunteer, you are certain that it is a commitment you can honor fully on Monday, April 20, 2020.

To indicate your interest in volunteering, please complete this volunteer interest form. Remember Tufts’ volunteer spots are limited, so filling out the volunteer interest form as soon as possible and no later than December 20 is strongly encouraged. You will be notified between February 1 – 15, 2020 if a volunteer spot has been secured for you. After February 15, you may direct any questions that you have to marathonvolunteer@tufts.edu.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to participate firsthand in the excitement and community of the Boston Marathon. As we approach Marathon Monday, all confirmed volunteers will receive an email from Tufts regarding transportation options to assigned locations and emails directly from the BAA with specific details about their volunteer assignment.

I look forward to seeing you on Marathon Monday, April 20, 2020! Thank you for supporting our team.

Best wishes,

Tony Monaco