Adopt-a-Mile Program

About the Program 

What is the Adopt a Mile Program?:

"Adopt a Mile" is a program where organizations can earn money and public recognition and marketing simply by coordinating, soliciting and organizing the volunteers for a particular section of the Rochester Marathon course.

What will my organization be required to do?:

Your organization will supply adult volunteers to serve as road marshals along the course, not only cheering on the athletes, but also helping monitor traffic control at the assigned and designated street corners along the course.  You will be responsible for recruiting the volunteers, communicating all instructions to them and meeting them on race morning to ensure they check-in and report to their assigned posts.  You also will pick-up the volunteer shirts & course marshal flags during volunteer pick-up, prior to race day.

What will my organization receive in return?:
  • Recognition with organization link on the Rochester Marathon Website
  • Race specific volunteer shirt
  • Donation to your organization (amount based on the location and volunteers needed).  All responsibilities of the organization must be met or exceeded to receive “full” amount. We reserve the right to reduce monetary earnings if responsibilities are not met.

For year 2023 we want to thank the following Adopt a Mile Groups:

Plus a Huge Thank you to the Rochester Speed Skating Team for their support on getting you on and off the busses

For more information on getting your group involved, please email