First and foremost, we would like to thank the volunteers who have helped us in the past! Volunteers are the heart and soul of our races, and we couldn’t do it without you. We have several opportunities to volunteer, whether it be at the start line, finish line festival or out along the course.

RTO VolunteersThe Reno-Tahoe Odyssey is a 178-mile relay race with 35 exchange points along the route. Exchange points are specific locations where runners come in and hand off to a teammate. These points require the most help. Volunteers at these exchange points will be right in the middle of the action while helping to keep the runners safe and accounted for. We even have a ‘Most Spirited Exchange Point’ contest! This is your chance to turn your exchange into a themed party of your choice with costumes and decorations. If you are not in a quiet zone, feel free to crank up the music! More details are given at a volunteer training the week before the race.

RTO VolunteersLocal teams are required to provide volunteers, but you don’t have to be affiliated with a team to help us. We welcome a wide variety of volunteers each year, from individuals to large groups connected with local companies or non-profit organizations.

How do you sign up to volunteer?
Our online registration process allows you to choose your volunteer assignment on a first come first served basis.

Volunteer Online Signup

Please join in the fun and become a volunteer! You will receive a T-shirt and lunch on us at the finish line!

ANY QUESTIONS? Please contact Julie at