Event Operations Associate, Marquee Events

Event Development & Production New York, NY


About NYRR 

New York Road Runners (NYRR) was founded in 1958 when a small group of passionate runners vowed to bring running to the people and has grown from a local running club into the world’s premier community running organization.  NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire through running, aiming to empower people of all ages and abilities to improve their health and well-being through the power of running and fitness.   

NYRR’s year-round offerings of races, community events, programs, and training resources provide hundreds of thousands of people with the motivation, know-how, and opportunities to start running and keep running for life. NYRR’s premier event, the famed TCS New York City Marathon, attracts the world’s top professional runners and committed amateurs alike, while also raising millions of dollars annually for charity and driving economic impact for New York City.  NYRR is equally committed to the runners of tomorrow, passionately providing youth fitness programs that educate and inspire children in underserved communities in New York City, nationwide, and around the world.   

Headquartered in New York City, NYRR is a 501(c)(3) organization.  To learn more, please visit www.nyrr.org.   

At New York Road Runners, we are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace by finding the best candidate for the job. We understand that skills come from a variety of different backgrounds. Checking off every single requirement on our job description is not necessary to apply. If you think you are a good fit and have a passion for the work we do, please submit your application. We are eager to learn about your experience and skills! You may be the right candidate for this or other open positions. 

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Department

The Event Development and Production Department develops and produces NYRR events from concept all the way through execution in alignment with NYRR’s mission. The TCS New York City Marathon, United Airlines NYC Half and the RBC Brooklyn Half are just a few of the 40+ adult events and 30+ Rising New York Road Runners youth events produced by the team each year. The team leads core elements of the operations including physical site management, timing and scoring operations, volunteer management, hospitality and special events, safety and security, management of our warehouse and all race collateral, city, and state agency relationship management, and permitting.

About the Position

This position will report to the Director of Event Staffing & Training, and at events will report to the Event Manager and/or the Area Lead(s). This position is responsible for providing on-site operational support and volunteer management for NYRR marquee events.

  • United Airlines NYC Half – March
  • RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon – May
  • New Balance Bronx 10 Mile – September
  • NYRR Staten Island Half – October
  • TCS NYC Marathon – November

Available Roles

  • Start/Finish – Start/Finish Associates help set up and break down each event by moving heavy equipment, setting up stages and tents, and putting up signage related to the Start/Finish area.
  • Signage – Signage Teammates set up signage within central locations along the course to direct patrons to medical tents, fluid stations, and more.
  • Festival – Festival Associates assist with the set up & breakdown of sponsored events.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist NYRR Event Managers and staff with the build-out of the event start, finish, course, and festival areas at marquee races.
  • Responsible for reporting NYRR rule violations, and medical emergencies at events


  • This is a weekend position with long hours (typically from 4am – 1pm; may vary based on event and/or position). Must have consistent availability for the races outlined in the job description.
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to comprehend logistics documents to build out the event site.
  • Must be comfortable on your feet, outside in the elements, for the duration of the shift.
  • Flexibility to navigate between roles depending on the need for each race.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced team-oriented environment. Must be proactive, responsible, attentive, hardworking, and professionally courteous to all runners, spectators, and park patrons.
  • Must be able to follow directions and protocols to ensure that tasks flow seamlessly.
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds of equipment.


  • Hourly Rate: $22.00
  • Paid break with meal provided
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • New Balance uniform gear

NYRR requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

New York Road Runners is an Equal Opportunity Employer