We love our Volunteers. From grassroots beginnings in a local garage gym with just 40 athletes to multiple venues and 1382 individuals and teams in 2016, the Granite Games, simply put, would not—and could not—exist without Volunteers. Without the slightest hesitation, we can say they are the lifeblood of our event, involved in every imaginable aspect of bringing it to life. And every year, they make us so incredibly proud to call ourselves part of this community.

Here at the Granite Games, we believe that we have the best volunteers, period. It’s profoundly humbling to watch hundreds of community members turn out and devote their time, energy and skill sets to making this event a success every September. Now, in 2016, we’re once again calling upon this amazing community to band together to help us make the Granite Games the fun, friendly and memorable event it’s come to be known as.

Whether you’re able to offer 2 days or the entire weekend, there’s a spot for you in our ranks! Building on feedback from previous years, we’ve fine-tuned our Volunteer perks and come up with a list we guarantee you’re going to love.

This year, we’re able to say thank you with:

  • A pair of Invictus Nike Metcons*
  • A Volunteer event t-shirt
  • Complimentary lunch and/or dinner while volunteering
  • Complimentary snacks, water and coffee while volunteering
  • Free entry to the event on the days of your shift
  • Some of the best seats in the house to the action
  • Access to behind-the scenes action and excitement
  • Breaks throughout your shift and tons of love and appreciation by the event!

Wondering how we select our volunteers? First, previous Granite Games Volunteer experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Second, priority will be given to Volunteers who can work more than the 2-day minimum asked. Check out all the details of the Volunteer selection process on our website. Shifts are available from Tuesday, September 6th to Sunday, September 11th. But don’t delay! Registration is already open and positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so the best shifts and spots are filling up quickly.

If you haven’t seen the Invictus Nike Metcons yet, check them out on our Facebook page today! We hope you’ll sport these kicks proudly throughout the year, knowing that because of your help, the 2016 Granite Games were made possible.

You can register to be a volunteer by clicking HERE!

We hope you’ll join us this September in St Cloud!


*3 Day Volunteers will receive a pair of Invictus Nike Metcons