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Volunteer With Team Skinny Gene

Volunteer with Team Skinny Gene at the San Diego Half Marathon on March 6th, 7th, or 8th.

If you live in or around San Diego, we could really use your help at the upcoming San Diego Half Marathon (SDHM).

The SDHM is a premier race that donates 100% of its profit to local charities to help uplift our community. For it to be a success, we need your help. There are several different opportunities to get involved.

A few hours of your day can add years to somebody else’s life! 

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The San Diego Half Marathon is a premier race that celebrates the beauty of San Diego, while raising money to help its communities.  This event is unique in that 100% of the net profits from the race will be given to chosen charities. We, the Skinny Gene Project, are honored to once again be selected as a chosen charity for the 2015 San Diego Half Marathon.

One of the ways we participate in the race is by helping to provide volunteers. In total, the San Diego Half Marathon will need 1,000 volunteers to ensure the quality of experience they pride themselves in providing as a premier race. To help, we have committed to recruit a minimum of 100 volunteers for the event. The half marathon has generously offered to donate $500 to the Skinny Gene Project per 10 volunteers we bring to help with the event. If we reach our goal of 100 volunteers, we will be able to use the $5,000 to fund our 12-month diabetes prevention programs in a new clinic in an underserved community.

The Skinny Gene Project is currently the only organization with a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) based, clinically-proven diabetes prevention program in San Diego County. The program is offered at no charge in low-income neighborhoods that have an increased risk for diabetes. Without generous donations from our supporters and help from volunteers, our program would not be available to those who need it most.  


There are several opportunities (see below) to get involved and volunteer at the race’s Sports and Fitness Expo (March 6th and 7th) or at the half marathon (March 8th).

Examples of volunteer opportunities include:

  • Friday, March 6th 2:30 pm- 7:00 pm : Help check in runners at Sports Expo
  • Saturday, March 7th 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm : Help assemble tote bags for runners
  • Sunday, March 8th 5:30 am-8:30 am: Help release runners (in waves)
  • Sunday, March 8th 5:30 am-8:30 am: Help with gear check
  • Sunday, March 8th 7:00 am-11:00 am: Help at a water station on the route

You will receive free volunteer t-shirts and community service hour certificates (as needed). An optional training session will also be provided.

Volunteers can sign up as an individual or as a group. Although the race may seem far away, we need to start recruiting volunteers without delay.


If you are interested in signing up, please send an email to and indicate on which date (March 6th, 7th, or 8th) you would like to volunteer. We will check to see which jobs are still available and help you get registered.


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