Join Albertina Kerr’s race today and volunteer with Race for the Roses! All volunteers get a special Race T-shirt, snacks and endless gratitude. Registration opens this winter!

Encourage your family, friends, club or group to join you at one of Portland’s favorite springtime events.

Some, but certainly not all positions require:

  • The ability to stand for up to 2 hours
  • The ability to lift 25 lbs.

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Anderson at 503-262-0187 or send an email to

Volunteer Committee
A special thanks to our volunteer committee who works tirelessly planning Race for the Roses.


Erinn Warner, Race Committee Chair, Community Volunteer
Teri Barichello, Chair-Elect, ODS Companies

Committee Members:

Carilyn Alexander, Community Volunteer
Jahan Behbahany, Nike
Rivah Beaty, Nike
Rob Burton, Stoel Rives
April Coiteux, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Sean Coster, Complete Running
David Embree, Athlete Path
Nicole Frisch, Bank of America
Aaron Lutze, Red Bull
Grace Neal, Multnomah County
Connor O'Brien, Jama Software
James Walker, Miller Nash

Race Ambassadors:
Rachel Farkas, Educational Policy Improvement Center
Alli Graham, Banfield Pet Hospital
Bob Gravely, Pacific Power
Jeremy Hyatt, Upper Echelon Fitness
Kyle Liljegren, TransCore
Amanda Meyer, Community Volunteer
Dan McGrath, Swagelok Northwest (US)
Nate Schultens, VW Credit, Inc.
Steven Varnow, Baysinger Partners

Race Volunteer