30 Aug

Support Needed For Oxford Half Marathon

Oxford Half volunteerOrganisers of the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 9 October 2016 are appealing for volunteers to help thousands of runners to enjoy their experience while raising vital funds for charity. The story of Philip Watson, 40, from Loughborough is just one more reason to offer some support to this super event held entirely in the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’.

Keen individuals with good local knowledge and volunteer groups are sought to join the organisation team to help manage the event on the day. Around 10,000 runners are expected to compete, many of whom will be fundraisers looking for your help to ensure they reach the finish line in good spirits.
All individuals and groups willing to volunteer will be rewarded with a T-shirt, breakfast on the day and free entry to another GO2 event as a thank you. The roles currently available include course marshals and rewards marshals to congratulate runners and hand out medals and goody bags (this is the fun job that everyone wants)!

Philip Watson will looking for all the support he can get in his quest to help raise funds for his friend’s twins William and Arthur Warner, aged three, born with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects the muscle tone in their legs and makes it very difficult to stand and walk.

Jamie Warren at GO2 said: “Race day is always so much fun, and we often find that volunteers enjoy the atmosphere so much that they come back year after year to help out. We are calling out to locals to help us really make this year’s race one to remember!”
If you or your group are able to help out please contact the organising team by emailing: oxford@go2events.org.uk or calling 0845 308 4004.

Full race details are at the Oxford Half Marathon website.

To support Philip and the Warner twins please visit their Just Giving page.