22 Feb

Volunteers Needed To Keep Brighton Running

Team Brighton volunteersBrighton Marathon weekend (7-9 April) is looming large on the horizon and as well as a record 18,000 participants across all events the organisers are hoping to add to their core of 1,500 loyal volunteers. Brighton Marathon is one of the UK's top rated running events and one of the most successful charity fund raising events in the south of England.

There will be a variety of volunteer roles available for the 2017 Brighton Marathon weekend including the start of the marathon and BM10K and as part of the finish team to welcome runners across the line. Marshals are required on the course and help is always needed at the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Mile races, at the marathon exhibition or as part of the medical team.
 
Tom Naylor, race director said: “Every year we are truly humbled by the amount of time and energy our volunteers are prepared to give to help make Brighton Marathon weekend happen. We couldn’t do it without them. We look forward to welcoming back our regular volunteers and to introducing new volunteers to the team in 2017.”
 
Volunteer, Lucy Dagg, who manages the Brighton and Hove Women’s Running Club water station at mile 24 said. “This will be my seventh year on the BHWRC water station. Our club has managed this since the first Brighton Marathon and we are really proud of it. The atmosphere is amazing and we really feel by being at mile 24 we can make a difference to the runners with enthusiastic words of encouragement, water and not forgetting the jelly babies and fruit. If people are struggling we have even been known to run with them to the end. It’s very rewarding and the team are always very keen to return each year.”
 
If you would like to join the enthusiastic Team Brighton all the information you need is available here.