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Looking for Marshals!

posted 21 Mar 2016, 15:08 by Tony Kemp

If you live locally and have family or friends who are coming along to support you then please consider if they would like to play a role in making the race possible by being one of our marshals.

In order to organise our 10k safely we need to ensure that we have marshals stationed around the course. Marshalling requires no knowledge of running or first aid, it basically involves responsible adults wearing a high visibility jacket, which we provide, and being prepared to use their own mobile phone so that incidents can be reported and assistance sent.

Marshals are asked to attend a short briefing on the morning of the race at 9:30 am in the Race HQ (Stanwick Club) and will be given a particular section of the course to cover. Other than being vigilant and on-hand, Marshals are free to spectate, shout, cheer and encourage runners as they would normally. Each year we are very grateful and indebted to those who take on this role to support the village, event and runners in raising funds for good causes. (Everyone involved in organising and marshalling the race is a volunteer with all the proceeds from the race going to local community groups and charities.)

If you do know somebody who would like to be a Marshal then please invite them to the open meeting we have at 7:00 pm on Thursday 24th of March at Stanwick Village Hall - tea, coffee and other refreshments are available. Or alternatively if they are only available on the day please email so that we know numbers and are able to allocate marshals.