As Run Reigate is set to be bigger than last year, we need even more people to volunteer a little of their time to be Racemakers on the day of the event (20 September).
It’s a fun and rewarding experience with a great sense of camaraderie and a great way of giving something back… but don’t just take our word for it – this interview with running legend Dave Moorcroft in Running Fitness credits the thousands of volunteers “all of whom played more than a little bit of a part in my career” and talks about Intersport’s Run Reigate event.
Race Ambassadors Dave Moorcroft and Shireen Bailey
You can also catch him on video here talking about Run Reigate at Reigate’s Simply Sports shop appealing for you to lend a hand on Race Day.
Moorcroft, who is on a mission to get Britain more active, is also Director of Sport at Join In, the nation’s charity for local sports volunteering (and a London 2012 legacy programme) who we’ve partnered with to help recruit new volunteers.
Research shows that volunteering in sport by sharing our time and experience makes us happier, gives us more self-esteem, a sense of purpose and helps us learn new skills and make friendships.
- Racemaker – We need lots of these – more than 300 volunteers. From handing out medals and bananas to being a route marshal responsible for guiding and encouraging runners, there’s a role for everyone. You can opt to volunteer in groups, request to be with family members or marshal certain parts of the route.
- Team Leader – We’re looking for 20 – you’ll be responsible for managing up to 12 Racemakers and you’ll need to be available for training on the morning of 19 September. This will involve first aid and radio training and you will be taken around the route by your Zone Supervisor.
- Zone Supervisor – We need 6 in total, ideally with previous events management experience. You’ll be confident enough to manage 40 people and a dedicated section of the race route. You will be fully trained on the morning of 5 September.
As a thank you to all our volunteers, you’ll qualify for a free place for next year’s 10K or half marathon for yourself or a friend.
Each new volunteer makes a huge difference and you’ll be benefitting the community by supporting our runners and promoting active, healthier lives. So please show you care about your local area by investing your time – in return you’ll feel pride and build trust in our community.
Sign up now or encourage a friend or family member!