Get involved with Virgin Sport and your community! It takes a village to make our events incredible, and everyone is welcome to join us. There are lots of roles available during the race and street party experience, so there is something to suit everyone.
In return for giving us your time, we'll give you breakfast or lunch, a Virgin Sport event cap and FREE entry into a Virgin Sport event within one year (subject to minimum age limits that apply to each of our events).
All individual volunteers must be 18 years old on the day of the event. If you are a part of a group your volunteers must be 13 years or older. All volunteers aged 13-17 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver. Those aged 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult volunteer on the day.
Most volunteers will be required to sign in at around 06:30 - 07.00 (depending on your role).
Help Desk Assistant
Help Desk Volunteers ensure runners are ready to tackle their events by issuing replacement race packs and answering any queries from both runners and spectators. You’ll need to be confident using a laptop.
Welcome the runners and show them the red-hot Virgin spirit right from the start by ensuring they know where to drop their bags and how to get to the start. Being vocal is key here! You’ll also assist runners and spectators with any event related questions they may have.
Be on the front lines of the course as you marshal a section of the route. We’ll provide your sign-in station closer to the event. Your assigned section could be up to 1.5 miles away from where you check in so be sure your feet are ready for the haul.
Schools' Challenge/Finish Marshal
You’ll assist with signing in the schools and ensuring they get to the start in their group.
Be one of the first to congratulate each runner crossing the finish line by awarding them their medals and handing out water, swag bags, and other delightful surprises.
As a Sweep Cyclist, you’ll cheer on the runners from the rear of the pack while providing on-the-ground support for Event Control. Lead cyclists lead from the front, cycling alongside our elite runners!
Guide your fellow volunteers through the check-in process by signing them in, confirming their role and responsibilities, and providing them with all necessary equipment.
Water Station or Baggage Groups
If you can pull together a group of 15-20 then we’d love to talk to you about manning a water station or helping in our baggage area as a team!
If you're interested, please contact us on [email protected]