You could help make our events a success in one of the following roles:

  • Course Marshalling - help to cover fixed marshalling points on the course where you will inspire, cheer and motivate participants through their run.
  • Enquiries and Administration - assist with participant and spectator enquiries and on the day administration processes
  • Event Logistics - support with start/finish line activities and other general event logistics working collectively with others to ensure the event runs smoothly.
  • Race Day Champion - engage with participants and spectators as they arrive, inspire people to explore the stands and activities at the event, and make a welcoming and positive impact on their Devil Run experience!

    What will you be doing?

The course marshal position is one of the most prestigious roles in the 15k ‘DEVIL RUN’, 10k and 5k Cross Country Run.
If you really want to help, engage and inspire with all our participants in such a real way this is where you want to be.
Cheering and finding motivational ways to engage with our participants are key aspects to this role.
You may be asked to:

  • Help with the set up of the course including any signage or equipment which will maximise participant experience.
  • Cover fixed marshalling points where you will inspire, cheer and motivate participants through their Run of the course.
  • Ensure the course runs smoothly throughout the event, and assist with radio communication throughout the event.
  • Help clear the course after the event.

The Race Director or Lead Marshal may ask you to help with other tasks in addition to those listed above, however, these will be discussed with you to ensure that you are happy with the tasks involved.

What skills do you need?

  • Being able to engage, motivate and inspire Runners.
  • Monitor and act upon audience behaviour.
  • Use of initiative to make smart and brave decisions.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Standing for prolonged periods may be necessary.
  • Ability to deal with any incidents that may occur on the course in a cool and calm manner.
  • Ability to use your assertiveness when necessary.
  • Be fully conversant with emergency evacuation procedure and fire regulations and assist in an evacuation. 

Just to mention a few more of the responsibilities/duties would be given out should you choose to volunteer.

How much time do you need to commit?

Approximately four hours for the event. Please let the event manager know your availability when they contact you.
Please note that this role is only required for part of the event but if you’d like to be help with other tasks please let us know.

What support will you be given?

A member of the team will contact you before the event to discuss any queries you have about the event or your role. You will receive briefing notes before the event and a full briefing on the day. All volunteer teams have a designated manager, who will guide and support you in
your role on the day and answer any questions you may have.

What are the benefits?

  • The enjoyment of meeting new people and being a part of a worthy cause.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to The Richard Overall Trust.
  • You will receive a volunteer certificate, letter of appreciation and light refreshments.

How do I sign up?

To sign up, simply fill in the form on our contact us page by following this link CLICK HERE or alternatively, call our volunteering hotline on 07939873202.


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