Event Crew

MK Marathon Event Crew Needed

VOLUNTEER

Each year, up to ten thousand runners come and take part in the Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend. You can help them by being a volunteer, and at the same time, experience the buzz and pride of being part of a large-scale sporting event which raises over a million pounds for charity each year.

Volunteers are needed to act as course marshals, to assist with the start and finish, and to help with wrapping up festival activities.  All volunteers receive an official volunteer t-shirt, commemorative badge, and the gratitude of thousands of participants!

Sign up for your favorite MK Marathon volunteer position now!  You will be contacted by our volunteer team closer to race day with final instructions.  Thank you for your help and support!

My favourite race that I volunteer to marshal at all year, it’s so well organised and a great atmosphere. I look forward to seeing all the returning runners and the new ones, especially if it’s your first marathon.

Ann Virco – Volunteer

Volunteer registration will open in January 2021


Roles on Sunday 2 May

This could be helping with registration, information, photography, marshaling, rewards, the start line, giving out medals at the finish, or helping pack goody bags ready for the next day.


Stadium Area Bank Holiday Monday 3 May

This could be helping with registration, information, photography, baggage, marshaling, rewards, the start line, or giving out medals at the finish.


Course Marshals Bank Holiday Monday 3 May

Ensure safety at junctions and direct runners along the course. The marathon and half are divided into 4 zones each with its own Command Posts.

You can view the four zones on a map [ HERE ]

  • Zone 1 – start to mile 10: 08:00 – 13:00
  • Zone 2 – mile 10 to mile 18: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Zone 3 – mile 18 to mile 26: 10:00 – 17:00
  • Zone 4 – half marathon route mile 7 to finish: 08:30 – 13:30
  • Course Photographers: 10:00 – 16:00

Event Crew Guide

The 2021 guide will be available in early 2021


Event Crew T-Shirt

Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend Event Crew technical t-shirt 2021 designs will be revealed shortly


Event Crew Badge

All Event Crew will receive a commemorative MK Marathon badge. Each year you can proudly wear a lanyard displaying the pins from every MK Marathon you have volunteered at. We will reveal the 2021 design shortly


Recognising our dedicated volunteer groups

REDWAY RUNNERS

Redway Runners support the MK Marathon events

The Redway Runners, with over 2,500 members, is the biggest running club in Milton Keynes. Established in 2010, the club caters to every level of runner. Organised runs take place every day of the week. Redway Runners have been a major supporter of the MK Marathon from day one. Apart from the many runners that actually take part, great pride is felt by providing the MK Marathon team with hundreds of volunteers from among its members to make sure the day goes well.

When asked why the group continues to volunteer at the MK Marathon, club Chairman Martin Lawrence emphasised that “the event is a great opportunity to connect with other individuals from the Milton Keynes running community.” His advice for other volunteer groups is to “make the most of the opportunity, as giving back in these events can feel as rewarding, if not more so, if you are committed and enthusiastic during volunteer efforts.”

Thank you, Redway Runners! We are proud to have you as part of the MK Marathon family!


Group or Charity volunteers

If you are part of a local community, club, company, charity, or group that might be interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at run@miltonkeynesmarathon.co.uk


Event Crew FAQ’s

You will receive a confirmation e-mail from the Event Crew Coordinator. Some further information exchange may be needed, to ensure that we understand your requirements fully.  Nearer to race day, you will get all the info about your tasks, joining instructions, etc.

Yes, you can. There are many occasions when friends sign up together and wish to work in the same area. Please encourage them to sign up.

Please contact the Event Crew Coordinator as soon as possible by email. There are many reasons why volunteers find they cannot attend. The most important thing is to tell us as soon as possible, as we can then put contingencies in place. We always appreciate that you volunteered in the first place, even though circumstances may dictate otherwise.

Once you sign up, we are counting on you to stay for the full shift. We count on each volunteer to stay until the end of the shift.
However, we realise there could be an emergency, and if this occurs, we would appreciate it if you contact your line manager by phone or text before leaving.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide lunches in 2021 due to the Covid-19 situation.

he race is early May and the weather is usually warm and sunny, however, there can also be rain! So you should bring layers and waterproofs if you are a course marshal. Please check the weather forecast beforehand and wear comfortable shoes. You will receive a Race Crew T-shirt that you should wear, that identifies you as a part of the official MK Marathon Event Crew.

Yes, but there are restrictions. Normally, children will be part of an organised group, such as the Scouts, who will have their own supervision.

The minimum age for someone to work on their own, or as a marshal on the race route, is 17 years.

Final confirmation e-mails are sent 7-14 days prior to race day. If it is less than a week to the race, and you still don’t know all the information you need, please email the Event Crew Coordinator with your query. In the worst case, on race day, come to the volunteer check-in at the Stadium Arena – there will always be tasks to help with.

Please bring your mobile phone and a packed lunch. We highly recommend bringing as few personal items as possible. We cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

When you volunteer please state any special requirements or disabilities on the signup form. We will do our best to accommodate you.

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