WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Please join our team on 1-2 May 2020 and make this prestigious running event a massive success for Milton Keynes!
We need your help! Without your support and effort, the MK Marathon would not be possible. There are numerous opportunities to help ranging from helping to prepare before the event to setting up the course. On race-day, 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, packed lunch, commemorative badge and invitation to join us at Wetherspoons, Midsummer Boulevard in the evening of the event and the gratitude of thousands of participants!
Volunteer registration will open in December 2021. 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
Roles on Sunday 1st May
This could be helping with registration, information, photography, marshaling, rewards, the start line or giving out medals at the finish.
- Rocket Race HQ: 07:00 – 09:30
- Rocket Finish: 08:00 – 10:30
- Pre-Race Day Setup: 10:30 – 13:30
Stadium Area Monday 2nd May
This could be helping with registration, information, photography, baggage, marshaling, rewards, the start line or giving out medals at the finish.
- Baggage and Rewards: 07:00 – 17:00
- Race Registration: 07:00 – 16:00
- Race Start Team: 07:00 – 17:00
- Superhero Fun Run Marshal: 07:00 – 12:00
- Marathon Relay Team: 08:00 – 17:00
- Event Photographers: 08:00 – 17:00
- Course Cleardown: 09:00 – 17:00
- Cow Mascots
Course Marshals Monday 2nd May
Ensure safety at junctions and direct runners along the course. The marathon and half are divided into 4 zones known as Command Posts or CP’s. Arrival time and duration of commitment will vary depending on which CP you select, as follows…
- CP1 – start to mile 10: 08:00 – 13:00
- CP2 – mile 10 to mile 18: 09:00 – 15:00
- CP3 – mile 18 to mile 26: 10:00 – 17:00
- CP4 – half mile 7 to finish: 08:30 – 13:30
- Course Photographers: 10:00 – 16:00
Event Crew Rewards
2022 volunteer rewards will be published in December when we open registration.
Recognising our dedicated volunteer groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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