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
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 email@example.com
Event Crew FAQ’s