The Role of the Senior Marshall is vital in ensuring the delivery of a safe and successful event. On the day there will be up to 15,000 people running across Reading and the Senior Marshall and their team will be the eyes and ears on the ground. Team Alzheimer’s Society runners alone are hoping to raise over £30,000 from the Reading Half Marathon, and they need you to represent Alzheimer’s Society to support them in the event.
What’s my role? You will be leading volunteer teams out on the course.
- Be the main point of contact between the volunteer team and the race management team.
- To coordinate with volunteer group to ensure the correct number turn up, at the right time and in the correct location.
- Be the point of contact a set area on the course.
- Check areas prior to the event to identify any issues and raise them with the sector leader where necessary.
- Senior Marshals are to help ensure safety of both runners and spectators through monitoring minor road closures and areas where crowd barriers are in use and prevent non-competitors straying onto the course.
- Help set up their specific areas ready for the arrival of the runners and aid in the tidying up once the event has finished.
- Distribution of uniforms and equipment.
- Standing down the team when you are advised it is safe to do so at the end of the race.
This is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun, and help maximise the vital funds our runners raise. So, what are you waiting for? Be part of something incredible and volunteer today!