Marshals required for the 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon
Charity partners of the 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon are on the lookout for volunteers to get involved with this year’s event, which takes place on 21 October.
Marshals will help to play a key role in the success of the Half Marathon, which is set for a bumper year with more than 1,000 people having registered to take part. They will be stationed at various points around the Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon and Peak FM Five Mile Run routes, assisting and supporting participants, local residents and spectators.
Sue Mosley, who marshalled the 2017 event with her husband Martin to support main charity partner Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “I think most of us can only dream about running a marathon or even a half!
“So I’d urge people to do the next best thing and marshal this year. Not only will you be supporting the most amazing event for such good causes, but you will also witness the true grit and determination of the runners, along with amazing generosity of the general public.
“If you live close by to the route, then where possible you’re stationed not far from your home – to ensure that you can easily get to your marshal point.
“Last year, we were directing traffic with the best way to get round the road blocks, talking to the many dog walkers passing by and were totally blown away by the support of people who lived close by.
“We were offered tea, coffee, soup, biscuits, cake and plenty of toilet breaks, and once the runners started approaching, people appeared from everywhere to cheer them on, wave and shout much-needed support.
“We were truly inspired by all this so much so that we will definitely be doing it all again this year – please come and join us if you can spare a few hours!”
If you are aged 18 or older and are interested in volunteering at the 2018 Redbrik Chesterfield Half Marathon, contact the events team at Ashgate Hospicecare on 01246 233404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.