Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon Needs You to Volunteer
18 August 2017
Will YOU Volunteer for us?
On Sunday 17th September close to 3,500 participants will set off on their 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Park, in a bid to complete the 5th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.
Claire O’Neill (Event Manager, Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon) says, “It is crucial that our participants experience ease of access, good direction and plenty of refreshment opportunities around the Half Marathon route”.
Each year a highly skilled team pull together to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible on the day. Despite this, Claire says, “quite simply we could not provide the biggest Half Marathon in Northern Ireland without our dedicated volunteers”.
Wayne Crowe has been volunteering as a Team Leader for both the Full Marathon and Half Marathon events since 2013.
Wayne says, “It all started when I went to the London Olympics and felt the buzz surrounding such a huge sporting event. I could see how hard the volunteers worked to help participants and ensure the visitors enjoyed their experience. Ultimately the aim for me by volunteering is to give back to our community. Through the 5 years volunteering for the Belfast Half and Full Marathon events, I have met some amazing and interesting people, made great friends and developed new skills. Not to mention, I’ve had a lot of fun!”
Are you like Wayne? Is running your passion? Do you like organising and helping people? Do you love being part of a team? The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon needs you to assist in the following roles – Route Marshall (directing runners), Water Stations Team and Pack & Prizes Team.
All our volunteers will receive event training prior to Race Day and a certificate for your merits. If you think this is for you or you know someone who would be perfect in any of these roles, you can contact the Marathon office directly on 028 9060 5933 or via www.belfastcitymarathon.com
The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Centra, Belfast Live and U105. Sampling partners are Musgrave Retailers, Deep RiverRock, Linwoods, Tayto and White Oats.
Mencap Northern Ireland is the official charity partner of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon for next three years (2016-2018). Mencap urges everyone to #doit4mencap and help more children and young people with a learning disability get the best possible start in life and fulfil their potential. By challenging yourself in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon; you will help even more local children and young people with a learning disability live full and happy lives, grow into adults with bright futures in education, employment and family life.
Your marathon challenge will help Mencap provide the vital support children, young people and their families need to live the lives they choose.
To find out more information about Mencap services in Northern Ireland; and about the children and young people with whom we work please visit www.mencapbigstepforward.org.uk