Volunteering

Without the small army of volunteers who help out at our events, we would not be as successful at putting on great events. We would like to reward and recognise the dedication of those volunteers who come and make the runners’ experience a great one.

 

If you volunteer at our events you will earn 1 Volunteer Point (VP) for every 2 hours you give us of your valuable time, so if you worked 10 hours at a race you would earn 5 VPs.

 

We want your help even if you can only spare a few hours at a time. Obviously the longer you give us the greater the reward.

 

VPs can be cashed in towards entries into ANY of our races, you don't have to volunteer for the race you want to run and miss it to earn a space the following year. You can simply work on some of our other races and save the points to pay for ANY race.

 

Each race has a set entry cost in VPs – please see the table below for these amounts.

 

You can also cash the VPs in towards the cost of a race if you have not got enough points to cover the full entry. For this purpose, each VP is worth £5 towards the entry fee.

 

If you wish to spend your VPs on a race, simply email us and we will remove your points from our spreadsheet and send you a code to enter the event for free. We will store all your details on a spreadsheet and log your points on there.

 

Check this volunteer page to see if jobs are available at that event. Unlike other events and organisers your points don't expire if you don't use them the following year, you are free to use then at any time Even if this is 2 or 3 years after volunteering.

 

If you wish to volunteer for an event we are always happy to book up volunteers well in advance, please email using the volunteer form below.

 

Volunteer points last for 3 years from the date you earned them, this gives you time to build up to a big race or get over an injury before entering.

Unlike some other races that insist you enter the next year or only the event you marshalled.

 

Lindley

Race

 

 

Volunteer points needed for a free entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flitch Way Marathon NYE

 

 

3

Flitch Way Marathon NYD

 

 

3

 

Stort30

 

 

 

4

 

St Peters Way Ultra

 

 

6

 

Flitch Way 12 hour

 

 

10

 

Essex 100

 

 

 

Suffolk Back Yard

 

Thames Ring 250

 

Monarchs Way

 

 

 

16 (100mile race )

7 (50 mile race)

4 (30 mile race

 

16

 

50

 

150

 

       

Event Timings - Volunteer hours needed.

 

Below is a list of our events and the times we need volunteers from and to during those events. We usually like to have volunteers available the whole period but can by arrangement slot people into shorter roles such as only helping at the start or at the end or a specific CP location. Use the form below to state your available hours.

Event Volunteers needed from Volunteers needed to
New Year's Eve Marathon 8am 4pm
New Years Day Marathon 8am

4pm

Stort30 7am 5pm
St Peters Way Ultra 6am 9pm
Flitch Way 12 hour 6am 6pm
Essex 100 (36 hours) 6am first day 4pm second day
Suffolk Back Yard 8am first Day Till it finishes (48 hours+)
Thames Ring 250 8am first Day (Wed) 4pm Last Day (Sunday)
Monarchs Way Ultra Various locations during the  2 week event

Volunteer point conditions

  • Once you have used the points to book a place then those points are converted into an entry. If you do not run or withdraw your entry they can not be returned.
  • Volunteer Points are not transferable to others by arrangement and will be reduced to 50% their value
  • Volunteer points are not refundable once a race is booked.
  • Volunteer points entry does not inclue additional race merchandise like extra Hoodies, buffs or food etc.

This is because once we allocate you a space we will lose potentailly another entry and may have bought a T-Shirt and medal already.

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