On Sunday 30th April, the streets of Belfast will come alive for the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon. With an event for everyone, over 15,000 will run, wheel, or walk in the Marathon, Team Relay, or 8-Mile Walk event. But the events simply could not happen without the support of our incredible volunteers.

Why volunteer?

  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain experience and improve your CV
  • Give back to your community
  • Have fun!

As a HUGE thank you, you will be given a special long sleeve top, hat, hi-vis vest, snack pack and a goodie bag.




There are a variety of exciting roles available - simply select your preference when registering;

Expo and Pack Collection Assist in the distribution of important race packs
Route Marshal Help Direct all participants around the route, giving plenty of support and encouragement along the way
Water and Nutrition Station Team Boost participants with much needed fuel
Start Area Support Team Cheer the runners off the start line
Finish Area Support Team Welcome participants across the finish line and share in their elation


Each member of our Volunteer Race Crew will receive full training (compulsory) by our Management Team and Health and Safety Manager in advance of Race Day.

Sunday 16th April Monday 17th AprilMonday 17th April 
12 - 1pm 1 - 2pm 6 - 7pm
Mary Peters Track Girdwood Leisure Centre Avoniel Leisure Centre




"I've volunteered at both the Marathon and Half Marathon. So many of my friends run the Marathon, so it’s an ideal opportunity to support them and do something useful at the same time. There’s always such a great atmosphere too."

Name: Imelda McConnell     Age: 66     From: Belfast

I volunteered with the Belfast City Marathon for the first time in 2022 after working with the guys for a few months. Seeing all the behind the scenes work come together on the day is incredible! Working both at the Expo and Race Day I met so many new people and made amazing memories (podium pictures are now an Expo MUST!!!) Seeing the runners cross the line and their faces light up knowing that they put the time and effort in to run was so inspiring! I will be back volunteering for years to come as the Belfast City Marathon Team make volunteering so enjoyable.

Name: Kristen Haire     Age: 24     From: Belfast

I volunteered all day Friday for the Marathon Expo last year with some of my fellow Mallusk Harriers members. I had a fantastic day giving out race packs. There were so many participants I recognised from the local running community in NI. Also noticing the nervous apprehension and excitement in the runners faces made me realise how much I love the Belfast City Marathon. I met some other volunteers on the day who were equally as enthusiastic and passionate about running and volunteering. I love volunteering and also recognise the importance of giving something back the local running scene that has gave me so many memorable days.     

Name: Martin McCready   Age: 53     From: Newtownabbey

I have volunteered for the Belfast City Marathon for over 10 years and the Belfast City Half Marathon since it started back in 2013 (I think this is our 10th anniversary) and I have never regretted a single second and neither has any one of my family, friends, students, clients, customers or colleagues I have recruited to volunteer at one or both! You receive training beforehand and all the staff members are available to answer any questions you have (as well as us oldies) so you're fully supported. The atmosphere is electric and it feels so good to give back to your community and city and to support all the athletes to achieve their full and half marathon goals! Without volunteers, neither marathon simply couldn't happen so my advice is don't hesitate, sign up and be a part of the marathon crew.  I look forward to seeing and meeting you there!

Name: Karolyn Gaston Age: 50 From: Newtownabbey

What can I gain from this opportunity? 
Meet like minded people
Learn new skills
Gain valuable experience
Give back to your local community
Boost your CV

Get involved with this incredible community event and join the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon Volunteer Race Crew - SIGN UP NOW!!

Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon Sponsors