The Mash Direct Belfast City Half Marathon 2022 kicks off on Saturday 17th September with our all new expo and pack collection. Following the success of the expo and pack collection for the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon at the Titanic Exhibition center, we are bringing
Lets get involved and sign up as a volunteer today and be part of the buzz and excitement of our 40th celebrations.
Each volunteer will become a member of our invaluable Race Crew and will receive a Volunteer Pack (details to be confirmed in the coming weeks).
We're also really keen to hear from community groups, clubs, people who live on the race route or if you can organise a team of volunteers! Drop us a message on firstname.lastname@example.org
EXPO AND PACK COLLECTION
There will be a number of roles available at the new Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon Expo and Pack Collection taking place at the TEC, Belfast over Race Weekend;
RACE DAY - SUNDAY 18th September.
Each member of the Volunteer Race Crew will receive full training (compulsory) in advance of Race Weekend.
All training sessions will last no longer than one hour and will be held in the Les Jones Room at the Mary Peters Track (Athletics House, Old Coach Road, Belfast BT9 5PR).
WHAT CAN YOU GAIN FROM THIS OPPORTUNITY
Name: Imelda McConnell Age: 66 From: Belfast
"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: Lyn Cooke Age: 70 From: Belfast
"I have volunteered at many events since 2013 when I retired and enjoy meeting other volunteers from all walks of life. I’m looking forward to volunteering again soon!"
Name: Wayne Crowe Age: 46 From: Loughgall
"I would encourage people to join the team – it’s a wonderful way to get to know people and give back to our community."
Name: Karolyn Gaston Age: 50 and her daughter Olivia Age: 13 From: Newtownabbey
"I have volunteered for the Marathon as a Team Leader at the Information Hub for approximately 10 years and similarly for the Half Marathon from when it started. Due to the pandemic, and after what felt like a lifetime under lockdown conditions, it was a fantastic feeling to get back out into the world of volunteering again! My 12 year old daughter has been volunteering with me since she was a baby where possible and from 9 years old has been volunteering at local parkrun with me. However, the closure of activities and volunteering opportunities under lockdown restrictions had a serious impact on her mental health. We were both thrilled when the Belfast City Marathon supported us volunteering together at the marathon for her first time. Much to my surprise, not even the 5am alarm call put her off the opportunity! The experience was a positive one for the mummy and daughter duo. I can't recommend volunteering enough, the joy of giving back and the benefits are far too long to list. Take my advice, sign up and just DO IT!