See the streets of Belfast come alive and experience the incredible atmosphere over Race Weekend! The events simply could not happen without the support of our incredible volunteers.
We are on the look out for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help us deliver a brilliant experience for our Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Half Marathon. By volunteering, you will play your part in helping participants achieve their goal and raise vital funds for charity.
Being a volunteer is incredibly rewarding - the difference you make to the event is priceless.
Volunteers will have the satisfaction of knowing they are making an invaluable contribution to the largest mass sport participatory event in Northern Ireland, and helping raise much needed funds for charities. All volunteers will receive branded kit and a goodie bag. Not to mention, volunteers will have the opportunity to;
There are a variety of exciting roles available - volunteers can select their preference when registering and the Event Management Team will do their best to allocate you to that role.
|Expo and Pack Collection
|Assist in the distribution of all important race packs
|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 the Volunteer Race Crew will receive full training (compulsory) by the Event Management Team and Health and Safety Manager ahead of Race Day. Volunteers will also receive a digital handbook. Volunteers will only have to attend ONE training session. ONLY Race Day Volunteers are required to attend training. If you are volunteering at the Expo ONLY, training is provided on the day and you do not need to attend any of the below training sessions.
|Sunday 21st April
|12 - 1pm
|Les Jones Room, Mary Peters Track
|Monday 22nd April
|Olympia Leisure Centre & Spa
Volunteering at the water station at the BCM is the best day out, helping to motivate and cheer the amazing runners on at the same time is soo much fun.
It’s also an opportunity to cheer at the top of your lungs, clap and jump around like crazy!
There is such a sense of togetherness, it is something you cannot describe until you have been part of it.
Name: Carol McAdam Age: 46 From: Belfast
I volunteered at both the Expo and Race Day and it was a very rewarding experience. My eyes were opened up as to just how important volunteers are for this great event to run. I’d recommend the experience to anyone!
Name: Daniel Catterson Age: 26 From: Maghera
Having volunteered for the Belfast City Half Marathon at both the Expo and the start/finish area on the day, I would recommend it to anyone. Two brilliant days and met some lovely people, some who have kept in contact. A real buzz at both events and great to see all the happy faces as they crossed the finish line. Look forward to volunteering again.
Name: Caroline Johnston Age: 54 From: Ballyclare
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