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. 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|
|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 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.
"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