Volunteer registration for the 2019 Brighton Marathon Weekend is now open online here. Over 1,000 volunteers make up Team Brighton each year, proudly supported by Community Partner American Express.
Over event week, The Brighton Marathon Weekend’s core team of 15 grows to around 1,500 across a variety of volunteer roles and staff. This year is set to see that figure grow even further with the addition of a new cycling event, BM Ride and its very own event site on Hove Lawns.
Tom Naylor, Event Director said: “Every year we are truly grateful to the many who commit their time and energy to the Brighton Marathon Weekend as volunteers. We are delighted to welcome new faces, as well as those who are returning to show their support once more.
“In 2019, we will be celebrating 10 years of the Brighton Marathon and would like to say a special thank you to the few that have been with us since the very beginning; it is an honour to have you as part of the team.”
Beverly Sawyers, Vice President, American Express said: “Team Brighton volunteer programme is once again proudly backed by American Express. As official Community Partner, we will be encouraging the whole community to get behind what has become one of the region’s biggest annual sports events.
“It’s thanks to the tireless support of the many volunteers and the enthusiasm of the thousands of spectators cheering the runners on, that makes the Brighton Marathon Weekend one of the most inspirational events in the city’s calendar.”
Taking place 12 -14 April 2019, the event also encompasses the Brighton Marathon, BM10k and Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races and BM Ride. The marathon event is now the eighth largest in Europe and second largest in the UK. It is also one of the city’s most successful fundraising events, benefitting hundreds of charities.
There will be a wide variety of volunteer roles available, including at the start of the marathon and BM10k and as part of the finish team to welcome the runners across the finish line. Volunteers will also have roles on the BM10k and marathon courses, at the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Mile Races on the Saturday, and at the Event Village.
A briefing will be held closer to the event where volunteers will be provided with a Brighton Marathon Weekend Volunteer Briefing Manual containing lots of important information such as key timings, dos and don’ts, emergency protocols, maps and more.
Find out more: www.brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk/volunteer