1. START TEAM (EAST BRIGHTON PARK)

The start of the very first, Brighton Trail Marathon will take place at East Brighton Park on Sunday 26 June 2022, and we need a team of people to make this an extra special and smooth experience for our marathon runners.

SHIFTS:

SUNDAY 26 JUNE:

  • 06:30 – 10:30

SKILLS / EXPERTISE / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

At the Start Village volunteers will be required to help with participant bags, help with branding and positioning event barrier. There will also be roles available, which will not be as physically demanding, such as informational and way-finding roles. If you are uncomfortable carrying items weighing over 25kg, please make us aware of this and we will be sure to accommodate your request.

Roles will be assigned to the Start Team on the day such as: –

  • Welcoming runners and supporters and helping them find their way around the start line
  • Assisting with collecting and sorting runners’ baggage
  • Assisting with access to the athlete only area and start corrals
  • Assisting with any race pack queries at our information tent

FURTHER INFORMATION:

You will receive our Brighton Trail Weekend Volunteer ​& Event Team Guide along with some further information about who you will be meeting, roughly two weeks prior to the event. Specific roles and a full briefing will be issued to you by our Event Team on the day.

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2. EVENT VILLAGE TEAM (STANMER PARK)

On Saturday and Sunday, we need a team of people to help set up our exciting Event Village, which will welcome our Brighton Trail. 10k and Trail Kids runners in the morning, and our marathon runners in the afternoon for their glorious finish! This will be the hub of our event complete with food, drink, entertainment and celebration for runners and their supporters.

SHIFTS:

SATURDAY 25 JUNE

  • 09:00 – 16:00 (SET UP TEAM)

 SKILLS / EXPERTISE / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

On Saturday, volunteers will be required to help with putting out tables, unloading vehicles, putting up branding and positioning event barrier. The majority of these roles will be quite physical so if you are uncomfortable carrying items weighing over 25kg, please make us aware of this and we will be sure to accommodate your request.

Roles will be assigned to the team on the day, such as: –

  • Assisting with setting out the start line, 10k and Kids trail routes
  • Assisting with setting up the finish line
  • Installing branding

SUNDAY 26 JUNE

  • 06:30 – 13:30
  • 12:30 – 19:30

SKILLS / EXPERTISE / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

On Sunday, there are also roles available in the Event Village, which will not be as physically demanding, such as handing out medals and T-shirts as well as informational and way-finding roles. If you are uncomfortable carrying items weighing over 25kg, please make us aware of this and we will be sure to accommodate your request.

Roles will be assigned to the team on the day, such as:

  • Welcoming runners and supporters and helping them find their way around the Event Village
  • Assisting with access to the start for 10K and Kids trail
  • Assisting with collecting and sorting runners’ baggage
  • Assisting with the runners at the finish line – handing out medals, food, T-shirts and water
  • Assisting with any queries at our Information Tent 

FURTHER INFORMATION

You will receive our Brighton Trail Weekend Volunteer ​& Event Team Guide along with some further information about who you will be meeting roughly two weeks prior to the event. Specific roles and a full briefing will be issued to you by our Event Team on the day.

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3. AID STATIONS

The Brighton Trail Marathon route offers five Aid Stations. These will need to be set up, staffed and de-rigged by volunteers.

Each Aid Station will provide water, fuel, food and toilets for our runners, as well an opportunity to stop, take a break and perhaps a photo or two. Volunteers at these Aid Stations will be very important to our participants, helping to refuel them and cheer them on when the going gets tough.

SHIFTS:

SUNDAY 26 JUNE

  • Aid Station 1 – 08:00 – 10:30
  • Aid Station 2 – 08:30 – 13:00
  • Aid Station 3 – 09:00 – 15:00
  • Aid Station 4 – 08:30 – 16:30
  • Aid Station 5 – 09:00 – 18:00

SKILLS / EXPERTISE / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

At each Aid Station a gazebo/tent must be set-up. Volunteers are also required to re-stock checkpoint vehicles with various items which differ in weight, such as tables, and various food items. If you are uncomfortable carrying items weighing over 25kg, please make us aware and we will be sure to accommodate your request.

MEET LOCATIONS

  • Volunteers operating Aid Station 1 should meet at the Aid Station at the junction of Norton Drive and Falmer Road. You will then be directed by our Event Team from there.
  • Volunteers operating Aid Station 2 should meet at the Aid Station at Housedean Farm. You will then be directed by our Event Team from there.
  • Volunteers operating Aid Station 3 should meet at Plumpton College, and you will then be directed and deployed to the Aid Station location at Blackcap by our Event Team from there.
  • Volunteers operating Aid Station 4 should meet at the Aid Station at Ditchling Beacon. You will be directed by our Event Team from there. (Please note that Ditchling Road and Ditchling Bostall will be being closed from 09:00am on Sunday 26th June 2022). Therefore, we ask that volunteers driving, look to arrive between 08:30am – 09:00am to avoid delays.
  • Volunteers operating Aid Station 5 should meet the One Garden Car Park located in Stanmer Park. You will then be directed and deployed along the route by our Event Team from there. Both the 10K and the marathon routes pass through this aid station.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You will receive our Brighton Trail Weekend Volunteer ​& Event Team Guide along with some further information about who you will be meeting, roughly two weeks prior to the event. Specific roles and a full briefing will be issued to you by our Event Team on the day.

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4. ROUTE MARSHALS

The Brighton Trail Marathon route is divided up into six zones across 26.2 miles of the beautiful South Downs and Stanmer Park.

We need friendly marshals to assist with way-finding and gates along the route, in each of the six zones to ensure our runners / walkers do not get lost and to give them added motivation and support along the way. Enjoy amazing views and an unforgettable adventure, helping them to achieve their incredible goal.

SHIFTS:

SUNDAY 26 JUNE

  • Zone 1 – 07:00 – 10:30
  • Zone 2 – 07:30 – 13:30
  • Zone 3 – 08:00 – 14:30
  • Zone 4 – 08:30 – 15:30
  • Zone 5 – 09:00 – 16:00
  • Zone 6 – 08:30 – 18:30

 SKILLS / EXPERTISE / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

All marshals will be asked to meet at the nearest Aid Station to their marshalling point. From there, if possible, we will arrange further transportation for you to get you as close to your marshalling point as possible. However, there are some areas on the route that will only be accessible by foot. We therefore ask that each marshal volunteer be happy with walking up to at least 2 miles on the day of the event.  If you are uncomfortable walking that far please do make us aware and we will be sure to accommodate your request

MEET LOCATIONS

  • Volunteers operating in Zones 1 & 2 should meet at Aid Station 1 at the junction of Norton Drive and Falmer Road. You will then be directed and deployed along the route by our Event Team from there.
  • Volunteers operating in Zone 3 should meet at the second Aid Station along the route located at Housedean Farm (access via A27). You will then be directed and deployed along the route by our Event Team from there.
  • Volunteers operating in Zone 4 should meet at Plumpton College and you will then be directed and deployed along the route by our Event Team from there.
  • Volunteers operating in Zone 5 should meet at the fourth Aid Station along the route located at Ditchling Beacon. You will then be directed and deployed along the route by our Event Team from there.
  • Volunteers operating in Zone 6 should meet at the One Garden Car Park located in Stanmer Park. You will then be directed and deployed along the route by our Event Team from there. Both the 10K and the marathon routes pass through this zone.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You will receive our Brighton Trail Weekend Volunteer ​& Event Team Guide along with some further information about who you will be meeting roughly two weeks prior to the event. Specific roles and a full briefing will be issued to you by our Event Team on the day.

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5. Event Control

Event Control is the heart of the event and is a great place to learn more about event day logistics.
Volunteers will help with participant, volunteer and Event Team queries, logging communications, answering and responding to phone communications and assisting the Event Control team.

SHIFTS:

SUNDAY 26 JUNE

  • 07:00 – 15:00

SKILLS / EXPERTISE / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Good telephone manner and customer service abilities.

Computer literacy for note taking

LOCATION

Central Brighton office

FURTHER INFORMATION

You will receive our Brighton Trail Weekend Volunteer ​& Event Team Guide along with some further information about who you will be meeting roughly two weeks prior to the event. Specific roles and a full briefing will be issued to you by our Event Team on the day.

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If you have any questions, please contact us on volunteer@groundedevents.co.uk