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We are thrilled the Littlehampton 10k is back live for 2021, and we really can’t make it happen without you! Below are details of volunteer roles that we need support with, both before the run and on the day.Register to volunteer
Volunteers like you make events like the Littlehampton 10k happen and really help make it an unforgettable day for the participants. There are several crucial roles we need your help with, for before the event and on the day – all are detailed below.
If you’re interested in any of the roles listed, fill in the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.
Before the event, we hand-deliver a letter to those houses which are on the Littlehampton 10k route. This letter is a friendly reminder to residents of the event, which roads will be closed on the day, and timings of the day too.
We try and get a small group of 4 or 5 people together for this door drop, which takes about 2hrs to complete.
Time commitment: early August
The Event Village Team will help with the final set up and shut down of the start area and event village on the day. Working with Chestnut Tree staff, there will be several separate roles for the event village team to help with:
Medal set up and hand out: as we won’t be putting medals around runners necks this year, we’ll need to lay medals out on tables near the finish line for them to be collected. The Event Village Team will set up the medals on tables and look after this area when runners come over the finish line.
Runner refreshment set up and hand out: we’ll be looking to provide runners with a well-deserved snack after finishing their run. The Event Village Team will set up the refreshment table after the run has started and look after this area when runners come over the finish line.
Running vest collection: to reduce the amount of things we need to post before race day, we’ll be asking runners to collect their Chestnut Tree House running vest on the day. This will be for runners who’ve raised a certain amount of sponsorship. The Event Village Team will look after this desk for the run starts.
Start pen monitoring: as part of our extra safety measurements this year, runners will be lining up in start pens near the event village. Each pen will then be walked up to the promenade to start their run. The Event Village Team will help with directing the runners in each start pen when it’s their turn to go.
Time commitment: roles will be from 8am to 12noon. If you aren’t available for that whole time, you can still volunteer as part of the Events Village Team, as we can organise shifts for people.
We’ll provide you will full details, a written briefing, and invite to an online briefing to let you know more about the day and roles.
You’ll be out on the route to guide and cheer our runners along. Marshal points will be at the end of closed roads (which will be fully signed as closed). You’ll also be there to report back to Race HQ any incidents (like an injured runner for example). You won’t need to deal with it, just call the Race HQ number and let them know.
Most marshal points will be single person roles, but you’ll always be in sight of another marshal. We do have some joint marshal roles too, if you wish to volunteer with a partner or friend.
Time commitment: roles will be between 9am and 12noon. The timings of roles will depend on when the first and last runner gets to you.
We’ll provide you will full details, a written briefing, and invite to an online briefing to let you know more about the day and roles. Plus there will be an on the day briefing before the run starts.
As part of the Littlehampton 10k, we provide free parking to runners (next to Banjo Road in Littlehampton). The Car Park Team will guide cars to their spaces on the grass area we use and help them depart after the run.
Time commitment: the car park will be open from 8am to 1pm. If you can’t do all that time, you can still volunteer as we can organise pre-race and post-race shifts