Volunteering: Your city needs you!

Guest blog from Roland Dransfield

As you may already know, the Therme Manchester Marathon and Half Marathon return to our streets on Sunday 10th October, and the local business community can play a vital role in the success of this major wellbeing-focused event.

With little over two weeks until the starting pistol fires, there are still plenty of exciting volunteering opportunities still available for groups of friendly and motivated individuals, from some of Manchester’s most selfless organisations.

Manchester’s biggest ever marathon (the 4th largest in Europe) will bring up to 32,000 runners to our streets, raising much-needed funds for local and national charities – but an event of this scale simply wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of volunteers. 

Volunteering at the Therme Manchester Marathon offers the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and gain unique experiences – as well as being part of a major, iconic sporting event. All volunteers have the chance to genuinely help so many other people and demonstrate the amazing spirit of Greater Manchester to the world. 

There are a wide range of volunteering roles still available, ranging from cheering runners along the route, handing runners medals at the finish line or keeping them hydrated at one of the many water stations (plus many more). All groups registering to volunteer can request to stay together as a team on the day – or can be integrated into other groups.

Does your business have what it takes to support this major wellbeing event for the city?

Roland Dransfield will be sending a team of volunteers to support this fantastic sporting event for the city and is calling on fellow Elevate members to get involved. In reward for volunteers’ valuable time, Therme Manchester Marathon’s organisers will present a special event medal and provide a healthy packed lunch from partners Booths Supermarket.

Booths will also be donating £500 in vouchers to one lucky business registering a team of volunteers for the event – which can be used to support wider CSR initiatives.

Roland Dransfield is thrilled to be supporting the 2021 Therme Manchester Marathon and cannot wait to cheer on thousands of excited runners. If you’re able to put a group of volunteers together, please contact the organisers at volunteers@humanrace.co.uk.

Thank you for your time and support – we hope to see you on the day!