Marshalling/Volunteering

Thames Valley Harriers is always looking for people to help with events. This can range from marshalling,  to hospitality, registration and setting up equipment. TVH has well established procedures for organising events and there are always experienced members on hand to explain how things work. If you are interested in getting involved and helping events, please get in touch via info@thamesvalleyharriers.com. 

General Help at Summer Home Meetings

Helping with moving and adjusting hurdles and steeplechase barriers, or raking the long jump pit is always greatly appreciated, and enables volunteers to get closer to the action on the day of the event. For any budding commentator out there, we are also always looking for people brave enough to have control of a megaphone during meetings. Tasks include announcing team scores during stage, announcing race and field results as they come in.

Marshalling at Home Cross Country Fixtures

Thames Valley Harriers has the honour of hosting several cross country matches in the winter. To ensure the success of these fixtures we require marshals. No former experience is needed, just plenty of enthusiasm to direct and cheer on runners around the Scrubs. Remember all the times you’ve run a race and appreciated the direction from the marshals – now it’s your chance to replenish your running karma and return the favour! If you can be there for just one of the day’s races or all of them it will be a great help, and it’s also possible to marshal before or after your own event on race day.

Hospitality

For anyone with culinary skills, we are always in need of volunteers to make up rolls and sandwiches to feed all the officials and hungry runners that come through the door on match days. Also, anyone able to spare time serving hot drinks and food is greatly appreciated, as this brings in money which can be re-invested to improve the club.

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