Volunteer Now, Northern Ireland’s lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across the region, is calling for 200 volunteers to step up to the mark and lend their time and support to the ‘Mid & East Antrim’ Antrim Coast Half Marathon event, taking place over the summer bank holiday weekend from 27-28 August 2022.
Established in 2020, the race has been certified by World Athletics as an ‘Elite Label Event’, a prestigious award bestowed upon races that combine some of the most stunning scenery in Europe with famous landmarks along the route. The Antrim Coast Half Marathon is one of only three such events in the UK alongside the London Marathon and Cardiff Half Marathon.
With its flat course, the race is also one of the fastest half marathons in the world. Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah holds the course record set in 2020 in a time of 60:27 and became a race ambassador for the event in 2021.
Volunteer Now is calling for support for both the mile race taking place on Saturday 27th August, starting at 7.30pm, and the main World Athletics half marathon race on Sunday 28th August 2022, starting at 9am.
Volunteer opportunities are available across a range of roles over the two days, including:
- Start/Finishing Hub Team members
- Logistical support including shuttle service
- Bag drop attendees (pre- and post-race)
- Supporting with water stations
- Route marshals – for the elite and mass races, kid’s race and classic street mile marshals
- Distribution of tee shirts and medals
If you’re aged 16 or over and would like to be part of a major scale event whilst promoting Northern Ireland and meet new people then join the team today by visiting www.volunteernow.co.us to register, or contact the Volunteer Now Events Team on 028 9023 2020 or at firstname.lastname@example.org