Volunteer Marshal

Not running? Be a marshal.

Join the marshalling team at WSR.

In order to race we always need volunteers to help marshal the courses and run our aid stations. Without them we simply could not race. Join the team, meet new and old friends, cheer on the runners while keeping them safe and topped up.

We will look after you in return.

Marshal - Code of Conduct

– Provide a happy and caring outlook to all at events
– Be supportive and offer encouragement to runners
– Have great people skills to create a fun environment
– Diligent, assertive and proactive to help make the event special and safe
– Representing the race and company in a professional and courteous manner

What we want from our marshals

We have many different requirements for marshalling at our events. We often need a large number of marshals to help make our events safe and enjoyable for all involved. Course marshals help give participants guidance, aid station marshals help with fuelling the runners and road marshals often provide an extra pair of eyes to cross critical sections on the course. Each event is different however they all involve a Lovestation™.

The White Star Running Lovestation™ has become a favourite place for our runners as it normally signifies they are approaching the finish line…ish. Our normal Lovestation™ is filled with goodies, drinks, beer or cider and a shot or two! We have music playing and it is a chance for the runners to recharge their batteries. Most importantly, it is a chance for us as marshals to check that everyone is doing ok. Offering support, maybe a chance for a time out or just a shoulder to cry on.

We also have other aid stations on some of our races that can be purely just offering refreshments and some with a few nibbles or two.

At some of our races we also require road marshals. This would be to ensure that our runners can cross safely.

All our marshals are provided with hi-viz and full training where necessary is given on the day.

What we need from you…

– If you can volunteer at a race, then please let us know. Even if its only for a couple of hours we plan cover around who is available.
– Let us know if you are first aid trained and the expiry date of your training. At each aid station we like to ensure that someone has some experience to help a runner out if in need. If you haven’t been trained then this is not an issue we still would like your help.
– Best way to contact you. Our main contact is via our facebook group, for those not on here we can email/message or Whatsapp you.

Once we have your details we will hold onto them and may contact you again in the future to see if you are available to help at other events

Lastly, we want you to have some fun too! There maybe a chance to dress us (not obligatory)

How we’ll support you

  • Encourage you to join Facebook event to see information and engage before race day
  • Pre event information given to you on duties
  • On the day event briefing instructions, explanations and map (if applicable)
  • Paired/grouped with experienced marshals if new
  • PPE and high vis jackets provided for your safety
  • Provide basic first aid kit and required paperwork for reporting details of an incident

Prior to the race we will be in contact to confirm that you are still available and provide details of time to meet at Race Admin for further instruction.  Where possible written instructions will be sent prior to the event so that you can make yourself aware and understand what you will be doing.

What do you get in return?

As a thank you for marshalling at our events we will provide you with a money off voucher which can be used at our food providers for either Food or Drink.

Also during the event where possible we will provide hot drinks and food. 

Best of all volunteer with us twice and you will be provided with a ‘Free Race Code’

Covid Code of Practice:

Please ensure that your read and observe this code of conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.

  • You must undertake a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. No-one should leave home to participate in sport if they, or someone they live with, has symptoms of COVID-19 currently recognised as any of the following.

– A high temperature

 – A new, continuous cough

– A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste

  • Should you report or demonstrate any such symptoms, you must follow NHS and PHE guidance on self-isolation.
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event. Avoid using public transport to the event where possible.
  • You must use the NHS test and trace venue QR code provided by the race organiser on arrival at the venue. • Be prepared to bring your own water and food and carry it with you during the race and please dispose of rubbish responsibly.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer.
  • Ensure you maintain Social Distancing.
  • Please wear a face covering, and any PPE provided.
  • If you touch a participant re-sanitize or wash your hands.
  • When collecting and returning Instructions, Hi Vis, Radios etc. please keep to social distancing if in a queue.
  • If you experience COVID-19 symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s test & trace system.

Marshalling Sign-up

This years events:

  • 21 – 23rd May – Ox races
  • 29 – 30th May – Weekend at the races
  • 12 – 13th June – Crafty Fox
  • 16 – 18th July – Cider Weekend
  • 31st July- 1st Aug – Summer Larmer
  • 14 – 15th August – Cranborne Races
  • 28-31st August – Sherborne Races
  • 25-26th September – Run Jurassic 
  • 6th November – Dark Valley
  • 4-5th December – Winter Larmer
  • 18th December – Run DMC
Are you a member of the White Star Running Facebook Group
What is your preferred contact method?
Are you first aid trained? If yes please enter the expiry date of your training below.