Wednesday 2nd May 2012
Volunteers are needed to help the Sheffield Half Marathon run smoothly.
More than 6,400 runners have so far signed up to take part in the event at Don Valley Stadium with more expected to register.
Now organisers are calling on people to give up their time to help at the event. Volunteers will help with charity bucket collections, time zone and route marshalling, and giving out goody bags, medals and T-shirt distribution.
Margaret Lilley, chairman of the Sheffield Half Marathon organising committee, said: "The race is always such a huge event in Sheffield and this year it will be even bigger after the slight change to the route allowed us to take more entries.
"On the day there are tasks from packing lunches to escorting the winning runners to the prize presentations, so we are encouraging people to sign up and be a part of a tremendous event to help raise money for the marathon's chosen charities."
Runners will be raising money for charities including the British Heart Foundation, Myasthenia Gravis Association, St Luke's Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre South Yorkshire, Sheffield Wildlife Trust, and Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.
The half marathon and 3k Fun Run starts at 9am on May 27. To volunteer call 0114 2308429, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.sheffieldmarathon.com.