American Express to continue as Community Partner as volunteer registration opens for 2018 Brighton Marathon Weekend

By 10th January 2018

Registration to volunteer for the Brighton Marathon Weekend 2018 opens on January 11th at 9am here: http://www.brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk/volunteer/

The Brighton Marathon Weekend will take place from 13-15 April 2018, hosting the Brighton Marathon, BM10k and Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races. The marathon is now the eighth largest in Europe and second largest in the UK. It is also one of the city’s most successful fund-raising events, benefitting hundreds of charities.

Tom Naylor, Event Director said: “Every year we are truly humbled by the amount of time and energy our volunteers are prepared to give to help make the Brighton Marathon Weekend happen. We couldn’t do it without them. We look forward to welcoming back our regular volunteers and to introducing new volunteers to Team Brighton in 2018.

“In addition, American Express is continuing its sponsorship of the Brighton Marathon Weekend for the next two years. As official Community Partner, Amex will continue as supporting partner for our volunteer programme, and help engage the whole community in what has become one of the region’s biggest annual sports events.” 

Beverly Sawyers, Vice President, American Express said: “We’re delighted to once again support the Brighton Marathon Weekend, which has grown significantly since we first became involved. One of the key events in the city’s calendar, it attracts huge visitor numbers and supports hundreds of local charities. As Community Partner we’re hoping to get the whole community behind the event, by participating, volunteering or spectating along the route and cheering on runners.”

There will be a wide variety of volunteer roles available, including at the Start of the marathon and BM10k and as part of the Finish Team to welcome the runners across the Finish line. Volunteers will also have roles on the BM10k and marathon courses, at the Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Mile Races on the Saturday, and at the Event Village.

Volunteer Janet Roberts, 75, of Littlehampton says: “I have been a volunteer with Brighton Marathon since 2011 and always look out each year for the email inviting volunteers to register, my reply is instant! All the team – volunteers, management, team leaders – are all such a supportive, helpful team that to me, it feels like a yearly ‘family’ gathering, and even more special when we meet new volunteers. We all work hard in our huge array of roles to make the Brighton Marathon Weekend the success it is, and have fun along the way.”

A briefing will be held closer to the event where volunteers will be provided with a Brighton Marathon Weekend Volunteer Briefing Manual containing lots of important information such as key timings, dos and don’ts, emergency protocols, maps and more.

ENDS.

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Pic 1: Volunteers giving out finisher medals at the 2017 Brighton Marathon Weekend.

For further information about the Brighton Marathon Weekend, please contact:

Denise Tyler
Press Officer
07957 355317
press@brightonmarathon.co.uk

For further information on American Express, please contact:
Brighton and Hove PR
Maunie Catcheside
Tel: 01273 746179 / 07801 465 618
maunie@brightonandhovepr.co.uk 

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