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Make history and volunteer at Pack Collection and Expo

11 January 2022

In 2022 we celebrate our 40th year! Make history with us and be part of our first ever Pack Collection and Expo at the Titanic Exhibition Centre!

See the streets of Belfast come alive on Sunday 1st May 2022!

The Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon needs your help for our 40th anniversary year!

Why not get involved, sign up as a volunteer today and be part of the buzz and excitement of our 40th celebrations.

Each volunteer will become a member of our invaluable Race Crew and will receive a Volunteer Pack (details to be confirmed in the coming weeks). Fuelled by Four Star Pizza, each volunteer will receive a Four Star Pizza voucher for their efforts.

We're also really keen to hear from community groups and clubs who can organise a team of volunteers!

There are a variety of exciting ROLES available - simply select your preferred option when registering;


  • Route Marshal – help direct all participants around the route giving plenty of support and encouragement along the way

  • Water & Nutrition Station Team – boost participants with much needed fuel

  • Start Area Support Team – cheer the runners off the start line

  • Finish Area Support Team – welcome participants across the finish line and share in their elation


  • There will be a number of roles available at the new Expo and Pack Collection taking place at the Titanic Exhibition Centre over Race Weekend on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April. Details TBC.


Each member of the Volunteer Race Crew will receive full training (compulsory) in advance of Race Weekend.


  • Meet new people

  • Learn new skills

  • Gain experience and improve your CV

  • Give back to your community

  • Have fun!


Name: Imelda McConnell Age: 66 From: Belfast

"I've volunteered at both the Marathon and Half Marathon. So many of my friends run the Marathon, so it’s an ideal opportunity to support them and do something useful at the same time. There’s always such a great atmosphere too."

Name: Lyn Cooke Age: 70 From: Belfast

"I have volunteered at many events since 2013 when I retired and enjoy meeting other volunteers from all walks of life. I’m looking forward to volunteering again soon!"

Name: Wayne Crowe Age: 46 From: Loughgall

"I would encourage people to join the team – it’s a wonderful way to get to know people and give back to our community."

Name: Karolyn Gaston Age: 50 and her daughter Olivia Age: 13 From: Newtownabbey

"I have volunteered for the Marathon as a Team Leader at the Information Hub for approximately 10 years and similarly for the Half Marathon from when it started. Due to the pandemic, and after what felt like a lifetime under lockdown conditions, it was a fantastic feeling to get back out into the world of volunteering again! My 12 year old daughter has been volunteering with me since she was a baby where possible and from 9 years old has been volunteering at local parkrun with me. However, the closure of activities and volunteering opportunities under lockdown restrictions had a serious impact on her mental health. We were both thrilled when the Belfast City Marathon supported us volunteering together at the marathon for her first time. Much to my surprise, not even the 5am alarm call put her off the opportunity! The experience was a positive one for the mummy and daughter duo. I can't recommend volunteering enough, the joy of giving back and the benefits are far too long to list. Take my advice, sign up and just DO IT!


Click HERE to join the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon Volunteer Race Crew - Sunday 1st May 2022.

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