Volunteer recruitment marketing campaign for Cardiff Half Marathon


A brand new volunteer recruitment marketing campaign has been launched at present to mark 100 days till the Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon, which can return to the Welsh capital on October 2, 2022.

One in all Europe’s main highway operating occasions, the race is a significant event for town with over 25,000 runners set to participate and as much as £3 million anticipated to be raised for charities and good causes.

Volunteers on the Cardiff Half are the ‘face of the race’ and are fondly often known as the ‘Further Milers’. Over 800 of them will probably be required to assist make the occasion occur this yr.

Race organiser Run 4 Wales (R4W) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that invests into grassroots sports activities and group initiatives. It’s on the hunt for enthusiastic people and teams to assist create an expertise for the 1000’s of runners set to participate.

‘Volunteers don’t want any formal expertise or {qualifications}, and there’s an entire host of thrilling roles to select from with one thing to go well with everybody.’

The brand new-look Cardiff Half has a brand new model and headline sponsor Wizz Air, with new experiences for members deliberate in consequence.

The race is going down on an October date for the primary time in three years following Covid postponements in 2020 and 2021.

Race Director and Olympic Marathon Runner, Steve Brace mentioned “Volunteers play a vital function and are a part of the rationale that the Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon is so cherished by runners and spectators alike, who come again for extra yr on yr.

“They’re the interface between the general public and the occasion, and assist create the sense of event that the race brings to town. Their infectious ardour has helped construct a sense of group which is why the occasion has develop into a lot greater than a operating race.”

Volunteer Coordinator Tor Arms added “It’s so thrilling to be formally launching our recruitment marketing campaign for the 2022 Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon.

“You don’t have to run to be a part of Wales’ largest mass participation occasion and I’m actually wanting ahead to working alongside one other particular staff of Further Milers who will assist us make certain the occasion is a big success this yr.

“Volunteering is an effective way to expertise the electrical ambiance of race day, have enjoyable, make buddies and improve your CV. Our Further Milers can select from a variety of roles and on occasion day will obtain an unique Further Milers t-shirt, refreshments, help from an skilled Run 4 Wales supervisor and our volunteer coordinator, as properly having a entrance row seat to the motion.

“We’re searching for people in addition to local people and youth teams that is perhaps all for getting concerned, with roles accessible on a first-come, first-serve foundation. It’s additionally a superb alternative for company volunteering, providing an opportunity for staff constructing and selling psychological and bodily well-being by having a day outdoor collectively.”




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