Volunteers Needed for The Big Half: 10 March

Volunteers Needed for The Big Half: 10 March
10March 201907:30


Community Southwark, 1 Addington Square, se5 0hf
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Starting with a new Marathon Event, The Big Half on 10 March 2019, residents of Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich and Tower Hamlets will have tonnes of opportunities to volunteer at this huge event and have access to continue your volunteering journey in a local sports club, at other events in London or in a local community group.

The Big Half is a new one-day event centred on the half marathon distance, which aims to be truly global and uniquely local in a celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity of the great city of London.

Here at Community Southwark, we are kicking off the programme and looking to recruit up to 30 Volunteers to support the race day of the Big Half.


There are four drinks stations and wayfinders opportunities on The Big Half course. As a Southwark volunteer you can get involved by:

Role One

Start Assembly Wayfinders (TOWER HAMLETS, SOUTHWARK)

The Start Assembly Wayfinders will be deployed both on Tower Bridge and on the roads and walking routes leading towards the start to welcome and direct runners.

Team members will be provided with foam hands, maps and in some cases, megaphones to ensure key messages are passed to runners and everyone gets to where they need to be.

Time Commitment: 06:30am – 10:00am

Location: Tower Bridge and surrounding areas 


Role Two

Drinks Station Team (SOUTHWARK)

There are four drinks stations on The Vitality Big Half course to distribute bottles of water and energy drinks to the runners. This role is located at the final drink station on the course, approximately 10.5 miles into the race. This role will involve:

 Setting up the tables on event morning

 Setting up water ready for the arrival of the runners

 Handing water bottles to runners as they pass the water station

 Packing down the station at the end of the day once the final runners have passed

Time Commitment: 08:00am – 12:30am

Location: Surrey Quays Road (SE16 7LW) 



We want the volunteers on Race Day to represent our local Borough communities so if:

  • you live locally in any of the Southwark

  • aged 16 – 90 

  • have the energy to be on your feet for event (some roles are suitable for those less mobile)


  • You will have free access to the festival at the end of the half marathon, see link below!


  • You get early bird volunteering opportunities to the London Marathon and The Euro cup football tour 


Come along to one of two information sessions for more information and where you can sign up to volunteer for the Big Half.

Information Sessions will take place:
  • 26th February 18.30pm - 19.30pm

  • 28th  February 12.30pm - 13.30pm

Book a place at one of the Information Sessions:


Or email:volunteering@communitysouthwark.org, tel: 020 7358 7016