Push for volunteers at first ever Chesterfield marathon

A section of the Chesterfield marathon route
A section of the Chesterfield marathon route

The organisers of a race dubbed as one of the biggest mass participation events to hit Chesterfield in 30 years have launched a last minute push for volunteers.

More than 1,500 people have already signed up to the Chesterfield marathon, which is set to descend on the town on Sunday September 14.

The 26.2 mile race, which will finish up in Queens Park, is being organised primarily in aid of Tapton-based charity Kids ‘n’ Cancer, and organisers are appealing for volunteers to get involved.

Anybody interested is asked to put their best foot forward and get in touch with the organiser, as help is needed with everything from manning drink stations to providing First Aid.

Mike Hyman, founder of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon, said that he hopes as many people as possible can get involved in the marathon.

He added: “This is a great opportunity for local people to get involved with a brilliant event in Chesterfield.

“We are all excited about the marathon. It is going to be a fantastic day for everyone in the community and we hope as many people as possible can be involved with it.”

Volunteers will also be selling prize draw tickets, programmes and manning the runner enrolment desks on the day of the marathon, all volunteers will be given branded clothing, refreshments and food whilst on duty.

Budding runners are also encouraged to get involved in the race, with entries still being taken for the full and half marathon, as well as the the fun run or relay race, until the end of August.

To volunteer for the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon contact June Hyman on 01246 236566 or e-mail june@kidsncancer.co.uk.