Volunteers to Get a share of profits raised from Chesterfield Marathon

Chesterfield Marathon's project manager Andrea Hooley, Kids 'n' Cancer's co-founder June Hyman, CEO and co-founder Mike Hyman and Chesterfield Marathon's volunteer co-ordinator Julie Harrington
Chesterfield Marathon's project manager Andrea Hooley, Kids 'n' Cancer's co-founder June Hyman, CEO and co-founder Mike Hyman and Chesterfield Marathon's volunteer co-ordinator Julie Harrington

Organisers of September’s PK Group Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon say race volunteers will receive a share of any profit raised.

The Volunteer Share Scheme allows organisations to collect ‘shares’ in the race day profits, with each volunteer equalling one share.

Once all the money raised is collected, 25 per cent of the final profits will be split among the organisations using the ‘shares’ which have been created by volunteers.

Each organisation’s amount will be determined by the amount of shares they have.

The rest of the profits raised at the marathon, which takes place on Sunday September 20, will once again be donated to Chesterfield-based charity and organisers of the event, Kids n Cancer UK.

The charity specialises in securing Proton Therapy treatment for children with different forms of cancer while also helping and funding living and accommodation for patients and their families.

Volunteers will carry out various roles on the day of the race including manning drinks stations and providing first aid.

They will also be given branded clothing and refreshments whilst on duty as well as a ‘Volunteers Village’ to return to in Queen’s Park, where they can meet, swap stories and relax after the race is complete.

Mike Hyman, co-founder of Kids n Cancer UK and organiser of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon, said: “Our volunteers provide us with invaluable support in the lead up to and on race day.

“Volunteering at an event of this scale is extremely rewarding and is a fantastic way for people to get involved who want to show their support but are not actually taking part in the race itself.”

This year, all the races, which include a marathon, half marathon, fun run and team relay race, will start and finish at Queen’s Park in Chesterfield.

Routes have been changed following feedback from last year’s race in order to improve traffic control.

For more information about route changes, the Volunteer Share Scheme, or to sign up as a runner in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon, visit www.chesterfieldmarathon.org.uk.