Kayaker supporting a SwimRun event.

We need you!

We are always looking for marshals and volunteers to help with our open water swimming and SwimRun events. Without these patient and dedicated teams we would be unable to provide the safety that is required for the race participants. Volunteers are invaluable members of our team and we are incredibly grateful for their time, help and support!

Volunteers will take on one (sometimes two!) of the following rolls:

Registration team:

Our event days start early with people arriving to register from 7.30am. We need friendly early birds to help sign people in, hand out goody bags, check kit and, fit timing chips and direct people to the coffee van!

Checkpoint/foodstation/transition Crews:

Love SwimRun courses are fully supported by manned checkpoints offering food, drinks and plenty of encouragement! As a checkpoint crew member you need to be on site throughout the day of the race. Duties may include establishing the checkpoint, setting out food and drinks, recording race numbers and times with our electronic system, coordinating with the Water Safety Crews and Race HQ, helping teams fill their hydration systems, providing directions and other information as required. Water entries and exits must all be manned. Most importantly for this role you need to be friendly, encouraging and to have fun!

First aiders:
Qualified and experienced first-aiders will need to be stationed at all main checkpoints and race HQ.

Water safety crew:
The swimming element of the race requires extra safety measures including kayak/canoe support. In this role you will be required to mark the route and/or follow swimmers along the course, looking out for and providing assistance to any swimmers that are struggling and provide assistance or directions if necessary. Water based crew need to be experienced and confident in a kayak.

If you would like to volunteer at one of our events please apply via the form below and let us know how you would like to help. We will supply all the equipment you will need, including a packed lunch!

The dates of our events are:

  • 24th June 2017 – Love SwimRun Llanberis
  • 22nd July 2017 – The Big Welsh Swim, Llanberis
  • 23rd September 2017 – Love SwimRun Holy Island, Anglesey

If you can commit to a day of your time, in return, along with a lot of fun, we can offer you one of the following:

  • A free entry to one of our events the following year: Swim or SwimRun solo entry (or half price team entry).
  • A free one day first aid course worth £68 (held prior to the event so you will have those skills on hand).
  • £25 to help cover your time and expenses.

Thank you! :-)


Volunteer for Love SwimRun

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