Suffolk Whole Hog Marshal

Description of the role:

The Suffolk Whole Hog event takes place on the Sunday 15th October.

Suffolk Whole Hog have developed a hugely successful event, ensuring volunteers are at the heart of the event (whilst providing a positive experience for all).

2017 will be the 11th year of staging the Whole Hog in Suffolk and is expected to be the biggest yet. Alongside the standard Whole Hog (5 miles), there will also be the Boss Hog (8 miles), with participants taking on a series of challenges / obstacles along the route.The races are tough, fun, wet and wild!

Ensuring volunteers are at the heart of the event (whilst providing a positive experience for all), the Suffolk Whole Hog offers an excellent opportunity for individuals to support a local event (benefiting a range of charities) in a fun and friendly environment.

The Suffolk Whole Hog obstacle/endurance event takes place in the picturesque grounds of Wantisden Valley, Butley. Each event has been a great success with excellent media coverage from both TV and newspapers, helping to raise crucial funds for local charities and raised their profile.

With over 800 competitors including teams and individuals running from local businesses, Suffolk Whole Hog has become an excellent community event.

As well as the opportunity to raise money for charities the other aim of the event is to encourage people to have fun and exercise at the same time.

Volunteer Opportunity: To help marshal a unique endurance race event with exciting obstacles.

Volunteers would be required from 9am until 3pm. The Volunteer Induction will take place on the day of the race which starts at 11.15am.

Volunteer marshals play a vital role in helping to guide people around the Suffolk course; assist with the water stations and Marshall the obstacles. Any technical supervision will be carried out by qualified instructors and all the course will be fully risk assessed. Ideally we are looking for up to 35 volunteers on the race day from approx 9am until 3pm and refreshments will be provided.

These are the roles identified currently for volunteer marshals at the Whole Hog events in no particular order of importance:

· Supervising obstacles

· Key strategic locations in course

· Cross over points

· Road/traffic guide

· Car parking

· Registration

· De-rigging

This is a fun event and volunteers enjoy watching the competitors having to tackle the various water, mud, rope and other challenges in the race.

Opportunity Activities: Administration, Advice, Information and Support, Fundraising, Local Events, National and International Events
Start Date: 15th October 2017
End Date: 15th October 2017
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

No specific experience or qualifications are required – a good sense of humour and an abundance of energy and enthusiasm are always sought though!

What skills will be learned / gained?

Gain experience behind the scenes in the organising of a large scale community event.
Build confidence and develop skills in working as part of a team.

DBS Check Required: No
Driving Licence Required: No
Does this role have age restrictions?: Yes
Details of restriction:

Over 16's welcome

Mandatory training required for role: No
Extra information:

Happy to accept volunteers from age 16 years and older.

Reasonable out of pocket and travel expenses can be reimbursed to volunteers – Please discuss this with the Volunteer Coordinator before the day.

This is an inclusive event – Volunteers with disabilities are welcome to join our team. The nature of this event means that it is outdoors and involves working in undulating terrain – If you have concerns about this please discuss this with the Volunteer Coordinator when they contact you.

Volunteers need to bring wet weather gear and sturdy outdoor shoes with them.

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: 8.2 events ltd
Organisation Profile:

To organise charity events

This opportunity is no longer accepting expressions of interest.