Organised by Davis Events Agency on behalf of Cork City Council

Volunteer

Stewards and Volunteers

Since the marathon started in 2007, we’ve had a fantastic crew of volunteers who play a vital part in making race day such a success. Many of our volunteers are extremely loyal, returning each year to look after our participants. Each year we’re also joined by new crew members who come from all walks of life.

With a continuously growing number of participants, we’ll need even more help this year! If you’re willing to help out during race week, especially Fri June 2nd, Sat June 3rd and on race day Sunday, June 4th 2022, we’d love to hear from you.

We will start recruiting in April 2023 again – please stay tuned on our social media accounts where we will keep you updated. 

To register your interest in helping with preparations, stewarding, being part of a water and food-station team, entertaining the athletes, or supporting the heroic marathoners and team relay athletes on their way round that long, long course, we will have a form for you to fill in.

If your community, sports or social club would like to be involved, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Here is a short description of the role of water station volunteers: 

Event: Cork City Marathon
Date: Sunday 4th June 2022
Time: varies, from 8am to 3pm
Duration: varies, from 3 to 6 hours
 
Role: As a member of a water station team you need to be fit and healthy as some of the work is quite physical. You will help with the set up of the water station, putting tables in place, unpacking cases of water, opening the water bottles, handing bottles out to passing runners, keeping the water station and surrounding area safe and clean, maintaining a clear pathway for runners, keeping a lookout for runners who may be in distress, staying on station until all runners are finished and the whole water station area has been tidied up, rubbish in bags and excess supplies neatly packed ready for collection.
You should have a reasonable understanding of English, enough to understand what your water station leader is telling you to do. You should be prepared for a long day out in the weather, so be prepared for heat, cold, rain, etc. In general, there are no toilets at the water stations.
 
Benefits: All water station volunteers will get a souvenir crew T-shirt and a small packed lunch. They are also part of a really great event and meet lots of fantastic people. A high-vis vest will be provided for the day but must be returned to the water station leader.
 
If you’re interested in volunteering please follow us on social media for updates.