Volunteer Recruitment Campaign Launched To Mark 100 Days To Go
A new volunteer recruitment campaign has been launched to mark 100 days until the Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon. Friday, 24 June marks 100 days until the return of the race to the Welsh capital on Sunday 2 October 2022.
One of Europe’s leading road running events, the race is a major occasion for the city with over 25,000 runners from all over the world set to take part and up to £3 million expected to be raised for charities and good causes.
Volunteers at the Cardiff Half are the ‘face of the race’ and are fondly known as the ‘Extra Milers’. Over 800 of them will be required to help make the event happen this year.
Run 4 Wales (R4W) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that invests into grassroots sports and community projects and is on the hunt for enthusiastic individuals and groups to help create an unforgettable experience for the thousands of runners set to take part.
Volunteers do not need any formal experience or qualifications, and there’s a whole host of exciting roles to choose from with something to suit everyone.
The new-look Cardiff Half has a new brand and headline sponsor Wizz Air, with exciting new experiences and innovations planned as a result.
The race is taking place on an October date for the first time in three years following COVID postponements in 2020 and 2021, so it is set to be a thrilling day with unmissable atmosphere not seen at a road running event since before the pandemic with tens of thousands of people set to line the city streets to support the runners.
Race Director and Olympic Marathon Runner, Steve Brace commented: “Volunteers play a crucial role and are part of the reason that the Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon is so loved by runners and spectators alike, who come back for more year on year”.
“They are the interface between the public and the event and help create the sense of occasion that the race brings to the city. Their infectious passion has helped build a feeling of community which is why the event has become so much more than a running race”.
Volunteer Coordinator Tor Hands commented: “It’s so exciting to be formally launching our recruitment campaign for the 2022 Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon!”.
“You don’t need to run to be part of Wales’ largest mass participation event and I’m really looking forward to working alongside another special team of Extra Milers who will help us make sure the event is a huge success this year.”
“Volunteering is a great way to experience the electric atmosphere of race day, have fun, make friends and enhance your CV. Our Extra Milers can choose from a range of roles and on event day will receive an exclusive Extra Milers t-shirt, refreshments, support from an experienced Run 4 Wales supervisor and our Volunteer Coordinator, as well having a front row seat to the action”.
“We’re looking for individuals as well as local community and youth groups that might be interested in getting involved, with roles available on a first-come, first-serve basis! It’s also an excellent opportunity for corporate volunteering, offering a chance for team building and promoting mental and physical well-being by having a day outdoors together.
The application process is now open, so those keen to get involved are urged to register their interest or get in touch if they have any more questions or would like any more information.