Race Director - kids running events

Marathon Kids UK

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Volunteers are the life blood of our organisation. Without you our Marathon Kids in parks events cannot happen. Become a volunteer today and inspire children in your community to be more physically active and develop a love for sport.

We are looking to recruit Race Directors to help restart kids running events in Victoria Park, Worthing OR Easthill Park, Portslade. 

As the Race Director of a Marathon Kids UK event, you will be the driving force behind your event, working directly with the team at head office to increase participation and build numbers.

  • Lead and inspire weekly community events
  • Motivate and upskill team of volunteers
  • Recruit volunteers
  • Advertise weekly events to the community
  • Report to head office
  • Be involved in both community and race director WhatsApp group
  • Continually update community FB group page
  • Complete DBS check, first aid training and safeguarding certification
  • Fundraise within community to provide rewards for participants.

The organisation was founded in 2010 by CEO Martine Verweij, with the simple aim to provide running and exercise opportunities for primary school children, both in school time and at weekends as well as school holidays.

It operated under the Kids Run Free brand name for a decade, before switching to Marathon Kids UK in time for the 2020/21 academic year. There are two flagship programmes for children; Marathon Kids UK in schools during term time, and Marathon Kids UK in parks at weekends and during the school holidays, both designed to give all children an opportunity to run, move and develop a passion for sport.


No prior experience is required - all training, including a free DBS check, first aid training, and safeguarding certification, will be provided.

This position would be best suited to those who have a passion for working with young people, are active in their community, and have the ability to inspire others.

When do I need to be available?

Morning Afternoon Evening

Where does this role take place?

Victoria Park
Norfolk Street
BN11 4BD

Easthill Park
Easthill Way
BN41 2FA

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  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training