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Sports events


Volunteer at the UK's biggest races with Oxfam.

We need hundreds of volunteers to cheer on our teams of Oxfam runners at the UK's biggest and best marathons and half marathons.

We set up cheering points along the routes of races such as the London Marathon and the Great North Run so we can support our runners and give them a massive cheer as they go past. Then we make sure they're thoroughly pampered at our post-race receptions once they've crossed the finish line.

Whether you want to join us to cheer on friends, family, colleagues or complete strangers, your voice and enthusiasm will help our runners achieve their personal goals and raise vital funds for Oxfam's work. It's a great way to have fun while supporting a good cause.

View our race calendar 

A massive thank you to all our running volunteers!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our spring volunteers. They've helped us cheer on and look after our runners at the Reading Half Marathon, Brighton Marathon, Virgin London Marathon and Edinburgh Marathon Festival. 

Our runners are aiming to raise almost £1 million from our running events this year towards the fight against poverty. They couldn't have done this without our amazing team of volunteers, so a massive thank you to you all. 

Thanks, Oxfam. Your support was amazing. My husband and sister planted themselves in all your cheering points and your cheering was amazing to really pull me through.

Vicky Conry, Virgin Money London Marathon 2013

Other volunteer opportunities

For all enquiries about volunteering at events, email us or call 0300 200 1244

Volunteering hints, tips and advice can be found in our FAQs.

Join us on Facebook

Join the Oxfam Events Volunteers Facebook Group.

See what we get up to at our events in the photo gallery.

Meet the team

Find out more about the Fundraising Ops Team

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