Running 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.

Sign up here

We currently need volunteers at:

Virgin London Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Or, let us know you're interested in volunteering with us and we'll be in touch when we start recruiting volunteers for our 2014 events!

Register your interest in volunteering with us

A massive thank you to all our 2013 running volunteers!

We would like to say a huge thank all our incredible 2013 volunteers. They've helped us cheer on and look after our runners at the Reading Half Marathon, Brighton Marathon, Virgin London Marathon, Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Great North Run, Run to the Beat and Royal Parks Half Marathon. 

Our runners are still sending in their fundraising and we hope to raise almost £1 million from all our 2013 running events. 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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