Category: Volunteers

Election of Committee Members: Recruiting now!

The MRC will be re-electing committee members at the ACM on the 8th July. 

We are always looking for passionate people to join the committee and help drive positive change forward within the sport. 

If you are interested, please get in touch ASAP at marathon.secretary@vol.paddleuk.org.uk

There are various roles available with differing levels of commitment. 

We’d love to hear from you!

National Short Course Championships 2024 Entries now open!

The MRC are excited to announce the entries for the third edition of the National Short Course Championships are now open. You see the full event details and enter via our entries site here. This event also is part of the continuous assessment policy named within our selection policy. Full details can be reviewed here.

Entries close on the 2nd May with late entries closing on the 6th May.

We are still seeking volunteers to help out with the day so if you can spare some time, it would significantly help in the event running! Visit our recent website post here to find out more.

Seeking Volunteers – Short Course Nationals 2024

We are seeking volunteers to help us run the National Short Course Marathon Championships 2024 on Sunday 12th May. Whether it’s helping with set-up on the Saturday or marshalling during the racing or even commentary, we need your help to make this amazing event even better. There are roles to suit everyone and every different time commitment.

If you are interested in volunteering even a little amount of time over the weekend, fill in the below form and the Short Course Nationals Race Leads will be in contact in due course. Thank you for helping us to make this discipline even better!!

Staff Wanted for 2024 International Marathon Races

The Marathon Racing Committee are seeking volunteer staff to support the GB team at its international races this year.

It’s a fun and rewarding but tiring few days travelling with our best athletes, helping them achieve their best possible result. You will be an integral part of the team and help out in a variety of ways potentially including driving, general organising, drinks changes at portages, emotional support, and safeguarding. Teams are led by an experienced manager so new staff are well supported and all forms of experience are welcome to volunteer. All expenses are paid, and team kit provided.

We are looking for support staff for the following international trips in the 2024 season:

  • Waterlands Marathon – Amsterdam – 20th April – Juniors, U23’s and Seniors
  • Marathon World Cup – Brandenburg, Germany – 1st-2nd June – U23’s and Seniors
  • European Marathon Championships – Poznan, Poland – 25th-28th July – Juniors, U23’s and Seniors
  • World Marathon Championships – Metkovic, Croatia – 19th-22nd September – Juniors, U23’s and Seniors
  • French National Marathon Championships – Date and venue tbc – Juniors

Staff are urgently required for the Waterlands Marathon.

Please find further details below:

Canoe Marathon Major National Events 2024

The Marathon Racing Committee are excited to finally confirm all the dates and venues for the 2024 Major Events. Thank you to all the venues, clubs and organisers for stepping forward.

Sadly, year on year it has been harder and harder to find venues for these key events in our calendar. The MRC wants to re-emphasis to the community that without a variety of clubs stepping forward to host a major event, they will cease to exist in our calendar and at the level we have become used to. ALL clubs should be having serious conversations around how they can support the canoe marathon major events, whether that is through hosting at their home venue, using an alternative location or partnering up with another club. The more clubs that get involved the less work for everyone.

Vacancy: Trophies Co-Ordinator

The Marathon Racing Committee are seeking an organised and consistent individual to take over the responsibility of trophies and medals for our three major events.

For a overview of the role and responsibilities, click the document below.

If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact our chairman, Stan Missen, here. If you have any particular questions about the role, the current co-ordinator, Neil Urquhart, is willing to be contacted here.

We would like to have this role filled by December as we prepare for the 2024 season.

Volunteer at Short Course Nationals 2023

We are seeking volunteers to help us run the National Short Course Marathon Championships 2023 on Sunday 7th May. Whether it’s helping with set-up on the Saturday or marshalling during the racing or even commentary, we need your help to make this amazing event even better.

If you are interested in volunteering even a little amount of time over the weekend, fill in the below form and the Short Course Nationals Race Leads will be in contact in due course. Thank you!

Support Staff Wanted for 2023 International Marathon Races – Call to Action!

The Marathon Racing Committee are seeking volunteer staff to support the GB team at its international races this year.

It’s a fun and rewarding but tiring few days travelling with our best athletes, helping them achieve their best possible result. You will be an integral part of the team and help out in a variety of ways potentially including driving, general organising, drinks changes at portages, emotional support, and safeguarding. Teams are led by an experienced manager so new staff are well supported and all forms of experience are welcome to volunteer. All expenses are paid, and team kit provided.

We are looking for support staff for the following international trips in the 2023 season:

  • German National Marathon Championships – Rheine, Germany – 19th-21st May
  • Marathon World Cup – Ruse, Bulgaria – 2nd-4th June
  • European Marathon Championships – Slavonski Brod, Croatia – 13th-16th July
  • World Marathon Championships – Koldingvej, Vejen, Denmark – 31st August – 3rd September
  • French National Marathon Championships – Decizes, France – 23rd-24th September

Please find further details below:

Support Staff Wanted for 2022 International Races

The MRC is seeking volunteer staff to support the GB team at its international races this year.

It’s a fun but tiring few days travelling with our best athletes, helping them achieve their best possible result. You will be an integral part of the team, helping in all sorts of ways like driving, general organising, drinks changes at portages, emotional support, and safeguarding. Teams are led by an experienced manager so new staff are well supported. All expenses are paid, and team kit provided.

Please find below further details, including a list of the 2022 international events.