Water stations can win £100
junction marshals can win £50
After the event runners are asked to vote for their favourite water station and junction marshal.
The role of the marshals is to keep the runners on the right track and to keep them well hydrated. We have 12 water stations on the course and runners sure do welcome the sight of a happy team of marshals cheering them on.
We have introduced a competition, in good spirit, to give marshals something back for their time and enthusiasm. Marshals could consider a dressing up theme, playing music, shouting words of encouragement, even try a little humour on signs. Check out marathon spectator signs on Google for some inspiration.
Please note because part of the course is covered by both full and half marathon runners a ratio is added to the total number of votes for each water station to make the number fair.
The prize money is presented at a volunteer sweep up meeting where volunteers also receive their t-shirt and medal and offer feedback to the organisers.