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Volunteer at the Leeds Half Marathon

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We're looking for volunteers to support the Leeds Half Marathon on 12 May 2024. With over 100 charity runners raising funds for vital cancer research in the region, volunteers help ensure a seamless event by boosting morale and keeping participants safe along the route. 

With over 100 charity runners raising funds for vital cancer research in the region, your support is invaluable.

You can check out the available roles below and click the "Apply Now" button to express your interest. For further details please email

Volunteer as a route helper

The skills you need: No prior experience is needed, just lots of enthusiasm.

Benefits for you: An opportunity to give back and help Yorkshire Cancer Research fundraisers. You can even make a day of it and encourage friends and family to volunteer too. Lunch and travel expenses will be paid.

Date and times:

12 May 2024. 8am to 4pm

About the role: 

Route helpers play a crucial role in ensuring the success of the Leeds Half Marathon. Although the events occur on closed roads, these roles assist the event organisers and ensure the safety of runners. As you monitor the route, your main responsibility is to provide encouragement to the runners, whether through cheering, singing, or even dancing!

Get in touch

Caitlin and Bekah

If you're interested in volunteering at the Leeds Half Marathon but would like more information or have any questions, send us an email at and we'll be in touch. 

Caitlin and Bekah

Yorkshire Cancer Research Events Team

Where else can I volunteer?

Two volunteers inside the Skipton Shop