Volunteers/Race Crew


Registration is NOW OPEN to sign up and join UK Trail Running Festival Race Crew!

If you are supporting us for the first time, welcome aboard and to those of you who are returning, thank you – we really appreciate your support. The difference you make to the event is priceless. If you want to help create something spectacular and play a part in making a difference to many participants, local groups and good causes, then you are in the right place!

With our event starting and finishing at the St Giles House, Dorset we have lots of exciting volunteer roles to choose from. If you’re got the spark to inspire every runner or the passion to support individuals and families to achieve something amazing, we’d love you to join us.  Please see the information below:

Individuals signing up to our Race Crew will receive a UK Trail Running Festival T Shirt to wear on the day and a parking permit. To thank you for all your hard work you will also receive a Lunch Voucher that can be redeemed in the Race Village at one of the chosen vendors.

If you are a community group volunteering on the day, you are our inspiration, thank you! We encourage you to apply to the New Forest Marathon Community Fund so we can say thank you by giving back to your organisation and inspiring/supporting new projects within the New Forest and surrounding area. By helping out you are not only benefiting yourself, but also helping the many other fantastic organisations and good causes which shape our community in the forest. ORA Events has a long history of supporting groups like yours and we want to see this grow from strength to strength.

Weather you are a member of our Race Crew, or a local group; volunteering at the The UK Trail Running Festival is a great thing to do. It is so inspiring seeing so many people achieve personal goals in such stunning surroundings. By helping us to run this special and unique event, you will allow many fantastic groups, organisations and local good causes to benefit via our New Forest Marathon Community Fund. To find out more about the fund please visit our fundraising page.

On the day please bring plenty of big smiles and buckets of enthusiasm for everyone taking part, from the juniors running 1k to those completing the 26.2 miles through the forest everyone needs encouragement.

We look forward to hearing from you and making this special event memorable for everyone.



Volunteer Roles

You can choose to be at the Start/Finish area of the event to cheer the runners off the start line, or welcome them home at the end to share in their elation. Alternatively, you could join us On the course where every shout of encouragement will be vital.

We have a number of exciting volunteer roles available for The UK Trail Running Festival. Check these out from the list below and message us with your preferred options.


UK Trail Running Festival Race Village

Course Marshal


Finish Support Team

Junior Race

Pre-event Support

Post-event Team


Volunteer Briefing Information

Once you’ve contacted us to let us know that you that you are interested in helping, you can relax and we will do the rest. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch to find our more about the areas you would like to help in. Whatever your role, we will provide you with lots important information in the lead up to the event to ensure that you are fully equipped for your volunteer role at The UK Trail Running Festival.

You will also be given a Volunteer Race Crew Guide. This will contain lots of important information such as key timings, do’s and don’ts, emergency protocols, maps and lots more!!

 Contact Us

For more information on becoming UK Trail Running Festival Race Crew, please contact us by clicking here