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Volunteer at this year's Tour of Tameside

An exhilarating four-day event, the Tour accommodates runners all of levels, whether you’re a seasoned marathon runner or just entering the sport. If you don’t feel like tightening your laces and stepping out on the start line, there are still plenty of ways you can get involved.

Want to volunteer at this year's Tour of Tameside, June 13-16, 2024?

Volunteers - No event can take place without the help of generous volunteers. Every year, the Tour relies on kind-hearted individuals to ensure it runs smoothly.

Marshals are key members of the Tour of Tameside team. They stand on the course, guide runners in the right direction and pass out glistening smiles along the way. The role of a marshal is not only to help runners point runners along the route, but also to provide encouragement, reminding athletes that they can keep going.

Water station marshals help runners replenish their fluids on the tough courses. This role entails helping to load up the water station table, handing out drinks and checking that all bottles have been dropped into the recycling bins.

Finish line marshals stand on the finish line at the Tour of Tameside. They will be the first people runners see as they complete their incredible achievement, and so a big smile is needed. Finish line marshals will need to pass runners a much-needed drink and point them in the direction of the event village.

Runners - When a race is mentioned, the first thing anyone thinks about is the number of inspirational runners that stand on the start line ready to impress. The running community in Tameside is known for its strength; friends and memories are made as soon as you enter a local race.

Running the Tour of Tameside leaves you with irreplaceable memories, as you travel to numerous local beauty spots and chat with fellow athletes along the way. Whether you’re interested in running one or all four days, there is a place for you at the Tour. Perhaps you’re planning on raising money for a great charity in the process? If so, we want to hear from you and help to share your motivational story.

Walkers - Teaming up with our friends at Active Tameside, we are proud to welcome the Walking Tour of Tameside back for 2024. Fitness is important for everyone, and you don’t have to be a runner to keep fit. Small changes make a big difference and taking part in some beautiful walks are a great way to launch your fitness regime.

The first day of the Walking Tour begins on Thursday, June 15 and takes participants on a journey through Park Bridge. The route is set to be around 2.6km and is the perfect start to four days of excitement. From here, the next few days consist of walks, up to 3km in distance, allowing locals to experience beautiful hidden areas of the borough.

On the final day, the walk will end outside Hyde’s Town Hall, meaning you’ll be in the perfect position to cheer on the runners as they complete their final race.

Media volunteers - The Tour of Tameside 2024 will be delivered by Quest Events and we specialise in all things media. As always, we will be providing coverage of the Tour of Tameside in print, online and on air, sharing the amazing stories of our runners. We welcome your help in order to achieve this, and we have a range of jobs, from photography to interviewing. They will be guided by our expert team at Quest Media and you will leave with a range of skills. Plus, you’ll be given the chance to be a part of a fantastic local event. 

Are you a student looking for an experience, handy with a camera or just looking for an exciting summer challenge? We welcome you to join our media volunteer team.

Groups and corporates - Manpower is one of the most valuable assets of the Tour, and every year the community show up to put on a show. We welcome groups of all sizes; you can run as a team, help out as a volunteer, or just come down and support our athletes. Getting involved with the Tour of Tameside is an excellent team bonding exercise for any local group. Face off against one another as you race for the top spot or grab a bib and volunteer as a team. The success of any event rides on the back of its sponsors. Not only do our sponsors benefit from the fantastic exposure the Tour can offer their brand, they are also making a real difference, as without their involvement this event simply cannot happen.

If you would like your business to be a part of and support this historic event, please get in touch.

We have sponsorship levels to suit all sizes of business, and your impact, however large or small, really will be felt. To enquire about any of these positions, or to ask a question regarding the Tour of Tameside, contact our team on events@questmedianetwork.co.uk.

🏃 Tour of Tameside 2024 🏃

We're proud to be delivering this year's four-day running festival, which takes place from 13 to 16 June. 

Find out more and book your place here

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