Two thousand volunteers train to run Brighton Marathon

Posted On 30 Mar 2012 at 8:35 am

Two thousand volunteers have been in training for the Brighton Marathon next month.

They’re not running in the race – they’re helping to run it.

The volunteers will be doing everything from marshaling the course to giving medals to runners as they cross the finish line after completing the 26.2 miles.

Dozens of American Express staff will be manning drink stations along the route having offered to help through the company’s sponsored volunteer scheme.

The event is on Sunday 15 April – a week before the London Marathon.

Ian Lundberg, a senior vice-president at American Express, said: “American Express is delighted to be sponsoring the volunteer activities for a second year at the Brighton Marathon.

“The support, energy and dedication of thousands of volunteers from the local community are pivotal to the success of this event.

“The marathon is a great opportunity to bring together the Brighton and wider Sussex community and I urge people to get involved in supporting their local runners by volunteering to help at the race.”

Tom Naylor, Brighton Marathon managing director, said: “The support from American Express is integral to ensuring we have enough volunteers to create a fun, smooth-running and, most importantly, safe marathon.

“If you’re not running it’s a great way to get involved in the community event.”

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