Helper Responsibilities

The Race Director must decide how many Helpers he needs on the day. A useful rule-of-thumb is that the overall organising team should have one member for every 25 runners. The Helpers need no specific skill.

As a general rule, Helpers will not run in the race. For example, there is no point in a Helper accepting the task of manning a registration desk for a large race if he abandons his post to change clothes and warm up. Obviously Helpers manning the finish-line cannot run in the race.

Helpers need no prior training or experience. The roles and tasks they will perform are simple enough so that the Race Director can brief them sufficiently in a few minutes.

In large races, there are 5 roles that Helpers can perform that will require them to assume a post and accept responsibility to stay at that post for a period of time. These roles are: In addition to these roles performed by Helpers, there are several tasks which they may perform, such as: And occasionally:
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