February 28, 2012 7.00 am This story is over 115 months old

Sport Makers wanted for Lincoln 10k

Helpers needed: The Lincoln 10k needs volunteers to help steward and encourage runners through the finish line.

Those looking to get involved in the Lincoln 10k Road Race without needing to run the course are being invited to become Sport Makers.

The Sport Makers programme gives volunteers duties such as stewarding, handing out goodie bags, encouraging and collecting electronic timing chips from runners.

Sport Makers are given free Adidas shirts and a bag for use while volunteering, and training provided prior to the race.

Keith Taylor, Senior Sport Development Officer at the City of Lincoln Council said: “The Lincoln 10K relies on the support of volunteers, and we are happy to be working with Lincolnshire Sports Partnership to make sure that all of our volunteers this year are signed up to the national Sport Makers programme.

“Volunteers get a lot out of supporting the Lincoln 10K – experience of being involved in a large-scale event, and the chance to be right at the heart of one of the highlights on Lincoln’s sporting calendar.”

Workforce Development Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Lizzie Couling said: “We are delighted that Sport Makers can support such an established event like the Lincoln 10K.

“There are many benefits of becoming a Sport Maker such as giving something back to the local community, enhancing your CV, getting hands-on experience and meeting new people to name a few.

“You don’t have to have lots of experience, you just need to be enthusiastic and willing to help!”

For more information or to sign up as a Sport Maker, contact Lizzie on 01522 585580 or visit the Sport Makers website.

Meanwhile, those interested in running can still apply for the Active Nation Lincoln 10K Road Race, school races and the Buggy Push on March 24 to 25.

Source: City of Lincoln Council

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