Volunteers needed for Barossa Runaway Marathon

THIS WAY PLEASE: Runaway Barossa Marathon community engagement coordinator Elaine Wilson in Tanunda.
THIS WAY PLEASE: Runaway Barossa Marathon community engagement coordinator Elaine Wilson in Tanunda.

Volunteers of the inaugural Runaway Barossa Marathon will not only gain the best viewing platform, a cap and a hat, but will also help put the region on the world map.

That's the call made by the event's community engagement coordinator Elaine Wilson who desperately calls on more volunteers to provide support on Saturday, October 21.   

"We've had lots of verbal commitments but we still need more people to help out,” she stressed.

Runaway Barossa Marathon involves a variety of running options for participants including the full 42.2km marathon, half marathon and a 10km run.

The event is expected to bring in people from all over, including locals, who will either participate or spectate.

Volunteer roles include marshalling the streets of Tanunda to safely separate motorists from runners.

“It's also their chance to cheer on the runners,” she said.

At this stage more than 60 volunteers are required, with the majority to help out at for a couple of hours along Langmeil Road, Bridge Street, Murray Street, Elizabeth Street and Maria Street.

Mrs Wilson says volunteers can register in groups, committees or clubs.

Importantly, Mrs Wilson said this event will bring huge kudos to the region.

"There is nothing like this run in Australia so we now have the privilege of making this (event) a massive success and further showcasing this region as a world premiere destination,” she said.

“I love our Barossa community and this is our chance to feel the pride and really show the world we can this and we can do it well.”

Volunteering is made easy with the route map already mapped out, and so to is the registration with people urged to hop online and visit www.runawaybarossamarathon.com.au/contact-us and scroll down the page to click on the ‘çlick here’ link.

Time is running out fast so get on board now.