The next Abingdon Marathon takes place on Sunday, 20 October 2019.

This fantastic race is very popular, particularly with runners chasing a PB or a qualifying time for bigger events.

Not only that but it has gained a reputation for being well organised and friendly with our great volunteers getting a special mention in the sporting press, most recently in Runner's World magazine.

Why you should volunteer

We are incredibly proud of how the marathon has grown and how much money it has raised for local charities. Not only that but because of the number of AAC members who volunteer each year, the marathon makes a generous contribution to our club's funds. This money is then used to buy new equipment for the club, that can be anything from javelins to poles, and from subsidising race entries to buying medals for our track stars.

We all benefit from the money we get from the marathon so it's up to all of us to give back. All that is asked is for each of us to give up a bit of our time on one Sunday in October. 

If we don't get the 200 plus volunteers that are needed, the race cannot go ahead.

How to volunteer

You will first need to create an account on our volunteer website. It's easy to do and will allow you to keep track of your volunteer role and find out about each role. Register for an account.

If you already have an account, you will have received an email from the volunteer website asking if you are available to help this year. Follow the instructions in the email without delay! If you didn't get the email, just log into your account and use the button on the bottom of your profile page to tell us if you are available.

Find out more about the Abingdon Marathon and the charities it supports.

Tell your friends

If you know people who may also be able to help, please do encourage them to volunteer. They can choose one of the nominated local charities when they sign up and a donation of £50 will be made on their behalf.