02 February 2017
Volunteers helping at a race

​Northamptonshire Sport are calling for volunteers to be a part of the 2017 Northants 5k Race Series. Now in its 6th year, the series has become embedded in the county's annual running calendar.

The 2017 Series will include four trail run races across four venues, including two new trail venues at Brixworth Country Park & Delapre Abbey. All four venues are multi-terrain courses taking in some of Northamptonshire's beautiful parklands and woodlands.

This year's race dates are as follows:

  • Irchester Country Park - Sunday 23 April 2017 at 10:30am
  • Salcey Forest - Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Brixworth Country Park - Friday 23 June 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Delapre Abbey - Wednesday 19 July 2017 at 7:30pm

The popular 5km race distance is suitable for people of all running abilities aged 11 years and over. On race day, 11 and 12 year olds must be accompanied by an adult entrant. Participants can enter as an individual or as a team, with Northants 5k Race Series medals for all finishers.

Volunteers play a vital role in community sport across Northamptonshire and without the time, energy and commitment of these amazing people many events like this would not be able to run.

Northamptonshire Sport are pleased to offer a free race entry for a friend or family member to be used within the 5k series. If you would like to take up this offer, please email will.heckford@firstforwellbeing.co.uk or call 01604 366122 with the names of the volunteer and free race entrant.

All volunteers will be required for no more than 3 hours on the day and will be briefed by the Event Coordinator one hour before the start time of each event. Volunteers will carry out one or two of the following duties; event set up, marshalling around the course, registration, and handing out medals and water to finishers.

Alternatively, if you would like to run in the event you can book your place by visiting the Northamptonshire Sport website.