Why I volunteer at Race for Life

"Volunteering at Race for Life – it’s emotional!"

Meet Mark, who first signed up as a volunteer to support his wife and mother-in-law in their 5K back in 2010. 

"I absolutely loved it", he explains, "I was assigned to be a Course Marshall 100 yards from the finish line, and the passion and determination from the participants was simply unreal. Like lots of others, this is what draws me back year on year.

"It’s an amazing sense of achievement to be part of a team putting an event like this together, and it’s such a great place to get the family together – my wife, kids and parents have all come along to join the fun! I even managed to get some of my work colleagues kitted out in Race for Life gear to spread the word and promote the events.

"There’s always a story (and usually tears) behind everyone who crosses the finish line on event day, and when you’re cheering the last participant over line you’re always reminded why you volunteer. Cancer can be world shattering, and I feel privileged to be supporting research that will stop people’s worlds being shattered.

"Every volunteer will tell you that they’ve been bitten by the Race for Life bug, so if you’ve been thinking about signing up – do it!"

Join Mark in the fight to beat cancer sooner.

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