100 volunteers needed for historic relay race Chariots of Fire

The organisers of Chariots of Fire are recruiting for 100 volunteers to get involved with Cambridgeshire’s historic relay race on Sunday 22 September.

All sponsorship money raised from the event will be donated to disability charity Papworth Trust’s Cambridge Centre. Alice Hay-Clarke has been supporting Papworth Trust service users for just over 1 year in Cambridgeshire, volunteering mostly at our Youth Clubs. 

Alice said, “Volunteering is really satisfying; knowing that I’m helping makes me feel good. I meet lots of different people and it is a great experience for me.” “I’m looking forward to volunteering at the Chariots of Fire Event. The money raised will make a big difference to our service users, so I’m happy to be helping out.” 

Mark Louisy, Volunteer Manager at Papworth Trust said, “Chariots of Fire is a one of a kind event. If you want to get involved but aren’t a keen runner, then volunteering will give you the opportunity to spend time on the beautiful course. The unique route covers the historic city centre and three world renowned Cambridge University colleges.” “Volunteering roles available include helping with registration, handing out bottles of water and medals, marshalling, helping to mark the course and recording timings. We are also looking for someone to assist with the warm up routine on stage.” 

Race director Charles Hewitson said, “This is a great opportunity for local people to show their support for a really important cause. By giving your time, you will help raise vital funds for disabled people in Cambridgeshire.” Chariots of Fire is the region’s longest running fundraising event, and celebrates its 22nd anniversary this year. 

The race follows in the footsteps of the famous film which documented the British team’s path to victory in the 1924 Olympic Games. The race takes place on Sunday 22 September and starts and ends on Queens’ Green. To enter a team please visit www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk/enter. If you are interesting in volunteering, please contact Mark Louisy on 01480 357200 or email volunteering@papworth.org.uk