Got round to it? Me neither, BUT all is not lost because…
- There is (and always will be) next year. Don’t give up on those running shoes just yet.
- You can still make a difference!
The Sunday 24th April 2016 sees the ABP Half Marathon return to Southampton and we need YOU, a dose of enthusiasm and willingness to be L-O-U-D!
How I hear you ask? By becoming a Mile-Maker!
This involves cheering on the runners, providing them with water and generally keeping them motivated to make it to the end. This makes a huge difference to the experience of the runners, so you’ll be a crucial part of the day.
This year we have a mile for RAG and another for the campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology, both of which will gain an automatic £200 donation for our time. Not only that, but the loudest mile can win £500 to their cause! Be warned – the competition is fierce so hook out a whacky onesie, it’ll be needed.
So what is it like to be a Mile-Maker?
“My day as a mile maker was absolutely brilliant, despite being exhausting! We actually decided that limiting ourselves to a single mile of stewarding wasn’t good enough, and decided to motivate the runners at the back to keep pushing and we crossed to the finish line with them 4 miles later. It’s a great excuse to dress up like an idiot, and shout your lungs out while you watch people doing the real work!”
Morgan Roberts, Volunteer 2014/15 and UK Challenges Officer 2015/16
“Last year’s ABP Half was such an enjoyable experience. It’s a great feeling to be able to put a smile on people’s faces after the pain that is Burgess Road! Cartwheeling across the line with the last runner of the day was a fantastic and memorable experience”
Kieran Reals, Challenges Officer 2014/15 and RAG President 2015/16
Keen to be a part of one of the biggest annual events in Southampton? Sign up here
We look forward to seeing you there!
Steph Powell, Partnerships Officer 2015/16 & Bella Muras, Partnerships Officer 2016/17