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Rat Race Dirty Weekend: Saturday 6th May 2017

Location: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY
www.ratracedirtyweekend.com

RAT RACE DIRTY WEEKEND IS BRINGING ITS MONSTER BUILDS, PHENOMENAL AFTERPARTY AND BRUTAL COURSE BACK TO BURGHLEY HOUSE. THE WORLD’S BIGGEST OCR OFFERS UP 20 MILES JAMPACKED WITH 200 OBSTACLES. IT’S ONE HELL OF A WEEKEND AND WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF IT!

Being a #RatRacer event crew member is no small deal, we know it’s a long old shift so we’re offering awesome Volunteer packages to help you get the most out of the day. Choose from one of our 4 awesome packages!
*marshals volunteering on the course or in the event village zone pay a £10 deposit when signing up, which is redeemed when signing out of your shift. Race for a tenner is excluded from this.

Why Volunteer for a Rat Race Event

  • Improve the experience for participants. Your support makes a real difference.
  • Save money on event entry with our Race-for-a-discounted-entry and event discount packages.
  • Meet awesome folk.

“I volunteered at Men’s health survival of the fittest London and had a great day and a great race! I am looking at volunteering next year.” Mitchell

“Thanks for a fantastic event yesterday in Edinburgh.  We’re still buzzing (despite the aches!) can’t wait to do it all again next year!” Elaine

“Hi Rat Race, I just wanted to say that I had a really good time on Saturday, I haven’t been on registration before. If anything else comes up in the future then I’d love to help again.” Lucille 

  • Be part of a team and see the operation of a live participation event.
  • Get a taste of what the event is all about and be inspired to have a go.
  • Receive a thank you and a contribution to your expenses through race discounts or quality kit.

Volunteer Deposit

Marshals volunteering on the course or in the event village zone pay a £10 deposit when signing up, which is redeemed when signing out of your shift. ‘Race-for-discounted-entry ’ is slightly different as you are actually racing the race for £20 +£10 charity donation rather than paying a deposit.

Why do we levy a deposit? Volunteers are an integral part of our event safety system and as such, we like to know we can count on people turning up so we can resource accordingly. Experience has shown that a deposit system increases the likelihood of having a full staffing roster come the day and therefore enhancing the quality of the event and its safety, for all concerned. Please remember, this is NOT a charge and is fully refundable when you finish your shift.

We aim to respond to all applications within 3 working days of receiving your form, (working days Mon-Fri).

 

CHOOSE FROM THREE VOLUNTEER PACKAGES

1. COURSE MARSHAL

You will be based around the course and it’s your support that will carry the #Ratracers forward. You will be part of a team manning an obstacle, encouraging our runners and keeping an eye out for any health & safety issues that may arise  (you will be briefed for what to look out for). Be loud, be cheerful and create a supportive and exciting atmosphere! You will be providing instructions and reassurance to participants and giving the organisers any feedback. You will receive your £10 deposit back when signing out of your shift.

Friday 5th May

Marshal registration will be open between 15:00-22:00 at the volunteer tent. You will receive parts of your kit package when signing in. You are required to work the full length of your shift to be able to receive the remainder of your goodie package and receive your deposit back. There will be no exceptions to this.

The marshal briefing will be at 19:00 which everyone must attend.

Saturday 6th May – Event Day

There will be 2 sign in times, depending on which half of the course you will be marshalling. The first half will sign it at the Rat Race Volunteer tent at 06:00. You will then receive your high vis and have 10 minutes to grab a coffee, nip to the loo and get ready to be taken out to your zone*,  ready for the first wave to begin at 08:00.

The second sign in time will be at 07:00 at the Rat Race Volunteer tent. You will then receive your high vis and have 10 minutes to get ready before being taken out to your zone*, ready for the first runner to pass through.

You will be emailed 2 weeks prior to the event with your shift sign in times.

*Transport will be provided for Zones that are more than a 20 minute walk from the event village.

There are 2 packages available for the Course Crew

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Kit Package A; COURSE MARSHAL SAFETY AND GOODIE PACK INCLUDES:

  • Event Tech Tee
  • Dirty Weekend 2017 crew hoodie
  • Rat Race hat
  • Rat Race Challenger Kit bag 40 Litre
  • Party Ticket
  • Weekend Camping
  • Poncho
  • Free parking Voucher (per vehicle)
  • Rat Race lanyard and Whistle
  • #Ratracer Rag

Kit Package B; COURSE MARSHAL RAT ROBE PACK INCLUDES:

  • Rat Robe
  • Weekend camping
  • Free Parking voucher (per vehicle)
  • Discounted entry to the Saturday after party. This will be £10 and available to purchase from the Volunteer Tent.

2. EVENT VILLAGE ZONE CREW

Located near to the event centre you will be either setting participants off, or giving them encouragement to get over the final obstacles. Volunteering in the Event village zone will give you discount to a Rat Race event of your choice (discount varies depending on chosen event), free weekend camping and a free parking voucher. The shift timings vary depending on which area you are allocated too. A shift example: volunteering at the finish line 12:00-19:00. The shift times for these packages vary depending on when the last person has passed through your allocated area.

Please note, whilst we will try to accommodate your choice of area, by applying for event village duties you agree to be allocated to any of the areas according to operational requirements. You will receive your £10 deposit back when signing out of your shift and your discount code will be emailed the week after the event.

Friday 5th May

Marshal registration will be open between 15:00-22:00 at the volunteer tent. You will need to tell your supervisor which event you would like a discount code for when signing into your shift.

Marshals Volunteering on obstacles in this package will need to attend the marshal briefing at 19:00. You will be notified pre-event whether you will need to attend.

Saturday 6th May – Event Day

You will be emailed 2 weeks before the event with your shift times for the event. You are required to work the full length of your shift to be able to receive your event discount code.

Your voucher can get you one of the following:

            • 90% off a Men’s Health Survival of The Fittest, London Rat Race, Stockton River Rat Race, Runners World Trailblazer, Mighty Deerstalker, Dirty weekend, Man Vs Mountain or The Wall
            • 50% off The Crossing, Coast to Coast

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Event Discount code
  • Weekend camping
  • Free Parking voucher (per vehicle)
  • Discounted entry to the Saturday after party. This will be £10 and available to purchase from the Volunteer Tent.
VIEW OUR HUGE RANGE OF EVENTS HERE

 

3. RACE-FOR-DISCOUNTED-ENTRY

THIS PACKAGE IS FULLY STAFFED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR 2017

REQUIREMENTS

YOU MUST BE 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. 16 AND 17 YEAR OLDS MUST HAVE A WAIVER SIGNED BY A LEGAL GUARDIAN.
YOU MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR SHIFT WHICH MAY INCLUDE A PRE-EVENT ORIENTATION SESSION. OUR MARSHALS PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE AT OUR EVENTS. IF YOU DON’T SHOW UP, ARRIVE LATE, LEAVE EARLY, OR DON’T UNDERSTAND YOUR ROLE, IT AFFECTS THE EVENT EXPERIENCE OF THOUSANDS OF #RATRACERS


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Once you have signed up for your shift, all you need to do is arrive on site at your notified briefing time, at which point your duties will be explained to you. Unless you have been notified otherwise you will not be fed before during or after your shift so you should bring with you whatever food and refreshments you require for the duration of your shift.

Water points will be available from the event village and bottled water will be available to those volunteering out on the course to take with them.

You will receive an email from Rat Race 2 weeks prior to the event with your briefing time and where to go when you arrive on-site. You will need to sign in and out of your shift with our supervisors. You will not receive your chosen package or deposit until the end of your shift. If you do not complete your shift satisfactorily, Rat Race reserves the right to withhold this package.

Car parking is operated by a third party company, you will need to follow the instructions and timings on your parking voucher to redeem free parking correctly where it has been offered to you. The car parking vouchers are no transferable.

Camping: Where you have free camping you are bound by the terms and conditions of the campsite.

I understand that, under the Event Terms and Conditions, I have consented to my likeness being used for the transmission of film and/ or photography by the organisers and/ or their agents, including for the purposes of the transmission of footage on TV. I agree that all photography or film that I capture of the event will be for personal use only.

Items or discounts received from Rat Race may be deemed by HMRC as a Benefit in Kind and as such taxable for those who have to pay tax. You are responsible for informing HMRC of all of your taxable income. If you have any concerns about potentially receiving benefits in kind then you are free to return any uniforms or materials and not redeem any volunteer discount codes.