... anyone know how I can get involved?
It's looking likely that I'll have to defer my VLM place until next year but, since I already have my accomodation booked for 2010 (wasn't cheap!), will be spending the weekend in London anyway.
My original plan would be to simply pick a prime spot and soak up the atmosphere as a spectator, but I know I'll be itching to be more 'involved' than that.
So, can anyone give me some clues on how to offer my services as a volunteer for the day, what opportunities are there? I presume drinks stations, baggage collection areas etc need volunteers, but not sure if that's all organised via clubs or whether it's individual volunteers.
I've looked on the VLM website and can't see anything - will try calling their helpline, but thought I'd ask on here first.
I enquired last year and the response from LM HQ was that they don't organise individual volunteers, they work with local clubs, scouts, community groups etc and those groups do the detail of who does what.
I read someone on here the other day talking about helping on a baggage truck can't remember who it was though.
Thanks puffy, I thought that might be the case.
I'd heard mention of helping out on baggage trucks as well... will see if I can find out about that. If anyone can put me in touch with any groups that normally get involved, that would be fab.
baggage trucks are manned by different running clubs around the London area. My club (about 30 miles from London) does three trucks, and we get three extra club entries in return...it's how I got a place for 2010
If you don't belong to a club that helps at VLM, why not help at the RW mile 18 get together?
Thanks TP and Schmunkee, I've just added my name to the mudchute supporters list ..... looking forward to helping out and meeting a few forumites in the process!
I am looking for volunteers to help me by emptying my bucket on the way round. There will be 3 of us and we like to have someone around different parts of the course to collect our charity money from us at approx. every 5 miles or so.
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