Marie Curie Great Escape in the Yorkshire Dales

I received this email from Rebecca Watson and thought it might appeal to some of you as competitors or marshals. If you are interested please look at their website – address at the foot of this article.

Marie Curie Cancer Care are currently running an event called the Great Escape Challenge which is taking place on the 17th to 19th May this year in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, near Harrogate.

We are looking for approximately 35 volunteer marshals to help make this challenge a real success and wondered if some of your mountain bike orienteers would be interested in volunteering.

This exciting volunteer role is open to anyone that enjoys the great outdoors, maybe has an interest in events, sports, and has a reasonable level of fitness. This is a fun opportunity to meet like-minded people and enjoy an active outdoors event in the Yorkshire Dales.

Volunteers will be working in teams and exact roles will be allocated on the day. The type of activities include: setting up the course base, marshaling the challenges, registering participants and breaking down the event base. Ideally we need volunteers to be there from 08:30 on Friday morning to 19:00 on Saturday as a minimum requirement.

We will provide food and comfortable accommodation over the weekend. Reasonable travel expenses will also be reimbursed, upon request. Volunteers are also invited to join us for the prize giving and celebratory party on the Saturday night and leave on Sunday morning.

I would be greatly appreciative if you could advertise this opportunity amongst your group members. I have attached an information sheet, further outlining what volunteers can expect from the event. I have also attached a volunteer information form, to be completed by willing group members.

Further details about the event can be found on our website

Thanks, Rebecca Watson

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