Community mission

Macmillan Cancer Support - Sheffield Half Marathon Volunteers

If Macmillan are unable to provide volunteers for the Sheffield Half Marathon, they would not be able to have so many runners taking part and would not be able to raise such a fantastic amount of money to help people living with cancer.

This is a community mission, a community led session where you will meet other GoodGym runners at the task. Please make yourself known to anyone in a GoodGym top when you arrive. To attend this session you must sign up in advance. Please do not attend the session if you have not signed up in advance

Alongside government social distancing and hygiene rules, you must:

  • Bring your own gloves suitable for the task
  • Not share tools at the task or clean tools between each use


Macmillan are looking for volunteers to help marshal the Sheffield Half Marathon course, and to support the 100+ runners taking part for Macmillan. As an event marshal you are helping raise awareness and over £28,000 to help people living with cancer.

This is a great race that many Goodgymers have completed in the past, and there are likely to be some running this year so it is a great opportunity to help make this event happen and cheer on some fellow runners at the same time.

We all meet together on the morning of the task and receive a briefing from the event organiser, before donning Macmillan green (as well as GoodGym red) and getting into marshal positions to cheer on the runners. The exact time and meeting point will be confirmed approx 1 week before the task. A Macmillan contact will also be present at the event to meet and greet any volunteers.

Macmillan have to confirm with the event organiser 3 weeks before with the number of volunteers available, hence the sign up deadline.

I'll let you know any more details as I get them :-)

Date and time

07:30 - 12:00 Sunday, 29th of March 2020

Sign up by 8:00pm on Wednesday 4th March so we can let Ash know who to expect.


As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Start Location

Sheffield City Centre
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What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

Community missions are organised by members of the GoodGym community and therefore we are unable to provide specific risk information about the task you are signing up to complete. We advise you to review the community mission training and read our general guidelines for safety for group sessions.

By signing up to this event you confirm you are medically fit to participate in running and other physical activity and accept that the Good Gym and its members, or those operating on its behalf, will not be held liable for any loss, accident or injury, before, during or resulting from the event.


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Led by

Ash Simmons

Ash Simmons
GoodGym Sheffield Run Leader

Who's going

  • Ash Simmons
  • Andrew Waters
  • Sheffield runner
  • Sheffield runner
  • Gilly Harris
  • James Smith

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Sheffield City Centre

Address to be confirmed closer to the date - keep an eye out on the website and for an email.

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