at Cheltenham Running Festival

(Find full event details at the bottom of this page)
If you would like to volunteer with us, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you soon!

If you have any questions about volunteering, please email [email protected] 

Event details:

Location: Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4SH

What could you be doing on the day?

Course management – Supporting fellow runners on the course is a role like no other, you will be ensuring all runners follow the race route, assisting them with any issues they may have during the race, and also cheering them on every step of the way! In this role, it is YOUR smiley face which can change a runner’s race from a good run to a great run and yes… you will of course get a tambourine to shake all morning!

Finish Funnel assistant – On race day, you may be lucky enough to be right in the middle of the finish line buzz! As a finish line assistant you will have the job of giving all our amazing runners their one-of-a-kind event medals! You may also be in charge of handing out post race goodies!

Event village hostThis means you could be the friendly face at the registration desk giving the runners their race numbers, organising and minding the baggage drop, or perhaps managing one of our many event stalls! Event village hosts are also involved in setting up and packing down the event village, interacting with runners and spectators and social media managing.

How we want to say thank you:

As well as becoming a crucial and beloved part of our RunThrough Volunteer Team we also want to give you some RunThrough gifts!


Travel Info

If using the app what3words, use the following words for:
Entrance access point – ///groups.league.acid
Event village location – ///falls.exams.volume

By Car

5-minute drive from Cheltenham Town Centre, on Evesham Road. Alternatively, just off J11 on the M5.  If using satellite navigation, please use postcode: GL50 4SH. Alternatively, you can use the AA Route Planner and select GL50 4SH as the destination.

There is adequate free parking available within the Racecourse, please follow signage and marshal instruction from the front gate and head into the car park located adjacent to the event village.

By Train
The nearest mainline station is Cheltenham Spa.

Trains run every hour from Bristol, every half an hour from Birmingham and every hour from London. When you arrive at the station, you can catch a taxi and get to the racecourse in 10 minutes.

The racecourse is easily accessible by both foot and cycle.

Cycle parking is available.

Social Media
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThroughUKChat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

If you had any further questions please take a look at our COVID-19 specific FAQ’s page HERE or contact us by email at [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Cheltenham Running Festival Team 🙂