Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon needs you!

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Published: Wednesday 31 Jul 2019 by Fife Council

At least 140 volunteers are needed for the big day!

At least 140 volunteers are needed for the big day!

Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon poster

Kirkcaldy Parks Half Marathon poster

UPDATE: 6th August 2019

What a great response to the appeal for volunteers last week! With 42 more recruits signed up, the event organiser is getting close to their target numbers.

They're not there yet though, so please do get in touch with them if you're interested in being involved!



On Sunday 25th August Kirkcaldy will host a half marathon for the first time since 1992.


All running spaces have been filled and the event organisers are appealing for volunteers to come forward and help ensure the big day is a success.


Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Helping out with runner registration
  • Manning road closures and road / car park marshalling
  • Help at water stations
  • ‘Cheer zones’ to give the runners a much-needed boost as they pass
  • Baggage handling
  • Handing out medals at the finish line


Kirkcaldy parks Half Marathon organisers are especially keen to hear from people that have been marshals at other events but stress that anyone aged 17 or over can help out. They have jobs for everyone!


Cllr Neil Crooks, Convener of the Kirkcaldy Area Committee said: “It’s fantastic to be welcoming a half marathon back into Kirkcaldy’s event calendar. It has really captured the interest of runners across Scotland and the route boasts some great landmarks.”


“We look forward to welcoming a host of new visitors to the town including over 1,200 runners who will pass through all three public parks, historic Dysart and harbour and enjoy the amazing panoramic view from the Waterfront across the Forth to the Lothians. Seeing the town for the first time in this way will hopefully whet their appetite to return for future half marathons and socially with their wider families.”


The Council’s Transportation, Licensing, Parks and Community Development teams are also providing support to ensure a successful race day.


Anyone keen to help out on the day should email with their name, contact number, club membership (e.g. running / football, if applicable) any relevant training (such as First Aid) or volunteering experience (e.g. Parkrun).



Julie Dickson, Team Manager (Community Development) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 30 16 Contact Julie Dickson online
By Post: Town House 2 Wemyssfield Kirkcaldy Fife KY1 1XW

Neil Crooks, Councillor 
Tel: 01592 572217 Contact Neil Crooks online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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