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Volunteers needed for Rat Race return at Burghley

Rosie Maclennan is appealing for volunteers to help out at the upcoming Rat Race event at Burghley House. 
Photo: MSMP260314-011ow

Rosie Maclennan is appealing for volunteers to help out at the upcoming Rat Race event at Burghley House. Photo: MSMP260314-011ow

 

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to help man the range of giant obstacles that form the area’s largest assault course event.

Rat Race Dirty Weekend will take place at Burghley Weekend on May 10.

The 20-mile course features 20 themed zones and more than 200 obstacles to challenge participants.

People brave enough to take on the course can still sign up. But organisers are now starting to recruit the army of volunteers who help make the event what it is.

Rosie Maclennan is co-ordinating the recruitment. She said: “The event is absolutely amazing. There are some incredible opportunities to be had for volunteers.”

Members of the event crew are treated to a package of benefits that make the job worthwhile. Included in the perks are a camping ticket, food and beer vouchers and a T-shirt.

And all volunteers get access to the giant Dirty Weekend afterparty. This year a 5,000-capacity big top tent will host performances from Sheffield’s Reverand and the Makers, Stamford band The Harrington Blues and a DJ set from BBC Radio 1’s Greg James.

Rat Race managing director Jim Mee said: “This year’s Dirty Weekend is set to be our biggest and toughest yet. Its length alone makes it a serious run in its own right, but what truly sets us apart is our gargantuan obstacles, some of which are real record-breakers, sanctioned for world record attempts.

“To finish off the day we are looking forward to opening our doors to all our competitors, their supporters and volunteer event crew to join us in celebrating at the Dirty Weekend after party.

“Our Dirty Weekend after party has become legendary, and we fully expect most of our participants to make a weekend out of it and to party the night away to celebrate conquering the course”.

To find out more about volunteering contact Rosie on 01780 480490, 077936 55673 or info@rosiemac.co.uk

 

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