Questions & Answers

Q. How old do I have to be to become a volunteer marshal in motor sport?

A. 16 upwards but...

Q. What if I'm under 16?

A. Not a problem, ask about becoming a cadet marshal (Motorsport UK have an Under 18 Marshal Policy)

Q. What if I'm disabled?

A. If you have a disability of any sort, this does not preclude you from becoming a motor sport volunteer, it may mean that you are not able to undertake every role as a marshal, however we will still welcome you and will try to accommodate you and your needs. We do have many disabled volunteers already - please give us a call and see what we can do to involve you properly.

Q. What qualifications do I need?

A. None, just a willingness to get involved, have fun and learn about what's needed.

Q. What equipment must I have?

A. None, however, most circuit marshals do buy overalls (not compulsory) and you will need suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

Q. How much will it cost me?

A. Nothing, other than your food and travel costs.

Q. What do I get ?

A. Nothing financially, but there are many other incentives and rewards.

Q. Do I have to be a member of a club?

A. No not necessarily, but most marshals are and they enjoy the benefits of club memberships, the website and our marshal coordinators will give you more access to information on clubs and associations.

Q. What are the good parts of being a marshal?

A. Everything. Marshalling is brilliant, especially...

  • Getting into events free
  • Having the best view possible
  • Having a great day out
  • Being involved
  • Learning new skills
  • Meeting new people
  • Making new friends
  • Helping others and getting recognition
  • Being appreciated

Q. What are downsides of being a marshal?

A. Come rain or shine, frost, fog or early mornings – marshalling is still great – are you up for it?

Q. How soon can I get involved and become a marshal?

A. Right NOW.

Q. How do I get started?

A. Talk to us by phone on 08450 94 00 94 (Calls to this number cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company's access charge) or fill in this form

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