The Ring O' Fire is mainly supported by our family and friends who come from all walks of life. Being past
Ring O' Fire runners, members of the local hiking club or ex-military they all have the intimate local
knowledge and enthusiasm to help drive our runners from check point to check point and across the finish line.
Our volunteers are full of beans, hard working, dedicated and show great enthusiasm to every runner taking
part in RoF. Many of our volunteer team come back year after year and give up a lot of their time to support
the race - we honestly couldn't do it without them.
Although we tend to work with people we already know, we also recruit a small number of people each year
to help support the race. We are always keen to hear from former Ring O' Fire runners who understand the
race and want to give something back.
Could this be you? Do you want to get involved, help others runners and learn more about how an international
ultra marathon race works? Turn up and help set up the start line base camp, stay overnight with the runners
in the sports centre/town hall or arrange your own accommodation. It is a great experience supporting an
international ultra running event.
We are particularly interested to hear from the following people:
|Qualified first aiders and medical professionals|
|Past Ring O' Fire runners or those with ultra running experience|
|Have a BIG smile and the ability to withstand the Welsh weather while offering encouraging support to runners|
|Not be too scared of the dark!|
|Have your own transport and mobile phone|
All volunteers receive a coveted Ring O' Fire technical running t-shirt.
If you commit to help us for one day we can offer you a free place in the Firelighter race the following year.
If you commit to help out of two days or more we can offer you a guaranteed place in the Ring O' Fire race the following year. Or the Firelighter if you prefer something a little less than 135 miles!
We also host an after party for our marshal team every year. And you can expect lots of food and beer but please don't let this be your sole motivation for helping out!
If you would like to help with either event, please apply online here.
What do people say about us?
"It was funny because a lot of the racers were surprised that we had travelled all that distance to do a race in Wales especially when we have such great trails near home - but it was well worth the travel and the scenery was equal in beauty but different - something that we can't get at home - and the people aspect of the race is what really threw the race over the top for us as one of the best."
Past Ring O' Fire finisher - from Alberta, Canada