Volunteers

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 the 2017 events, please apply online here.



What do people say about us?



"Can I just say a massive thank you to the team who took care of me last night. I have very hazy memories of what happened! I just remember looking for the damn book for nearly an hour ??!But most of all I'd like to thank Chris Parry and Sue Mansfield for making sure I got to the checkpoint safe. I really feel bad for slowing you guys down but I am really grateful."
Past Ring O' Fire finisher