Relay For Life - Track Marshalls


Role: Track Marshalls – Relay For Life

Reports to/Supported by: Community Events Coordinator

Direct Reports: None

Budget:  No budget delegations

Purpose of Position

To assist in marshalling the running and walking tracks at Relay For Life

  • Make sure everyone is staying on track
  • Direct injuries to first aid
  • Encourage runners and walkers
  • Keep people off field


Key Functions and Responsibilities

  • Check in at information booth, and then with lead track marshal.
  • Stay in one area, as assigned by lead track marshal, wearing hi-vis vest at all times.
  • Ensure participants are staying on track, and off prohibited section of field.
  • Remind runners and walkers to stay on their correct track sides.
  • Stop any dangerous behaviour, and call security or Cancer Society staff if necessary.
  • Direct injuries to first-aid on-site. Call for assistance for injured participant if necessary.
  • Remind participants from 8pm that lap counting stops at 8 30pm for Candlelight Ceremony.
  • Encourage and support participants throughout!


Desired Outcome

Participants stay on track, are safe, and feel encouraged.



  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • Confidence to stop unsafe behaviour
  • Enthusiasm and commitment for Relay For Life, and for the Cancer Society


Hours required

A short briefing pre-event, and commitment to at least a 2 hour shift at Relay For Life

Work place

Trentham Racecourse , with occasional meetings at the Cancer Society Wellington.


  • Volunteering Team, Fundraising Events Team Lead and Community Events Coordinator are available for support and guidance.
  • An Online orientation to the Cancer Society and a mini orientation to the role.



Respect for the confidentiality of Cancer Society of New Zealand information and intellectual property is essential. Breaching this is considered serious misconduct.