We NEED you!

Run Jericho is an event created and organised by local volunteers, and we always need willing helpers. Here you can find more information about the roles, and if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the race committee.


Sunday 9th June 2024


St Barnabas Primary School
Hart Street, Oxford


  • Check-in 8:00 am
  • 1-mile starts 9:15 am
  • 5K starts 9:55 am
  • 10K starts 10:00 am

Get in touch

Drop us an email at runjericho@gmail.com to get involved, it's such a wonderful day and great to be part of!


Do you have time to spare during the event? We wouldn’t be able to run the event without the generous help from our marshals who line the route. So what does a marshalling involve:

  • Approximately 2 hours of your time - start time will depend on location and race. 
  • You'll get a high vis jacket and make sure runners follow the correct route
  • Cheer on runners and generally be awesome!
  • In some areas, help manage car flow or ensure drivers abide by road restrictions

An experienced group of Sector Marshals and a Head Marshal will always be on hand throughout the course for support! Wolvercote marshalls are not required to come into Jericho before the race but can meet at the Wolvercote end at the alloted time. 

Course marking

Would you have some time to spare the day before the event to help place signs and arrows around the course? Don’t worry, you won’t need to run the whole course! If we have enough volunteers to divide the course into small sections, then there is always time for a drink/snack afterwards at a local pub/cafe.

Are you an earlier riser? We also need to mark out a small section of the course with gluten free flour the morning of the event.

Manning water tables

We have a water table at the 5km mark in the 10k race, and also one at the finish at the school. We need volunteers to ensure all runners who need water get some … it is an event held in summer after all!

Road closure leafleting

Are you local to Jericho and have a spare 30 minutes one evening in May? Before the event we need to ensure that local residents are aware of road closures, so we put road closure leaflets through post boxes and on cars for those directly affected.

Course clear up

The unsung role of any event is course clear up. From taking down signs to litter pick and site pack up, all help is GREATLY appreciated.

Entertainment and sound set-up (MC and DJ)

We already have a fantastic MC and DJ arranged this year, but in future years we will need someone to spin up some energising tunes or big up our runners.


We are looking for a volunteer photographer to capture the day in all its gorgous glory, please get in contact if you think you can help.

Join the committee

There are many other activities carried out by the volunteer-led committee, including:

  • Race Day Officials
  • Head Marshal
  • Site-setup
  • Paperwork
  • Registration administration
  • Merchandise administration
  • Sponsorship
  • Treasurer
  • Updating the website, posters and publicity materials
  • Social media and other communications

If you are a parent at the school and interested in learning more about joining the committee, please get in contact.