Cheer on our runners at the Cambridge Half Marathon!

22 Sep 2021
29 Sep 2021
Cambridge Cheer Squad
Health and Medical
Hours per month
1 to 10 hours

About the opportunity

Alzheimer’s Research UK is looking for volunteers to cheer on our extraordinary runners at the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 17 October.

Growing in popularity each year, the Cambridge Half Marathon takes runners around the iconic landmarks of the historic city. For the best view, join our cheer squads to give our runners a vital boost as they go past, encouraging them to keep going and helping them achieve their goal!

We’ll provide you with all the materials you require including banners, balloons, whistles and cheering sticks to make you stand out in the crowd!

Why get involved?   In return, as one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Cheer squad volunteers you’ll benefit from:

  • Gaining a new volunteering experience and meeting an enthusiastic team of people.
  • Soaking up the unbeatable atmosphere of an iconic event set in spectacular surroundings.
  • Getting an insight into the charity sector and how sporting events are managed.
  • Support from a dedicated member of staff who will provide advanced briefing and a cheer team leader who will be on hand to support you throughout your volunteering on the day.
  • All cheer squad materials will be provided including a free Alzheimer’s Research UK orange T-Shirt.
  • Reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

About Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in cutting-edge research.

We believe that medical research can and will deliver life-changing preventions, treatments and one day, a cure for dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK exists to make this happen and with your support, we’ll make life-changing breakthroughs possible.

What are we looking for?

  • Enthusiasm! 
  • A passion for supporting and motivating our runners!
  • Commitment to be bold, loud and extremely orange! 

Time Commitment

  • 9:00am – 3:00pm approx. Time commitments will vary depending on where you are on the course you are stationed (we appreciate whatever time you can spare, whether you can join us for the whole slot or just an hour or two!)
  • We’ll provide you with an event brief with the exact cheer point location details and corresponding timings.

Practical considerations

  • Plan your journey to the cheer station in advance.
  • You’ll be outdoors and standing for the duration of your volunteering so wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and footwear.

What's next?

Please follow the link below to fill in a simple online registration form and a member of our team will be in touch:

Alternatively, if you have any enquiries about the role please contact the volunteering team on 0300 111 5 333 or email