SIPR is an entirely volunteer-run and not for profit endeavour, made possible only with the hard work and dedication of our marshals and organisers.
On race weekend we rely on a large number of marshals who willingly give up their time to help make the race happen. We need people on Mull, Arran, and Jura, as well as a few people in Oban for the start. On the islands, marshals will usually camp at or near the landing site. They work in shifts throughout the race undertaking kit checks, tracking and timing the teams, ensuring the race is as safe as possible, answering questions of curious spectators, putting out and taking down checks points, setting up and clearing up after the race, and sometimes (though fortunately rarely) pitching in if there’s an emergency.
The race route enables some marshals to work on both Mull and Arran over the weekend, though marshals on Jura are not able to assist on other islands during the race.
The race encourages ride sharing and responsible use of resources. We are very grateful to the island and mainland communities that host us and want to leave no trace / only a good trace when we depart.
If you’d like to take part as a marshal please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch if we have a spot for you. You can also contact us if you have any questions.