Help Serpentine make the New Year’s Day 10k a great event

If you can help, please Sign up

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to help at the 2015 New Year’s Day 10k, but we still need some more helpers to sign up to make sure this race is a success.

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We already have 380+ runners signed up and really want to put a great event on for them.

We also have the great news that there will be a social run for all race volunteers on the Sunday before the race. See below for more details.

Race Date/Time

1 January 2015

  • Course markers, helpers at registration and those setting up the finish will need to arrive in Hyde Park by approx. 08:30am
  • Marshals and other helpers will need to arrive by 09:45am.
  • The event will be finished by 2pm.

Roles for helpers

When you SIGN UP TO HELP if you want to opt for a specific role/area to help in, please add this in the Notes section of the sign up page. We will do our best to accommodate your wishes. If no area is specified, we will allocate you to one at our discretion.

It would be good if we can get a mix of new volunteers as well as seasoned veterans on the day.

Driver/s needed on 2 January

We are still seeking 1 more volunteer driver to assist us with the vital logistics around race day. We have 2 volunteers who can help on 31 December and 1 January, but we will need another driver who can collect our (loaded) van on 2 January, then drive the van back to the Seymour Centre and unload the contents into to the club room; and finally return the van to the hire company. If you can be available to help at the race on 1 January, then travel with the van to its overnight spot, it will make the logistics of handing keys over easier!

If you can drive and are able to help us with this vital job, please let us know by email to

Social run for helpers

We are planning a social run for all race helpers on the last Sunday of the year (28 December), with a 10am start. There will be a choice of the full 10k route for those who know the race route already and want to test out the course (i.e. run), and 8k for those who do not know the route and/or want to take it easy (i.e. a social jog). For the social jog, we will move at the slowest person's pace (the Race Director!) and no one will be left behind. We want the social run to be a chance for all the helpers to get to know the race course and make some friends with fellow Serpie helpers before race day.

Lastly, we cannot stress enough that we need assistance from club members to make this event happen. We very much appreciate any help you are able to offer.

Hisayo Kawahara
Race Director

Submitted: 5 November 2014