Boston Marathon UK on search for volunteers

As the Boston Marathon UK grows, an appeal has been issued for more volunteers to help with this year’s event.

More than 1,500 runners are expected for the race which sets off from Boston Market Place at 9am on Sunday, April 14, for what has been dubbed the flattest marathon in the world.

There will be a full marathon, a half marathon and also a 5k fun run.

Race marshals are wanted to help hand out water to runners and undertake other duties along the 26-mile marathon route.

This year the new and improved course winds its way largely as before –  from the centre of Boston out through Freiston, Butterwick and Benington to Wrangle and then back via Fishtoft to finish at Boston College on Skirbeck Road.

Runners will be from every part of the UK and many from different parts of the world. Each year the marathon scores new firsts, and this time it welcomes disabled runners as part of its inclusivity policy, and its first blind supported runner.