Race Marshal Rules & Regulations
Please read these instructions carefully prior to turning up to perform race marshalling duty at a KJ event or other event the club may be providing assistance at.
- All marshals must be financial members of Kembla Joggers, aged over 18 years old.
- All members of Kembla Joggers must perform a marshalling duty as requested by the Race Organiser on up to 3 occasions in the year (max 2 occasions in Winter Series). Members will not have to nominate future events to marshal at when registering. Instead members will be required to marshal at just one event which will be picked at random and for which you will receive notice. Members can nominate for their marshalling duty if they so choose. See club Rules and Regulations.
- An email or sms will be sent to you the 2 weeks prior to the selected/nominated race informing you of your rostered duty. If for any reason, on receipt of your notice, you are aware of not being able to marshal on that day please inform the Race Marshal Organiser without uneccessary delay.
- Failure to turn up on your rostered day will result in you not being permitted to compete in future club events nor will you accrue further points until you have fulfilled your marshalling duty.
- Members are to personally undertake their marshalling duties. They are not transferable to other members.
- On race day marshals should arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the first scheduled race on that day to enable distribution of high visibility personal safety equipment, 2-way radios and a briefing by the Race Day Marshal Organiser. Please report to the Race Day Marshal Organiser in the start/finish area on arrival.
- Marshals should comply with the club's On-Road Marshalling safety procedure available HERE & at KJ events.
- Marshals must always direct runners to run on the right hand side of the road, eg running facing the traffic. However marshals may be given special instructions to direct runners to the left side of the road in special circumstances.
- Marshals cannot stop traffic unless having undertaken the appropriate RTA approved training course. Your only power is to direct runners and to stop runners when it is unsafe to cross the road. You are encouraged to warn traffic of approaching runners by way of flags, signs etc.
- Marshals should not stand in a position which puts them at risk of being hit by vehicular traffic or which could cause traffic to swerve or brake unnecessarily.
- Marshals should report any incidents observed during the race to the Race Organiser or Race Marshal Organiser and fill out an Incident Report Card at the Recorders table following the event.
- Drink station rubbish including all discarded cups should be collected and returned to the finish area following the race.
- Communication on the course – 2-way radios must be used only for the purpose intended and for emergencies. Do not use the radios for socialising.
- All gear should be returned promptly after each event. 2-way radios should be handed personally to the Race Marshal Organiser. Please leave the radios turned ON until they are returned.
Using the 2-way radio:
1. THINK about what you need to say.
2. LISTEN to ensure there is no existing conversation over the radio.
3. PRESS and hold the talk button. Wait 2 seconds.
4. SPEAK hold the radio about 5 cm from your mouth. Speak ACROSS the microphone not into it.
5. RELEASE the talk button. No one can transmit when you have the button held down.
2-way Radio Protocols:
- Making a call – say – “to whom you are calling twice, then identify yourself, come in” eg finishing line, finishing line this is Joe Bloggs, come in.
- Receiving a call – say – “your name, receiving”.
- Ending a call – say “over” to indicate you expect a response.
- Ending a conversation – say “your name then OUT” to let the receiver know you have finished.
- When you are in your marshalling position, advise the Race Marshal Organiser by making radio contact.
- Do not use the radios unnecessarily. There may be an emergency on the course and you could delay any help required. Do use the radios for informing other marshals when the race leaders and last runners pass by and any race progress reports you may feel will interest spectators at the finishing area.