The Southern 100 Marshals Association and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company are pleased to announce that the special discount scheme for volunteers travelling to marshal at the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races in 2020 will be in place once again.
Eligibility for a special discount is by invitation, based on a database of volunteers who marshalled at the event in 2019. The Steam Packet Company will contact these marshals directly with rates and a booking form. The agreement between Southern 100 Marshals Association and the Steam Packet Company has helped tremendously in attracting much-needed additional marshals to the ‘friendly races’, and both parties are delighted to see the numbers increase in line with the growth of this popular road race meeting.
Chief Marshal, Peter Chadwick said: ‘We have worked hard along with our UK Marshals Ambassador Andy Brown, to attract and involve visiting marshals to come and help us on the Colas Billown Course; and all are welcome and very much an integral part of our very special group of marshals.
‘Whilst we have some fantastic Island-based marshals, numbers are declining as sadly the younger generation are not coming into the sport to volunteer their time. ‘We recognise that marshals give their time freely and at their expense to travel and hope that this discount scheme serves as a thank you and we welcome your continued support. If you have not yet marshalled on the Colas Billown Course, then please consider coming and joining us.’
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward added: ‘2020 marks our 22nd year as Title Sponsor of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races and more than three decades of involvement. ‘Attracting marshals to the event is an ongoing challenge and something we are committed to helping Southern 100 Marshals Association achieve, and this discount scheme plays an important role in that.
‘We’re pleased to re-introduce this special discount for the fourth consecutive year and look forward to welcoming new and returning marshals on board for the 2020 ‘friendly races’.