The Runners

In the summer of 2017 4,000 passionate volunteers – or ‘Runners’ – will light up the World Para Athletics Championships.

Runners will become the face of the Championships in London, showing the world how we run major sporting events in the UK – and helping us shape a magical showcase of athletics.

Applications to become a Runner have now closed and those who were successful in their application will be invited to attend a selection centre interview. 

What to Expect Next?

The Runners volunteer programme is being delivered in partnership by London 2017 and by Team London, the Mayor of London’s volunteering programme. The timeline below outlines the journey in becoming a Runner


If you are interested in volunteering in athletics, please visit the British Athletics website where you can register to volunteer for the 2017 indoor and outdoor season.