Marshals are vital to the safe and effective running of events



Volunteer marshals are the power behind UK motorsport. Recognisable from their orange overalls or marshals’ tabards, they’re vital to the safe and effective running of events all over the country.

Marshals perform a range of essential duties, from displaying flag signals for competitors at race events to manning time controls or junctions on a rally. They also get one of the best seats in the house, going behind-the-scenes at all the most exciting championships and events.

Motorsport UK registered marshals are so highly trained and regarded that they are in high demand across the globe; over 500 British marshals regularly attend a wide range of overseas events, at the invitation of the organisers, to share their expertise.

Getting started

The best way to get started as a volunteer marshal is to join a club and attend a training day. For more information, visit the Get Started section. Also check out the British Motorsport Marshals Club (BMMC), the British Rally Marshals Club (BRMC) or the Scottish Motorsport Marshals Club (SMMC).

Registration and renewal

Registering to become a volunteer marshal in Rallying or Cross country is a simple matter of completing the online application through the Motorsport UK member portal. You will first need to complete Motorsport UK’s online rally and cross country marshals training modules.

To register for the first time in any other type of motorsport, fill out the relevant form below and returning it by post to the Motorsport UK Membership Services Team:

Marshals must then renew their registration each year. This can be done online through the Motorsport UK member portal

Marshalling Abroad

Please complete the form if you would like to marshal overseas in 2020. Once completed, Motorsport UK will provide you with a marshalling overseas document, which is valid throughout the year. It will then be your responsibility to forward a copy to any Overseas Event Organiser who invites you to attend their event during the year.

Please note Motorsport UK accepts no liability, in respect of your activities, at events that are not sanctioned by Motorsport UK under the permit system. You are reminded that travel arrangements and accommodation are your own responsibility. Your insurance is also your own responsibility, as the Motorsport UK Third Party Liability Insurance and Personal Accident cover is not valid overseas.

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