Organisers of a half marathon are calling for volunteers to help out on race day.

More than 450 volunteers give their time at Brighton Half Marathon each year.

For the race this year, which takes place on February 26, the organisers are asking for volunteers to help with various roles including course marshalling, helping out at drinks and baggage stations and handing out medals and goody bags.

 “Every year we are delighted and extremely grateful to residents of Brighton, Hove and the surrounding areas for volunteering,” said Sharon Starr, volunteer coordinator for the Brighton Half Marathon.

“We can’t guarantee the weather, but our volunteers will be helping us put on the happiest half which we hope will put a smile on their faces too.”

The Brighton Half Marathon is organised by Brighton-based charity The Sussex Beacon, which provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV.

The race is the charity’s main fundraising event of the year and welcomes around 8,000 runners each year.

Trevor Day, volunteer and member of running club Arena 80 said: “I feel really passionate about cheering everyone that runs on, it’s as good volunteering as it is to run. I would recommend anyone sign up to volunteer - it’s such a rewarding and emotional day.”