Frequently Asked Questions

What age do I need to be to marshal?

Anyone who is over 16 years of age and who is reasonably physically fit can marshal (16-18 with parental consent)

Do I need to live in the Isle of Man to be a marshal?

No. We welcome marshals from all around the world, some travel many thousands of miles to help us every year! Whether it’s one mile or 10,000 miles, we appreciate everyone who gives up their time to help.

Do I need to be trained?

No. We ask you to watch a short introductory film [LINK] before you go out on course and then we’ll team you up with an experienced crew who will help you learn the ropes. To begin with you will not be expected to do anything, just watch and learn. We do offer training once you’ve gained some experience out on the course.

Do I need to do all the sessions during TT or CTT/MGP events?

No. Whilst we’d love you to do every session, we know this isn’t always possible. We’re always keen to ensure we have lots of marshals available for each session, so the more you can do, the better – but we would still welcome your help if you can only do one or two sessions with us at each event.

What are ‘Practice’ and ‘Race’ sessions?

Practice is held (approx. 6pm to 9pm) during the evenings of the first Saturday and the following first week, so many people help straight after work.

Race days are held on the middle Saturday, then Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the following, second, week— so there are a whole range of different days/times to suit your schedule.

The Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of race week are scheduled as “emergency” days in case racing is cancellation on other days.

How much time will I need to give each session?

We do need you to be present for the whole of each session, so plan to arrive on post between 45mins to 30mins before the advertised road closed time, then expect to be on post for the duration of the road closure time.