GET INVOLVED: MARSHALLING THE TT
The orange army is the group of 600 dedicated Isle of Man TT Race fans that line the 37.73 miles of the TT Course for the duration of every session of the TT, every year. They ensure that the TT can run safely and efficiently so racers and fans can have the time of their lives for two weeks of the year, all whilst getting to enjoy the high-octane action up close.
Of course, there are far more than 600 people who can marshal, but that’s how many line the course when the races are running. So why not add yourself to the tally of Marshals that are giving back to the sport we all love?
MARSHALLING THE TT IS ESSENTIAL
Without the Orange Army stationed around the Island, the races can’t run. They make sure that spectators are safe, that any incidents are dealt with quickly and safely and that the course is in top condition. The new 00 sector helps this – marshals who sign up to this sector get stationed anywhere on the course to fill any gaps.
MARSHALLING THE TT IS REWARDING
To become a marshal you go through some high quality and very important training which you can take away with you and use anywhere in the world. You also know that you have played the most important role in giving back to your sport to help its future, and as such get marshal discounts on several Motorbike and TT fan essentials, from Arai helmets to meals at the Creg-Ny-Baa.
MARSHALLING THE TT IS FUN
Marshals get to see the racing from an angle that the ordinary TT spectator can’t get, in a group of people that become life-long friends and community. Marshals can also go to a Marshal Supper which takes place in the Mercury Club in the grandstand and spend the evening with some of the TT racers to say thank you for the support!
WHAT DO I DO AS A MARSHAL?
- Novice Marshal: you’ve signed up, completed your online training, and you’re ready to join a friendly team around the course
- Full Marshal: you’ve marshalled several sessions now - you’ve gained 7 credits (2 per full race day, 1 per practice day) and done your IMC course, to become a fully-fledged marshal - click here for more training dates.
- Deputy Sector Marshal: nominated by the CSM, you are a full marshal who has demonstrated great leadership and communication skills. The responsibilities go up for a DSM, to include completing relevant paperwork to maintain safety and a successful event
- Chief Sector Marshal: nominated by the TTMA then approved by the Clerk of the Course, you've proved yourself as a DSM and are stepping up in your role. Most of your work as CSM is done before the event begins, and includes communicating with race control and looking after your sector, ensuring it is appropriately manned
Where are you on your Isle Of Man TT Marshals journey? Want to join? Check out the TTMA Website.