“This is the 19th year we’ve been involved with the marathonoperation, and everything ran to plan,” says CEVA’s Senior General Manager, Alan Bell. “Each vehicle carries over 1,000 bags so the volunteers keep the bags in order. The competitors arrive at Blackheath and Greenwich Park from 7am but by 9.45am our drivers must be ready to leave. We used 41 vehicles, which traveled in convoy across central London to the finish line at The Mall, accompanied by a police escort.”
So how does CEVA ensure the right bag is returned to the right runner? “Everyone was given a bag with the same number they ran with. At the end of the run, they just found the truck displaying their number and their bag was handed over. At The Mall, the vehicles are parked and bags sorted into strict numerical order so the runners can easily find the truck with their bag.”
- Over 35,000 runners reunited with their bags
- Approximately 300 volunteers helping with the operation
- Over 40 vehicles and 12 managers helped to transport the bags across London.
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