If you are reading this, it means you are interested in, are planning to or have already signed up to volunteer at this years race. Before all else, we want to thank you for your willingness to help and for giving freely of your time so others can achieve their goal of finishing this challenging event – volunteers like you help to make our events what they are. We recognize that many of you return year after year to help at our events, we cannot thank you enough for this extra effort, you truly are part of the family.
Here are the steps to volunteering at our race:
1.) If you are unfamiliar with volunteering at a trail race or ultramarathon you can study up and learn what is involved under the volunteer oportunities section. Also, be sure to spend some time studying the website to learn as much as you can about the race – this will help you and will also make you a resource for other volunteers and most importantly, the runners. If you are comfortable with & understand what we are looking for and what the responsibilities are, you can go on to step two.
2.) Once you know you can commit to volunteering for the race, please go to the volunteer signup page and enter your information. Please be sure to fill out everything completely paying special attention to provide us with the times that you are available, this will help us to determine where and when we can plan to use you. Also, use this form to indicate to us any limitations you may have, anything special you want to provide, special skills that you have, volunteer position preferences or if you want to be kept with a certain group of people / with a friend etc.
3.) After “registering” Your name will now appear on the “Registered Volunteers” list. Your position will initially be “unassigned”, until we assign it to you – this may happen right away or may not happen until a week before the race. We may contact you to work out some details prior to an assignment being made.
4.) Once you have been assigned a position you can learn more in the volunteer resources section – there is detailed information here, most of it pertaining to working at aid-stations. The information here will help to get you to the right place on race day, make recommendations for what you should bring, what to expect etc.
If you have any questions at any point in the process, please feel free to contact us.