Please review all of the information provided for the job(s) that you have been assigned to and print what you think you may need. We also ask that you review rest of the general information on the website so you can be the best resource possible for participants and fellow volunteers. A list of volunteer assignments can be found HERE. Thank you!
Meet the race director between 11:00AM and 1:00PM on race day to help mark the race course. Course marking takes between 1.5 and 3 hours depending on the specific course, distance and conditions. Suggested that you wear a hydration pack (do not carry water bottles), sun-screen, bug repentant, rain jacket, work gloves etc. Dress light and be prepared to move quickly – mostly fast walking while installing flags with some slow jogging depending on time.
Help direct traffic / parking. Meet at race start / finish area by 4:45PM for instruction and introduction to other volunteers helping with parking. Lasts until about 6:30PM.
Packet Pickup / Registration
Help get runners checked in, hand out “swag”, check ID’s / hand out wrist-bands, answer questions and more. Starts at 5:00PM, arrive by 4:45PM for instruction and to meet up with rest of volunteers that are helping. Report to race start / finish area. Goes until about 6:30PM.
Aid stations are located about 3 miles into each race (no aid station for our 5Ks) – so usually see their first runners around 6:45PM – so, if possible report to the start finish area around 6:00PM to meet up with other volunteers who are headed to the aid stations or to get final instruction. Help setup the aid station – then when runners come through hand them water, sponges etc. and look for any runners that might be in distress. Help cleanup aid station when all runners are through and haul equipment back to the trail when done.
Help work finish line by handing runners drinks, helping those that may not be steady on their feet and generally being of assistance to runners and our timers. First finishers start coming in around 6:45PM for the shorter races and around 7:00PM for the longer races. Goes until the last finisher comes through!
Help our timers by calling out bib numbers, manually punching numbers into a keypad or provide other general assistance to timers as needed. Being good with numbers and computers is helpful – having decent vision and being calm under fire a must! Report to the start finish are to meet up with timers prior to the start of the race / by 6:30 – first finishers start coming through around 6:45PM to 7:00PM depending on the race distance. Goes until last runners are finished!
Finish Area / Food Help
Report to start / finish area. Help distribute food, clean up trash and generally be of assistance to runners and your fellow volunteers! Starts around 7:00PM and goes until about 9:00PM, then we do a final cleanup.
Follow last runner on course picking up flags, any dropped garbage and looking for and assisting any runners that may be in distress. Looking for multi-race commitments for sweepers / do not prefer that people sweep just once to try it as it there is a learning curve and it is a hyper-critical job – good to be physically strong / fit and trail savy. Please email if interested!
Those that are staying until the bitter end to help pack the trailer and do the final cleanup – you are our hero’s! Usually start picking up some stuff and slowly packing the trialer around 8:00PM – by 8:45PM it is in full swing and we are usually done by 9:15PM. Always looking for people who are good at organization and packing up a trailer! Have some skills related to this – we could use you at several / all of the races!