Pre-Registration & Registration: We can always use help getting set up outside on Friday afternoon. Registration runs Friday from noon until 7:00. This is straight forward work - just signing people in and helping keep the flow going.
Site Set-up: This involves a bit more physical labor. On the day before the race, we get our tents, the start to structure and set up all of our transition and aid stations. We also need help putting out parking signs that help keep racers on track with where they should go.
Aid Station/Transition Area: Most volunteers work at an aid station or transition where your role is to set up facilities, keep the water flowing and assist the race directors to make the event run smoothly. This is actually a lot more laid back than it sounds!
Timing: We now use an electronic timing system at transitions but it is important to monitor the racers as they are coming in. Volunteers on the timing stations will check off racers as they come through. At aid stations, volunteers should write down the time the racers passed on the racer sheets. This is mainly so we know where to start looking if a racer becomes lost!
Communications: Some of you will receive a two-way radio when you sign in, which will be how you stay in touch. As radios are on a public channel, it is expected that anyone using them be polite and professional. Every volunteer location should have at least one radio, but not necessarily each volunteer.
Medical: We have a crew of professional medics to oversee safety and EMS at the event. That said, if you have outstanding medical skills, let us know and we can try to partner you up with these folks. In general, it is helpful to have volunteers around the course that know First Aid.