We are looking for:
1. Route Markers (Wed 24, Thur 25 & Fri 26 May / Thur 1 & Fri 2 June)
Our Route Markers are vital in preparing the trails during Race Week. They are required to assist with marking various parts of the route. This is limited to a small, experienced group who can work well in a team and are used to a long day out on the trails. We will hold a Route Marking Workshop closer to the event, date and venue TBC, to give you an idea of what is expected of you and what marking protocol to follow. This workshop will be compulsory to attend as part of responsibility as a Route Marker.
2. Forerunners (Fri 26 & Sat 27 May / Sat 3 June)
Our Forerunners are required at various times, including early mornings or late nights, over the Race Weekend. This is also open to a small, experienced group of runners and cyclists who can work well in a team. All four events will require groups of Forerunners to run / cycle ahead of each race to ensure the route is well marked and everything is in place for the runners.
3. Sweeps (Sat 27 & Sun 28 May / Sat 3 June)
Our Sweeps are so important, not only from a logistics side but to make critical decisions for us out on the route with regards to athletes and cut-off times. Sweeps are the heart and sole of any endurance event, they are selfless and must be prepared to be out there for the long haul, in all weather conditions, they do not have the option to fail, the athletes will look to you to get them through to the finish or to make critical decisions for them when they cannot.
4. Registration and Start Finish Staff
We require volunteers to assist at the Registration and Start-Finish during Race Week.
Registration: (Fri 26 & Sat 27 May / Fri 2 & Sat 3 June)
These volunteers will assist with Registration – handing out race numbers , race queries, Information Desk, Gear Check and general admin around the Race Village.
Start / Finish Staff: (Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 May / Fri 2 & Sat 3 June )
These volunteers will assist with Start and Finish Line Control, Athletes Areas, Medal Handout and general admin and duties around the Race Village.
5. Trail/Route Marshalls
(Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 May / Sat 3 June)
We require Trail Marshals at strategic points on the Route over the Race Weekend. These marshals must work in teams, be familiar with the trails and route access points, and be able to hike / run / ride to their allocated points. All Trail / Route Marshals will be issued with radios for comms or will have cell phone signal at their point.
These Marshals can be a part of the Aid Stations and managed by the Aid Station Captains or part of Start / Finish and managed by the Route Captains and are required to:
- Direct the athletes, ensure they are safe in the City section and direct them in and out of the aid stations.
- Have route knowledge and know the route in and out from their particular position.
- Manage a Timing Point on the route.
6. Aid Station and Timing Point Volunteers
(Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 May / Sat 3 June)
Add Aid Stations (AS) and Timing Points (TP) here in order of Date and Time (Need Timing, Cut-offs and Dates Info).
TIMING POINTS (TP): TBC
AID STATIONS (AS): TBC
From the runner’s point of view, these aid stations exist so that runners have a place to get food, water, nutrition and energy to continue running and finish the race. From the race organisation’s point of view, it gives us a place to check on the runners to ensure they are doing ok and can continue running. Aid stations are also a place from where we track runners’ progress, record their numbers etc. Simply put, the primary reason we have aid stations is for the runners’ safety and to help them accomplish their goal of finishing the race.
The Aid Stations are usually allocated to specific Communities or Groups which are critically important to the athletes success on the day.
Some Aid Stations will also be specific “Drop Bag” points for the athletes the 100 Miler Run. Please make sure you sign up for the correct day and Aid Station or Timing Point.
Aid Station Staff Requirements: (To be calculated)
Add Aid Stations Staff Requirement Numbers here per Aid Station
We will host compulsory Volunteer Briefings – dates and times to be confirmed closer to Race Week. Please study this website to learn as much as possible about the race – this will help you, and make you a resource for other volunteers and most importantly for the runners and the cyclists.