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Volunteer

Thanks for your interest in volunteering! Give back to the community by supporting recreational events, get involved and meet friends, or support a friend who is racing. Volunteers receive a free race shirt, donuts and cider, and $15 off their next race with Michigan Adventure Racing.  Email us if you have questions.

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The standard shift is from 7:00-10:30 am. Occasionally we need volunteers to help with early check in on Friday at Gazelle Sports Grand Rapids from 4:00-7:00 pm.

Schedule of Events
7:15 am      arrive at Robinette’s (check-in and parking volunteers should arrive at 6:45)
7:15-7:45    turn in waivers, get shirt, gather to confirm instructions/locations
8:00-8:30    course monitors head out to trails
8:00            aid station volunteers set up stations
7:30-8:30    same day check-in begins
8:45            announcements
9:00            race starts (waves at 9:02 and 9:04)
9:22            first finishers arrive
9:30-10:30  clean up course (depending on your location)
10:15          awards ceremony, raffle
11:00          wrap up

Here are the primary roles for volunteers. You will have a chance to pick your preferred roles when you register.

1. Course monitors/marshals. Help runners stay on course if confused and call in injuries (bring mobile phone if you have one). Bring and ring a noisemaker, musical instrument or cowbell if you’d like.

2. Aid station volunteers. Mix Gatorade if not already done, pre-fill as many cups as possible, call out if you have water or Gatorade, hand to runners as they go by, pick up cups during and after race. Check fluid levels and arrange for floater volunteer to get more in advance if necessary.

3. Check-in volunteers and parking attendants. Handing out bibs and shirts. Please arrive at 7:00 for check-in.

4. Cider and donut prep and serving. 

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