Have a blast with other fun volunteers and racers while giving back to the community and/or supporting a friend who is racing. Volunteers receive a free race shirt, pint or buff; donuts and cider; and $10 per hour in credits for a future race with Michigan Adventure Racing, good for you or your family member until the end of the following year.
Sign up on the Register page above. Check the Volunteer box, scroll down to the bottom to click register, and then you can select your preferred role(s) and times.
Following are the primary roles for volunteers. You may have one or two roles depending on the shift time (e.g., check-in volunteers often shift to donut & cider serving, parking attendants shift to traffic control or course monitors, etc.). You will have a chance to pick your preferred roles and who you want to be paired with when you register.
Volunteer Arrival Times
Early set-up volunteers: 6:15-6:30 am
Check-in, parking volunteers: 7:15 am
Aid station and course monitor volunteers: 8:30 am
Course sweeping volunteers: 8:45 am
Check-in volunteers, parking attendants, traffic control. Welcome racers cheerfully, hand out race numbers, shirts and merchandise, monitor parking.
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.
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.
Cider and donut prep and serving. Following check-in or parking role.
Course sweepers. Make sure all racers are accounted for. Pick up course signage and trash. Could follow an earlier role but doesn’t have to.