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Get Involved

Volunteers Needed

Come on out and help, be part of the fun, and get a volunteer t-shirt! To volunteer, just review the list of volunteer positions, find a position of interest, then call the Volunteer Hotline at 385-1999 to sign-up. Thanks!

Volunteer Locations, Times, Instructions and Helpful Hints

Pole Pedal Paddle - Alpine Start Gate Keepers

Check in with: Barb Murray
Time: 7:30 am - 12:30pm
Place: ON SNOW Meet at the bottom of Pine Martin chair at Main lodge. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun; water, sunglasses, gloves, hat, snow boots, snack, sunscreen, energy, cell phone for communicating with other gate keepers and the Alpine start captain.
Instructions: The Alpine Start captain will give you instructions. You will be responsible for watching that competitors do not blatantly disregard the gates set up for the Alpine course. You will be given a paper and pencil to record names and numbers of those completely disregarding the course or endangering others. These names will be turned into the Alpine Start Captain as it can mean a disqualification.

 

Pole Pedal Paddle - Alpine/Nordic Exchange

Check in with: Robert Baker
Time: 7:00am - 12:20pm
Place: ON SNOW Meet at the bottom of Pine Martin Chair (to the right as you face the mountain), there will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for weather rain/snow/sun. Snow boots, hat, gloves, sun glasses/ goggles, sunscreen, water, snack, energy.
Instructions: You will be given specific instructions by the Alpine/Nordic Captain. You will help set up fencing for the shoots that the various divisions to ski/snowboard into. You will direct skiers/snowboarders into the appropriate area where their teammate will be waiting for the Nordic exchange. You may need to help fallen skiers/snowboarders in order to keep traffic flowing.

Pole Pedal Paddle -Nordic Course

Check in with: Todd Miller
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Place: ON SNOW The Nordic Course starts at the bottom of the Alpine course at the north- west end of the main parking lot. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for weather rain/snow/sun, all your equipment for Nordic skiing, as you will be on the course. Bring water, snack, sunscreen, cell phone, etc.
Instructions: You will be given specific instructions by the Nordic Course Captain. You will be working the course, helping fallen skiers, directing wayward skiers, and other duties to help along the course.

Pole Pedal Paddle - Nordic/Bike Exchange

Check in with: Gene Hyde
Time: 8:00am-1:00pm
Place: Meet at the main parking lot between the Main lodge and the Nordic center. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather; rain/snow/sun; hat, gloves, appropriate shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snack, energy, sense of humor
Instructions: You will be given instructions by the Nordic/Bike exchange Captain. You will be helping to set up the exchange area prior to the start of the race. You will help the Nordic skiers find their team member in the designated area for their specific division. You will also help keep the course clear of finisher's equipment as the competitors cannot leave their Nordic equipment in the path of other competitors.


Pole Pedal Paddle - Bike/Run Exchange

Check in with: Brad Stankey
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Place: Meet at the corner of Colorado St. and Columbia St. Colorado St. will be blocked off from Century Drive to Columbia St.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun; sunglasses, jacket, hat, water, snack, sunscreen, energy, sense of humor.
Instructions: Check in with your Bike/Run exchange captain, who will give you instructions. You may be helping with crowd control, helping and directing the cyclist to their teammate, putting bikes into bike racks, or possibly (not for the faint of heart) helping the cyclists as they come into the exchange on their bike.

 

Pole Pedal Paddle - Run Course

Check in with: John Carrol
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Place: Meet in the parking lot of Orcom. Turn off of Columbia St. right onto Disc Dr. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, snack, chair, (reading material?)
Instructions: You will be given directions by the Run Course Captain. You will be stationed at various intersections along the run course to help with traffic direction, and participant safety. You will also direct participants where to run if they are in doubt about the course.

 

Pole Pedal Paddle - Run/Canoe/Kayak Launch Exchange (Boat Put-in)

Check in with: Curt Bondurant
Time: Friday - 3:00pm - 8:00pm,
Saturday - 6:30am - 10:00pm OR 9:00am - 2:00pm
Place: Meet below the Mill Quarter Buildings, where Columbia St. and Shevlin Hixon Dr. intersect. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in. (you will see all of the canoes/kayaks)
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, a snack, and a sense of humor.
Instructions: 1) For the boat positioning you will help direct participants to place boats according to division, and help with traffic flow. 2) For crowd-control, you will help to keep spectators out of the boat exchange area so that competitors are not interfered with, and direct runners to help find their canoe/kayak teammate.

Pole Pedal Paddle - Canoe/ Sprint Exchange (Boat Take-out)

Check in with: Doug Korne
Time: 10:30AM - 2:30, 3:00PM
Place: Meet south of the Columbia Street Bridge, on the west side of the river. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, a snack, and a sense of humor.

Pole Pedal Paddle -Finish/Sprint Course

Check in with: Bill Hosier
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Place: Les Schwab Amphitheater, near the finish line banner. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, and a snack.
Instructions: The Finish/Sprint captain will give you instructions. Volunteers along the sprint course will help keep the course clear for the competitors and direct spectators when it is safe to cross the course.

Pole Pedal Paddle - Timing/Finish

Check in with: Doug Cleavenger
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Place: Les Schwab Amphitheater, There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, and a snack.
Instructions: The Timing/finish Captain will give you instructions. Volunteers will help in several capacities, including pulling race tag numbers from competitors, helping to run information to the scoreboard keepers, help with hand timing, and help to keep competitors in order of finish.

Pole Pedal Paddle - Traffic/Parking

Check in with: Chris Powell
Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Place: Meet at the DMV parking lot. There will be a sign for volunteer check-in.
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, and snack. (Depending on where you are placed along the course, you may want to have a chair and possible reading material)
Instructions: The Traffic/Parking captain will give you specific instructions and place you along the course. Volunteers will help to keep competitors safe from traffic and help to direct drivers to streets which are not blocked off. The captain will provide maps for the volunteers to show drivers or hand them out. (You get to watch all of the competitors come down the course)

Pole Pedal Paddle - Awards/Mugs

Check in with:
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Les Schwab Amphitheater, near the stage
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, and a snack.
Instructions: Volunteers will be responsible for confirming the winning teams and handing out award mugs to the top 3 finishers in each division.


NOTE: WATER/FOOD STATIONS HAVE DIFFERENT TIMES FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ARRIVE. PLEASE BE SURE OF THE TIME FOR YOUR LOCATION.

 

Pole Pedal Paddle - Water/Aid Stations

Check in with: Each station will need to be set up by the volunteers. Instructions and supplies will be at each location. See Run course Map for specific location of stations.
Time: Nordic/Bike exchange: 8:00am-1:00pm
Bike/Run exchange: 9:00am- 2:00pm
Sunrise Village entrance: 9:00am-2:30pm
Braeburn Turnaround: 9:30am-2:30pm
Healy Bridge: 10:00am-2:30pm
Run/Canoe exchange: 10:00am-3:30pm
Canoe Takeout: 10:00am-3:30pm
Place: See locations listed above
What to bring: Appropriate clothing for the weather, rain/snow/sun, sunglasses, hat, water, sunscreen, and a snack.
Instructions: All supplies and instructions will be placed at the Water/Aid stations. Volunteers will be responsible for filling cups of water and sports drinks for competitors and handing them out. Note: In addition to volunteers, Aid Stations will have Ski Patrol personnel to handle any emergencies.

 

Pole Pedal Paddle - Registration (Packet Pick-Up)

Check in with:
Time: Friday, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Friday, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Place: "The White House" next to the rail road cars on Shevlin Hixon Road, next to the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
What to bring: Water, a snack, comfortable shoes, energy, smiles Instructions: The Registration Captain will give you instructions. Volunteers will be responsible for handing out team packets to identified team captains.

 

Pole Pedal Paddle - Assemble Competitor Packets

Check in with: Tell the person at the front desk you are volunteering for packet assembly.
Time: Monday, May 12th: 9:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, May 13th: 9:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday, May 14th: 9:00am-12:00pm
Place: The Mt. Bachelor Sports Education Foundation (MBSEF) office @ 563 SW 13th Street, Suite 201
What to bring: Water, snacks
Instructions: You will be given instructions on the procedure to compile and package the race information needed for the individual/team in each racing division.



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