Volunteers

The Volunteer Guide for 2022 is posted.
We could not have a race without the help of our amazing volunteers! Jobs to sign up for include aid stations, finish line, first aid (usually along with aid station assistance), package pickup, and sweeping the course.  Also, before the race, some jobs include flagging, supply drops and water drops to the remote hike in aid stations as well as trail maintenance.  Work on race weekend is typically done in shifts. If volunteering, you will receive a final email with details about locations and times. Go to the sign-up form linked below, on Ultra Signup, or just send us an email with the days you can be here and what you would like to do, and we will plug you in!

Volunteer Jobs

Shawatum Aid Station (check out outhouse post it notes!)

Aid Stations

Set up and manage aid stations.
Take dropped racers back to the finish.
Monitor racers and track their time.
Some remote, some easy access.
Get creative with a theme!
  Karen and Linda work some magic at the BBQ

Finish Line

Timing.
Racer care.
Shuttle rides.
Gopher.
Drop Bags
  Cascade Aid Station

Medical/First Aid

Provide first aid at aid stations.
Finish line first aid help.
Must be trained.

Package Pickup in Tamarack Room, Manning Park Resort

Package Pickup

Hand out race packages.
Keep detailed records.

  Many scenic locations available.

Flagging

Trails: Cathedral, Trapper Lake, Bonnevier, Heather, Cayuse, Grainger Creek, Skagit River, Skyline and Lightning Lake.

  Heather Trail from Blackwall Peak

Sweeps

Follow racers or remove flagging or both.
It's a great way to see the course! (Heather Trail shown above).

 

Jobs and Times for Standard Route (Keremeos to Manning)

Aid Stations

Aid Station Start End Notes
Cathedral Thurs 10 am Fri 3 pm Ride up private road arranged in advance. FULL
Ashnola River (Wall Creek Bridge) Fri 11 am Fri 5 pm Drive 50 km from Hwy 3 turnoff on Ashnola River road, near Keremeos. Partially unpaved.
Trapper Fri 11 am Fri 6:30 pm 4-wheel drive is best, or vehicle with high clearance.
Calcite Fri 1 pm Fri midnight 4-wheel drive is best, or vehicle with high clearance.
Pasayten River Fri 3 pm Sat 1 am Access from Hwy 3.
Bonnevier Fri 2 pm Sat 1:30 am Access from Hwy 3.
Heather Fri 2 pm Sat 8:30 am Remote. Hike in 8 km from Blackwall Peak.
Blackwall Peak (Relay) Fri 9 pm Sat 1:30 am Drive up to Blackwall Peak across from resort.
Nicomen Lake Fri 2 pm Sat 12 noon Remote. Hike in. 22 km from Blackwall Peak.
Cayuse Flats Fri 11 pm Sat 2:30 pm Access from Hwy 3. Shifts.
Cascade Fri midnight Sat 4:30 pm Access from Hwy 3. Shifts.
Sumallo Grove Fri 6 pm Sat 5:30 pm Access from Hwy 3. Shifts.
Shawatum Fri 6 pm Sat 8 pm Access from Silver Skagit Road (Hope). Shifts.
Skyline Fri 8 pm Sun 1 am Access from Silver Skagit Road (Hope). Shifts.
Camp  Mowich Fri 1 pm Sun 5 am Remote. Hike in from Strawberry Flats. 13 km. Shifts.
Sky Junction Sat 5 am Sun 7 am Remote. Hike in. 5 km. Shifts.
Take Down Remote Sat noon Sun or Mon noon Heather, Camp Mowich, Sky Junction

Sweeps for Original (Standard) Route

Leg Start Distance Notes
Cathedral 10:00 am Fri  29 km Start line to Ashnola Aid Station. 
 Trapper 16:30 pm Fri  35 km Ashnola to Bonnevier. 
 Bonnevier 1:30 am Sat  19 km + 6 km Bonnevier to Heather plus exit to parking lot at Blackwall Peak.
 Heather 7:00 am Sat  46 km Blackwall Peak to Cascade. 
 Cascade 16:00 pm Sat  36 km Cascade to Skyline
 Skyline  00:30 am Sun  33 km Skyline to finish

Jobs and Times for Paradise Valley Route

Aid Stations (updated)

Aid Station Start End Notes
Heather Fri 11 am Fri 3 pm Remote. Hike in 8 km. 
Blackwall Peak Fri 12 noon Fri 2 pm Drive up to Blackwall Peak across from resort.
  Sat 2 am Sun 3 am Drive up to Blackwall Peak across from resort. Shifts.
Nicomen Lake Fri 1 pm Sat 8 pm Remote. Hike in. 22 km from Blackwall Peak. Shifts.
Cayuse Flats Fri 3 pm Fri 10:30 pm Access from Hwy 3.
  Sat 9:30 am Sat 12 noon Access from Hwy 3.
Cascade Fri 3:30 pm Fri midnight Access from Hwy 3. Shifts.
  Sat 7 am Sat 8:30 am Access from Hwy 3.
Whitecloud Fri 6 pm Sat 7 am Access from Hope, Hwy 5, Tulameen FSR. SUV or 4-wheel
Tulameen Camp Fri 7 pm  Sat 2 pm BCHBC Ride horse up from Cascade.
Dick's Cabin Fri 9 pm Sat  5 pm Access from Hwy 3 near Princeton. 4-wheel drive. 
Frosty Mountain Sat 4 am Sun 5:30 am Resort road toward Lightning Lake. Easy access. 
Tom's Bench Sat 7 am Sun 6 am Hike in access from Lightning Lake. Short hike. Shifts.
Strawberry Flats Sat 7 am Sun 6 am Warming hut at Strawberry Flats parking lot. Shifts.
Marshall Spruce Bay Beach Sat 7 am Sun 5:30 am Access from Spruce Bay Beach parking lot.
Take Down Remote Sat noon Sun or Mon noon Heather Aid, Nicomen Lake Aid

Sweeps for Paradise Valley Route

Leg Start Distance Notes
Bonnevier Fri 10 am 25 km Follow racers to Blackwall Peak. Remove flagging ONLY on Bonnevier. 
Heather Aid to Cayuse Fri noon 41 km Hike 8 km to Heather Aid Stn on Bonnevier and wait for last racer. Follow last racer 33 km to Cayuse. Do NOT remove flagging.
Cascade to Whitecloud Midnight Friday 23 km Follow last 120 mile racers to Whitecloud Aid Station. Get a ride back with the aid station crew. 
Cascade to Dick's Cabin Sat 9 am 33 km Ride on 50 mile bus to Cascade. Follow 50 milers. Remove flagging. Last racer through this cabin around 5:15 pm. Come out with the aid station. 
Dick's Cabin to Blackwall Sat 5:30 pm 30 km Leave vehicle on Blackwall at lower parking. Get ride to the cabin in a Jeep. Follow racers down Nicomen Lake Trail and continue along Heather to Blackwall Peak Aid Stn. Remove flagging.
Blackwall Road Sun 6 or 7 am 14.5 km Remove flagging along Dry Ridge and down road. 
Frosty Mountain Sun 6 or 7 am 24 km Remove flagging over the mountain to Tom's Bench at Lightning Lake. 
Lightning Lake Tom's Bench to Skyline Sun 9:30 am 21 km Start removing flagging just over Rainbow Bridge (to the right). Continue to remove on South Gibson to Strawberry Flats and Skyline to the finish. 

Package Pickup

Location Day Times Notes
Manning Park Resort Thursday 9 am -3 pm Tamarack Room
Manning Park Resort Friday 2-7 pm Tamarack Room

Finish Line (Lightning Lake)

Tasks Start End Notes
Friday and Sunday 10 am 1 pm Plan and coordinate finish line setup and take down.
Friday 10 am noon Tent setup
Saturday 10 am 10 pm Timing, racer care, gopher, shuttle driver.
Saturday overnight 10 pm 6 am Timing, racer care, gopher, drop bags
Sunday morning 6 am 11 am Timing, racer care, gopher, drop bags
 Sunday 11 am  1 pm Clean up and take down

Volunteer Sign-Up

Please register on Ultra Signup or send us an email.

Volunteer Guide and Driving Instructions

See the Volunteer Guide 

Perks

Free camping at Headwaters Corral (Manning Park Resort) or designated Eastgate Fire Hall field, and finish line food. Draws for prizing.

Radio Communication Essentials

Here are guidelines for using two-way radios.

"Absolutely everything about the race is wonderful. The volunteers are concerned about each of us and pamper us along the way. The supplies at all of the aid stations were over the top. The flagging was absolutely perfect!!! I never had a moment of confusion, which for me is saying much. The trails were absolutely stunning. Miles and miles of beautiful bouquets of flowers. I was in heaven and could not get the stupid smile off of my face. You and all of the volunteers love this place and it shows with all of the care that is given. This race is most certainly my all time favourite and I am looking forward to coming back next year with more friends to show off why I love this race so much."            - Previous racer