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

Below is a general idea of some of the roles needed to make the weekend a success.  More details are found on the volunteers page in Ultra Signup.

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

Aid Stations

Set up and run aid stations.  Cook food, feed and care for racers, record timing of racers in and out of the aid station, take dropped racers back to the finis line.  Some aid stations are easy road access, and some are remote or hike-in only.  Feel free to dress up, decorate, and make your aid station a party!
  Karen and Linda work some magic at the BBQ

Finish Line

Volunteers needed for timing, racer care, shuttle rides, general hosting, as well as cooking finish line food.
  Cascade Aid Station

Medical/First Aid

Provide first aid at aid stations and finish line.
Must hold valid certification.

Package Pickup in Tamarack Room, Manning Park Resort

Package Pickup

Hand out race packages and bibs, check emergency contacts and help collect and organize drop bags.

  Many scenic locations available.


Help mark the course in the 1-2 weeks before the race.
  Heather Trail from Blackwall Peak


Follow last racers and remove flagging as you go.  Ensure racers at the back of the pack are ok, and offer assistance as needed.


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

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


Please register on Ultra Signup or send us an email.

Volunteer Guide

Check out our Volunteer Guide for more information. 


Volunteer Accommodations

Free camping for volunteers is available at Headwaters Corral (Manning Park Resort).

"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