VolunteersThe Volunteer Guide for 2020 will be posted here.
We welcome help with aid stations, finish line, first aid, package pickup, photography, and sweeping. Work is done in shifts. If volunteering, you receive a final spreadsheet with details about locations and times. Complete the sign-up form linked below, or just send us an email with the days you can be here and what you would like to do.
Aid StationsSet 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!
Medical/First AidProvide first aid at aid stations.
Finish line first aid help.
Must be trained.
Hand out race packages.
PhotographersTrails: Cathedral, Bonnevier, Heather, Cayuse, Skyline and Lightning Lake.
SweepsFollow racers or remove flagging or both.
It's a good way to see the course (Heather Trail shown above).
Volunteer GuideThe detailed Volunteer Guide for 2020 will be linked here.
Jobs and Times for Standard Route (Keremeos to Manning)
|Cathedral||Thurs 10 am||Fri 3 pm||Ride up private road arranged in advance. FULL|
|Ashnola River||Fri 11 am||Fri 5 pm||Drive 50 km from Hwy 3 turnoff near Keremeos. Partially unpaved.|
|Trapper||Fri 11 am||Fri 6:30 pm||4-wheel drive best or vehicle with good clearance.|
|Calcite||Fri 1 pm||Fri midnight||4-wheel drive needed.|
|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.|
|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
|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. FULL|
|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)
|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
|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.|
|Manning Park Resort||Thursday||9 am -3 pm||Tamarack Room|
|Manning Park Resort||Friday||2-7 pm||Tamarack Room|
Finish Line (Lightning Lake)
|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, food preparation, gopher, shuttle driver.|
|Saturday overnight||10 pm||6 am||Timing, racer care, food preparation, gopher|
|Sunday morning||6 am||11 am||Timing, racer care, food preparation, gopher|
|11 am||1 pm||Clean up and take down|
Volunteer Sign-UpPlease complete this form or send us an email.
Volunteer Guide and Driving Instructions
See the Volunteer Guide (includes a map to find Windy Joe's Cabin).
PerksFree camping at Headwaters Corral or designated Eastgate Fire Hall field, unisex logoed t-shirt, and finish line food. Draws for prizing. Adoration from racers!
Radio Communication Essential QuickieHere 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.|