Thank you for wanting to be a part of helping runners during this race. You can sign up for volunteer spot(s) on Ultrasignup by clicking the green Volunteer button next to the Register button. If want to help in a way that doesn’t fit exactly with the posted volunteer shifts, just contact us and we can work something out.
Volunteering for a 200-mile can be as exhausting as it is rewarding. You will absolutely make a difference in whether people finish this race or not. There are three types of work you can sign up for:
Aid Stations: Each has a captain who is responsible for the overall operation of that aid station and is physically at the aid station for the duration. The other volunteers are there for shifts that range in time from x hours to x hours. You can sign up for more than one shift if you like. If you do want to work multiple shifts or different aid stations, please factor in time to sleep outside of your shift. Aid station volunteers are assisting runners as they come through. This involves:
Start/Finish/Race Headquarters (Greenwaters Park, Oakridge): Thursday involves set up, bib pickup, selling and handing out merchandise, and parking. Friday morning has parking and tracking device distribution tasks. There are shifts to monitor runners and coordinate with HAM radio operators throughout the race.
Sweepers: There are many sweeper shifts. You’ll run/walk behind the last racer, and depending on what section you are sweeping, retrieve course markings as you go. Previous sweeping experience for Go Beyond Racing is preferred.
In addition to all the feels from helping people do something they didn’t think they could, by volunteering at the Oregon 200 you’ll get: