Course marshals stand at trail junctions, cheer for racers and guide them along the course, and keep non-racers off the course. There are typically 2 volunteers per junction, with the exception of Junction 4 which is a water stop and typically has 4-6 volunteers. Course marshals must arrive at their assigned junction at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the race. If volunteers choose to skate, they need to take an alternate route (mountain view, larch, lodgepole). Once the final racers and ski patroller pass the junction, volunteers are free to ski back to the lodge.
This is an outdoor position; volunteers need to come prepared for cold/wet conditions. We recommend bringing warm boots to change into or a foam pad to stand on, as well as a warm jacket and snacks.
Check-in time at Selkirk Lodge: 8:30am
Pre-race meeting with Race Director: 8:45am
Deadline to be at assigned junction: 9:40am
Race Start: 10am
Contact Susie Holznagel with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org / 509-220-5404
All volunteers receive a special thank-you gift, enjoy tasty soup and baked goods donated by our race sponsors, and are entered into a prize raffle after the race!