Course Monitor

You must be 18 or older to volunteer for this task.

April 17, 2021

April 18, 2021

April 24, 2021


Are you the type of person who enjoys spending time in solitude out of doors and away from cell phone range? Then this is the opportunity for you! Big Sur Land Trust is seeking volunteers to help monitor two special in-person, socially-distant trail courses in Carmel. These courses will be open on April 17, 18, and 24 from 8am to 4pm for registered participants to run during their chosen time slot. Course monitors are stationed out on the land within the 7am to 5pm timeframe for multi-day, whole-day, or half-day time commitments. Course monitors are responsible for radio communications along the lengths of the courses and helping keep runners on the correct path during their race. This is a special opportunity to immerse yourself in natural areas usually closed to the public while helping make these incredible race courses a success!

Qualified volunteers are comfortable spending extended time in backcountry wilderness areas and are able to easily hike 4+ miles on hilly terrain if needed. First aid/CPR or WFR certification and/or AED training is a plus. Volunteers are encouraged to consider volunteering for multiple event days. Volunteers will be gifted a free basic Race for Open Space entry for one shift and a free Adventure Course entry for two or more shifts. Basic snacks, water, and coffee will also be offered prior to leaving and returning from shifts. Volunteers will be required to prepare all other supplies and equipment they may wish to have in the field (e.g., packed lunch, water, hat, hiking shoes, camping/backpacking chair if desired...)


Palo Corona Regional Park, San Jose Creek Trail, Santa Lucia Preserve, Mitteldorf Preserve

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