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Pikes Peak Ascent

Sat September 21, 2024 Manitou Springs, CO 80829 US Directions

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Start Line

Info & Direction Guides

September 21, 2024

Details

Volunteers will be stationed at various points around Memorial Park and will provide information and directions to runners, volunteers, and spectators arriving at the race. These volunteers are key in keeping pedestrian traffic flowing.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Announcer's Assistants

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

September 21, 2024

Details

The announcer's assistants will spot runners' bib numbers, access runners' information and relay information to the announcer. Volunteers must be able to work at altitude, be prepared for extreme conditions and must work the entire shift.

Location

Finish Line at the Summit of Pikes Peak.

Start Line Assistants

September 21, 2024

Details

As the runners are anxiously awaiting for the start of the race, start line assistants will help direct and organize the runners into waves. Volunteers will also assist the wave sign holders by ensuring the waves of runners move forward towards the start line as the start of the race progresses.

Volunteers will also assist in the set up/take down of the start line barricades and the posting of sponsor banners.

Location

Start Line on Manitou Ave. near Memorial Park

Start Line Wave Sign Holders

September 21, 2024

Details

As a member of the start line team, volunteers will hold signs for wave starts along the starting line. Volunteers will also assist the start line assistants by ensuring the waves of runners move forward towards the start line as the start of the race progresses.

Location

Race start line - Manitou Ave outside Memorial Park

Start Line Water

September 21, 2024

Details

Runners need to be well hydrated throughout the race. Volunteers are needed to set-up and prepare for water and Skratch distribution.They will fill cups and/or fill water bottles for the runners before the start of the race. After cheering on the runners, volunteers will be responsible for cleanup of the area.

Location

Start line near Memorial Park

Sweat Check

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

September 21, 2024

Details

As a courtesy to race participants, the event offers gear check service to all registered athletes. Responsibilities of these volunteers include collecting runners' gear bags, ensuring bags are labeled with runners' bib numbers and securely closed. Bags will then be loaded into vehicles for transport to the summit.

Once the bags are on the summit, volunteers will organize and distribute them as runners complete the race. Volunteers may also be asked to assist in other areas.

Since sweat check at the finish line is located at 14,115 feet elevation, volunteers should be acclimated to the altitude as well as be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions. Light lifting may be required and the work area may be rocky and uneven. Volunteers must commit to their entire shift. Transportation to the summit is provided (personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the summit).

Location

1st shift - Start Line - Near Memorial Park moving to Pikes Peak summit
2nd shift - Pikes Peak summit

Finish Line/Summit

Finish Line/Medal Distribution

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

Volunteers will enthusiastically greet runners and observe them as they cross the finish line, providing assistance to sit down or to walk to the medical area, if needed. Volunteers will also present the runners with their finisher medals. Set up and take down/cleanup of the area are also included in their responsibilities.

The position may require light lifting and volunteers may be working on rocky and uneven ground. Volunteers may also be asked to assist in other areas. Since the finish line is located at 14,115 feet elevation, volunteers should be acclimated to the altitude as well as be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions. Volunteers must commit to their entire shift.

Transportation to the summit is provided (personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the summit).

Location

Pikes Peak Summit

Summit Parking Attendants High Priority

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

September 21, 2024

Details

Summit parking attendants will direct race spectators with Ascent specific parking passes to the designated Ascent spectator parking area. They will also direct public visitors with their 2-hour reservation passes to their specific parking area. Transportation to the summit is provided (personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the summit).

Since the summit is located at 14,115 feet elevation, volunteers should be acclimated to the altitude as well as be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions.

Location

Pikes Peak summit

Summit Info & Direction Guides High Priority

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

September 21, 2024

Details

The responsibilities of the summit guides include directing spectators, tourists, and the general public to specific areas to cheer on the runners. Guides will have a front row seat to watching runners finish and will also provide information and direct runners from the finish line area to the vans which will shuttle the runners down to the Glen Cove aid station. Transportation to the summit is provided (personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the summit).

Since the summit is located at 14,115 feet elevation, volunteers should be acclimated to the altitude as well as be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions.

Location

Pikes Peak summit

Expo/Post Race Activities

Expo Vendor & Sponsor Support High Priority

September 19, 2024

September 21, 2024

Details

The Expo festivities include the presence of vendors and sponsors who contribute to a celebratory atmosphere before and after the race. Vendor and sponsor support volunteers will monitor parking spots reserved for unloading/loading before and after the Expo. They will also assist vendors and sponsors in unloading and moving supplies to their assigned booth location.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Expo Info & Direction Guides

September 21, 2024

Details

Upon arrival at Memorial Park after completion of their race, runners will be anxious to pick up their finisher item and enjoy food and drink at the Expo. After greeting and congratulating the runners, volunteers will direct runners to the Expo area as well as provide general information and answer questions.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Finisher Shirt Distribution

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

The responsibilities of these volunteers include organizing and distributing finisher apparel to runners who have completed their race.

Location

PPA/PPM Expo, Memorial Park

Runners' Food & Refreshments

September 21, 2024

Details

Runners need to rehydrate and re-energize after their race. Volunteers will set up the prep and service area, provide hydration and nutrition and serve food to the runners upon their return to Memorial Park. The area will also need to be taken down/cleaned up after the event.

Location

PPA/PPM Expo, Memorial Park

Beer Garden

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

Runners will be looking forward to celebrating their accomplishment with a cold beer. Beer Garden volunteers will be responsible for checking runners' wristbands, checking ID's and assist in distributing beer. Volunteers will also be responsible for take down and clean up of the area.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Radio Status Keeper High Priority

September 21, 2024

Details

Radio Status Keeper will manage the incoming radio calls from aid stations to report on-course runner status. Volunteers in this position must be able to communicate on a radio (training to be provided) and keep documentation of information coming in on a computer spreadsheet.

Documentation will include capturing bib numbers of runners who have turned around willingly, due to not making the cutoff time, or for medical issues.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Aid and Water Stations

Incline/Top of the Ws Aid/Water Station

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

This aid station is located approximately 1.9 trail miles up from the Barr Trail trailhead. All volunteers must be physically capable of hiking up Barr Trail (not the Incline) with a portion of Skratch and associated supplies as well as carrying appropriate personal clothing. Here, they will provide hydration and encouragement to the runners. At the end of the day, trash must be carried back down the mountain.

Location

Top of the W's - Pikes Peak

No Name Aid/Water Station

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

Volunteers will be transported to and from the aid station where they will provide hydration and nutrition, as well as cheerful support for the runners. This aid station is located approximately 5 miles up Barr Trail. Volunteers need to commit to the entire shift.

Location

No Name - Pikes Peak

Barr Camp Aid/Water Station

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

September 20, 2024

Details

This aid station is a 6.5 mile hike up Barr Trail from the trailhead. Volunteers must be able to work at high altitude, hike in and out of the aid station as well as be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions. Tasks will include supplying hydration and nutrition for runners as well as showing cheerful support.

Due to time required to set up and clean up the aid station, volunteers must be fully committed from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening.

Interested? You must contact teresaruns@hotmail.com for more information.

Location

Barr Camp - Pikes Peak

A-Frame Aid/Water Station

You must be 21 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 20, 2024

Details

This aid station is located at 12,000 feet and three miles from the summit of Pikes Peak. Volunteers must be able to work at high altitude, hike in and out of the aid station, as well as be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions. Tasks will include supplying hydration and nutrition for runners and showing cheerful support.

Due to time required to set-up and clean up the aid station, volunteers must be fully committed from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening.

Interested? You must contact brian.colopy@live.com for more information.

Location

A Frame - Pikes Peak

Cirque Aid/Water Station

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

Volunteers are needed to provide runners with water, Skratch, snack items and show cheerful support to the runners.

This aid station is located approximately 1.3 trail miles down from the Summit, at an elevation of 13,200 feet. All volunteers must be physically capable of hiking down the trail with a portion of food and associated supplies as well as carrying appropriate personal clothing and supplies.Volunteers must also be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions.

At the end of the day, trash must be carried back to the Summit. Assistance with hose removal may be requested.

Transportation to the summit is provided (personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the summit). Volunteers need to commit to their entire shift.

Location

Cirque - Pikes Peak

Summit Aid/Water Station

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

Runners need to quickly rehydrate and re-energize after their challenging race. Volunteers will set up the aid station and provide hydration, nutrition and congratulatory acknowledgement to runners upon completion of their race.

Since this aid station is located at 14,115 feet elevation, volunteers should be acclimated to the altitude as well as be prepared for possible extreme and changing weather conditions.

Transportation to the summit is provided (personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the summit). Volunteers need to commit to their entire shift.

Location

Summit - Pikes Peak

Glen Cove Aid/Water Station

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

Glen Cove aid station volunteers will be transported half-way up Pikes Peak to their task location. Here they will set up the aid station area and provide hydration and nutrition to the runners as they wait to be bussed back to Memorial Park for the post-race celebration.

Volunteers must commit to the entire shift.

Location

Glen Cove - Pikes Peak

Merchandise

Merchandise Set-Up

September 19, 2024

Details

Be the first to get a glimpse of the Ascent/Marathon athletic apparel, gear, and memorabilia. Volunteers will set up and stock the merchandise displays before merchandise sales begin.

Location

PPA/PPM Expo tent, Memorial Park

Merchandise Sales

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

September 19, 2024

September 20, 2024

September 21, 2024

Details

If you possess a cheerful and helpful personality, consider volunteering for merchandise sales. Volunteers will assist customers, re-stock merchandise, and/or staff registers.

Location

PPA/PPM Expo Tent, Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

On Course Assistance

Sherpas

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

September 21, 2024

Details

Sherpas will carry equipment to points on the trail starting from the Summit and working down the trail. Volunteers must be in good shape, be able to carry 30 lbs. of equipment and must be prepared for extreme conditions. Transportation to the summit is provided (personal vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the summit).

Location

Pikes Peak Summit

Parking and Transportation

Volunteer Parking

You must be 16 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 21, 2024

Details

Parking attendants greet volunteers as they get ready for an exciting day. Parking attendants will direct volunteers to reserved parking sections in the Briarhurst Manor Restaurant parking lot. With parking guidance/instructions, attendants will ensure parking spaces for the maximum number of volunteers.

Location

Briarhurst Manor Restaurant parking lot

Transportation - NON-DRIVERS

September 21, 2024

Details

These volunteers will assist with the transportation of volunteers, runners and supplies up/down the mountain.

For additional information, contact Brett Iverson at brett.iverson@coloradosprings.gov

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Race Operations

The Whole Operations Bundle

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

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

If you are interested in and have the time commitment to volunteer for most or all of the Ascent and Marathon pre-race day, race day and post-race day tasks (see Race Operations under the Ascent and Marathon races for additional tasks), you can volunteer here for the Whole Operations Bundle.

The Race Operations Lead will contact volunteers with schedule details and offer flexible work shifts.

For additional information, contact the Race Operations Director at race.operations.bp@outlook.com.

Location

Various

Race Day Operations - Base

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

September 21, 2024

Details

A variety of tasks will keep volunteers busy throughout race day.

Tasks include but are not limited to:
- Set up of the start line
- Support Expo activities
- Move barricades and signage as needed
- Set up post-race celebration and awards ceremony
- Clean up Memorial Park Expo area

For additional information, contact the Race Operations Lead at race.operations.bp@outlook.com.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Race Day Operations - Summit

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

September 21, 2024

Details

Volunteers will be working all day at high altitude and therefore, must be in good physical condition.

Tasks include, but not limited to:
- Set up aid/water station
- Via trucks, transport and unload supplies
- Assist in set up of medical and timing areas
- Assist runners as needed
- Load/Clean up equipment and supplies as required

Location

Summit of Pikes Peak

Runners' Bibs

Bib Labeling High Priority

You must be 14 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 18, 2024

This volunteer task is full.

Details

This position requires attention to detail. Volunteers will be affixing participant data labels and timing chips on race bibs. Additional volunteers will be needed to unwrap runners' medals. Snacks will be available.

Location

Pikes Peak Marathon Office, 441 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs

Packet Pick-Up

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

September 19, 2024

September 20, 2024

September 21, 2024

Details

After setting up the packet pick-up area, volunteers will distribute runners' race bibs and sweat/gear check bags. At the end of the day, the bibs are securely stored and the area is cleaned up.

Additionally, volunteers may be needed to place directional signs, assist runners in looking up their bib numbers, answer runners' questions, etc.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Timing

Timing - Start Line

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

September 21, 2024

Details

Set up the timing equipment and start clock at the PPA Start Line.

A 30-45 training session a week before the race will be required by volunteers who have not done this before.

Location

Start Line - Near Memorial Park

Timing - W's High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Setup the split timing gear at the spot known as the "Top of the W's," approximately 3 miles from the start. This will involve picking up the gear from city hall at 5:45am, walking from the start to the timing location with a 15lb backpack of timing gear, setting it up, and then taking it back down again. You will be at the location from from 6:30am until 8:30am. When the shift is done the gear will be brought down and stored in City Hall.

A 30-45 minute training session a week before the race is highly recommended for folks who have not done this before.

Timing - No Name

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Setup and monitor the timing equiment at the NoName Aid Station.

This is done in conjunction with the NoName Creek Aid Station. The volunteer will be responsible for setting up the timing gear, ensuring that it is turned on and and then taking it back down again.


A 30-45 minute training session a week before the race is highly recommended for folks who have not done this before.

Timing - One To Go High Priority

You must be 18-70 years old to volunteer for this task.

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Setup the split timing gear at the "One Mile to Go" sign, approximately 1 mile from the summit. This will involve walking downhill from the summit to the timing location with a 20lb backpack of timing gear, setting it up, and then taking it back up again.

A 30-45 minute training session a week before the race is highly recommended for folks who have not done this before.

Location

Pikes Peak Summit, down 1 mile

Timing - A-Frame High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Setup the split timing gear at the "A-Frame Shelter" sign, approximately 3 miles from the summit. This will involve walking downhill from the summit to the timing location with a 20lb backpack of timing gear, setting it up, and then taking it back up again.

A 30-45 minute training session a week before the race is highly recommended for folks who have not done this before.

Other

Volunteer Check In

September 21, 2024

Details

Greet volunteers as they arrive to support our runners. Volunteers' names will be checked as well as to whether their liability waivers have been signed. Check in volunteers will also distribute volunteer shirts, provide wristbands, and direct volunteers to their task locations.

Location

Memorial Hall

Leads/Committee/Leadership

Minimum met.

Details

Leads, coordinators and staff who will be leading race activities during the Ascent are requested to register.

Supporting Organizations

4X4 Club

September 20, 2024

September 21, 2024

Details

Volunteers must be a member of the 4X4 Club to assist in transporting volunteers to their positions on the mountain. Contact Jim Jenista at jjenista@aol.com to volunteer.

Kids on Bikes

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

Volunteers must be a member of the Kids on Bikes organization to place mile markers on the race course. If interested, contact Emily Shields at 719-355-3573.

Location

Pikes Peak

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