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Start Line/Finish Line

Info & Direction Guides

September 17, 2022

Details

Volunteers will be stationed at various points around Memorial Park and will provide information and directions to runners and volunteers 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 17, 2022

Details

The announcer's assistants will spot runners' bib numbers, access runner's 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 17, 2022

Details

Start line assistants will help direct and organize runners into waves.

Location

Start Line on Manitou Ave. nearr Memorial Park

Start Team Sign Holders

September 17, 2022

Details

As a member of the start team, volunteers will hold signs for wave starts at the starting line.

Location

Start Line - Near Memorial Park

Start Line Water

September 17, 2022

Details

Volunteers are needed to set-up and prepare tables for water and Gatorade 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 17, 2022

Details

As a courtesy to the participants, the event offers gear check service to all registered athletes. Responsibilities include collecting runners' gear bags at the start line and loading the bags for transport to the summit. Once the bags are on the summit, volunteers will organize and distribute them as runners complete the race. 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. Volunteers must commit to the entire shift.

Location

Start Line - Near Memorial Park moving to Pikes Peak Summit

Summit Finish Line

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

September 17, 2022

Details

Volunteers will enthusiastically greet runners, assist them from the finish line if necessary and present them with their finisher medals. 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 the entire shift.

Location

Pikes Peak Summit

Expo/Post Race Activities

Expo Vendor & Sponsor Support High Priority

September 15, 2022

September 17, 2022

Details

The Expo festivities including vendors and sponsors will to provide 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 to unload and move their supplies to their assigned booth location.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Race Finisher Guides

September 17, 2022

Details

Upon arrival at Memorial Park after their race, runners will be anxious to pick up their finisher item and enjoy food and drink at the Expo. Volunteers will assist with traffic control, when needed, to allow runner buses through the intersection to the drop off area. 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 17, 2022

Details

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

Location

PPA/PPM Expo tent, Memorial Park

Refreshments/Food Prep and Distribution

September 17, 2022

Details

Runners need to rehydrate and re-energize after their race. Volunteers will set up the prep and service area, provide hydration and nutrition (snacks) and serve food (pizza) 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 Tent, Memorial Park

Aid and Water Stations

Ruxton Aid/Water Station

September 17, 2022

Details

Located at the base of Pikes Peak on Ruxton Avenue, volunteers will provide hydration and enthusiastic support for the runners at they begin their ascent up the mountain.

Location

Ruxton - Pikes Peak

Incline Aid/Water Station

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

September 17, 2022

Details

This aid station is located approximately 1.5 trail miles up from the Barr Trail trailhead. All volunteers must be physically capable of hiking up Barr Trail with a portion of Gatorade 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 to the Ruxton aid/water station..

Location

Incline - Pikes Peak

No Name Aid/Water Station

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

September 17, 2022

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

Bob's Road Aid/Water Station

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

September 17, 2022

Details

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

Location

Bob's Road - Pikes Peak

Barr Camp Aid/Water Station

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

September 17, 2022

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. Tasks will include supplying hydration and nutrition for runners as well as show enthusiasm for the runners.

Interested? You must contact nealruns@outlook.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 17, 2022

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 show enthusiasm for the runners. Tasks will include supplying hydration and nutrition for runners.

Interested? You must contact keeprunning100@yahoo.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 17, 2022

Details

Volunteers are needed to provide runners with water, Gatorade and snack (food) items and to cheer on 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. At the end of the day, trash must be carried back to the Summit. Assistance with hose removal may be requested. Volunteers need to commit to the entire shift.

Location

Cirque - Pikes Peak

Summit Aid/Water Station

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

September 17, 2022

Details

Volunteer are needed to set up tables, supply hydration and nutrition for the runners. This aid station is at 14,115', so volunteers must be prepared for weather extremes. Volunteers need to commit to the entire shift.

Location

Summit - Pikes Peak

Glen Cove Aid/Water Station

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

September 17, 2022

Details

Glen Cove is located half way up the mountain. Volunteers will be transported to this aid/water station where they will set up tables and supplies to provide hydration and nutrition for runners. Volunteers need to commit to the entire shift.

Location

Glen Cove - Pikes Peak

Communications

Ham Operators

September 17, 2022

Details

As a ham operator volunteer, you must provide your own equipment and be knowledgable in its operation.

Location

Various locations on Pikes Peak

Merchandise

Merchandise Set-Up

September 15, 2022

Details

Volunteers will assist in loading and unloading merchandise racks,
displays and merchandise from the PPM office to Memorial Park. Their responsibilities also include setting up and stocking display areas.

Location

PPM Office, 441 Manitou Ave.
PPA/PPM Expo tent, Memorial Park

Merchandise Sales

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

September 15, 2022

September 16, 2022

September 17, 2022

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

Course Marshals

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

September 17, 2022

Details

Course marshals are positioned at various locations on the mountain from A-frame to the Summit to ensure runners remain on course. Volunteers must be prepared for extreme conditions.

Location

Summit of Pikes Peak

Sherpas

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

September 17, 2022

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 and be able to carry 30 lbs. of equipment and must be prepared for extreme conditions.

Location

Pikes Peak Summit

Parking and Transportation

Parking Attendants

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

September 17, 2022

Details

Parking volunteers will monitor parking access for volunteers at the Briarhurst Manor Restaurant parking lot and direct them to the reserved parking sections.

Location

Memorial Park Volunteer Check-in - Manitou Springs

Transportation - DRIVERS

You must be 25 or older to volunteer for this task.

September 17, 2022

Details

Drivers are responsible for transporting volunteers and supplies to and from various mountain locations. Volunteers must be comfortable with driving mountain roads.

For more signup information, contact Jeremy Jost at jostjc77@yahoo.com

Location

Pikes Peak

Transportation - NON-DRIVERS

September 17, 2022

Details

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

For more information to sign up, please contact Jeremy Jost at: jostjc77@yahoo.com.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Race Operations

The Whole Operations Bundle

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

At least 8 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 17, 2022

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 17, 2022

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' Packets

Bib Labeling High Priority

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

September 14, 2022

Details

This position requires attention to detail. Volunteers will be affixing participant data labels and timing chips on race bibs. 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 15, 2022

September 16, 2022

September 17, 2022

Details

Volunteers will set up packet pick-up area and distribute runners' race bibs and bags for sweat check. They are also responsible for ensuring bibs are stored and area is cleaned up at the end of the day.

Location

Memorial Park, Manitou Springs

Timing

Timing - Various Mountain Locations

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

September 17, 2022

Details

Volunteers setup the timing stations along the course,

1 Mile to go (1): This is an all day position: Setup the split timing gear at the "One Mile to Go" sign, approximately 1 miles from the summit. This will involve walking downhill from 14,115' to the timing location with a 20lb backpack of timing gear, setting it up, and then taking it back up again.

A-Frame (1): This is an all day position: Setup the split timing gear at the "A-Frame Shelter" sign, approximately 3 miles from the summit and a few switchbacks above the aid station. 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.

NoName (1): 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.

W's (1): 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 20lb backpack of timing gear, setting it up, and then taking it back down again. You will be onsite 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.

Location

Pikes Peak Mountain

Timing - Start

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

September 17, 2022

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

Summit Timing Lead - Ascent and Marathon

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

September 17, 2022

Details

This is a two-day position. Responsible for meeting the high altitude timing crew at Manitou Springs City Hall each morning, setting up the gear at the summit, and ensuring it is prepped for the next day (brought back down, recharged, etc.). A 45-60 minute training session a week before the race will be required for those volunteers who have not done before.

Location

606 Manitou Avenue

Other

City Hall Coordinator Assistant

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

September 17, 2022

Details

This volunteer will assist in organizing aid station supplies and volunteer refreshments.

Location

Manitou Springs City Hall

Volunteer Check-in

September 17, 2022

Details

These volunteers will check-in volunteers ensuring all waivers/agreements have been signed. Volunteers will also distribute volunteer shirts, water and give directions to volunteer positions. Cleaning up check-in area will also be a part of their responsibilities.

Location

Manitou Springs City Hall

Leads/Coordinators/Staff

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

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

Supporting Organizations

4X4 Club

September 16, 2022

September 17, 2022

Details

Volunteers must be a member of the 4X4 Club to assist in transporting volunteers to their positions on the mountain. Contact George Clore at georgeclore61@gmail.com to volunteer.

Kids on Bikes

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Volunteers must be a member of the Kids on Bikes organization to place mile markers on the race course. If interested, contact Kayla Thompson at kayla@kidsonbikes.net.

Location

Pikes Peak

Other Tasks

Broadcasters

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

These volunteers will set up broadcasting equipment and monitor the broadcasting of the Ascent.

Contact Nate Lear if interested - nate@natelear.com

Location

Pikes Peak summit

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