City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Fri February 4 - Sun February 6, 2022 Minneapolis, MN 55405 US Directions

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Specialty Areas

Parking- Trailhead. GREATEST NEED High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Assist and support the traffic and parking logistics at the event.

Location

The Trailhead- 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Parking- North Beach. GREATEST NEED

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Assist and support the traffic and parking logistics at the event.

Location

North Beach at Bde Maka Ska

Bag Claim Support- Trailhead High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Assist race logistic with returning race participant clothing bags at the finish line area tent.

Location

The Trailhead

Bag Transportation- North Beach Start Line High Priority

February 5, 2022

Details

Help race logistic by loading participant clothing bags on to vehicles at start line to be returned at finish line area. Location: Start Line, North beach at Bde Maka Ska.

Location

North Beach- Bde Maka Ska

Start Area Greeter High Priority

February 4, 2022

Details

Help greet racers at the Start of the Open Course and answer questions about packet pick-up, the route, and cheer them on as they cross the Finish line.

Medical High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Provide medical assistance on the course and start/finish areas. Medical volunteers are approved and scheduled by the Loppet Medical Director. A range of medical training and backgrounds are acceptable and helpful including MD, RN, EMT, AT, Residents and ski/bike patrols. Please answer the medical question during volunteer signup.
Note: The Saturday, 2/5, 5:30pm-10pm shift, is for the Luminary Loppet on Lake of the Isles. All other shifts are for Festival races from Bde Maka Ska to The Trailhead.

Communications High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Assist with radio and camera work. Please email the race director if interested in this role: johnson@loppet.org

Announcer-Finish Line High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Announce finishers as they cross the line, provide instruction to participants in the stadium, sponsor statements. Staff will prepare script and notes. Experience and comfort on a microphone and audio equipment is a plus.

Announcer-Start Line High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Announce Starts at North Beach. provide instruction to participants in the stadium, sponsor statements. Staff will prepare script and notes. Experience and comfort on a microphone and audio equipment is a plus.

Snowmobile High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Driver for medical support, must be familiar with snowmobiles and the Wirth ski trails

Photographer High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Looking for an enthusiast photographer to capture pictures of the event. You can use any device you may have as we do not have one to provide. After the event to submit to marketing team for Loppet Foundation use. Hours flexible based on events.

Volunteer Check In and Hospitality High Priority

February 4, 2022

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Help Check In volunteers as they arrive for their shifts
Keep snack table stocked, may involve brewing coffee

Location

Lower Stadium and Trailhead building

Surly Beer Garden High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

ID Check, beer ticket sales, beer distribution, beer garden monitoring,

Location

The Trailhead

Loppet Foundation Info Table Medium Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

At the Loppet Foundation information booth, you'll help answer questions about the Foundation and encourage people to become a Loppet Foundation member.

Location

The Trailhead

Next Generation Race Support High Priority

February 5, 2022

Details

Help support elementary school students before and during the Next Generation Loppet race. No experience necessary. Tasks include things like greeting buses of kids, helping them put on skis and poles, and helping as needed along the course. Meet at the entrance of the Trailhead building.

Location

The Trailhead- Lower Stadium

Skijoring Support Crew High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Support Skijor Loppet Events (XC skiing with dogs ) Support the Skijoring events as needed- announcers, starters, chute marshals, course marshals, start & finish line marshals, tag and identify heat winners for next race, dog handlers in chute per requested. During the pre-event meeting task will be assigned by event leaders.

Green Team Waste Management High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Monitor recycling, compost and garbage bins to ensure proper sorting of waste. Help with disposal throughout and at event tear down.

Location

The Trailhead & Lower Stadium Areas

Course Support

Setup - Trailhead/Lower Stadium and North Beach High Priority

February 3, 2022

Details

Help set up the North Beach start area and Trailhead/Lower Stadium. We will communicate the location where help is needed most. Assist with setting up fencing, flags, tents and organizing supplies.
Thur: North Beach (Fri is backup day in case of bad weather)-sign up for shift beginning at noon
Fri: Lower Stadium (Fri is backup day in case of bad weather)-sign up for shift beginning at 10am

Location

Stadium/North Beach

Course Marshals High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Assist and direct participants on course and road crossings. Your start time may vary based on your place on course or a road crossing. The event course marshal lead will reach out prior to the event with final destinations and timeline. This is an outside position. Please dress accordingly.

Location

Varies depending on position

Start Team-North Beach High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Assist in the start line area of the point-to-point races. Various tasks including parking, bag drop, directing skiers, start line. On Sunday, help tear down start area after last race has started. This is an outside job. Please dress accordingly.

Location

North Beach- Bde Maka Ska

Wirth Stadium Team High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Depending on shift and time of day.
*Help setup and manage Lower Stadium area and vendor village.
*Organize and help manage the starts.
*Assist with the finish line duties- pass out participant medals and pins, collect bibs
*stock finish line and/or aid station food/drink
*help pick up the stadium after the races.
This is an outside job. Please dress appropriately for weather conditions.

Location

Trailhead/Lower Stadium

Course Marking and Checking High Priority

February 3, 2022

February 4, 2022

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Help setup signs, arrows and pine boughs for the race courses. May work by snowmobile so please dress warmly. Course Marking Event Leader will reach out prior to the event for job details.

Ski-Orienteering High Priority

February 5, 2022

Details

Help set up course for Ski Orienteering Course under the direction of the Ski-O Event Lead.
8am-11am: Course setup and prep
11am-2pm: Race support and tear down
These are outside positions. Please dress accordingly.

Location

Theodore Wirth Park- near Trailhead

Course Marshals-Fat Bike High Priority

February 6, 2022

Details

Assist and direct participants on course and road crossings. Your start time may vary based on your place on course or a road crossing. The event course marshal lead will reach out prior to the event with final destinations and timeline. This is an outside position. Please dress accordingly.

Aid Station-1 ("Kenilworth") High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Work right on the race course supporting racers! Mix energy drinks, serve drinks and snacks, keep race aid stations clean for all participants. Pick-up area at the end of the race. Groups and teams welcome! Times may vary by location and change if course changes have to be made. Position is outside. Please dress appropriately and bring your own water bottle and snacks. Shifts are approx 4-5 hours long depending on day and location.

Location

Kenilworth Channel

Aid Station-2 ("394")

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Work right on the race course supporting racers! Mix energy drinks, serve drinks and snacks, keep race aid stations clean for all participants. Pick-up area at the end of the race. Groups and teams welcome! Times may vary by location and change if course changes have to be made. Position is outside. Please dress appropriately and bring your own water bottle and snacks. Shifts are approx 4-5 hours long depending on day and location.

Aid Station-3 ("Glenwood")

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Work right on the race course supporting racers! Mix energy drinks, serve drinks and snacks, keep race aid stations clean for all participants. Pick-up area at the end of the race. Groups and teams welcome! Times may vary by location and change if course changes have to be made. Position is outside. Please dress appropriately and bring your own water bottle and snacks. Shifts are approx 4-5 hours long depending on day and location.

Aid Station - 4 ("Trestle")

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Work right on the race course supporting racers! Mix energy drinks, serve drinks and snacks, keep race aid stations clean for all participants. Pick-up area at the end of the race. Groups and teams welcome! Times may vary by location and change if course changes have to be made. Position is outside. Please dress appropriately and bring your own water bottle and snacks. Shifts are approx 4-5 hours long depending on day and location.

Aid Station - 5 ("Par 3")

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Work right on the race course supporting racers! Mix energy drinks, serve drinks and snacks, keep race aid stations clean for all participants. Pick-up area at the end of the race. Groups and teams welcome! Times may vary by location and change if course changes have to be made. Position is outside. Please dress appropriately and bring your own water bottle and snacks. Shifts are approx 4-5 hours long depending on day and location.

Finish Line Food Prep and Service High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Help prepare and serve chili, snacks, energy drink, and water to the participants. This is an outside job- please dress warmly for the winter weather.

Location

The Trailhead
1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Groups

Washburn NHS Volunteers

Minimum met.

Details

Washburn NHS volunteers - Thank You! For now, we are collecting your names and will slot you in to the positions you choose when we open volunteer signup. Groups are often most helpful with parking and aid stations. We so appreciate your support and energy with our Winter Festival!

Note: this task signup is for Washburn NHS and their friends/family. A password is needed to signup.

Location

TBD, depending on the positions

Registration

Packet Pickup - North Beach High Priority

February 5, 2022

February 6, 2022

Details

Help distribute packets to participants at Start Line.

Location

North Beach of Bde Maka Ska

Packet Pickup -Trailhead High Priority

February 3, 2022

February 4, 2022

February 5, 2022

Details

Help distribute packets to participants.

Location

The Trailhead

Packet Prep High Priority

February 1, 2022

February 2, 2022

Details

Help prepare cloth and Tyvek for festival participants- Task involves labeling enveloping, stamping bibs and sorting, folding bibs into envelopes and sorting envelopes into bins.

Location

The Trailhead

Course Tear Down/Sweep

Course and Venue Tear Down/Clean Up High Priority

February 7, 2022

Details

Cleanup course signage and venues. Maybe be working via snowmobile or specific locations. This is an outside position. Please dress accordingly.

Course Sweeper - Skijor 10K / 3K High Priority

February 5, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper Sit Ski Loppet- 1.5K High Priority

February 5, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - Open 5K High Priority

February 5, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - Next Generation 3K High Priority

February 5, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - Next Generation 2K High Priority

February 5, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - Next Generation 1K High Priority

February 5, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - 20K Bike High Priority

February 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Bike behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - 33K Bike High Priority

February 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Bike behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - 37K Classic Ski Loppet High Priority

February 5, 2022

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - 20K Classic Ski Puoli High Priority

February 5, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - 37K Skate Ski Loppet High Priority

February 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

Course Sweeper - 20K Skate Ski Puoli High Priority

February 6, 2022

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to provide encouragement, inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished.

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