City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Sat February 4 - Sun February 5, 2023 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US Directions

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Greatest Need

Packet Pickup - Point to Point Start (Cedar Lake)-Greatest Need

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

Help distribute packets to participants at Start Line. Need Sunday help, in particular.

Start Team-Cedar Lake-Greatest Need

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

Need Sunday help. 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

Cedar Lake- 2501 Cedar Lake Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Bag Drop- Cedar Lake Start-Greatest Need

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

Especially Sunday. Help race logistic by loading participant clothing bags on to vehicles at start line to be returned at finish line area. Location: Start Line on Cedar Lake

Location

Cedar Lake Parking Lot. 2501 Cedar Lake Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Specialty Areas

Parking- Trailhead

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist and support the traffic and parking logistics at the event. Interested groups should contact Bryan Soto, soto@loppet.org. A donation may be possible to a team or organization for covering this unique task.

Location

The Trailhead- 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Parking- Cedar Lake

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

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

Location

Cedar Lake Parking Lot. 2501 Cedar Lake Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Bag Claim Support- Trailhead

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

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

Location

The Trailhead

Medical

February 4, 2023

February 18, 2023

February 5, 2023

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

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist with communications to medical team (based primarily at aid stations and other critical areas). If interested, please connect with the Communications Director, Erik Westgard, ewestgard@att.net

Snowmobile

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Driver for medical support, must be familiar with snowmobiles and the Wirth ski trails. Final Sunday shift to include some course tear down. For more information on this specialty position, please contact events@loppet.org.

Photographer

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

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

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

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

Beer Garden

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

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

ID Check, beer ticket sales, beer distribution, beer garden monitoring. Volunteers need to be age 21 or older.

Location

The Trailhead

Next Generation Race Support

February 4, 2023

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 and at the finish line.

Location

The Trailhead- Lower Stadium

Skijoring Support Crew

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

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

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

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

Awards help

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Kubb Tournament Support

February 4, 2023

Details

Assist lead with managing brackets and pitch set up at the worlds largest winter Kubb tournament!

Location

Bassett's Creek Park- 110 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Kubb Tournament Set Up

February 3, 2023

Details

Help set up the Kubb site and pitches.

Location

Bassett's Creek Park- 110 Penn Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Course Support

Setup - Trailhead/Lower Stadium and Cedar Lake Start

February 2, 2023

February 3, 2023

Details

Help set up the Cedar Lake 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.
Note: Friday is scheduled as a backup day. We will communicate Thur eve on whether additional help is needed for tasks on Friday.

Location

Stadium/North Beach

Course Marshals

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

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

Trailhead Start/Finish Team

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

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 Checking

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

Skiing a section of the course to make sure all course markers are still in place and pointing the correct direction. Helpful to carry a stapler and a few arrows. Have phone number of Race Ops team members or course markers available in questions or concerns on the course. Also report via WhatsApp any concerns and to confirm the course is ready. Communication and review of course with Loppet Ops team before the race.

Course Marking

February 2, 2023

February 3, 2023

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. Need to be familiar with Wirth Park trail system and comfortable driving or riding on snowmobiles.

Ski-Orienteering

February 4, 2023

Details

Position is full but current volunteers (who receive a password from JD) please sign up with the password. And we still have plenty of other tasks where we need help for the weekend.

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

February 5, 2023

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 ("394")

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

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-2 ("Glenwood")

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

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 ("Trestle")

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Saturday and Sunday are covered by the Loppet Ski Club. Ski Clubbers - sign up for the Loppet Ski Club in the Groups section. Ski Clubbers - we need more for Sunday now. 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 ("Par 3")

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

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

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

Help prepare and serve chili, snacks, energy drink, and water to the participants. This position should be prepared to be outside - please dress warmly.

Location

The Trailhead
1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway

Course and Venue Tear Down/Clean Up

February 6, 2023

Details

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

Sag Driver

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Assist with transport of food/drinks/supplies for volunteers and transporting inured or tired participants. Other transportation tasks as needed. By invite only.

Location

Course

Course Sweepers

Course Sweeper - Classic Ski Loppet 37K

February 4, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper - Classic Ski Puoli 20K

February 4, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper-Classic Ski Tour 10K

February 4, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Location

Course

Course Sweeper - Skijor 10K / 5K

February 4, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper - Skijor 3K

February 4, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper - Ski 5K

February 4, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper/Ambassadors Sit Ski Loppet- 1.5K

February 4, 2023

Details

Ski with sit skiers leaders to keep on course or ski behind the final participant. Guide on course or assist as needed. Sweeper to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper - Next Generation Ski

February 4, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper-Sunday Skijor 10K

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants. Glorious role of making sure the trail is clear of dog poop and staying ahead of the Skate Loppet racers (there is plenty of time).

Course Sweeper - Skate Ski Loppet 37K

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper - Skate Ski Puoli 20K

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper-Skate Ski Tour 10K

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ski behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Course Sweeper - Fat Bike Loppet 33K

February 5, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Bike behind the final participant to inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has passed/finished. Provide encouragement and safety support as needed for participants.

Groups

Loppet Ski Club Volunteer Signup

February 4, 2023

February 5, 2023

Details

This volunteer task is just for Loppet Ski Club members who want to volunteer for Aid Station #3 (the "Trestle"). Note: We need more for Sunday than Saturday but sign up for what works for you and we'll do our best to get it balanced.

Widji Leaders

February 5, 2023

Details

Thank you, Widji Leaders! This shift is focused on Sunday (Feb 5), 8am-12pm. Some flexibility between finish line, nearby aid station and possibly parking. Carpooling is greatly appreciated! Parking spots at the Trailhead are limited but we will share some permits to get you close.

Anwatin Jr Loppet

February 4, 2023

Details

For the "394" Saturday Aid Station!! Thank you!!

Registration

Packet Pickup -Trailhead Medium Priority

February 2, 2023

February 3, 2023

February 4, 2023

Details

Help distribute packets to participants.

Location

The Trailhead

Packet Prep

January 31, 2023

February 1, 2023

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

Other Tasks

Winter Festival Volunteer Signup Coming Soon

Details

Yes, you could click on the volunteer button in this box and sign up to indicate your general interest. Or you can just wait until we have all the volunteer tasks posted. When the tasks and timeslots are ready, we will link volunteer signup on our website and share it in Loppet emails and social media. Thank you so much for your interest in lending a hand. Loppet volunteers are the best!

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