RBUP Volunteer Form

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Course and Venue Prep

Course Marking High Priority

August 26, 2022

August 27, 2022

Details

Familiarity of the Mississippi River area is helpful, course review meeting with race director or course marking lead. Knowledge and/or familiarity of Loppet marking systems is helpful. Mark course (arrows, ribbon, flags, other signage, etc) the day before and the day of the race. If you are interested in joining the Loppet Course Marking team, please contact Paul Johnson, johnson@loppet.org.

Start Area Crew High Priority

August 27, 2022

Details

Help set-up the start area: Tents, flags, etc. Tear down after the start.

Location

Father Hennepin Park by the Stone Arch bridge.

Finish Area Crew High Priority

August 27, 2022

Details

Tasks will vary by timeslot. Help set-up the finish area: tents, flags, bag drop, fencing, aid/food station, etc. Assist with timing, cheering in participants, maintaining aid station, etc. Breaking down finish area.

Location

Finish: BF Nelson Park

Course Tear Down High Priority

August 27, 2022

Details

Drive, hike, run, bike course to collect signage/arrows. Break down the start and finish areas, as well as along the course.

Specialty Areas

Motorboat Drivers High Priority

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

August 27, 2022

Details

Actual shift time TBD depending on section of river. Please expect 4-6 hours per shift. For motorboat owners/drivers. Ensure the safety of the participants in one of the three sections of the river. Ability to carry a medical volunteer and one other support person. In case of an emergency, be prepared to pick up two participants. Some financial compensation for boat owners/drivers is available. If questions, please contact race director, Paul Johnson, 651-285-2970, johnson@loppet.org.

Motorboat Medical High Priority

August 27, 2022

Details

Serve as a medical volunteer in a motorboat on the river. Time shifts are due to the course being divided in three sections. Will coordinate with driver for pickup time.

Medical Support High Priority

August 27, 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 bike patrols. Please answer the medical question during volunteer signup.

If you are interested in serving in a boat, please sign up for a motorboat/safety shift.

Finish Line Announcer High Priority

You must be 17 or older to volunteer for this task.

August 27, 2022

Details

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

Medical Support (Fort Snelling)

August 27, 2022

Details

Provide medical assistance on the course (Fort Snelling). 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 bike patrols. Please answer the medical question during volunteer signup.

Course Support

Course Marshal/Support High Priority

August 27, 2022

Details

Monitor critical locations on the course. Help direct participants, keep them safe and cheer them on. Assist with course progress reports. Set up and maintain aid station tables to preparing for participants at points on the course. Tear down aid station after the last participant has come through.
Note: Specific timeslots (start and finish time) will vary by position on the course.

Location

On Red Bull Urban Portage course- locations TBD

Course Sweepers/Spotters High Priority

August 27, 2022

Details

Help track and report the progress of the final participants by biking, paddling, view from shore or bridges. Inform course marshals, medical and finish line volunteers when the final participant has finished. Review role with Race Director prior to event.

Aid Station 1- "East River Flats"

August 27, 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 location.

Location

East River Flats Park- 351 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Aid Station 2- Hidden Falls Park

August 27, 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 location.

Location

Hidden Falls Regional Park- 1313 Hidden Falls Dr, St Paul, MN 55116

Aid Station 3- "Ford Dam"

August 27, 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 location.

Location

Locks and Dam #1 parking lot- 5000 W River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN.

Aid Station 4- "Bohemian Flats"

August 27, 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 location.

Location

Bohemian Flats Park beach (near canoe stands)- 2150 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Registration

Packet Pick-Up High Priority

August 26, 2022

August 27, 2022

Details

Help distribute packets at the trailhead the day before and at the race start in Father Hennepin Park race morning.

Location

Friday shift: The Trailhead, 1221 Theodore Wirth Pkwy.
Saturday shift: The startline (Father Hennepin Park, Stone Arch bridge).

Groups

Highland Park Low Priority

August 27, 2022

Details

Trail Marshals and filling in as needed

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