RBUP Volunteer Form

Sat August 28, 2021 Minneapolis, MN 55422 US Directions

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Course and Venue Prep

Course Marking High Priority

August 27, 2021

August 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

Details

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. Shift times somewhat dependent on section of the river/race and may be broken up if more than one boat is available. 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 28, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

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 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

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.

Bag Drop/Claim High Priority

August 28, 2021

Details

Collect participant bags at the start and shuttle them to the finish. Organize bag claim at the finish. Afternoon shift at the finish may be broken up by volunteer preference.

Course Support

Course Marshal/Support High Priority

August 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

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.

Registration

Packet Pick-Up High Priority

August 27, 2021

August 28, 2021

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).

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