Rock 'N The Knob Trail Challenge – PA’s Highest Trail Race

Sat September 18, 2021 Claysburg, PA 16625 US Directions

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Aid Station Volunteers

Aid Station Volunteer - Chappelle's Field

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

This key role is not just about providing nutritional support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they will get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will become a lifeline for them! Duties include setting up the station, filling water and food, assisting runners while at the aid station, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes.
Additional duties for the aid station captain include keeping the aid station organized, communicating with the volunteer coordinator, assessing any runners who need additional assistance and/or removal from the course if needed and enforcing race rules and cutoff times.

Location

40.291333, -78.585708

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From Race HQ, drive past the Clubhouse on your left to Overland Pass and turn right. Travel past the ski lodge and down the other side of he mountain. Turn left at the roundabout and entrance at to Blue Knob State Park. Take Pavia Road 0.5 miles. The aid station is at the entrance of Sawmill Trail and Chappelle's Trail.

Aid Station Volunteer - Pavia

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

This key role is not just about providing nutritional support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they will get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will become a lifeline for them! Duties include setting up the station, filling water and food, assisting runners while at the aid station, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes.
Additional duties for the aid station captain include keeping the aid station organized, communicating with the volunteer coordinator, assessing any runners who need additional assistance and/or removal from the course if needed and enforcing race rules and cutoff times.

Location

40.268457, -78.584967

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From Race HQ, drive past the Clubhouse on your left to Overland Pass and turn right. Travel past the ski lodge and down the other side of he mountain. Turn left at the roundabout and entrance at to Blue Knob State Park. Take Pavia Road 2.9 miles.

Aid Station Volunteer - Ravens Rest

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

This key role is not just about providing nutritional support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they will get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will become a lifeline for them! Duties include setting up the station, filling water and food, assisting runners while at the aid station, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes.
Additional duties for the aid station captain include keeping the aid station organized, communicating with the volunteer coordinator, assessing any runners who need additional assistance and/or removal from the course if needed and enforcing race rules and cutoff times.

Location

40.271003, -78.563853

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From Race HQ, drive past the Clubhouse on your left to Overland Pass and turn right. Travel past the ski lodge and down the other side of he mountain. Turn left at the roundabout and entrance at to Blue Knob State Park. Take Pavia Road 3.1 miles and turn left at Whysong Road. Drive past the park office, and continue 1.5 miles up the mountain. The aid station is in a pavilion on your right, partially obscured with bushes and trees.

Aid Station Volunteer - Heavens Hairpin

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

This key role is not just about providing nutritional support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they will get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will become a lifeline for them! Duties include setting up the station, filling water and food, assisting runners while at the aid station, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes.
Additional duties for the aid station captain include keeping the aid station organized, communicating with the volunteer coordinator, assessing any runners who need additional assistance and/or removal from the course if needed and enforcing race rules and cutoff times.

Location

40.287418, -78.565996

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From Race HQ, drive past the Clubhouse on your left to Overland Pass and turn right. Travel past the ski lodge and begin down the other side of he mountain. The aid station is located at the hairpin turn at the entrance of the Blue Knob trail system.

Aid Station Volunteer - Quitters Row

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

This key role is not just about providing nutritional support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they will get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will become a lifeline for them! Duties include setting up the station, filling water and food, assisting runners while at the aid station, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes.
Additional duties for the aid station captain include keeping the aid station organized, communicating with the volunteer coordinator, assessing any runners who need additional assistance and/or removal from the course if needed and enforcing race rules and cutoff times.

Location

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This aid station is a few hundred yards from the start/finish of the race at Blue Knob All-Seasons Resort.

Aid Station Volunteer - Throat Punch

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

This key role is not just about providing nutritional support — but moral support and excitement! As runners travel the course, they will get fatigued; but with your smiling face and cheering attitude, you will become a lifeline for them! Duties include setting up the station, filling water and food, assisting runners while at the aid station, and finally cleaning up the area when the last runner passes.
Additional duties for the aid station captain include keeping the aid station organized, communicating with the volunteer coordinator, assessing any runners who need additional assistance and/or removal from the course if needed and enforcing race rules and cutoff times.

Location

40.313249, -78.521585

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From Race HQ, drive past the Clubhouse on your left to Overland Pass and turn left. Travel 2.7 miles to almost the bottom of the mountain - park on your right. You will need to walk to the aid station. There is an ATV path on your left that goes up the hill and into the woods. Walk up the hill about 150 yards until the ATV intersects with the hallow and the path to your right.

Aid Station Captain

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

It's a big job, but if you're experienced in the ways of trail racing and have the leadership skills to direct a team of fellow volunteers in a runner-focused effort, it might be for you. You'll be responsible for everything that happens at your station, and we expect you to take charge of it, run it smoothly, and be ready to react to whatever challenges arise (all while having a rewarding time with good people in a beautiful place).

Location

There are six aid stations on the course and you will be assigned to one.

The Course

Course Sweeper

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

Sweeping is a rewarding job because you get to spend time on your feet while volunteering, and you get to see the course from a different perspective. It can also be challenging because your speed is determined by the last runners’ speed, and you never know how fast or slowly you will be going. Don’t expect to be running at your pace while you are sweeping as you will often walk or match the pace of the last runner. Another challenging part of sweeping is closing the gap between you and the last runner. For example, if the last runner gets cut off at an aid station, you have to pick up the pace so you can get behind the next runner as soon as possible.

Location

Sections will be divided based on the number of volunteers and how many miles volunteers would like to sweep.

Course Proofer

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

Run a section of the race route on race morning ahead of the lead runners to ensure that markers are in place and the trail is clear. If you are a strong and experienced trail runner who can get out early, stay in front of the lead runners, and who is familiar enough with the course to recognize and fix any problems you encounter, you're ideal for this job. You'll carry marking ribbon and a map, and you'll be the final link in our course preparation process - insurance against last-minute course disasters.

Location

Sections will be divided based on the number of volunteers and how many miles volunteers would like to proof.

Course Cleaner

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

The race isn't really over until the last flag is pulled and the last accidentally-dropped top of a gel pack is picked up from the trail. This is a great opportunity to get out on the race course on Sunday while it's still marked, and see the beauty of the area without the pressure of racing. You'll be removing all the race markers and any debris (our runners are ultra-conscientious, but not perfect), making it look like it never happened.

Location

Sections will be divided based on the number of volunteers and how many miles volunteers would like to clean. Sections of the course on state park property take first priority.

Trail Marshal

At least 8 more volunteers needed.

Details

Nothing is more frustrating to our participants is getting misdirected on the course. Trail Marshals are assigned on parts of the course that can be confusing on which way to go and/or where safety is paramount like where the course crosses a publicly open road. We require individuals to be "situationally and directionally aware" in order to keep participants on track.

Location

Assignment locations will be divided based on the number of volunteers.

Course Flagger

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Allegheny Trailrunners has a reputation on having well-marked courses. In the days prior to the race, course flaggers make sure the course is marked to the standard we have set to ensure that runners are confident they are on the right path.

Location

Assignment locations will be divided based on the number of volunteers.

Other Tasks

Registration/Check-In Volunteer

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

These volunteers help with registration and check-in on race day to make sure the experience is smooth and efficient for the participants.

Location

Race headquarters at the pavilion across from the Blue Knob Clubhouse.

General Volunteer Pool

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Are you completely flexible, a "surprise me" person who's willing to step into whatever gap appears? If so, volunteer here (and if you have some preferences or parameters, tell us in the questions that follow in the volunteer form).

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