Worlds End Ultramarathon

Sat May 30, 2020 Forksville, PA US 18616 Directions

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Race Base

Admin

May 29, 2020

May 30, 2020

Details

The Admin Team keeps the whole operation in order and moving smoothly forward. They sign people in (and give them their goody-bags) on Friday evening and Saturday morning, help with the finish line, run the WEU Store (and sometimes the bar), keep the campfire burning warm and bright... basically they do it all, and then some, and if this sounds like your thing, they need your help.

GUIDE TO TIME-SLOTS:
Friday 6:00-9:00pm = Packet Pickup
Saturday 3:30-7:00am = Packet Pickup

Location

Race Base: Worlds End State Park

Finish Line Food

May 30, 2020

Details

At Worlds End, we're famous for our finish-line food - absolutely the best selection of homemade soups you'll find anywhere, and a variety of other fine foods and refreshments, all served with pride and a smile. If you have skills, volunteer for a shift and join the team!

Location

Race Base: Worlds End State Park

Logistics/Aid Stations

Aid Station Captain

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

It's a big job, but if you're experienced in the ways of ultra 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).

Aid Station Volunteer (Crew)

At least 30 more volunteers needed.

Details

If you want to interact directly with runners and have a real impact on their ability to succeed in the race, there's probably no better place for you then at one of our aid stations. If you're an experienced ultra runner who's been on the receiving end of a good aid station, then you know what it takes to do the job well - to anticipate runner's needs, help them solve problems, and get them back out on the trail. We need your expertise (and you might find real joy and fulfillment in giving back). Or if you're new to ultra running, this is a good place to get up-close and personal with it, while learning from other team members and the runners. It's not an easy job - the hours can be long and the weather can be challenging, but the gratitude of the runners and the camaraderie of your team will more than make up for it.

**Aid Stations will be assigned based on your preferences and our need. Prior volunteer service and seniority will play a role in how we assign crews. Please indicate in the notes sections of all prior service with this race.

Loggie

May 30, 2020

Details

If you have a strong back and/or a big truck (or van), and don't mind getting a little tired and dirty doing critical behind-the-scenes work, this is the job for you. We'll have you loading and unloading, sorting and stacking, issuing, and hauling aid station supplies, filling water jugs, helping to setup and take down aid stations, shuttling proofers and sweepers around, hauling dropped runners in from remote aid stations, and responding to whatever contingencies arise. If history holds, you'll put up to 200 miles on your vehicle, you'll work hard and long, and you'll sleep well afterwards, knowing that the race couldn't have happened without you.

**If your availability doesn't quite match up with the the time slots listed, sign up to the closet time slot that works for you and indicate your availability in the notes section when signing up.

Location

The entire race course (and beyond!)

Dispatcher

May 30, 2020

Details

Bring order to the chaos... With 12 aid stations, 300 runners, and over 100 volunteers spread over 63+ miles, inevitably "things come up". One station needs more water, another needs food, another needs help with a canopy that won't go up right, and there are 3 runners who have dropped at 3 different stations, plus the proofers need rides, the sweepers need rides... it can get complicated! With travel times of over 30 mintues to some of the stations (and well over an hour edge-to-edge), it's critical that we build smart loads. If you have an organized mind that can make sense of all those calls for help that come in on the radio and translate them into coherent and efficient "missions" for the loggies who are making the trips - we need you!

**If your availability doesn't quite match up with the the time slots listed, sign up to the closet time slot that works for you and indicate your availability in the notes section when signing up.

Location

Race Base: Worlds End State Park

Race Control

Radio Operator

At least 19 more volunteers needed.

Details

Worlds End is a remote and mountainous area with minimal cell phone coverage, so we rely on the Pennsylvania Auxiliary Communications Service, led by Travis Best, to maintain communications across the race course. If you're a licensed Amateur Radio Operator and would like to volunteer on one of our Ham teams at an aid station, please contact us and we'll connect you with Travis.

Location

A team at each Aid Station

Race Sweeper

May 30, 2020

Details

Run a section of the race route behind the final race participant to make sure they make it to the next aid station, and give us hands-on assurance that the course is clear of runners behind you. If you are an experienced trail runner with the patient and supportive demeanor to keep that last person moving, and who can deal with any runner issues that arise on the trail between aid stations (including providing basic first aid, if needed), you're the right person for this job.

GUIDE TO TIME-SLOTS:
7:00-11:00am = Start to AS2 (10.3 miles)
11:00am-3:00pm = AS2 to AS4 (9.0 miles)
2:30-7:00pm = AS4 to AS6 to Finish (12.2 miles)
2:30-5:30pm = AS6 to AS7 (8.1 miles)
5:00-10:00pm = AS7 to AS10 (14.2 miles)
9:00pm-12:30am = AS10 to AS12 (8 miles)
11:00pm-1:00 am = AS12 to Finish (5.9 miles)

The Trail

Course Proofer

May 30, 2020

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 radio, and you'll be the final link in our course preparation process - insurance against last-minute course disasters.

GUIDE TO TIME-SLOTS:
4:00-8:00am = Start to AS4 (19.3 miles)
7:00-10:00am = AS4 to AS6 to Finish (12.2 miles)
8:00-10:00am = AS6 to AS7 (8.1 miles)
9:00am-1:00pm = AS7 to AS10 (14.2 miles)
11:00am-3:30pm = AS10 to Finish (13.9 miles)

Course Cleaner

At least 7 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.

Available segments range in length from 5.9 to 14.2 miles (and if you want a longer run, you can sign up for multiple sections). Please indicate the sections you would like to run when signing up for this position.

Trail Steward

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

If you (or your organization) have a favorite section of trail and are willing to make a long-term committment to caring for it - keeping it clean and clear and well-maintained - we'd love to make you a Trail Steward.

Medical

Medical Support Staff

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

Details

If you're a certified medical professional - physician, physician assistant, nurse, paramedic, podiatrist, physical or occupational therapist, etc. - we need you! Ultra runners are generally a healthy bunch, but this is a tough race on difficult terrain, and things happen. Whether you work at an aid station or at race base, you'll assess medical situations, provide athletic medical support to help keep runners moving onward, and help them recover when they are done. And if there's an emergency, you'll be there to provide immediate support/triage, and communicate with EMS as needed.

Location

Race Base and each Aid Station

Other Tasks

General Pool

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

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).