Black Forest Ultra 100k

Sun October 1, 2023 North Bend, PA 17760 US Directions

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Aid Stations/Course

Course Sweeper

October 1, 2023

Details

Time slots correspond to each leg between each aid station (or start and finish line).

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.

Aid Station 1 Captian

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

BOTH ODD AND EVEN YEARS
By-Path Meadow (Mile 8ish)
Open time: 1:00am
Close time: 2:30am

Location

https://goo.gl/maps/KL8Gtshek8x

Aid Station 1 Volunteer

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

BOTH ODD AND EVEN YEARS
By-Path Meadow (Mile 8ish)
Open time: 1:00am
Close time: 2:30am

Location

https://goo.gl/maps/KL8Gtshek8x

Aid Station 2 Captain

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

ODD YEARS
Damn Hollow (Mile 20ish)
Open time: 3:45am
Close time: 6:15am

EVEN YEARS
Giant Despair (Mile 19.4ish)
Open time: 3:30am
Close time: 6:00am

Location

ODD YEARS: Corner of Big Dam Hallow Road/County Line Trail and Route 44. 41.525555, -77.599271

EVEN YEARS: Naval Run. 41.458052, -77.514340

Aid Station 2 Volunteer

Minimum met.

Details

ODD YEARS
Damn Hollow (Mile 20ish)
Open time: 3:45am
Close time: 6:15am

EVEN YEARS
Giant Despair (Mile 19ish)
Open time: 3:30am
Close time: 6:00pm

Location

ODD YEARS: Corner of Big Dam Hallow Road/County Line Trail and Route 44. 41.525555, -77.599271

EVEN YEARS: Naval Run. 41.458052, -77.514340

Aid Station 3 Captain

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

ODD YEARS
Hill of Difficulty (Mile 33ish)
Open time: 6:00am
Close time: 10:45am

EVEN YEARS
Hill of Difficulty (Mile 30.7ish)
Open time: 5:30am
Close time: 9:45am

Location

ODD YEARS: Behind the Manor Hotel, across the bridge. 41.471792, -77.505834

EVEN YEARS: Behind the Manor Hotel, across the bridge. 41.471792, -77.505834

Aid Station 3 Volunteer

Minimum met.

Details

ODD YEARS
Hill of Difficulty (Mile 33ish)
Open time: 6:00am
Close time: 10:45am

EVEN YEARS
Hill of Difficulty (Mile 30.7ish)
Open time: 5:30am
Close time: 9:45am

Location

ODD YEARS: Behind the Manor Hotel, across the bridge. 41.471792, -77.505834

EVEN YEARS: Behind the Manor Hotel, across the bridge. 41.471792, -77.505834

Aid Station 4 Captain

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

ODD YEARS
Giant Despair (Mile 44.6ish)
Open time: 8am
Close time: 2pm

EVEN YEARS
Damn Hollow (Mile 43.6ish)
Open time: 7:45am
Close time: 1:30pm

Location

ODD YEARS: Naval Run. 41.458052, -77.514340

EVEN YEARS: Corner of Big Dam Hallow Road/County Line Trail and Route 44. 41.525555, -77.599271

Aid Station 4 Volunteer

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

ODD YEARS
Giant Despair (Mile 44.6ish)
Open time: 8am
Close time: 2pm

EVEN YEARS
Damn Hollow (Mile 43.6ish)
Open time: 7:45am
Close time: 1:30pm

Location

ODD YEARS: Naval Run. 41.458052, -77.514340

EVEN YEARS: Corner of Big Dam Hallow Road/County Line Trail and Route 44. 41.525555, -77.599271

Aid Station 5 Captain

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

BOTH ODD AND EVEN YEARS
By-Path Meadow (Mile 56ish)
Open time: 10:00am
Close time: 5:00pm

Location

https://goo.gl/maps/KL8Gtshek8x

Aid Station 5 Volunteer

Minimum met.

Details

BOTH ODD AND EVEN YEARS
By-Path Meadow (Mile 56ish)
Open time: 10:00am
Close time: 5:00pm

Location

https://goo.gl/maps/KL8Gtshek8x

Radio Operators

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS1 High Priority

October 1, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS2 High Priority

October 1, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS3 High Priority

October 1, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS4 High Priority

October 1, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS5 High Priority

October 1, 2023

This volunteer task is full.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED RACE HQ High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Medical

Medical Support

Minimum met.

Other Tasks

Loggie (Aid Station Logistics)

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

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. Owners of pickup trucks or very large SUVs preferred.

Course Cleaning

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

These individuals remove all the night flagging, return the water drops and remove any signage on the course.

Resources Needed

Section 1-2: Night Flagging - 1 - 2
Section 1: Hyner Run to Dry Run - 1 - 2
Section 2: Dry Run to Naval Run - 1 - 2
Section 3: Naval Run to Slate Run - 1 - 2
Section 4: Slate Run to Dam Hollow - 1 - 2
Section 5: Dam Hallow to Dry Run - 1 - 2

Course Preparation

At least 3 more volunteers needed.

Details

Black Forest Ultramarathon is minimalistic by design. However, we do provide night flagging, arrows at key turns and strategically placed water drops to ensure the safety of the runners. Course preppers are the team that makes sure that the course is race-ready.

Resources Needed

Section 1/2 Nightflagging - 1 - 2
Section 1 and 6: Start/Finish to Dry Run - 1 - 2
Section 2: Dry Run to Naval Run - 1 - 2
Section 3: Naval Run to Slate Run - 1 - 2
Section 4: Slate Run to Dam Hallow - 1 - 2
Section 5: Dam Hallow to Dry Run - 1 - 2

Runner Check-In

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

These individuals will assist the race directors in checking in runners, handing out racer bibs and distributing swag. This year runner check-in is at Mountain Top and Provisions in Lock Haven during the afternoon and then at the start/finish pavilion in the hours before the race.

Resources Needed

@ Good Neighbor - 1 - 3
@Hyner Run - 1 - 3

Race Headquarters Assistance

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

These Johnnie or Janes-on-the-spot will assist the race directors and coordinators with various tasks that might come up during the race. These tasks can be running messages between radio operators to the race directors, making sure the fire is lit, setup and tear down the start/finish area or keep an eye on things while race directors and staff take a nap and much more.

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