Eastern States 100

Sat August 10 - Sun August 11, 2024 Waterville, PA 17776 US Directions

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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). RETURNING CAPTAINS HAVE DIBS ON STATIONS - WE WANT YOU BACK!

Aid Station Crew

Minimum met.

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.
IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC STATION YOU'D LIKE TO WORK, PLEASE TELL US IN "NOTE FOR THE RACE" DURING REGISTRATION"

Logistics

At least 8 more volunteers 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. 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. Owners of pickup trucks or very large SUVs preferred.

Location

The entire race course (and beyond!)

Operations Team

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

Bring order to the chaos... With 15 aid stations, 300 runners, and over 200 volunteers spread over 100+ 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 minutes 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!

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Communications

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS1 Ramsey Rd

August 10, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

Aid Station 1: Ramsey Road

41.32267, -77.33145

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go south on Rt 44 0.1 miles. Turn left onto Dam Run Road. In 3.7 miles at stop sign turn right onto Ramsey Road. In 0.2 miles keep right on Ramsey Road. AS1 in 1.5 miles. Mid State Trail crosses from right to left.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS2 Ramsey

August 10, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS 2 Ramsey

41.28438, -77.32455

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, drive south on Rt 44 3.0 miles. Turn right into Ramsey Drive.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS3 Lower Pine BTM

August 10, 2024

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Eastern States 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

AS3 Lower Pine Bottom

41.31504, -77.38434

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, drive 1.0 miles north on Rt 44. Turn left at Lower Pine Bottom Road and up paved driveway.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS4 Browns Run

August 10, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS4 Browns Run

41.34319, -77.39922

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, turn right on Rt 414. AS4 is 1.8 miles on the left - a small gravel parking lot.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS5 Happy Dutchman

August 10, 2024

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Eastern States 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

AS5 Happy Dutchman

41.3493, -77.49102

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, and turn left on Rt 44. Take Rt 44 north to Haneyville (intersection of Rt 664). Turn right and go 1.9 miles. AS5 is on your right at gated Browns Run Road and Happy Dutchman Camp. Address number is 19570.



Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS6 Ritchie Rd

August 10, 2024

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Eastern States 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

AS6 Ritchie Rd

41.36583, -77.55951

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, and turn left on Rt 44. Take Rt 44 north to Haneyville (intersection of Rt 664). Turn right and go 5.1 miles. Turn left onto Hyner Mountain Road. Go 1.1 miles and turn left onto Ritchie Road. AS6 is at gravel parking lot at intersection of Ritchie Rd and Hyner Mountain Road.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS7 Hyner Run

August 10, 2024

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Eastern States 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

AS7 Hyner Run

41.36088, -77.62624

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, and turn left on Rt 44. Take Rt 44 north to Haneyville (intersection of Rt 664). Turn right and go 5.1 miles. Turn left onto Hyner Mountain Road. Go 4.9 miles and turn right into Hyner Run State Park. AS7 is in 0.3 miles at swimming pool parking.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS8 Dry Run

August 10, 2024

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Eastern States 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

AS8 Dry Run

41.44071, -77.60971

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, and turn left on Rt 44. Take Rt 44 north to Haneyville (intersection of Rt 664). Go 10.7 miles and turn left onto Benson Road. Go 0.5 miles, bear left onto Dry Run Road. AS8 in 1.3 miles with driveway on right.



Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS9 Big Trail

August 10, 2024

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Eastern States 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

AS9 Big Trail Run (Formerly Halfway House)

41.44491, -77.55694

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, and turn left on Rt 44. Take Rt 44 north to Haneyville (intersection of Rt 664). Turn right on Rt 44 and go 12.9 miles. Turn right on Trout Run Road and continue 0.6 miles and bear left onto Big Trail Scenic Road. Continue 1.0 mile until vista on your left.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS10 Tomb Flats

August 10, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS10 Tomb Flats

41.45892626979167, -77.51007943210746

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, turn right on Rt 414 and go 13.0 miles and turn left to Tomb Flat Campground.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS11 Cedar Run

August 10, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS11 Cedar Run

41.555202, -77.458799

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, turn right on Rt 414 and go 19.4 miles and turn left onto Leetonia Road. Go north on Leetonia Road for 2.4 miles. The aid station is at the intersection of Leetonia Road and Mine Hole Road. .

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS12 Blackwell

August 10, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS12 Blackwell

From Slate Run Road and Rt 414, go north on Rt 414 for 6.6 miles to the village of Blackwell. AS13 on left in DCNR recreation parking lot.

From Little Pine State Park, take Little Pine Creek Road north 7.9 miles (across historic suspension bridge) to Route 287. Turn left on Rt 287. Go 11.2 miles and turn left onto Rt 414. Go 4.3 miles to the village of Blackwell. AS13 on right in DCNR parking lot.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS13 Sky Top

August 10, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS13 SkyTop

41.53229, -77.38792

From Blackwell, go north across one lane bridge and turn right onto Big Run Road. Go 2.9 miles and turn hard right onto Ridge Road. In 1.0 miles at T turn right. In 1.0 miles, straight through two yellow gates to camp.

From Little Pine State Park, go north 7.9 miles. Turn left onto Rt 287. Go 6.5 miles, turn left at Inn 287 onto Oregon Hill Road. Go 2.3 miles and turn right onto Big Run Road. Go 2.1 miles and turn left onto Ridge Road. In 1.0 miles, straight through 2 yellow gates.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS14 Barrens

August 10, 2024

August 11, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS14 Barrens

41.46148, -77.4153

From intersection of Rt 414 and Rt 287 in Morris, go south on Rt 287 for 11.2 miles. Turn right onto Little Pine Creek Road. Go 0.5 miles (do not cross bridge) and keep right on English Run Road. Go 1.7 miles and bear left onto Silver Springs Road. Go 1.6 miles and bear right on Silver Springs Road. Go 3.9 miles and keep left on Silver Springs Road. Go 2.5 miles and turn right onto Barrens Road. AS16 in 0.5 miles, yellow gate and parking on right.

From Little Pine State Park, go south 1.0 miles to Happy Acres Campground sign, turn right on Boone Road. Follow Boone Road 2.2 miles to T. Turn right on Okome Road. Go 4.6 miles and turn left on Old Post Office Road. Go 0.3 miles and turn right on Silver Springs Road. Go 3.4 miles and turn left on Barrens Road. AS16 in 0.5 miles, yellow gate and parking on right.

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED RACE HQ (Racer Tracking)

August 10, 2024

August 11, 2024

Location

Little Pine State Park

Amateur Radio Operator FCC License REQUIRED AS15 Hackett

August 10, 2024

August 11, 2024

Details

Eastern States 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

AS15 Hacketts

41.40887, -77.38308

From Happy Acres resort, turn onto Boone Road past campground and the lodge. Go 2.2 miles turn right onto Okome Road. Go 1.5 miles turn right onto Schoolhouse Road. Go 0.2 miles and turn left onto Hacketts Road. AS17 in 0.8 miles at crossing of Mid State Trail.

Race Base

General Volunteer Pool

At least 49 more volunteers 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).

Registration

August 9, 2024

August 10, 2024

Details

The Registration 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.

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Race Base Setup

August 9, 2024

Details

This job is just what you'd think: help us setup the whole show at Race Base on Friday afternoon - the banners, the start/finish line, all those canopies and tables, the sound system, the food and the fire and everything else that makes this both a well-oiled machine and a party at the same time.

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Food Service Team

August 10, 2024

August 11, 2024

Details

From pre-race breakfast, to finish-line food, culinary delight awaits our runners and volunteers! If you have skills, volunteer for a shift and join the team!

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Finish Line Support Team

August 11, 2024

Details

Tend the campfire, lead the cheers, support the finishers, raise the general tone of things.

Information Station Team

August 9, 2024

August 10, 2024

August 11, 2024

Details

Answer everyone's questions about everything ES100: runners, crews, spectators, etc. Eastern States vets with great people skills preferred.

Finish Line Spotter

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Details

Choose your spot on Panther Run Trail, greet runners on the final descent of the race, and call-in their bib number to the finish line so they can have a hero's welcome as they enter the park.

Work as long or as little as you'd like (we'll work out the shifts based on sign-ups)

Race Base Takedown

August 11, 2024

Details

Help sort and clean aid station gear as it returns, take down all the Race Base equipment, pack it all up and load it out. Hard work with a party atmosphere, with a view to the finish line - is there a better way to end the weekend?

Location

Race Base (Finish-line area), Little Pine State Park

The Trail

Race Sweeper

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

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. You'll have a radio and an emergency kit, and we'll expect you to stay in visual contact with the last runner.

SECTIONS:
S-AS3 (Start to Lower Pine Bottom - 17.8 mi)
AS3-5 (Lower Pine Bottom to Happy Dutchman - 13.8 mi)
AS5-7 (Happy Dutchman to Hyner Run - 11.6 mi)
AS7-9 (Hyner Run to Big Trail - 13.4 mi)
AS9-10 (Big Trail to Tomb Flats - 7.3 mi)
AS10-12 (Tomb Flats to Blackwell - 16.5 mi)
AS12-13 (Blackwell to Skytop - 4.5 mi)
AS13-14 (Skytop to Barrens - 8.1 mi)
AS14-Finish (Barrens to Hacketts - 10.0 mi)

Course Proofer

At least 7 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.

SECTIONS:
S-AS3 (Start to Lower Pine Bottom - 17.8 mi)
AS3-5 (Lower Pine Bottom to Happy Dutchman - 13.8 mi)
AS5-7 (Happy Dutchman to Hyner Run - 11.6 mi)
AS7-9 (Hyner Run to Big Trail - 13.4 mi)
AS9-10 (Big Trail to Tomb Flats - 7.3 mi)
AS10-12 (Tomb Flats to Blackwell - 16.5 mi)
AS12-13 (Blackwell to Skytop - 4.5 mi)
AS13-14 (Skytop to Barrens - 8.1 mi)
AS14-Finish (Barrens to Hacketts - 10.0 mi)

Trail Maintainer

At least 5 more volunteers needed.

Details

Pennsylvania winters, violent spring thunderstorms, the regenerative power of the forest itself - it's all hard on the trails, and we have a lot of trails to take care of. We start clearing things in the spring, but our most concentrated efforts are in the two weeks before the race - if you have a day or part of a day to spend in the woods then, we can sure use your help with pruning, sawing, general clean-up, and trail maintenance tasks. We have plenty of tools - just let us know when you're available. (It's a wonderful way to spend a day!)

Trail Steward

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

If you (or your organization) are willing to make a LONG-TERM COMMITMENT to caring for a favorite section of trail - keeping it clean and clear and well-maintained - we'd love to make you a Trail Steward. Volunteer here and our Trail Boss will contact you with details about our Stewardship program, and what sections of the course are available.

Medical

Medical Support Staff

At least 14 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

Race-Day Trail Response

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

On-call trail clearing and flagging (chainsaw skills preferred). When the storm hits on Friday night, or a proofer finds more than they can handle, we'll send you in to fix things.

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