Eastern States 100

Sat August 14 - Sun August 15, 2021 Waterville, PA 17776 US Directions

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Logistics/Aid Stations

Aid Station Volunteer (Crew)

Minimum met, 90 volunteer spots remaining.

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.

Loggie (Aid Station Logistics)

Minimum met, 6 volunteer spots remaining.

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!)

Dispatcher at Race Headquarters

Minimum met, 8 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Bring order to the chaos... With 16 aid stations, 250 runners, and over 100 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 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!

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Communications

AS 10 Slate Run Radio Op

August 14, 2021

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 Slate Run

41.471270, -77.502340

From intersection of Little Pine Creek Road and Rt 44 in Waterville, go north 1.7 miles, turn right on Rt 414 and go 14.2 miles to Slate Run Road (just before Wolfe's General Store). Turn left onto Slate Run Road. Aid Station at Pine Creek recreation lot before bridge.

AS 15 Barrens Radio Op

August 14, 2021

August 15, 2021

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 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.

AS 16 Hacketts Radio Op

August 14, 2021

August 15, 2021

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

AS16 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 42 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).

Admin

August 13, 2021

August 14, 2021

August 15, 2021

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, 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 3:00-7:00pm = Packet Pickup
Saturday 3:30-5:00am = Race Check In
Sunday 5:00am-11:00am = Finish Line 1st shift
Saturday 11:00am-5:00pm = Finish Line 2nd shift

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Roadie

At least 6 more volunteers needed.

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. Then help us take it all back down and pack it up on Sunday evening - good times to be had by all!

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Chef's Assistant

August 14, 2021

August 15, 2021

Details

From breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, finish-line food is served all day! If you have skills, volunteer for a shift and join the team!

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

Volunteer Support Team

August 14, 2021

August 15, 2021

Details

Help the helpers! The Volunteer Support Team mans the Volunteer HQ, helping to get volunteers linked with their teams, answering their questions, and helping make the whole volunteer system flow smoothly

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

The Trail

Course Proofer

At least 6 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.

GUIDE TO TIME-SLOTS:
coming soon

Course Cleaner

At least 1 more volunteer 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).

Medical

Medical Support Staff

At least 3 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

Race Base Medical

At least 4 more volunteers needed.

Location

Race Base, Little Pine State Park

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