As we continue to monitor the situation with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are taking steps to help protect the health and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and families.

Volunteer Positions

Race day volunteering is both fun and rewarding. We need over 300 volunteers at each race to provide an awesome experience to all the student-athletes! 

Scroll down for descriptions of each volunteer position.

 

ANNOUNCING ASSISTANT
POSITION GUIDELINES (PDF)
Announcing play a vital role in the fun atmosphere of our races. This role allows the race announcer to be organized and focus on keeping up the energy level. You’ll be giving the announcer all the information they need to announce student-athletes names and team as they cross the finish line.

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CATEGORY SWEEPS
POSITION GUIDELINES (PDF)
Sweeps ride at the back of every race category and tend to any issues that may arise on the course with students in their assigned category. It is vital that sweeps stay with the last racer in their category. Varsity categories are very fast, you must be an advanced rider with racing experience to sweep this category. When registering for this position, include a variety of race categories you could support.  Check in at the volunteer tent usually about an hour before your category starts, to receive your number plate and attend the sweeper orientation meeting. Bring your own bike, helmet and riding gear!

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COURSE MARSHAL
POSITION GUIDELINES (PDF)
Course Marshals have an active role in ensuring safety on the course. Course Marshals stand at key marshal points along the course to warn riders of hazards, direct riders, ensure fair play and provide rapid response to incidents.  Course Marshals may also act as crossing guards and/or league representatives to other trail users. A note pad is provided to keep track of any outside support, rule violations and riders who abandon the race. Course Marshals can hike or ride bikes to their marshal points. Lastly, remember to cheer on those riders as they pass on by!

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COURSE MARSHAL – ROVING
POSITION GUIDELINES (PDF)

Course Marshals on bikes! Similar to the Course Marshal position, the Roving Course Marshals keep the entire course safe by reporting incidents and injuries while circling the whole course or specific areas assigned by the Chief Course Marshal.  EMT, ski patrol experience, or advanced first aid training/experience is strongly preferred.

Please bring your own bike, riding gear and helmet!

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COURSE MARSHAL ASSISTANT

Provide assistance for the Chief Course Marshall. Role is positioned at the Course Marshal tent.  Check in course marshals, sort/assign Course Marshal equipment, and complete required documentation.  Help keep the course marshall process fluid and seamless! 

COURSE TAKE DOWN – ON BIKES

As soon as the last rider in the last race of the day goes on their final lap, we start takedown and clean up of the race course itself. Volunteers who bring their bikes (and helmets!) takedown the course markings and clean up the course, using packs provided by the MN League to gather up ribbon, signs, and other race-related debris. 

CROSSING GUARD

Crossing Guards are vital to protect the racers and keep the course clear of spectators and vehicles.  Crossing Guards stationed where the racecourse crosses a road will stop vehicle traffic until a break in the race provides passage for the vehicle without interfering with the student-athletes and the race. Crossing Guards stationed along the race fencing in the start/finish areas of the race will monitor specific crossing points for spectators.