Volunteer Jobs

Please review all of the information provided for the job(s) that you have been assigned to and print what you think you may need.  We also ask that you review rest of the general information on the website so you can be the best resource possible for participants and fellow volunteers.  A list of volunteer assignments can be found HERE.  Thank you!

Course Marking

Day: Wednesday
Start:
9:00 AM
Finish: 5:00 PM approx

Report To:
Zumbro River Bottoms Management Area West Assembly (Start / Finish Area)

Description:
Mark the trail.

Responsibilities:
Need to be strong / athletic for this position able to hike many miles carrying weight.  Please bring / make use of a backpack / hydration pack with some extra carrying capacity (as your hands will be full with markers – so hand-held bottles for hydration does not work).

Related Information:
NA

Equipment Crew / Main Supply

Day: Thursday
Start: Thurs 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Distribution)
Finish: Saturday 12:00 to 7:00 PM (Pickup)

Report To:
Zumbro Bottoms Management Area West Assembly (Race Start / Finish) – Race Director

Description:
Distribute supplies to each aid station on Thursday and pick up supplies when aid stations close on Saturday.

Responsibilities:
Fill water jugs and load aid station supplies on Thursday and deliver to aid stations.  On Saturday pickup all aid stations and re-pack into truck / trailer.

Related Information:

100 Mile Packet Pickup & Cookout

Day: Thursday
Start: 3:00 PM
Finish: 8:00 PM

Report To:
Race Director @ Zumbro River Bottoms West Assembly Area

Description:
Packet pickup and the pre-race meal start at 4:00 PM and go until 7:00 PM.

Responsibilities:
Helping to setup packet pickup. Help with packet pickup for the 100 mile race – getting runners their numbers, shirts, sweatshirts etc., answering questions etc and or helping with the Cookout – Help with tearing down and picking up packet pickup.

Related Information:
NA

100 Mile Runner Check-In - Race Morning

Day: Friday
Start: 6:30 AM
Finish: 8:30 AM

Report To:
Race Director @ Zumbro Bottoms West Assembly Area – Race Start / Finish

Description:
Help Check in runners and facilitate the start of the race

Responsibilities:
Unload equipment, make coffee, check in runners,  clean-up.

Related Information:

Aid Station 1/4 - Bridge (Funk Fjord)

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday & Saturday
Open: 8:00 AM Friday
Close: 1:45 PM Saturday
Cutoff: NA

Report To:
Bridge Aid Station / Aid Station 1 and 4 to Aid Station Captain Kurt Dekcer / TCRC

Description: 
The Bridge / Aid Station 1 and 4 will be visited two times per loop by the runners.  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  There will be drop bags at this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Crew / spectator access is allowed at this aid station but nobody may park at the aid station – all volunteers, crew and spectators must park in the North Assembly Area less than 1/4 mile prior to the aid station on T-70 / Zumbro Bottoms Road per THIS MAP.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities:
Work the aid station – read AID STATION 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions
Aid station Supplies Provided
General Information About Working An Aid Station
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station 2/3 - Sand Coulee

Important: Note that the aid station open and close times listed below are projections based on current course record times – you should  plan to arrive at least 1 hour before the listed open time to allow ample time to setup your aid station and be ready for the first runner.  That being said, it is best to arrive as early as possible as this is an art not a science – bring a book, enjoy the woods and wait for the first runner!

Day: Friday & Saturday
Open: 8:15 AM Friday (allow at least 15 minutes to walk into aid station from North Assembly Parking Lot)
Close: 3:00 PM Saturday
Cutoff: NA

Report To:
Sand Coulee Aid Station / Aid Station 2 and 3 to Aid Station Captain

Description: 
The Sand Coulee Aid Station / Aid Station 2 and 3 will be visited two times per loop by the runners.  Aid station supplies will be dropped off in advance of your arrival –  There will be drop bags at this aid station.  There will be HAM Radio Operators at each aid station to handle race communications.  Crew / spectator access is allowed at this aid station but are required to park per THIS MAP and hike in per THIS MAP – all volunteers, crew and spectators must park in the North Assembly Area less than one quarter mile prior to aid station 1/4 on T-70 / Zumbro Bottoms Road – allow approximately 15 minutes to hike into the aid station.  Please tear down and pack up aid station supplies before you leave for pickup by the Equipment Crew.

Responsibilities:
Work the aid station – read AID STATION 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions
Aid station Supplies Provided
General Information About Working An Aid Station
Emergency Services Contact Information

Aid Station 5 - Start / Finish Area

Day: Friday & Saturday
Open: 10:00 AM Friday
Close: Between 4:00 and 6:00 PM Saturday – once runners have started their final loop food will continue to be served to runners as they finish.

Cutoff:
100 mile runners must start loop 6 by 12:45PM Saturday and 50 mile runners must have started loop 3.

Report To:
Aid Station 5 / Start-Finish Area / West Assembly Area

Description: 
Aid Station 5 is located just adjacent to the start / finish area of the race and by for all purposes is generally considered race headquarters.  As runners complete each 16.7 mile loop they will come through Aid Station 5 – many will go to their drop bags and / or vehicles and this are will have the largest concentration of family members, spectators and crews.

Responsibilities:
Work the aid station – read AID STATION 101 if you have questions.

Related Information:
Maps and Directions
Aid station Supplies Provided
General Information About Working An Aid Station
Emergency Services Contact Information

50 Mile Runner Check-In

Day: Friday
Start: 10:30 PM
Finish: 12:00AM (Saturday)

Report To:
Race Director @ Zumbro River Bottoms West Assembly Area (Start / Finish Area)

Description:
Help check-in runners, answer questions, sell merchandise etc.

Responsibilities:
Unload equipment, make coffee, check in runners, answer questions, sell merchandise, clean-up, pack-up.

Related Information:
NA

17 Mile Runner Check-In

Day: Saturday
Start: 7:00 AM
Finish: 9:30 AM (Saturday)

Report To:
Race Director @ Zumbro River Bottoms West Assembly Area (Start / Finish Area)

Description:
Help check-in runners, answer questions, sell merchandise etc.

Responsibilities:
Unload equipment, make coffee, check in runners, answer questions, sell merchandise, clean-up, pack-up.

Related Information:
NA

Timing

Day: Friday – Saturday
Start: Fri AM 10:00
Finish: Sat PM End

Report To:
Race Director and Timing Crew / Leads at Zumbro Bottoms West Assembly Area / Race Start-Finish Area.

Description:
Help our lead timers time the race.

Responsibilities:
Help our lead timers with calling of numbers and manual input of race numbers.  Helps to have good eyes and decent computer / data entry skills.

Related Information:
NA

Ham Radio - Communiations

Day: Friday – Saturday Start: Friday 7:30 AM Finish: Saturday 6:30 PM

Report To:
Ham Radio Coordinator Brendan Johnson

Description:
Provide communications for race – a team will be stationed at each aid station.  Assignments / times will be provided and emailed to HAM Radio team by HAM Radio Coordinator

Responsibilities:
Communications

Related Information:
http://www.wizardps.com/zumbro100/

Finish Line

Day: Saturday
Start: 4:00 AM
Finish: 6:30 PM

Report To:
Race Director at Zumbro Bottoms Management Area West Assembly Area (Start / Finish) area.

Description: Work finish line, helping the RD hand out medals and awards and being of assistance to runners who have just finished the race.

Responsibilities:
Helping the RD hand out medals and awards, be of assistance to runners who have just finished the race.

Related Information:  NA

Medical

Start: 7:00 AM Friday Finish: 6:30 PM Saturday

Report To:
Zumbro River Bottoms Management Area – West Assembly (Start / finish and transition area for the start of each loop) or Aid Station 1/4 or Aid Station 2/3.  Make contact with Joy Parker the Zumbro Endurance Run Medical Coordinator

Description:
Medial personnel to staff start/ finish line, Aid Station 1/4 and Aid Station 2/3 and be on-call for medial incidents at your volunteer location or dispatched elsewhere on the course.

Responsibilities:
Basic Medical Support – serious injuries / incdidents make contact with HAM Radio Operators at your volunteer location so they can call in emergency services

Related Information:
For Emergencies Dial 911

Google Map Directions in printable .PDF format to Wabasha and Rochester Hospitals click HERE

Wabasha (Closest Option) St. Elizabeth Hospital 1200 Grant Blvd. West Wabasha, MN  55981 Telephone: 651.565.4531 Emergency 651.565.4531 Google Map LINK

Rochester (Advanced Care) Saint Mary’s Hospital 1216 Second Street SW Rochester, MN  55902 General Number 507-255-5123 Google Map LINK

https://www.zumbroendurancerun.com/maps-and-data/

Course Sweeping

Day: Saturday
Start: On-site and ready to sweep by 11:30AM – Cutoff is 12:45PM
Finish: As late as 6:00 PM

Report To:
Zumbro River Bottoms West Assembly Area (Start / Finish) – Race Director

Description:
Course Sweeping

Responsibilities:
Follow last runner picking up flags, looking for runners in distress and enforce cutoffs (to be done by Sweeping Coordinator)  Make use of pack / hydration pack for carrying your own food / water since your hands will be full with markers.  Need to be physically strong for this person / able to travel many miles in possible bad weather carry weight.

Related Information:

Saturday Afternoon Final Cleanup

Day: Saturday
Start:
1:00 PM  Approx
Finish: 7:30 PM

Report To:
Race Director at Zumbro Bottoms Management Area West Assembly Area / Race Start-Finish Area.

Description:
Final Clean-Up, Tear Down and Haul-Out of race equipment

Responsibilities:
People with pickup trucks are welcome!  Good organization skills in helping to load the truck is helpful!

Related Information: NA

Sunday Cleanup

Help clean-up the day after the race (Sunday) in Hastings, MN from approx 9:00AM until 2:00PM.  Includes drying canopies, washing tables, sorting equipment, washing dishes etc.  All the gummy bears and PBJ’s you can eat!  Email race director for directions.

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Zumbro Endurance Run
100MI, 50MI, 17MI Trail Race(s)
Theilman, Minnesota
April 7th & 8th, 2017
• 100MI Friday 8:00AM
• 50MI 12:01AM Saturday (Friday Midnight)
• 17MI 9:00AM Saturday

Registration:
Opens Tues Nov 1, 2016 – 12:01AM CST
Closes Fri March 31, 2017 – 11:59PM CST
*Or once the field limit has been met
Complete Registration Details HERE

Directions to Race Start:
Zumbro River Bottoms Management Unit
West Assembly Area
(Near Theilman, MN)
Google Maps Directions HERE
Written Directions HERE
(Approx 1:45 south of Minneapolis, MN)

Terrain:
The course consists of a mix of rugged single and double track trail with rubble, loose rock and sand along with minimum maintenance gravel roads.  The race is primarily concentrated in two large valleys within an expansive hardwood forest.  There are four significant, short, steep climbs (approx 300FT) per loop with small hills in-between along with some significant stretches of flat valley floor running.  Be sure to see maps, elevation charts and stats provided on this website HERE.

100 Mile:
6 x 16.7 mile loop = 100 miles
Elevation Gain 18,588 FT
Elevation Loss 18,588 FT
NET Elevation Change 37,176 FT
30 Aid Stations
34 hour time limit
Complete 100MI Info HERE

50 Mile:
3 x 16.7 mile loop = 50 miles
Elevation Gain 9,294 FT
Elevation Loss 9,294 FT
NET Elevation Change 18,588 FT
15 Aid Stations
18 hour time limit
Complete 50MI Info HERE

17 Mile:
16.7 Mile Loop
Elevation Gain 3,098 FT
Elevation Loss 3,098 FT
NET Elevation Change 6,196 FT
5 Aid Stations
9 hour cutoff
Complete 17MI Info HERE

More About the Area:
The Zumbro Endurance Run 100MI, 50MI and 17MI trail races take place within the Zumbro River Bottoms Management Unit in Southeastern Minnesota’s Bluff Country – just outside of the tiny village of Theilman, MN approximately 1:45 from Minneapolis – St.Paul, MN.  The races start and finish at the West Assembly / Horse Campground Area.  Generally speaking the Zumbro River Bottoms Management Unit lies within a portion of the Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood Forest – an expansive 1.7 million acre tract of Minnesota hardwood forest on the Northern edge of the Driftless Region which is mainly characterized by its tall bluffs and deeply carved river valleys. This “bluff country” is rugged, hauntingly beautiful and provides the perfect venue for 100, 50 or 17 miles of trail running – while this is certainly not an “easy” trail race it can still be a great choice for your first 100, 50 or 17, that is if you are ready for a good amount of climbing / elevation gain.  This is a laid back, old school, low-key trail race hosted by ultrarunners for ultrarunners.