volunteers

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR WILD EARTH UTGC 500 KMS TRAIL RACE.

JOIN THE FUN OF ASSISTING IN STAGING THE WORLD’S LONGEST ITRA CERTIFIED TRAIL RUN. NOT ONLY IS IT LONG BUT THE RELENTLESS HILLS WILL MEAN THAT COMPETITORS WILL SCALE THE EQUIVALENT OF TWO x MT. EVEREST

PROGRAM

  • course set-up Sunday afternoon 22 September 2019. Geoff Pesut, Ian Cornelius and course supervisors
  • village set-up Monday 23 September. Ian, Steve and Brad Cornelius plus Gary Parsons Digger Hargreaves and Ben Dennien
  • volunteer briefing Monday 23 September at 3-4:00 PM

  • entrant bump-in 4-5:00 PM
  • race briefing 5-6:30 PM followed by pasta meal (provided)
  • race start 6:00 AM Tuesday 24 September
  • race finish cutoff 6:00 AM Monday 30 September
  • prizegiving 10:30 AM Monday 30 September at Commercial Hotel, Cnr Ferry and Price Streets, Nerang.

POSITIONS

Nerang HQ

Event Organiser - Ian Cornelius

RD – filled (Digger Hargreaves, 0600-1600)

RD – filled (Steve Cornelius, 1400-2200)

RD – filled (rotating Gary Parsons, Ben Dennien and Ian Cornelius)

MC - filled (Ben Dennien

**Wanted** Food and aid station attendants (2 per shift in 3 x 8 hour shifts) – to prepare and serve sandwiches, hot soup, other hot drinks, pasta, potatoes and keep the Nerang aid station topped up with fluids and snacks (one filled)

**Wanted** Assisting overseas entrants without crew (2, in 12 hour shifts… may need more depending on level of overseas entrants)… one filled (Jo Price)

Run course

**Wanted** Course supervisors (3, in 8 hour shifts) must be able to drive 4WD (supplied) (one filled)

**Wanted** Outer aid station attendants (2 stations, 2 persons rotating in 3 x 8 hour shifts, 12 in all), The outer aid stations will have marquees, tables and chairs.

Medical

Paramedics (2) – filled (contractor)

**Wanted** Nurses (3, in 8 hour shifts, to cater for blisters and other minor ailments. One filled, looking for two more)

**Wanted** Massage therapist (2) (4 hours/day, 0600-1000, then 1700-2100)

Timing & tracking

Electronic timing – filled (contractor)

**Wanted** Timing assistants (3, in 8 hour shifts, to monitor tracking of runners, one filled)

Coffee van

**Wanted** Coffee van - 6 days external contractor required.

GENERAL

Applicants need not be runners but need to display energy, enthusiasm and initiative.

Bring tent and sleeping bag (optional), we have hot showers, refrigeration and microwaves. We have 50 marquees for shelter and will be supplying sleeping bags and 2-man tents to overseas entrants.

All 6 day volunteers get 2 personalised polo shirts, drink bottle and jacket.

Note: The event is conducted during school holidays.

Shifts are 0600-1400, 1400-2200, 2200-0600 (with flexibility for cover/exchange if the hours don’t quite suit)

Applications…. Please email to ian@goldcoastultras.com

Please state name, age, experience, shirt size, position preferred and any other relevant information.