Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run
The MMT would not be the quality event it is without the many volunteers who have given so much to the race and the runners. This page serves two functions. It recognizes some, but unfortunately not all, of the volunteers who will be there to help the runners this year. Additionally, this page serves as a place to help recruit and organize the volunteers.
Prior Year Volunteers
How to Volunteer: If you want to volunteer, please use the volunteer form. This form helps us keep track of your help. Please indicate in the Comment section any aid station or job preference. We cannot guarantee your preference but we try to be as accommodating as possible. If you want to help with course marking, mark that on the form. For questions about course marking see below.
Aid Station Captains: One of the most critical jobs is that of aid station captain. It's challenging but very rewarding. We need to fill Visitors Center, Veach Gap... that we know of so far.
Course Marking: MMT is noted for its great course marking. Kevin Bligan is in charge of course marking this year. You can work on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. More Information. If you want to help Kevin B., contact him directly at CBligan@aol.com.
ManagementRace Director: Kevin Sayers
Aid Station Truck No. 1: Bill Sublett
Aid Station Truck No. 2: Tom Hendell
Course Marking: Kevin "Trail Boss" Bligan
Runner Accountability:NEED (Grimm Reaper)
Radio Support: Larry Miller, Anstr Davidson
Data and Results: Anstr Davidson
Volunteer Coordinator: Kevin Sayers
Rogue Chef: Bob Fabia
Aide-de-camp & Social Chairperson: Greg Zaruba
We need to fill those areas where you see "Need"
Race Headquarters (Friday, Pre Race & Sunday Afternoon)
|Area of Need||Volunteers
(Leads in Bold)
|Set Up & Other *1 (Roustabout)||Kevin Sayers, Walt Coleman, Joe Hall, Need, Need, Need,|
|Friday Traffic / Parking *2||Need, Need, Need, Need|
|Packet Pickup *3||(10:00 ish set up) Bill Susa, Need,(1:00) Judith Webber, Mike McCumber,|
|Swag Sales||Quatro Hubbard|
|Friday Dinner *4||Caterer (Carol), (3:00) Walt Coleman, Joe Hall, Need, Need, Need,|
|Pre Race Traffic / Parking (3:00 a.m)||Diane Behm, Need, Need, Need, Need,|
|Radio Room, Timing & Other||Anstr Davidson, Lucia Davidson|
Finish Line Timing
10:00 pm Saturday to 3:00 am Sunday
|Sunday Afternoon & Clean Up *5||Kevin Sayers, Wendy Valdes, Mark Peyton, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need,|
|Photography||Bill Susa (Packet Pickup and Saturday - early)|
*1: Set up consists of arriving either Thursday night (Bob Fabia provides us with a great dinner and breakfast!) or Friday morning and doing whatever needs to be done to get ready. This is a fluid job and does not require any heavy lifting. Sometimes it means hanging out till the next emergency.
*2: Traffic / Parking is sitting under a tent and telling drivers where to park. Starts at noon on Friday.
*3: Packet Pickup is a public position. It requires that you assist in the organization of the packet pickup area, prepare for check-in and distribution of numbers and swag. It can also be considered the general "concierge" area. (ha ha!). We also organize volunteer swag so it can be delivered to the aid stations on Saturday.
*4: Friday Dinner is organized by the caterer but we need additional people to help serve, facilitate, then break down the tables and reconfigure for the weekend.
*5: Sunday is an easy job and the only hard part is getting volunteers. It doesn't last long and the more the easier. At 4:00, during the Awards Ceremony, we start breaking down and moving supplies and equipment to the "garagemahal" 100 yards for the finish line.. The Retreat House kitchen (volunteer HQ and bunk place) is cleaned up and shut down. After the awards ceremony any drop bags left in the Drop Bag tent are dissembled and their contents are distributed as appropriate. Chairs and tables in big tent are stacked in a central location (easy), trash bags are collected and taken to the camps trash area.
NOTE: For distances and open/close times, see the Aid Station Chart.
(Captains in Bold)
| 1 - Moreland Gap
| 2 - Edinburg Gap
|John Garneski, Walt Coleman, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need|
| 3 - Woodstock Tower
|Mike Bur, Kelly MacDonald, James Fogg, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need,|
| 4 - Powells Fort
|Natalie Kennedy-Escobar, Alvin Lee, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need,|
| 5 - Elizabeth Furnace
|Alan Lagon, Bill Wandel, Jim Smucker, Jackie Ong, Douglas Hussey, Michael Jury, Emma Jury, Joseph McCann, Paul Crickard CLOSED|
| 6 - Shawl Gap Parking
|Rob Dolan, Erick Kuhlmann, Evan Weber, Larry Ferguson, Stephen Cooper, Larry Miller, Crystal Achuo CLOSED|
| 7 - Veach Gap Parking
|Andy O'Brien, Kurt Luedke, Kathy Cowan, Kendra Luedke, Maeven Luedke, Kristen Pence, Ellen Hutchins, Michele Vaughan CLOSED|
| 8 - Indian Grave Trailhead
(12:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
|Joe Clapper & Michele Harmon, Joe Cross, Kevin Green, Anzhela Knyazeva, Suzie Spangler, Need,|
| 9 - Habron Gap Parking
|Carl Newby, Paul Newby, Emily Appel-Newby, Lawrence Bartlett, Ben Minehart, John Newby, Nick Casassa, Stephanie Casassa, Need, Need|
|10 - Camp Roosevelt
|Jeff Reed (?), Michael Gildea,Will Kuper, Michael McCumber, Brian Glass, Linda Wack, Need,|
|11/15 - Gap Creek I & II
|Chris Wilde, Tom Kubicz, Alex Harris, Susan Baehre, Mary Lang, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need,|
|12 - Visitor Center
|Eric Levy-Myers, Casey Fisher, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need,
|13 - Bird Knob
|Tom Simonds, Larry Watson II, Joyce Fendley, Need, Need, Need,|
|14 - Picnic Area
|Quatro Hubbard, Dave Herring, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need,|
|16 - Caroline Furnace Camp (Finish Line)
|NEED, Sheila Vibert, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need, Need,|
|TBA||Not yet assigned or awaiting further assginment or waiting for their preference response to Kevin (RD):|
|Missed||If you've signed up via the Volunteer form and don't see your name or if something has been missed or incorrect then please contact Kevin Sayers (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thanks!|
Trail Marking, Checking, Sweeping
- Kevin Bligan
- Micah Weisenberg
- Bill Wandel
- Ronald Green
- Tom Corris
- Ted Bielawa
- Gilbert Gray (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Bill Turrentine (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Dave Woll
- Brian McNeil (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Caroline Williams (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- John Guendelsberger (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- John Nelson (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Alan Zwart (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Kevin Black
- Jeff Wilbur (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Katie Raezer (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Ed Cacciapaglia (Has Not Officially Signed Up)
- Jeff Wilbur
- Diane Behm
- John Nelson
- Paul Ralyea
MMT has a great reputation for course marking due to the numerous volunteers who help hang markings and clear the course each year. If you want to have some fun, get some good training miles and help us with this important task, there are ample opportunities. Below are tasks, meeting times and additional information about this year's marking. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the course marking coordinator Kevin Bligan at email@example.com. Please do not just show up race weekend without coordinating at least a week prior to the race.
- The majority of this year's course marking will take place on Friday May 5th. We meet, as a group, at 8:00 a.m. at race headquarters, Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp.
- On Thursday, May 4th, there will also be some trail marking. If you are interested in helping Thursday contact Kevin "Trail Boss" Bligan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On Saturday, May 6th, race day, there is a need for a volunteer or two to ride along with Kevin Bligan to do race day detail work, mark road sections, and troubleshoot. It's a long day mostly spent in a car, but you do get to visit all of the aid stations and get some miles in running to various intersections on the course.
- On Sunday, May 7th, there are a few sections that need to be swept of ribbons and reflectors.
Kevin "Trail Boss" Bligan