Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run

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Volunteers 2007

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Aid Stations | Course Marking | At the Ranch

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.

Resources Elsewhere

How to Volunteer: If you want to volunteer, please contact Anstr Davidson at anstr@vhtrc.org. If you know when you want to work -- night/day, Friday/Saturday/Sunday, particular job -- please let Anstr know. He will try to accommodate your desires.

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.

Management

Race Director: Stan Duobinis
Aid Station Supply: Bill Sublett
Runner Accountability: Bill Van Antwerp
Data and Results: Valerie Meyer
Course Marking: Kevin Bligan
Radio Support: Larry Miller
Volunteer Recruiter: Anstr Davidson

Aid Stations

NOTE: For distances and cutoff times, see the Aid Station Chart.

Aid Station Opening Time Volunteers
(Captains in Bold)
#1 Buzzards Trailhead 0515 Keith Dunn
#2 Shawl Gap 0600 Debbie and Eric Nordlund
#3 Veach Gap 0615 Mike Bur
#4 Milford Gap 0700 Jean Whitman-Plauger
#5 Habron Gap 0800 Alex Papadopoulos
#6 Camp Roosevelt 0930 Lynne Millholland
#7 Gap Creek I 1000 Mary Johlfs
#8 211 East I 1145 Jeff Reed
#9 Bird Knob 1215 Carolyn Gernand
#10 211 East II Already Open Same as #8
#11 Gap Creek II Already Open Same as #7
#12 Moreland 1500 Carl Newby and Mickey Rollins
#13 Edinburg Gap 1700 Anstr Davidson
#14 Woodstock Tower 1800 Alisa Springman and Sue Malone
#15 Powell's Fort 1900 Margie Schlundt
#16 Elizabeth Furnace 2100 Janice and Bob Heltibridle
Finish 2200 Quatro Hubbard

Ranch on Friday

Course Marking

Trail Marking Volunteers

MMT has a great reputation for course marking due to the numerous volunteers who help hang ribbon, chem lights, 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 send me an email to Kevin Bligan at cbligan@aol.com with your desires. Please do not just show up race weekend without coordinating at least a week prior to the race:

PRERACE MARKING:

  1. I will be out in the MMT valley marking a few short sections (Kern) on Thursday (5/17). If you would like to join me, I will be marking from about 10:00 am till 4:00 pm . Email to coordinate.
  2. We will be meeting at Skyline Ranch on Friday morning (5/18) at 8:00 am sharp to break down into crews to mark the majority of the course with yellow ribbon. Each crew will be led by an experienced trail marker. We expect to be out most of the day, so bring enough replenishment food and drink to sustain your effort.
  3. We will string and consolidate the chem lights into zip lock bags shortly following the pre race meal on Friday evening.

RACE WEEKEND:

  1. Saturday (5/19) there are several marking and clearing opportunities. We will need crews to remove ribbons following the last runner (sweeps) , we will need help marking the night sections with chem lights, and we can use help (those who do may not want to run) transporting markers to and from different sections of the course. Ideally, we would like to assign at least two individuals to mark a section or two with chem lights. Two persons with two cars allows that crew to drop a car, mark a section and then drive back to retrieve the car at the initiation location. Since the chem lights only last about 10 hours, we need to delay marking some sections until just before dusk. The goal will be to have the 500 chem lights strung and hung by Saturday early evening.
  2. Sunday (5/20) will be dedicated to removing about 50 miles of remaining ribbon and chem lights. Again, we will attempt to have crews remove the marking debris following the last runner. This will start as early as 6:00 am on Sunday and last until the last ribbon is removed at the end of the course.
  3. Anstr will periodically update the volunteer page with marking assignments once they have been finalized.

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution of personal time to this event. Looking forward to another great weekend in the mountains. To volunteer, please contact Kevin Bligan at cbligan@aol.com.

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