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Volunteer Listing & Instructions 2016

We need any and all volunteers. We are always low in aid station volunteers, cleanup people, and pre-event work (packet stuffing, trail marking).

How to sign up

Email nyeates1 [at] umbc [dot] edu to signup for any of the below jobs.


  • X = Verified and reliable
  • O = Need to reverify, but reliable
  • ? = Unsure if coming, but maybe; need to verify
  • ! = Can put anywhere
  • FIXME = Need to fill this spot
  • bold = Lead vol, have met and given directions in-person
  • underline = Lead vol, have not met in-person
  • FB = FaceBook friend


  • Director - X Nick Yeates
  • Director Stand-in - X! Jim Yeates, X Sue Yeates

Flagging / Signing

  • Flagging Team 1 Lead - X Jonathan Gowen
  • Flagging Team 2 Lead - O Rachel Ridgway (Frederick running fest), ? David Miller
  • Flagging Team 3 Lead - X John Rosicky
  • Flagging Team 4 Lead - ? Aimee Goldman, ? Jonathan Gowen, ? Rachel Ridgway, Nick Yeates
  • Flagging Banditos - X James Brinsfield, ? Erin Callicoat, ? Chuck Gregory FB, X Karl Barrus, ? Aaron Ellison (fb), O Jason Long, X Eric Keppley, Heather Rosso (aid captain), X Tony Zahn, X Jesse Showalter, X Rob Clements, X Finian Brennan

Aid Stations

  • Aid station 1 Lead 08:30a - 11:30a - X Pat Murphy, O Tina Terill, ? daughter Phoenix, ? Kerry Petsch (husband of Wendy), Michael Stzlecki
  • Aid station 2 Lead 08:00a - 02:30p - X John Rosicky, X Mike Gouel, O Travis Helms, X Priya Naik, ? annie, ? Michael Dowdy
  • Aid station 3 Lead 10:15a - 03:30p - X Heather Rosso / DCCS, X Marwa, O Lucas, O John Marciari
  • Aid station 4 Lead 9:00a - O Ty Larson, O Tom Green, X Jordan Psaltakis, FIXME
  • Aid station coordinator / setup - Nick
  • HAM Radio Operator Lead - X Andy Protigal
  • 4-way stop - ! HAM radio guys
  • Buzzards Rock - ! HAM radio guys
  • Ridge Trail - ? HAM radio guys


  • Pre-sweeper - O Matt Bevan
  • Sweeper - X Geoff Baker

Start / Finish

  • Event Setup AM - ? Ty Larson (morning), ? Aaron Ellison (fb), Tony Zahn, O Priya Naik, ? Ade, FIXME
  • Registration - ? Sue Yeates, X Christine Chadwick, ? Ade, Becca venedictov
  • Volunteer Directions - X Send to Nick, or Jim
  • Shirt handling / sales - ? Sue Yeates, ? Mary Yeates, ? Jim Yeates
  • Timer 1 - X Leah Kaufmann, also mentioned Robin Shepherd
  • Timer 2 - O Chrissie McLaughlin (James gf)
  • Finish Line Helper - X Alex Burke & 2x sisters, Brian Rice
  • Grillpeople - X Barbara Yeates, O Rich Moran (grindstone), O Denise Lennon, ? Mike Klamm, ? David Kim
  • Food Serving / Setup - X Barbara Yeates, ? Mary Yeates, X Denise Lennon, O Rich Moran, ? Sabastien Molnar, ? Nikita Gokale, O Toks Fashola, FIXME
  • Trash bags and patrolling - ? Ty Larson(morning), ? Sabastien Molnar (evening), FIXME, FIXME
  • Event Cleanup PM - ? Mike Gouel, Denise Lennon, X Greg Zaruba, FIXME, FIXME
  • Entertainment / Sound - X Nick
  • Ham 1, Ham 2
  • Marshaling (at start of race) - X Jim Yeates
  • Masseuse - N/a
  • Driver 1 - X Tony Zahn
  • Driver 2 - FIXME
  • Ice Man - X Tony Zahn


  • Fri Vol Party - Nick, Dad, Barb, Sue, Mom, Bob, Jim Lay, Pat Murphy, Tom Green, John Rosicky, Heather Rosso
  • Beer - X Jeremy Swan, ? Sabastian Molnar
  • Bus Crowder / Parking Nazi (get people on buses) - X Kurt Steine
  • 1hr Vol Trail Promotion - Nick
  • Graphics (shirt, logo) - Nick
  • Expressed Interest:
  • Lisa Bandiera-Woetzel (fb)
  • ? Robert Wood

Position Descriptions

Flagging / Signing

The course needs to be marked with Signs and Flags so that runners can follow the course. There are ~100 signs (at most trail intersections) and it takes many hours, even days to sign and flag. The course is divided into four (4) sections of trail, each being 4 miles in length.

  • Start/Finish (S/F) - Aid Station 1 (AS1)
  • AS1 - AS2
  • AS2 - AS3
  • AS3 - S/F

We assign 1 person to LEAD each section. It is now their duty to mark that section of the trail. They are responsible. Whether they do it all, or they call on some of the BANDITOS.

The BANDITOS are a pool of trail marking people who have shown interest to help the LEADS. Nick gathers these peoples names, phone numbers, and email addresses. The week before the race, Nick sends out emails to all of these BANDITOS and LEADS and suggests that the leads grab a few BANDITOS for help.

Often, a lead will email out saying “I am headed out on Thur after 4, if anyone wants to join, call me at…”

  • Intersections (where any two trails merge) are likely candidates for a sign
    • Signs are stapled into trees at the most visible point
  • Sometimes, signs need to be more visible
    • In the middle of the trail, use a supplied wooden stake, pound it into the ground (need a hammer with you) in the middle of the trail (do not block trail), and then staple the sign to it
  • Pink Surveyors tape is used as confidence markers on trees
    • Every 500 ft
    • Before and after turns
    • No longer than 6 inches

Signs and tape go up the week prior to the race (5-7 days). Most of it should be done on the prior 2 days.

volunteers2016.txt · Last modified: 06.10.2017 06:44 by nyeates