Calumet Electronics Great Deer Chase Mountain Bike Race

Sat August 21, 2021 Calumet, MI 49913 US Directions

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Youth Race

Youth Race Sweeps High Priority

You must be 16-75 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 21, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ride behind 5 and 3 mile racers. First aid training preferred but not necessary. Cell phone helpful.

Location

Swedetown Chalet parking lot. Meet with race safety coordinator at 9:00 am at the Swedetown Chalet. Race start is 9:35 am.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Youth Race Course Monitors High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Course changers to modify the split to divert all racers onto Valley trail, then proceed to Map Point 2 and change the course markings from left to right at Map point 2 (Two Hoots Too and Applesauce intersection) - 1-2 persons with a bike and trailer works best. They will follow the race course and modify the crossings of Bull Toad Loop on Tamarack ski trail and change for the orientation for the start of 10,15, & 30 mile race.

Person to monitor Long racers making the turn down Valley ensuring they stay to the left of the trail.

Sticker person to hand out Fawn Chase stickers to all finishers.

All should meet with race coordinator at 9:10 am at the Chalet.

Location

Course Changer(s) at youth race split 3/8 mile west on Valley trail from Chalet. - 9:30 am
Course Monitor A - Race Start area.
Sticker person - Finish Line in the Chalet parking lot

Adult Race

30 Mile Sweep High Priority

You must be 18-66 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 21, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ride behind last racer(s) in the 30 mile course. First aid training preferred.
Cell phone helpful, radio will be supplied. If you do not wish to ride the entire course, you can pick up the last racer at the split 10 miles in.

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Race start at the Swedetown Chalet driveway, 11:00 am start, check in with volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am, Swedetown Chalet.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Race Patroller High Priority

You must be 21-66 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 21, 2021

Details

Patrol central core of race course, being available to respond to medical situations that may arise during the course of the race. First Aid training required. Should carry basic first aid supplies. Cell phone helpful, radios will be supplied. ATV or similar off road vehicle may be used, mountain bike would be better and improve response time.
This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Swedetown Recreation Area, Great Deer Chase race course. Meet with safety coordinator at 10:30 am at the Chalet, race start is 11:00 am.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+
Basic First Aid Kit - 1+

Traffic Control - Adult Race Start High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 21, 2021

Details

Control Vehicle traffic on Osceola Road and Spruce streets for the start of the race. Meet with race volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am at the Chalet.
This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Osceola and Chalet drive entrance (2 needed)
Osceola and Spruce Street (2 needed)
Spruce and Snowmobile Trail (1 needed)
Spruce and Ski trail entrance (1 needed)

Traffic Control - Adult Race in Progress High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 21, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Control Traffic in Swedetown Location and on course
Meet with volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am to confirm assignment at the Swedetown Chalet.
This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Bridge & Fir Streets - 1
Fir & Tunnel Streets - 1
Ridge and Powderhouse Trail entrance - 1

Adult Race Course Monitors High Priority

You must be 16-72 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 21, 2021

Details

Keep racers on course and make necessary course changes at the location assigned.

Persons at the Splits just need to help racers go the correct direction.

Course marking changes are required where Bull Toad crosses the Tamarack and Cedar Ski trails in six places. It would be best to meet a few days prior to the race to see where these ares are and what changes need to be made. Contact course coordinator - Marc Norton, trailelf@charter.net

Location

Split total of 2 persons (Map Point 9) - 1 (Map Point 4) - 1 around 11:10 am

Merge (Traffic Circle 8) - 1 around 11:15 am

Course marking changes in 6 places in the first 4 miles of race where Bull Toad W crosses ski trails.

Aid Station 1 High Priority

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Setup and operate the Aid 1 station about 9 miles the race for all 16/30 participants. Should be set up by 11:15 am as first racer arrives sometime after 11:20 am. Water and diluted Powerade (50% of normal) as well as some fruit, cookies or gu as required by the racers. It is possible for a few people to do both aid stations. To work this one until the initial rush subsides and then move to Aid 2 to serve the long racers who may arrive there around 12:15 pm. It's about 1/4 mile away.

Location

Just south of the shack on Greenstone ski trail at the exit from the South Side trail (map point 5)

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Aid Station 2 High Priority

No volunteer spots remaining.

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Set up and maintain the 2nd Aid station (for long course racers only) Some could move from Aid 1 to man this location as the race progresses.

Location

Mama Bear Return Ski trail, between the Cable Connector Trail crossings. It is about 1/4 mile from Aid 1.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Traffic Circle Low Priority

August 21, 2021

Details

Help racers navigate the traffic circle and exit to the correct trail

Location

Map Point 8, traffic circle.

Registration

Registration - Friday Evening High Priority

August 20, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ensure preregistered racers get proper bib, twist ties and SWAG. Resolve any issues amicably.

Help as needed for those wishing to register that evening.

1 person needed to enter new signups on the runsignup.com website. This makes things easier for the timer and reduces our cost.

A browser tab will be open for those wishing to pay by credit card. They will do so on the runsignup.com website

Someone to handle preregistered racers.

Someone to handle new registrations.

Someone to hand out T-shirts

Location

Cross Country Sports - 507 Oak Street - Calumet, Michigan

Registration - Saturday Morning High Priority

August 21, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ensure preregistered racers get proper bib, twist ties and giveaway if they registered early enough. Resolve any issues amicably.

Help as needed for those wishing to register that morning.

1 person needed to enter new signups on the runsignup.com website. This makes things easier for the timer and reduces our cost.

A browser tab will be open for those wishing to pay by credit card. They will do so on the runsignup.com website.

Someone to handle pre-registered racers

Someone to handle new registrations

Someone to hand out shirts

Location

Cross Country Sports - 507 Oak Street - Calumet, Michigan

Set-up and Clean Up

Medium Course Pre-ride High Priority

At least 1 more volunteer needed.

Details

Ride the short course before the kids race to ensure markings are intact and clear. Please ensure you start early enough to complete the course before the start of the Youth Race at 9:30 am.

Note: Markings in where Bull Toad crosses Tamarack are set for the Kids race. Start will be on Tamarack, then turn up Birch Loop Ski Trails. After the traffic circle markings will be set to go to the finish at the Chalet.

Call the course coordinator (370-1300) if anything is amiss or needs correction. (i.e. markings missing, trees down across the trail, etc.)

Ignore kids course markings at map point 2, go left instead of right.

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Start at Spruce and Osceola road

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Long Course Preride High Priority

Minimum met, 2 volunteer spots remaining.

Details

Need persons to ride the long course from the split (at map point 9) to the traffic circle (map point 8). This will be around 18-19 miles of riding. The short course pre-riders will have covered the rest of the course.

Call the course coordinator (370-1300) if anything is amiss or needs correction. (i.e. markings missing, trees down across the trail, etc.)

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Start at the split (map point 9) where Farmer's Well, Cable Connector and Lakeview all meet.
Proceed to the Traffic circle.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

Adult Start & Finish Line Setup Medium Priority

August 21, 2021

Details

Set Up Start area at end of Chalet Drive. Start sections for 30, 15, & 10 mile races. After start then set Up Finish area, placing cones, finish banner, flagging in the chalet parking lot.

Location

Swedetown Chalet Parking Lot

Finish Area Tear Down Medium Priority

Minimum met, 1 volunteer spot remaining.

Details

Clean up the finish line area. Move the cones, pack up the flags and transport to Copper Island Printing for storage

Location

Swedetown Chalet Parking lot.

Course Clean Up Medium Priority

At least 2 more volunteers needed.

Details

2-4 Persons on bikes with trailers preferably to pick up course markings and leave them where they single track intersects with main ski trails.

1-2 Persons with pickup truck to pick up the markings after the bike crews have gone through and bring the markings back to Copper Island Printing for storage.

Location

Race Course and Swedetown Recreation Area.

Other Tasks

15 Mile Sweep High Priority

You must be 18-68 years old to volunteer for this task.

August 21, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Ride behind last racer(s) in the 15 mile course. First aid training preferred.
Cell phone helpful, radio will be supplied.

This is a critical position not to be taken lightly, once you sign up only finding a qualified substitute or a note from your mortician will be acceptable.

Location

Race start at the Swedetown Chalet driveway, 11:00 am start, check in with volunteer coordinator at 10:30 am, Swedetown Chalet.

Resources Needed

Cell Phone - 1+

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