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.
- Form to Volunteer
- Instructions for Aid Station Captains
- Map to the Start/Finish
- Crew instructions to find your aid station
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 the Bird Knob aid station captain position ASAP. This is only a one year opportunity, the usual aid station captain (Dan Pesta), will return from maternity leave in 2014. Next year, 2014, we'll be looking for a new captain to handle Indian Grave Trail Head (AS #8).
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, contact him directly at CBligan@aol.com.
Race Director: Kevin Sayers
Aid Station Supply: Bill Sublett
Course Marking: Kevin Bligan
Runner Accountability: Carter Wieckling (Grimm Reaper)
Radio Support: Larry Miller
Data and Results: Anstr Davidson
Volunteer Recruiter: Kevin Sayers
Rogue Chef: Bob Fabia
Aide-de-camp & Security: Greg Zaruba
Moral & Complaints: Keith Moore
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||Kevin Sayers, Keith Moore, Martha Wright, Brian Kane (9:00), Need, Need, Need|
|Traffic / Parking *2||Keith Moore, Need, Need, Need|
|Packet Pickup *3||Mike McCumber, Linda Wack (1:00), Caroline Williams, Martha Wright, Paul Encarnacion,|
|Swag Sales||Quatro Hubbard|
|Friday Dinner *4||Caterer (Carol), Rich Limacher, Megan Stegemiller, Dave Garman, Marlin Yoder|
|Pre Race Traffic / Parking||Keith Moore, Allison Abbe, Drew Watson, Marti Kovener|
|Finish Line Timing & Other||Anstr Davidson, Lucia Davidson, Charlie Miracle, Betty Miracle, Tracy Dahl, Joyce Fendley - late, late night shift|
|Sunday Afternoon & Clean Up *5||Kevin Sayers, Mike Bur, Rich Limacher, Brian Kane, Need, Need, Need|
|Photography||Bobby Gill, Need,|
*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.
*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 wrapping up. 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||Keith Moore, Drew Watson, Marti Kovenor|
|2 - Edinburg Gap||Debbie Morrin-Nordlund, Eric Nordlund, Diane Behm, Allison Abbe, Martha Wright, Dave Garman, Brian Wilson|
|3 - Woodstock Tower||Mike Bur, Alisa Springman, Tom Simonds, David Lister, Ashley Moyer, Rich Limacher|
|4 - Powells Fort||Natalie Kennedy, John Garneski, Harvey Sugar, Mitchell Potter, Amy Potter|
|5 - Elizabeth Furnace||Vic Culp, Lynne Millholland, Bill Wandel, Tom Yarborough, Peter Duerst, Mike Kraemer, Charlie Miracle, Betty Miracle|
|6 - Shawl Gap Parking||Rob Dolan, Michael Dolan, Rob Tidwell, Becca Tidwell, Evan Weber, Dee Maki, Cherry Grassi, Mandy Flanigan|
|7 - Veach Gap Parking||Joe Clapper & Michele Harmon (Filling in for Jaret Seiberg), Jonathan Loewus-Deitch, Melissa Dutcher, Anne Brothers, Anna Nelson, Damon Juarez|
|8 - Indian Grave Trailhead||Jean Whitman-Plauger, Janice Heltibridle (Will need new Captain 2014), Jeffry Brower, Pat Murray, Ed Demoney|
|9 - Habron Gap Parking||Carl Newby, Lawrence Bartlett, Kelly Gauger, Andrew Newby, John Chapman, Joyce Evans, Caroline Williams, Charles West (set up), Glenn Gravatt, Alexander Papadopoulos|
|10 - Camp Roosevelt||Jeff Reed, Mike McCumber, Tom Simonds, Tyler Green, Brittany Zale,
Michael Gildea, Linda Wack, Linsi Broom, Peter Young, Suzie Spangler, Mike Cambell, Joe Novicky, Bob Phillips
|11/15 - Gap Creek I & II||John Stacy, Stephanie Danahy, Vishal Sahni, Monty Johnson, Debbie Daughtry, Keith Hosman, Samantha Pitts-Kiefer, Janice Burford, Jody Shatzer, Ernesto Casareze, Mary Lang, Tom Hendell, Rasa Ostad, Brian Lyons|
|12 - Visitor Center||Angus Repper, Brigitte Sheehan, Michele Harmon, Joe Clapper, Jack Warton, Michael Gormley, Dave Krause, Todd Mowery, Tina Mowery, Todd Merrill, Gerard Prilutski, Joan Messick, Peter McLaughlin, Vanessa Kuhn, Michael Tryon
|13 - Bird Knob||Eric Levy-Myers, Julian Levy-Myers*, Reuben Levy-Myers*, Ryan Galliher*, Ed Walsh*, Dave Yeakel Jr*, Cathy Kovacic*|
|14 - Picnic Area||Quatro Hubbard, Jack Kurisky, Anna Kurisky, John Paul Kurisky, Megan Kurisky, Andy O'Brien, Jonathan Hill, Marc Griffin, Tracy Dahl, Dave Herring|
|16 - Caroline Furnace Camp (Finish Line)||Thomas McNulty, Bob Gaylord, Toni Aurilio, Katie Keier, Kate Montgomery, Stan Spence, Denise Coll, Hai Nguyen, Kelley Fitzsimmons, Matthew Lancaster, Sarah Curtis, Rebecca Hawkins, Priya Naik, Mike Ludwig, Dave Garman|
|TBA||Known volunteers but not yet assigned 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 (email@example.com) Thanks!|
Trail Marking Volunteers
- Kevin Bligan
- John Nelson
- Katie Raezer
- Bill Wandell
- Ed Walsh
- Matt Baker
- Paul Davis
- Linda Gaudette
- Bill Turrentine
- Tim Gavin
- Patrick Murray
- Brian Cohrs
- David Gaudette
- Doug Camann
- Ken Keller
- Bob Gagnon
- Bill Wilkinson
- Kevin Black
- Quatro Hubbard
- Ed Demoney
- Bob Fabia
- Dave Woll
- Danny Mowers
- John Nelson
- Katie Raezer
- Bill Wandel
- Bill Turrentine
- Pail Ralyea
- Matt Baker
- Herm Richards
- Jean Richards
- Christopher Dempsey
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 17. We meet as a group at 0800 that morning at race headquarters, Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp.
- On Thursday, May 16, there will also be some trail marking. If you are interested in helping Thursday contact Kevin Bligan at email@example.com.
- On Saturday, May 18, 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 19 there are a few sections that need to be swept of ribbons and reflectors.