The North Face® Endurance Challenge would not take place without the help of our many hard-working and selfless volunteers. We sincerely appreciate the time, effort and sacrifice from the hundreds of people that help make The North Face® Endurance Challenge a world-class race series. Thank you for being an important part of ensuring the Endurance Challenge athlete experience is second to none!
- Free The North Face Race Crew T-shirt
- Free ticket to post-race meal
- Satisfaction of helping participants achieve their goals
Aid Station Captain
Captains are responsible for volunteers at their respective aid station. They will be on radio in frequent communication with the event staff. This position coordinates/recruits aid station volunteers leading up to the event. Primary race day responsibilities: manage aid station volunteers, track runners and relay information to Race Director and provide directional assistance. These positions require previous trail race or aid station volunteer experience and are subject to approval by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Aid Station Volunteer
Volunteers will set up their aid station, track runners, provide directional support, distribute fluids and food, collect lost and found items, and assist the event staff in breaking down each aid station. Select aid stations will also be responsible for pacer check-in procedure and drop bag management. These responsibilities will be explained in further detail by the Volunteer Coordinator as race day approaches. Aid station positions require a minimum age of 16, unless accompanied by an adult or chaperone. These volunteer positions are great for running clubs and other large groups looking to volunteer as a team. Aid station themes, decorations and costumes are encouraged to give runners an extra boost of energy during their race! Click here for a comprehensive list of aid station responsibilities.
Click Here for Aid Station Volunteer Manual
Course Marshals will be positioned at key intersections on-course to provide directional assistance to runners as they maneuver the trails. In certain situations, course marshals will be on radio and/or stationed at road crossings and will be required to stop runners allowing traffic to pass. These positions require a minimum age of 18, unless accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers will help event staff manage and monitor the Finish Line Festival. Various positions are available and include: runner check-in, onsite packet pickup, race food tent, parking, gear check, finish line crew and festival breakdown. Click here for a full list of job descriptions.
Click Here for Festival Volunteer Manual
*Apart from reading the Volunteer Guide, the best way to get all the information and answers to any questions is by attending the Volunteer Meeting. Please note that ALL Aid Station Captions and Festival Captains are required to attend the meeting.