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Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Fort Barry

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2013 Results

December 6 - 7, 2014

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Volunteer

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 who help make The North Face Endurance Challenge a series of world-class events.

Volunteer Benefits (general)
  • Free shirt from The North Face
  • Free meal
  • Satisfaction of helping participants achieve their goals

    The North Face Endurance Challenge


    Ph: (214) 659-5674

    VOLUNTEER POSITIONS


    VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

    Christine Chapon

    AID STATION CAPTAIN

    Captains are responsible for overseeing all aid station activities. They will be on radio and in frequent communication with the event staff. Previous trail race or aid station volunteer experience is required. Aid Station Captains will assist in the recruitment of aid station teams for their aid station.

    Primary race day responsibilities: manage aid station volunteers, track runners, relay information to Race Director and provide directional assistance.

    AID STATION VOLUNTEER

    Aid Station Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the aid station. 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! 

    Responsibilities include: Set up aid station, track runners, provide directional support, distribute hydration and nutrition, oversee inventory levels on supplies, and assist the event staff in breaking down the aid station. Select aid stations will also be responsible for pacer check-in procedure and drop bag management.

    COURSE MARSHAL

    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 or stationed at road crossings where runners are required to yield to vehicular traffic. These positions require a minimum age of 18, unless accompanied by an adult.

    FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER

    Festival 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.

    PACKET PICKUP VOLUNTEER

    Volunteers assist event staff in distributing race numbers and gear to participants on Thursday and Friday prior to race weekend at the designated Packet Pickup locations.

    Aid Station Volunteer Guide

    Festival Volunteer Guide


    VOLUNTEER PARKING LOCATION

    Parking is available within Fort Barry for all Volunteers. A continuous shuttle will take volunteers from the designated parking lot to the Start/Finish Area.

    If you do not have access to a vehicle, shuttles will be available from various locations throughout area. Please refer to the Event Parking and Lodging page for specific details regarding shuttle transportation.


    From US-101 N:

    • Exit onto Alexander Ave
    • Slight left onto Danes Dr
    • Slight left onto Bunker Rd
    • Turn left onto Field Rd
    • Turn right onto Battery Alexander 
    • Destination will be on the right

    From :

    • Exit toward Sausalito
    • Turn right onto Alexander Ave
    • Slight left onto Bunker Rd
    • Turn left onto Field Rd
    • Turn right onto Battery Alexander 
    • Destination will be on the right 

    RIDESHARE OPPORTUNITIES

    Why not carpool to this year’s Endurance Challenge event? Reduce the strain on available parking needs, and more importantly, the impact on the environment.

    Pickup Pal is but one resource for connecting with fellow Endurance Challenge attendees to arrange a 
    rideshare. Join The North Face Endurance Challenge Rideshare PickupPal Group to start sharing rides to our events. Let's do our part in saving the environment. 

    It is very easy to get going:
    1) Go to the ECS Pickup Pal Group 
    2) Sign up for a free PickupPal account and follow the instructions