Monday, March 02, 2009

EVENTS - 5 Peaks Trail Series

Our good friends at 5 Peaks Trail Running Series are looking for volunteers for their 2009 season.

2008 was an exceptional year for 5Peaks in Ontario ... the races hit record highs with both our capped events selling out and Rattlesnake Point hosting the highest attendance in 5Peaks history across Canada! The races have improved significantly over the past 3 years and much is due to the fantastic volunteers at each event. With the growth of the races, there is a greater need for volunteers and event support. Here is the rundown for the season:

Race Schedule:
April 25, 2009 - Chicopee, Kitchener
June 13, 2009 - Durham Forest, Uxbridge (race capped at 450)
July 11, 2009 - Rattlesnake Point, Milton (race capped at 650)
August 8, 2009 - Albion Hills, Bolton
September 12, 2009 - Horseshoe Resort, Barrie

Volunteer Benefits:
Free race credit
Post race BBQ just for volunteers
Race souvenir
Draw prizes just for volunteers
Industry discounts (MEC and Salomon volunteer appreciation events)
Appreciation and recognition from hundreds of crazed trail runners!

Volunteer Roles:
Pre-race - registration/racer check in, host site set up
On course - marshals, aid stations, sweep
Host site - food services, awards, finish line services

To recruit the kind of support needed for these larger events, 5Peaks is offering some additional incentives to specific groups. High school students who volunteer can earn valuable community service hours. Local clubs or teams who support an event with a minimum number of volunteers will receive a financial donation to their organization. If you are aware of any individuals or groups that might be interested in either of these incentives, please feel free to email for more information.

If you are interested in helping out with any (or all) of the races, please contact with your preferences. Thanks for your time and consideration and see you on the trails!

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