Afton Trail Run Volunteer Email 2 2015

Date: Wednesday June 17th, 2015
Subject: Afton Trail Run Volunteer Email 2 – 2015

Hi All,

First off, thank you for volunteering for the 2015 / 22nd annual Afton Trail Run 25KM and 50KM on Saturday July 4th!  We cannot tell you how much we appreciate your involvement – so many of you have really made this race your own by volunteering year after year and it shows in the quality of the event! It looks like we are going to have another great race with another sold out field with approx 600 runners in total!

With just over two weeks until race day I wanted to give you a quick update on where we are at with volunteer planning for this years event. Early next week we will start making volunteer assignments and hope to have things pretty well in place by mid-week – as always there will be a few tweaks here and there right up to race day.

The reason for this email is that we want to encourage those of you who are already signed up to help us get the word out with any other volunteers that you know of who are wanting / planning to help out but have not yet signed up!  We are a little lite on volunteers this year, I can only assume that it is because the race is falling right on the 4th this year! Facebook is a great way to reach out or via an email or phone call etc. – please encourage anyone that wanted to help at your aid station / volunteer position to go HERE and sign up ASAP. – we would like to have just about everybody on the list by this coming Sunday 6/21 – thank you for your help with this.

Leads / Aid Station Captains will be as follows:

Marking and Sweeping: Todd Rowe
Aid Station 1/2: Wendy Neupauer and Jan O’Brien
Aid Station 3/4: Maria and Doug Barton
Aid Station 5: Jeffrey Swainhart
AS6 / the 25KM split: Kelly Mortenson (RunMN)

As always, taking some time to educate yourself about the race via the website is a great idea, that way you can be the best resource possible for the runners and your fellow volunteers.

Once volunteer assignments are looking pretty solid we will send you one final email prior to the race. Volunteer assignments will be found HERE – please keep in mind that the list will be somewhat dynamic so be sure to check back a few days prior to the race.

Thank you all again, we just simply could not host this first class event without you! In the meantime please drop a line if you have any questions!

Thank You,

John Storkamp

Race Director
Afton Trail Run