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Club Information => Volunteer Opportunities => Topic started by: pinchel (Rob) on February 28, 2017, 01:52:19 PM

Title: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on February 28, 2017, 01:52:19 PM
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Other than the date changing, the other details below are the same. Any further updates please check here, we want to keep the AZXC volunteers on the same page.

Rigs are needed to help get the aid stations setup, event should be over by noon. If you can not stay till noon, they need help in the am to get stuff to the stations and then get it back. I would guess the priority is the morning since they have a timeline to get setup before the runners start.

If you can't make it in the am, maybe a few of you can show up for an hour to help bring the equipment back to them.

More details:

Drive volunteers/supplies to aid station C. 4WD vehicle required.
Aid Station C

Drive supplies/volunteers to and from Aid Station E. 4WD vehicle required.
Aid Station E

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Anyone have plans early Sunday morning and throughout the day? I'm looking for some trail volunteers for Sunday in the Black Canyon City area.

You would need to arrive no later than 5:30am at the pickup stop. You'll be picking up aid station supplies/volunteers (large bin/large gatorade jug/ water/ folding table), then transport to the trail aid stations. May involve crossing the Agua Fria river north of Table Mesa. Looks like two crossings, Cottonwood Gulch and then again up by the Horshoe Bar area off the Black Canyon Trail.

Any further details I will post as quick as I can. This would be similar to our Flagstaff Fat Tire Event except this is closer to Phoenix and it sounds like you'd be moving more in the am to deliver supplies and such. Not sure what's needed after that's done but I'm sure it will be nice to get outdoors.

They are having a few different trail runs, if you aren't familiar with the "XTERRA" group they run and bike in the outdoors, kinda like offroading but you're using your feet. lol

The longest is the half marathon, which has 4 Aid Stations to be setup and probably taken down. If you can help in the morning, which is their primary concern right now, then you don't have to commit to anything else. If you can hang out for the day, I'm sure the event coordinators would appreciate it but they haven't asked us to just yet.

(http://www.aztrailrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/BCT-Half-Marathon-Course-FINAL15.jpg)

(http://www.aztrailrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Black-Canyon-10k-map-1.jpg)

http://www.aztrailrace.com/event/xterra-black-canyon-2017/
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 5th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 01, 2017, 08:38:35 AM
As of now, M.sainz99 (Nick) and Azfronty99 (Jeff) have said they would go. Jeff still has to confirm.

I may go, but I don't know if I can get their that early. Depends on what time I get home Saturday evening.

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Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 5th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 01, 2017, 11:36:16 AM
***UPDATE!!!***

Just got this message posted from the comments on our Facebook page. Thank you guys for offering your help, event has been cancelled until further notice.

"Thank you so much for wanting to participate. Unfortunately the event organizer has informed me that the event has been canceled. The rain has made the water level too high and the BLM does not want to risk anyone's safety. Will let you know if it will be rescheduled. It is a beautiful area!"
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 18, 2017, 04:27:07 PM
Alright guys & gals, the Xterra Trail Runners have confirmed the date and have received a green light from the land management offices to have their event.

Who wants to help?!

First water crossing.
(http://www.azxterraclub.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2731.0;attach=1682;image)
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 21, 2017, 08:27:55 AM
They only need 3 - 4 vehicles, consider it practice for the upcoming Flag2GC event.
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 22, 2017, 07:28:30 AM
No one?

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Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 22, 2017, 08:24:31 AM
If anyone is planning on going the the AGFD Expo this weekend, that starts at 9am Sunday morning, the volunteers for this event are needed at 530 am in black canyon area, so you'd be close to expo when it opens.

There is a chance I will be sleeping/camping out in the area Saturday night by the expo so that I can be at the trail runner event early.
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on March 22, 2017, 08:36:47 AM
Depending on the depth of the water crossings. Not worth breaking my rig to volunteer.

Still thinking about helping since i might be in the area.
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 22, 2017, 08:39:31 AM
Depending on the depth of the water crossings. Not worth breaking my rig to volunteer.

Still thinking about helping since i might be in the area.
There is really only one crossing. The event was cancelled last time becuase it was high. It's like shin/ankle depth or lower for runners, and your rig is a lot higher than mine.

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Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 22, 2017, 01:33:08 PM
UPDATED the OP, the 4wd assistance is really for two aid stations, Station C and Station E, all others can be access with 2wd and or some short hiking.
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 22, 2017, 06:26:37 PM
Here's the main and probably the only water crossing we will need to go through, unless you feel like going the whole trail to get around and back.

Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on March 23, 2017, 12:43:25 AM
If I were in town I'd help.  Looks like it would be fun.
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 23, 2017, 06:29:27 PM
Also, the event coordinator offered to buy us lunch at the cafe afterwards, plus pie and a round of beers!
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: Slow4x on March 24, 2017, 09:14:14 AM
I'll be there

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Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: Slow4x on March 24, 2017, 09:15:19 AM
No one?

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I'll be there


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Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: Thupertrooper (Victor) on March 24, 2017, 12:01:03 PM
I'll be there

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New member introduce yourself in the new member section. From that tiny picture looks like a badass rig
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 24, 2017, 05:14:18 PM
I'll be there

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See you there 530am!   

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Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 25, 2017, 09:40:07 PM
if anyone wants to meet me up there in the am you can pm me for my #
Title: Re: XTERRA Trail Run Volunteers - 4WD Required March 26th 2017
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on March 27, 2017, 07:14:24 AM
This was a fun quick trail ride at table mesa. Then some festivities, thanks helping Christian. We all got a free Xterra tshirt, which is cool since it says Xterra on the front.

They will be asking again for help on the upcoming races as well but most are in North country. This group had more capable vehicles because of Ham radio people but they were all Jeeps which can't really haul a few supplies or people.

I had one folding table two jugs, and 18 gallon jugs of water, and one small tote. Not very heavy. Two volunteers plus me. Very easy morning.
We got to the station point, set up, runners stated coming about 20 minutes after we were ready. The trail sweepers were hiking/jogging got to us, and packed up and head out the finish. I was back about 1030am.

My station was close to the beginning, and a few miles from the first station.