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Volunteers

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The Greater Yellowstone Adventure Series (GYAS) is a labor of love. There is not much money to be
made, but there is incredible value to be gained. Actually competing in the events is obvious, but of
nearly equal value is being part of the team that pulls off these races. It’s everything from greeting the
athletes at check in to cheering them on and handing out aid during the race to high-fiving them at the
finish line. You can be part of the GYAS races and we need your help.


Consider volunteering for one or more days on Montana’s only race series. Here’s a sweetener for you.
Take on one of the days noted below, complete all the work involved, and you can earn yourself or a
friend a comp entry to the race of their/your choice. This means you can volunteer on the race that
you’ve gifted to a friend or family member. Or, you can volunteer on a race and then come back to Ennis
and compete in the race that you want to do. It’s a win-win deal.


Yeah, we really need volunteers and it’s often hard to recruit them. In Montana, people love to volunteer
and often times they get volunteered-out in the summer. Our approach is to spread the love, share the
GYAS experience, and give people yet another reason to come to Southwest Montana for a weekend.
Take a look at our needs. Send us an email and we’ll create a plan to make it happen.


Thanks


Sam and Colter Korsmoe
sam@yespi.net

The GYAS is a six (pending eight) race series based in Ennis, Montana. Each race has its logistical
challenges, but it’s nothing we haven’t done before. Since our first race in 2008, we’ve learned a lot
about how to organize a race. What we really need is people with vehicles, a sense of adventure, and a
desire and willingness to help others.


The duties will be varied and will often start one to two days before the race and then include race days.
The needs, under the direction of the GYAS race director Sam Korsmoe, are as follows for each of the
races:


24 th Annual Madison River Run (Water to Whiskey 5K) on June 1, 2019
Race day only in Ennis, Montana


Saturday, June 1 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 One to two vehicles
 Three to five volunteers

8th Annual Madison Duathlon on July 6, 2019
1.5 volunteer days in Ennis and Virginia City


Friday, July 5 from 4 to 8 PM
 One to two trucks capable of driving on rough roads with two to four volunteers to help set up the
Madison Duathlon route
 One to two volunteers to put together SWAG bags for the duathlon and Ultras


Saturday, July 6 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Race Day of Madison Duathlon)
 Three trucks with one to two volunteers per truck from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM for the duathlon
 Two trucks with one or two volunteers per truck from 2:00 to 6:00 PM to set up Ultra route

The Inaugural Madison Ultra Races on July 7, 2019


Sunday, July 7 from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Race day of the Madison Ultras)

 Three trucks with one to two volunteers per truck from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM for the ultra races

Double Marathon Weekend on July 20 and 21, 2019
Four days needed – Thursday to Sunday


Thursday, July 18 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 One to two trucks with one to two volunteers per truck from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the
marathon routes
 Two to four volunteers from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM to put together SWAG bags for both
marathons


Friday, July 19 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 One to two trucks with one to two volunteers per truck from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the
marathon routes to finalize finish line, parking area, and aid stations
 Three to five volunteers from 3:00 to 7:00 PM to organize race check in for both marathons


Saturday, July 20 from 5:30 AM to 6:00 PM (Race Day of Madison Marathon)
 Two to four trucks with three to six volunteers to work the aid stations from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 One to two trucks with two to four volunteers to tear down the Madison route and set up the Big
Sky route from 2:00 to 6:00 PM


Sunday, July 21 from 5:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Race Day of the Big Sky Marathon)
 Two to four trucks with three to six volunteers to work the aid stations from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 One to two trucks with two volunteers to tear down the Big Sky route from 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Madison Triathlon and Tour de Gravelly Weekend on August 3 and 4, 2019
Three days needed – Friday to Sunday


Friday, August 2 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM
 Two trucks with one to two volunteers per truck to set up Madison Triathlon route
 One to two volunteers to put together SWAG bags for the triathlon and Tour de Gravelly


Saturday, August 3 (Race day for the Madison Triathlon)
 Three trucks with one to two volunteers per truck from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM to check in and work
the aid stations for the triathlon
 Two trucks with one or two volunteers per truck from 2:00 to 8:00 PM to set up Tour de Gravelly
route


Sunday, August 4 (Race day for the Tour de Gravelly)
 Two to four trucks with three to six volunteers to work the aid stations from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
 One to two trucks with two volunteers to tear down the Tour de Gravelly route and return race
gear to storage