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Help Needed With Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon Timing Team
12/13/2012 11:46:58 AM
Help Needed With Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon Timing Team I head up the team of volunteers from the Pikes Peak Road Runners that provide the timing services for the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon. We are in need of a volunteer or volunteers to operate the split timing location at A-Frame on race weekend. Full Disclosure: This is a major commitment, and you won't be able to run the races. It does require packing about 40 pounds of timing gear down to A-Frame, staying at A-Frame all day for both races, and hiking the gear out from A-Frame. There would be a couple of hours of training in town so you know how to operate the equipment. Then sometime in July, we would have a full dress rehearsal and take all the gear to the mountain, hike it down to A-Frame and make sure that you know how to successfully operate the equipment from A-Frame such that split times are transferred to the timing team at the summit. This day would be about a 6-8 hour commitment. On Ascent day, you would go up with the earliest possible vehicles to the summit (around 5 or 5:30 AM), pack the gear down to A-Frame, and operate the equipment until the A-Frame cutoff for Wave 2 (11:45 AM). Then part of the gear (about 20 pounds worth) needs to be packed up the mountain so that it can be recharged overnight for the next day. You are looking at a 12-14 hour day. On Marathon day, you would again go up with the earliest possible vehicles to the summit (around 5 or 5:30 AM), pack the gear that recharged overnight back down to A-Frame and operate the equipment. You'll have two-way traffic for capturing split times on Marathon day. At about 2:30 PM, you would pack up all the equipment and backpack it down to the Mountain View Cog station, about 1.5 miles past Barr Camp, and catch the last train down the mountain back to town. You are again looking at a 12-14 hour day. The Pikes Peak Road Runners is an all-volunteer organization, so there is no pay for this work. You would be volunteering your time, sweat and expertise to the races. Note: We are looking at ways to reduce the weight load of the timing gear and to not have to pack gear up the mountain for recharging after the Ascent. Thus the above description is the worst case scenario as far as the sweat-equity of this endeavor, and of course, bad weather can really amplify a worst case scenario. Please contact Dave Sorenson at DavidSorenson@msn.com if you are interested in taking on this commitment. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
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