NOTE: THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR THE 2017 RACE
You do not have to be a runner to volunteer. We have families, seniors, groups and individuals that volunteer.
175 volunteers are needed for the 17th Annual North Country Run at “Big M” in the Manistee National Forest, August 26th and 28th 2017. We’ve reached the maximum number of registered runners, which means Wellston will see 750 participants from over 40 states and both the U.S. and Canada. The runners and their families are reserving rooms at the cabins and motels, and other area businesses will see an increase in customers over the entire weekend. More importantly, together we get a chance to show the participants how wonderful the area is for visiting.
Race Address: (3500 Udell Hills Road, Manistee MI)
Note: You are able to drive right up to every aid station except for #7 which is about a 1 mile walk. All other areas your vehicle is insight and easily accessible if you need to bring additional items for your personal use.
It’s our goal to involve the community as we give back to the area and that can start with helping at the race as a volunteer. We’re in need of aid station volunteers to help hand out the provided water, Gatorade and food items to the runners. Traffic volunteers will assist participants when they arrive. Post-race food area volunteers and also runner packet pick-up volunteers are needed. Not only does volunteering help involve the community; it also encourages the runners to come back each year and we hope you’ll be a part of that. You’ll receive a shirt and tickets for the post-race food party, plus we will be delivering additional food to you throughout the day. Bathrooms are located near each aid stations as well. Individuals, families and groups can volunteer. If you’re part of a service organization, school or church you can also receive a donation to your group.
As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to help runners of all ages and abilities tackle a goal to finish a half-marathon, marathon or a 50 mile ultra-marathon. Finishers will earn a medal that is the largest in the United States for a half marathon, 50 mile ultra-marathon and the 3rd largest for a marathon.
The challenge is finding volunteers early enough to provide details about the race before race day. We hope you’ll volunteer by filling out the information below or by calling (231) 510-6453. Volunteers are key to the success of the race, so we ask that you please sign up today.
As a “Thank You” you’ll receive for volunteering:
Post race meal ticket(s) to enjoy festivities after or during your volunteer time.
A race volunteer shirt.
Remember you do not have to be a runner to volunteer. We have families, seniors, groups and individuals that volunteer. If you volunteer and want to participate in the race next year or give a gift to a friend, we will give you half-off your race registration in 2016 if you work a half-shift, or a complimentary race entry into the following years race at no charge if you work a full day shift.