Spokane to Sandpoint volunteers can look forward to a fun experience supporting S2S runners to have a safe and enjoyable race! This race couldn’t happen without you and we are very grateful for your support and hope to see you return year after year. All volunteers receive a S2S visor and a complementary craft beer at the finish line at Sandpoint’s City Beach Park on Saturday.
Your experience as a volunteer will be more pleasant if you are prepared, so please read through the volunteer instructions & directions carefully and contact us if you have any questions prior to the race. It is also recommended that you read the Official Race Guide and Race Map to familiarize yourself with the rules and procedures of the race. Please print your own copy of these documents, as they will not be provided at the race. You will need to sign a waiver form when you arrive at your exchange point, or you can print, sign and bring the waiver form with you.
One of the “Spirit of S2S Awards” is for the “Most Spirited Volunteers” (voted on by S2S participants), so think of a theme, wear costumes, play music, or BBQ hotdogs for racers and you might win participant praises!
If you are volunteering on behalf of an Official Charity, please contact your charity coordinator to find out at which of the locations assigned to your charity you will be volunteering.
The below links are for the 2015 race season. 2016 Volunteer Assignments, Race Guide, and Race Maps will be posted no later than August 5th, 2016.
Team Captain Information
Every team must provide two Volunteers who are at least 18 years of age or older. Volunteers must be physically capable to perform the assigned duties. Volunteers are not allowed to bring dogs or children under 12.
Ultra teams are required to provide only one volunteer.
High School Challenge teams will provide two volunteers and will be assigned to stick with your team and chaperone your young runners to ensure they have a great time and remain safe.
Team captains must register their volunteers in our registration database no later than July 15th.
If your team is not able to provide a volunteer and/or you want to support a local non-profit, you may participate in our popular “Hire a Volunteer” program. At the time of registration, please select the “Hire a Volunteer” option. This is an excellent opportunity to support local non-profit organizations and 100% of your contribution goes directly to the charity providing the volunteer(s).
|# of volunteers||At time of registration or before March 1st||After March 1st||After June 30th||After July 15th**|
|Two Volunteers||$250 minimum||$300 minimum||$400 minimum||$600 minimum|
|One Volunteer||$125 minimum||$150 minimum||$200 minimum||$300 minimum|
A team can decide to change to “Hire a Volunteer” up until March 1st without penalty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make this switch. (The fee increases as it becomes more difficult to find additional volunteers closer to the race date.)
** Only if non-profit volunteers are available.
Volunteer payment is not included in your registration fee and must be paid separately by check. Mail “Hire a Volunteer” checks to this address and include “S2S, HAV – [your team name]” in the memo line:
Cascade Relays Foundation
PO Box 9640
Bend, OR 97708
All volunteers from your team will be assigned to the same exchange point, so carpooling and working together is highly encouraged. We ask that all volunteers complete a six to eight hour shift, be prompt, and allow additional time for driving to their assignment. We will do our best in assigning our volunteers to locations closest to their home to reduce driving time for all of our volunteers.
Without a group of dedicated volunteers from all teams, this race would not be possible. We thank you in advance for your time in helping us make the Spokane to Sandpoint Relay a successful and safe event for everyone.
Therefore, if a team elects to provide your own volunteers and your volunteers do not show up for their assignment, a penalty donation of $700 must be made to the “Hire a Volunteer” program in order to receive your team finisher shirts & medals, not be officially disqualified, and to be accepted to participate in CLRG events in future years. Your team will also be required to select the HAV program in order to participate in any CLRG events the following year.