Volunteering at the VT100 – What To Know
Welcome to the VT100 blog post that covers most everything you’d need to know about volunteering at the VT100 – from the duties and perks available, to what to download to be prepared, and even a little bit on our volunteer recognition awards
Oh, and we don’t want to wait till the end to say it, so before we dive in, please know how much we appreciate all of our amazing VT100 volunteers! Without your help, our event would never be the success it is year after year. Not only is volunteering is a great way to give back to the running community, but it’s also an excellent way to learn about a race before running it.
This year you can sign up for specific duties. Click the links below to learn more and to sign up for duties on the following days or for specific roles:
- Thursday Duties
- Friday Duties
- Saturday Duties
- Sunday Duties
- Monday Duties
- Finish Line Tent
- Shuttle Drivers
Not sure what to help with? We also have a general volunteer sign up form here, where you can share a bit more about yourself and we’ll help find a duty, day, and time that will work for both of us.
Tell Me About the Perks!
VT100 volunteers all get sweet VT100 t-shirts, tons of high fives, a boat load of thank yous, and more self-satisfaction for giving back than you could shake a stick at.
In order to guarantee your volunteer t-shirt size: You need to sign up by May 15th. We will do our best to get enough shirts and the correct sizes for everyone who signs up after May 15th.
We need over 300 volunteers to pull this off. Don’t hesitate: sign-up today!
Volunteer Opportunities Include
- Packing food boxes days before the race
- Setting up aid stations (Friday night)
- Setting up the start/finish (Thursday, Friday)
- Serving food and good cheer at aid stations (Saturday – Sunday)
- Checking the runners in at the finish (Saturday – Sunday)
- Cleaning up after the awards ceremony (Sunday night)
- Amateur HAM radio operators (Saturday – Sunday)
KEEP READING, THERE’S MORE BELOW!
Pro-tips from the Volunteer Coordinators
Download and read the following documents prior to arrival. Cell service on Silver Hill Meadow is spotty at best and there will NOT be copies available at check-in.
- 2016 Runner’s Handbook (2017 to be posted soon)
- 2016 Volunteer Handbook
- Directions to Silver Hill Meadow (Google Doc)
- Directions to Silver Hill Meadow (Google Map)
- 100-Mile Aid Station List
- 100-KM Aid Station List
- See our Resource Center for additional useful information/documents. We even have an entire section for “Important Race Forms & Links”
Remember to pack:
- Reusable water bottle or cup (VT100 is a cupless race)
- Flashlight and/or headlamp
- Bug Spray
- Rain gear
- Sunblock and Hat
If you have received a volunteer assignment but would like to do more, please contact us with your available days.
Camping spots are still available at the Start/Finish on Silver Hill Meadow.
Our Volunteers Are Rockstars!
Check out our Volunteer Recognition Awards winners:
The Stoney Stone Award: for the Ultimate Volunteer
- 2008-Original VHSA Volunteers
- 2009-20 Year Vermont 100 Volunteers
- 2010-Deb Shearer
- 2011 Richard Hutchinson
- 2012-Zeke Zucker
- 2013-Matt Smith
- 2014-Bill Stillson
- 2015-Sharon Quackenbush
- 2016-Mike Silverman
- 2017-TBA… it could be you, sign up today!
The Pinky Farrell and Jim Hutchinson Award: In memory of their belief and dedication to this event
- 1998-Joe Lugiano, Bruce Boyd
- 1998-Bill and Laura Stillson
- 2000-Laura Farrell, Dot Helling
- 2001-Steve and Dinah Rojek
- 2002-Stew Stryker
- 2003-Danna Broemel
- 2004-All Participating Landowners
- 2005-In Memory of John Kenul
- 2006-Jim Hutchinson
- 2007-All HAM Radio Operators
- 2008-All Medical Staff
- 2009-Lou Schmertz
- 2010-Erika Stillson
- 2011-Art and Pat Rosson
- 2012-Paul Davis
- 2013-Bobby and Brad Farrell
- 2014-Sue and John Greenall
- 2015-Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
- 2016-Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
- 2017-TBA… it could be you, sign-up today!
Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!
Send us an email and we’ll do our best to answer as soon as possible.
Carolyn & Laura
Vermont 100 Volunteer Coordinators 2017