Putting on a 106+ mile race over 36+++ hours takes a lot of work and a lot of volunteer support. Without the volunteers we wouldn't be able to put on this race, not by a long shot. We have a link to sign up for various volunteer openings starting with course marking, race registration at the That Brewery to aid station volunteers throughout the race. We have openings and needs for Friday night, Saturday all day, all night, and Sunday all day and into the 6pm closing of the course.
We ALWAYS need more medical support staff to assist at aid stations. Certainly don't need to be a M.D., EMT trained, RN, PA or any other fun medical acronym you have earned and can assist in hypothermic/hyperthermic situations, bee stings, rolled ankles, crushed souls or just a tough case of exhaustion and dehydration, would be greatly appreciated.
Camping is typically the best part of volunteering on the Mogollon Rim and volunteering for this race. Most locations are remote, but accessible by car, and either in a forest setting or perched on the edge of a stunning view of central Arizona. Depending on the location of the aid station, camping is highly encouraged to the point of it being a necessity in some cases. Most areas are also very kid friendly and few things are a better example for young kids to see, then people attempting something like this.
We also need people course mark prior to the race. We mark the weekend prior to the race so not always a great option for racers, but any pacers or crews that want to assist, every mile is a mile I don't have to do myself!
Please see the above link, review the times and dates and any questions please feel free to reach out and ask. We'd love your help and appreciate any time you can provide, even if only an hour or two, it's all appreciated!
We also updated the race website throughout the site with 2015 updates and a few other items for those that like reviewing every page of a race website. Official 2015 race manual will be updated and posted by Labor Day. The current one on there is 2014. A couple quick changes of note is that no access for crews will be allowed at Pinchot Cabin AS, either time through. So no pacers, no crews, no access except for volunteers and running through that aid station.
Also, I updated all the course descriptions for the various segments from start to finish. Each individual section is broken out and displayed with the respective Strava segment. You can click into each of them and view additional statistics and after a few years and dozens of training runs, you can get a feel for how long some sections have taken, as well as some shorter sections (such as the Myrtle climb 1 mile section) within larger sections. You can view each of them here: http://www.mogollonmonster100.com/course-maps--descriptions.html
Some of the course has been improved within the last year and as it turns out, slightly longer by about a mile. However, the entire course is difficult to truly get a reading on with all the up's, down's, in's and out's and up against a huge wall of rock. Readings are all ways different within our groups, and all different from various mapping software's. Pace charts are being updated with the new course changes/improvements and will be reposted with the 2015 Race Manual on race day. It's a slightly longer, but slightly less rocky course now. At least for 1 mile...
Hope everyone's training is going well and we'll see you in a few weeks!