Volunteer Schedule

We wouldn’t be able to put on this race without the help of our wonderful volunteers.

If you would like to volunteer at Never Summer, please sign up here. If you have questions, please email us at volunteer@gnarrunners.com.

Please review the schedule outline below and let us know which shift or shifts you are interested in. And please let us know if you have a ham radio certification, medical qualifications, or a 4WD vehicle.

We will reimburse gas expenses for any volunteer drivers who transport race gear and supplies or shuttle runners and volunteers during the race.

We will provide yurt or camping space for volunteers working multiple days or on the overnight shifts.

Wed-Thurs 7/22-23
Course marking, gear/water transport, and early setup at the Gould Community Center.

Friday 7/24
Setup at the Gould Community Center: 10:00am – 2:30pm
Packet pick-up at Gould Community Center: 2:45pm to 7:30pm

7/25-26 Race Day

Parking, Check In and Set Up: 2:00am to 5:30am

Michigan Ditch Aid Station (11.4): 4:00am to 9:30am

Diamond Aid Station (17.2): 4:45am to 11:20am

Montgomery Aid Station (23.2): 6:00am to 3:00pm

Ruby Jewel Aid Station (29.4): 7:00am to 4:30pm

Kelly Lake (34.1): 8:00am to 6:45pm
This is not a full station – just a small safety team to split up the 8.3 mile segment from Ruby Jewel to Clearly Canadian. We have one ham radio volunteer and 1-2 first responders on site in case of an emergency. Volunteers will also treat water at the lake for runners. Access is a 4-5 mile hike in. This can be done as a day trip but the hike out will be after dark. Backcountry camping is also available at the lake and it’s a beautiful location to spend the night or the weekend.

Clearly Canadian Aid Station (37.7-44.0): 9:00am to 11:00pm

Bockman Rd Aid Station (52.7): 8:00am to 3:00am

Finish Line: 10:00am to 5:30am (Split into 2-3 shifts)

Shuttle Vehicles:
Shuttles will make regular trips to transport drop outs from aid stations, resupply food/water as needed, and offer rides from the finish back to nearby camps and cabins.

Safety Sweepers

7/26 Sunday Clean Up: 6:30am to 1:00pm

Course Sweepers:
Start to Michigan Ditch (11.4 Miles)
Michigan Ditch to Diamond (5.8 Miles)
Diamond to Ruby Jewel (12.4 Miles)
Ruby Jewel to Clearly Canadian (8.3 Miles)
Clearly Canadian to Bockman (8.7 Miles)
Bockman to Finish (8.3 Miles)