Volunteer with Gnar Runners

Our fantastic volunteers are what make our events top notch. Volunteering at trail running events is a fun and rewarding way to get involved. For experienced trail runners, it’s a great way to give back to the sport and help your fellow runners succeed. For those new to trail running, it’s a great way to get involved and learn more about what makes the sport so fun. And for many, it’s just a fun way to spend the day outdoors.

Please fill out the form below to sign up. If you have any questions, please Contact Us. General outlines of each race’s volunteer opportunities & shifts are below.

For Trail Work Opportunities, CLICK HERE


Quad Rock Volunteers

5/7 Friday

  • 3:45-7:15p – Packet Pick-Up

5/8 Saturday

  • 3:45-8a: Parking, Check-In and Set Up
  • 5a-6p: Towers Aid
  • 6a-5p: Horsetooth Aid
  • 7a-3p: Arthur’s West Aid
  • 8a-1p: Soldier Canyon Aid
  • 10a-8p: Finish Line
  • 8a-3p: Course Marshal
  • 2-7:30p: Course Sweep
  • 6-8p: Clean Up

Never Summer Volunteers

7/27-28 Tues-Wed
Course marking, gear/water transport, and early setup

7/29 Thursday

  • 10:00a-2:30p: Setup at Start/Finish
  • 2:45-7:30p: 60km Packet Pick-Up

7/30 Friday

  • 4-5:30a: 60km Parking, Check In and Set Up
  • 6:30-10a: Michigan Ditch 60km Aid
  • 7:30a-1p: Diamond 60km Aid
  • 8a-4p: Montgomery 60km Aid
  • 9a-5p: Bockman 60km Station
  • Noon-7:30p: 60km Finish Line
  • 2:45-7:30p: 100km Packet Pick-Up
  • Varies: 60km Safety Sweepers, Course Marshals & More

7/31-8/1 Sat-Sun

  • 4-5:30a: 100km Parking, Check In and Set Up
  • 6:30-10a: Michigan Ditch 100km Aid
  • 7:30a-1p: Diamond 100km Aid
  • 8a-4p: Montgomery 100km Aid
  • 9:30a-5p: Ruby Jewel 100km Aid
  • 10:30a-7:30p: Kelly Lake 100km Safety Checkpoint
  • 11a-Midnight: Clear Lake 100km Aid
  • 1p-1:30a: Canadian 100km Aid
  • 3:30p-3:30a: Bockman 100km Aid
  • 4:30p-5:30a: Ranger Lakes 100km Aid
  • 4p-5:30a: 100km Finish Line
  • 6a-Noon: 100km Awards Breakfast

Staunton Marathon/Half

8/28 Saturday

  • 5:45-8a: Parking, Check-In and Set Up
  • 7a-4p: Old Mill Aid
  • 9a-3p: Elk Pond Aid
  • 7-11a: Staunton Rocks Aid
  • 8a-6p: Finish Line
  • 7a-Noon and 8a-6p: Course Sweep
  • 4-8p: Clean Up

Black Squirrel Half

9/10 Friday

  • 3:45-7:15p: Packet Pick-Up

9/11 Saturday

  • 5:00-8:00a: Parking, Check In and Set Up
  • 6:00-9:000a: Timber Aid
  • 6:45-11:00a: Arthur’s Rock Aid
  • 7:00a-1:00p: Course Sweep
  • 8:00a-12:00p: Finish Line
  • 8:00a-1:00p: Pancake Breakfast
  • 11:00a-3:00p: Clean Up

Blue Sky Marathon

10/15 Friday

  • 3:45-7:15p: Packet Pick-Up

10/16 Saturday

  • 5:15-9:00a: Parking, Check In and Set Up
  • 6:30-10:00a: Towers Aid
  • 7:30-10:30a: Blue Sky Aid
  • 6:30a-3:00p: Indian Summer North & South Aid
  • 8:00a-2:00p: Hunter Turnaround
  • 7:00a-4:00p: Finish, BBQ, Timing Awards

Trail Work

Join the Gnar Runners volunteer trail work team and help give back to our local parks and open spaces.

Scheduled 2021 Gnar Trail Workdays:

  • Saturday, May 15 – Lory State Park
  • Sat/Sun June 26/27 – State Forest State Park
  • More to come! (Especially as the picture becomes clearer for Cameron Peak Fire Recovery)

No prior experience necessary. Tools provided (but you’re welcome to bring your own). Closed-toed shoes, long pants, gloves & eye protection required. We’ll have extra gloves just in case.

Looking for other trail work opportunities? The following great organizations organize trail workdays in the Fort Collins Area & beyond:

Plus keep tabs on opportunities directly through our local land management agencies: