Volunteering at Eastern States 100


Volunteering at Eastern States 100 can be a rewarding experience for several reasons:

1. Supporting the Community: Ultramarathons often bring together a diverse community of runners and supporters. Volunteering allows you to contribute to this community and support the athletes in achieving their goals.

2. Gratitude and Appreciation: Witnessing the determination and perseverance of ultramarathon runners can be inspiring. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to show your appreciation for their efforts and dedication.

3. Learning Experience: You can gain valuable insights into event management, logistics, and teamwork by volunteering at an ultramarathon. It’s a hands-on learning experience that can be beneficial in various aspects of life.

4. Sense of Accomplishment: Contributing to the success of an ultramarathon, whether by handing out water, directing runners, or providing first aid, can give you a sense of accomplishment and pride in knowing that you played a part in making the event possible.

5 Enjoying the Atmosphere: Eastern States 100 often has a festive atmosphere with music, cheering crowds, and camaraderie among participants. Volunteering allows you to immerse yourself in this atmosphere and be a part of the excitement.

6. Personal Growth: Volunteering at an ultramarathon can help you develop important skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and time management. It’s an opportunity for personal growth and development.

Overall, volunteering at an ultramarathon can be a fulfilling experience that allows you to give back to the community, support athletes, and be part of an inspiring event.

Sign up to Volunteer at Eastern States 100!

Volunteers play various roles, from staffing aid stations and providing crucial hydration and nutrition to offering encouragement and support along the course. Overall, volunteering is not only important for the smooth operation of the event but also a fantastic way to have fun, make new friends, and be part of something truly memorable.


Some volunteer positions require special skills, requirements, experience or time investment than typical volunteer tasks.

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator


As the Volunteer Coordinator for our ultramarathon, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth execution of our event by recruiting, training, and managing volunteers. You will be responsible for coordinating with various teams to ensure that all volunteer positions are filled and that volunteers are adequately prepared to fulfill their roles during the event.


Develop and implement strategies to recruit volunteers, including outreach to local community groups, colleges/universities, and on online platforms.
Create compelling job postings and marketing to attract volunteers.

Training and Orientation:
Organize orientation sessions to provide volunteers with information about their roles, event logistics, and safety procedures.
Develop training materials and resources to ensure volunteers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge.

Scheduling and Placement:
Coordinate volunteer schedules and assignments, ensuring that all positions are adequately filled throughout the event.
Match volunteers with roles that align with their skills, interests, and availability.

Communication and Coordination:
Serve as the primary point of contact for volunteers, providing ongoing support and answering questions leading up to and during the event.
Collaborate with event staff and team leaders to ensure that volunteer needs are met and that communication channels are clear.

Recognition and Appreciation:
Develop and implement strategies to recognize and appreciate volunteers for their contributions.
Collect feedback from volunteers to identify areas for improvement and implement changes for future events.

Qualifications: Previous experience in volunteer coordination or event management is preferred.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational abilities with attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
Passion for supporting community events and initiatives.

Benefits: Opportunity to play a pivotal role in organizing a prestigious ultramarathon footrace.
Gain valuable experience in volunteer management and event coordination.
Contribute to the success of a meaningful community event and make a positive impact.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit your relevant experience and why you are interested in the position of Volunteer Coordinator.

Title: Medical Supervisor

Race Day Location: Aid Stations and Start/Finish Line

Overview: As the Medical Supervisor for an ESTEA Ultramarathon footrace, you will be responsible for overseeing all medical operations to ensure the safety and well-being of participants. Prior to the event, you will be part of race planning and communication with other race leaders and volunteers During the event, you will lead a team of medical professionals and volunteers, providing emergency medical care, injury assessment, and support throughout the event.


Team Leadership:
Supervise a team of medical staff and volunteers, including nurses, physicians, and first responders.
Assign roles and responsibilities to ensure efficient operation of the medical station.
Conduct briefings and debriefings to communicate expectations and provide feedback.

Emergency Medical Care:
Provide immediate medical assistance to participants experiencing injuries, dehydration, exhaustion, or other medical emergencies.
Administer first aid, CPR, or other life-saving measures as necessary.
Coordinate with emergency services for advanced medical care and transportation if needed.

Injury Assessment and Treatment:
Assess and triage injuries, prioritizing treatment based on severity.
Splinting, wound care, and other treatments as appropriate.
Monitor participants’ conditions and provide ongoing medical support as they continue the race or withdraw.

Communication and Collaboration:
Maintain communication with race organizers, aid station staff, and medical personnel to ensure seamless coordination.
Collaborate with race officials and safety personnel to address any safety concerns or incidents along the course.
Document all medical interventions and incidents for post-event review and analysis.

Medical Supplies and Equipment:
Ensure adequate stock of medical supplies, including dressing supplies, select medications, IV fluids, and medical equipment.
Conduct regular inventory checks and replenish supplies as needed.
Maintain cleanliness and organization of medical station and equipment.

Current certification as an EMT, paramedic, nurse, physician or other healthcare professional.
Previous experience in emergency medicine, trauma care, or sports medicine preferred.
Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to remain calm and focused in high-pressure situations.
Physical fitness and stamina to work long hours in an outdoor environment.
Knowledge of ultramarathon or endurance event dynamics and common medical issues faced by participants.
CPR and first aid certification required.

Working Conditions: The position involves standing for long periods and may require lifting and carrying heavy equipment.
Work hours may vary and include evenings, weekends, and holidays, depending on race schedules.
Exposure to outdoor elements and varying weather conditions.

Application Process: To apply, please sign up at our volunteer signup page. Please outline your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position. Include any certifications or licenses held. We encourage early applications as positions may fill quickly.

Job Title: Logistics Runner

Overview: We are seeking a reliable and efficient Logistics Runner to join our team for an ultramarathon footrace event. The Logistics Runner will play a crucial role in ensuring that aid stations along the race route are fully stocked with supplies and equipment to support participants.


Supply Collection: Collect necessary supplies and equipment from a designated location. This may include water, sports drinks, snacks, medical supplies, and any other required items.
Transportation: Safely transport collected supplies and equipment to designated aid stations along the race route. Utilize our vehicles or personal vehicles as assigned.
Inventory Management: Keep track of inventory levels at aid stations and replenish supplies as needed throughout the duration of the event. Communicate with race organizers to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained.
Coordination: Coordinate with aid station volunteers and staff to distribute supplies and equipment efficiently. Provide assistance and support as needed to ensure smooth operations.
Emergency Response: Be prepared to respond to emergency situations, such as medical emergencies or unexpected changes in race conditions. Follow established protocols and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of participants and staff.
Communication: Maintain open communication with race organizers, aid station volunteers, and other team members to provide updates on supply status, logistical challenges, and any other relevant information.


Physical Fitness: Ability to lift and carry heavy loads, as well as navigate various types of terrain. The ultramarathon footrace environment may involve outdoor settings and challenging conditions.
Reliability: Dependable and punctual, with a strong commitment to fulfilling assigned duties and responsibilities.
Organizational Skills: Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Communication Skills: Clear and effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to communicate professionally with team members, volunteers, and race organizers.
Problem-Solving Skills: Quick thinking and resourcefulness to address logistical challenges and adapt to changing circumstances during the event.
Valid Driver’s License: Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record. Experience driving larger vehicles or transporting supplies is a plus.


Additional Information: This position is temporary and will involve working during the duration of the ultramarathon footrace event.
Race availability and flexibility with scheduling are required.
Training will be provided prior to the start of the event to familiarize the Logistics Runner with specific protocols and procedures.