CAL STATE UNIV PD
VOLUNTEER SUPPORT CREW
There is much more to the race than the 20 runners racing along a 120-Mile relay course. A great deal of training, preparation and logistics goes into planning for a successful and safe race. There are strict rules in place to ensure the safety of each participant and every team is required to supply support personnel for their runners. There is a need for follow and shuttle van drivers, race-day coordinators, communication staff, catchers, and time keepers. Additionally, the team could not survive without the generous support of the CSU community and sponsors. These organizations and individuals donate their time, money, or efforts to ensure our success.
POSITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Even if you're not a runner, we want you to be a part of the family and the CSUPD Running Team. Join today as a Volunteer!!!
COMMAND POST CREW
Command Post staff remain at the Team Hotel and field phone calls, texts, and radio communications with runners, Race-Day Coordinators, Follow-Vehicle crew members, and shuttle drivers. They are valued "Dispatchers" that work through challenges, record runner start times in the official spreadsheet, track runners as they leave Vegas and check-in at their stage, and offer overall support and encouragement to everyone involved.
Race-Day Coordinators represent the team captain at each stage, coordinates with race officials and supervises runners, catchers and transport personnel.
The Follow-Vehicle will pursue the runners so that their health, safety and progress is always monitored. The follow vehicle also contains the assigned alternate runner. Drivers will drive the follow vehicles in shifts designated by the Support Team Coordinator.
Timekeepers ride in the follow vehicle and monitor individual runner times and monitor the runners' physical condition. They further assist the runner by providing split times as requested, offer words of encouragement to the runner during his/her leg, and provide the necessary refreshments to the runners upon request.
Shuttle drivers transport runners and support personnel to their assigned location along the race route and assist in making sure no one is left behind. RV's can be set up at a location determined by the team captain to monitor race progress and allow team members to rest in between their assigned legs.
Catcher duties consist of working one or more legs and "catching" the runner who is finishing their run. Making sure the runner is safe and assisting them after their run is over.