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Volunteer Signup for Get Outside Mountain Relay
We are going to need volunteers in a variety of settings and places. View the areas below to see where your interest lies. We will try to accommodate everyone’s desired area, but please be flexible. We may be short in a critical area, and ask that you be willing to change if you can. We are striving for GOMR to be a great community event. We welcome families to come together to volunteer. Minors will need to be at least 14 years old. Children under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

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Check-In Crew
Three people per time slot. Welcoming/check-in crew.

Duration: 5 hours per time slot. Can sign up for both time slots.

Gomer Teams will send at least one person from their team to load into GOMR Village on Thursday. They could send one person, or the whole team (up to 12) could come. They will drive to campus, check in, drop off their gear, take their personal vehicles to an off-site parking facility, then be shuttled back to campus, where they will spend the evening setting up their campsite and relaxing.

Registration volunteers will oversee checking the teams in and giving them their goodie bags, t-shirts, and their assigned Site in GOMR Village. You will also be tasked with collecting any outstanding money owed by teams checking in. We will have a system to accept credit cards as well.

One person from this crew (can be in rotation) will help the teams move their gear to their GOMR Village campsite. We will provide a vehicle to help carry their gear.

It is extremely important to know that you will make the FIRST IMPRESSION of Get Outside Events LLC, Get Outside Mountain Relay, Blue Ridge Christian School, and the Alleghany community in general. Please be courteous and respectful to the teams that are spending their money and their time at our event and in our county.
Thursday, June 1 from 11:00am to 4:00pm   (2/2) spots are filled
Thursday, June 1 from 4:00pm to 9:00pm   (2/2) spots are filled
Route Set Up Crew
Three people. Driver and two sign placers.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours.

Driver must me at least 25 years old with a valid driver's license.

Job: Drive GOMR Route placing Caution Runner, directional, and Exchange signs.

Crew will be provided with a van, headlamps, safety vests, route map, and locations to place each sign. Safety vests are to be worn by entire crew the whole time. Headlamps are to be worn by the sign placers until 7:00am.

Caution Runner signs will be placed on roads that bisect with GOMR Route, and also intermittently along GOMR Route, when route is on one road for more than two miles.

Directional signs will be placed along the GOMR Route. One sign will be placed prior to a turn from one road to another. An additional sign will be placed on the newly turned on road within 50 yards as a confirmation for the runners.

Exchange signs will be placed approximately 1/4 mile prior to each Exchange so runners can prepare to pass the baton.
Driver - June 2 @ 4:00 am   (1/1) spots are filled
Sign Placer - June 2 @ 4:00 am   (2/2) spots are filled
Route Tear Down Crew
Three people. Driver and two sign retrievers.

Duration: Approximately 5 hours.

Driver must be at least 25 years old with a valid driver's license.

Job: Drive GOMR Route picking up caution, directional, and exchange signs.

Crew will be provided with a van, safety vests, route map, and locations to retrieve each sign. Safety vests are to be worn by the entire crew for the whole time. Crew will also take a trash bag with them. Runners are asked not to litter along the course. However, we are asking that if they must throw down trash, that it be close to one of our signs. Therefore, please also pick up any trash related to GOMR that you see. And any other trash that you would like to.

Directional, Exchange, and some Caution Runner signs will be along the route. Other Caution Runner signs will be off the GOMR route and on roads that bisect the route.

If the crew is very efficient and begins to catch up to GOMR runners, we ask that you quit picking up signs and go to the next Exchange. Race Officials at that Exchange will be able to tell you how many teams are still on the course. The course is to be supported with signs and personnel until 5:00pm Saturday. Wait at that Exchange and give sufficient time for the last teams to pass you and get several miles ahead before retracing that leg and retrieving those signs and moving ahead. If you can't wait, return to GOMR Nation and see Head Gomer.
Driver - June 3 @ 12:00 pm   (1/1) spots are filled
Sign Retriever - June 3 @ 12:00 pm   (2/2) spots are filled
GOMR Nation Helper
3 or more people per time slot. General GOMR Nation needs.

Duration: 6 hour blocks starting Thursday, June 1 at 12:00pm and going to Sunday, June 4 at 12:00pm (72 hours).

GOMR Nation will be open for 72 hours to give runners (Gomers) a weekend they won't forget. Teams will start checking in at noon on Thursday. The race will start at 5:00am Friday and run continuously until the last Gomer comes across the finish line by 5:00pm on Saturday. Teams are welcome to stay overnight Saturday night as well. If all teams decide to leave GOMR Nation after the race, we will break it down earlier.

Nation volunteers will be the hands and feet for the needs around GOMR Nation and will need to be the most flexible about their duties. You will need to be physically able to handle jobs like moving tables and carrying water, ice, and/or trash. The motto for these volunteers is "Send Me". Duties will include, but are not limited to: helping teams with their gear to the campsites, helping with setup of vendors, games, and entertainment as needed, collecting trash around campus and putting into dumpster, being a runner for messages or material as needed, making tons of coffee, etc. Sign-up will be in 6 hour blocks. Please sign up for multiple blocks and/or multiple days.
Thursday, June 1 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm   (4/4) spots are filled
Thursday, June 1 from 6:00pm to midnight   (2/4) spots are filled
Friday, June 2 from 12:00am to 6:00am   (0/3) spots are filled
Friday, June 2 from 6:00am to 12:00pm   (3/4) spots are filled
Friday, June 2 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm   (4/4) spots are filled
Friday, June 2 from 6:00pm to midnight   (1/4) spots are filled
Saturday, June 3 from 12:00am to 6:00am   (0/3) spots are filled
Saturday, June 3 from 6:00am to 12:00pm   (2/4) spots are filled
Saturday, June 3 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm   (2/4) spots are filled
Saturday, June 3 from 6:00pm to midnight   (4/4) spots are filled
Sunday, June 4 from 12:00am to 6:00am   (0/3) spots are filled
Sunday, June 4 from 6:00am to 12:00pm   (0/4) spots are filled
Team Driver
The format for the 2017 GOMR will utilize drivers that are assigned to Gomer teams for transport. We are renting cars from Enterprise Rental. Two drivers will be assigned to a Gomer team. Drivers must be over 25 years old with a valid driver's license. The format is very simple and is explained below.

-Gomer 1 takes off running from GOMR Nation.
-Within 30 minutes, Driver 1 takes out Gomer 2 out to Exchange 1.
-Gomer 1 comes in and they exchange the slap bracelet.
-As Driver 1 is bringing Gomer 1 back to GOMR Nation, Driver 2 is taking Gomer 3 to Exchange 2.
-Driver 2 waits for the exchange to happen and brings back Gomer 2.
-Driver 1 then picks up Gomer 4 to take out to Exchange 3, waits and brings back Gomer 3.
-Driver 2 then picks up Gomer 5 to take out to Exchange 4, waits and brings back Gomer 4.

Basically, Driver 1 will drive back and forth to GOMR Nation along Shuttle Routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, etc. Driver 2 will drive back and forth to GOMR Nation along Shuttle Routes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, etc.

And so it goes. Some Exchanges are less than 5 miles away, so there won't be a huge rush. For some of Exchanges that are further away, it will just mean that a driver will come in to GOMR Nation, drop off one Gomer, pick up another, and take off to the next Exchange.

The total time it will take for a team to complete GOMR is between 29 and 34 hours. We don't want anyone driving tired, but the longer you can drive, the fewer volunteers needed. A team of six volunteers could cover a Gomer team if everyone were willing to take about 10-12 hours of a shift. Even 4 volunteers could cover if the first 2 rested between shifts. Each driving team will drive right at 700 miles during the relay. It averages just over 100 miles each (like driving to Charlotte) for a team of 6. But it will be a lot more enjoyable than driving to Charlotte!

Shift 1 - Team F3 Greensboro   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 2 - Team F3 Greensboro   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 3 - Team F3 Greensboro   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 1 - Team F3 Northeast TN   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 2 - Team F3 Northeast TN   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 3 - Team F3 Northeast TN   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 1 - Team Moon Runners   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 2 - Team Moon Runners   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 3 - Team Moon Runners   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 1 - Team Sisters With Blisters   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 2 - Team Sisters With Blisters   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 3 - Team Sisters With Blisters   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 1 - Team Unbound   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 2 - Team Unbound   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 3 - Team Unbound   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 1 - Team Versado Family   (2/2) spots are filled
Shift 2 - Team Versado Family   (2/2) spots are filled
Shift 3 - Team Versado Family   (2/2) spots are filled
Shift 1 - Team Embrace the Suck   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 2 - Team Embrace the Suck   (0/2) spots are filled
Shift 3 - Team Embrace the Suck   (0/2) spots are filled
Entertainment/Games Director
We are committed to producing an amazing weekend event. GOMR's format will allow for all of the participants to spend a majority of the weekend in GOMR Nation. They will spend some time sleeping in their campsite, but we want to provide them opportunities for fun and relaxation for the time they are awake. We envision GOMR Nation being a festival atmosphere where there are numerous things happening around campus. Some things can be scheduled like movies, bands, corn-hole tournaments, etc. Other things could be set up for Gomers to play with at their leisure like throwing Frisbees or footballs, slack-lining, darts, etc. Runners are a fun-loving group that would enjoy playing some silly games like water balloon toss, three-legged races, and egg carry races.

An Entertainment Director is needed to come up with events that will happen at specific times, as well as coordinate the areas where entertainment can sit and the Gomers can come and go as they please. Local and regional bands are options, as well as movies being shown through the nighttime hours. The Director will be provided help during the weekend for setting up games and keeping score.
On GOMR Nation   (0/1) spots are filled
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