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Thanks for your interest in volunteering! Get involved and meet friends, support a friend who is racing, and support the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance, our charity partner. Volunteers receive a free race shirt and $15 off a future Michigan Adventure Racing event for themselves or an immediate family member.

Please indicate your preferred roles when you sign up. If possible, select more than one in case your first choice is full. Contact us if you have a strong first choice, special skills to offer (e.g., CPR certified, amateur/HAM radio, etc.) or to learn more. Generally, pre-race roles will start around 7:00 am. In-race roles will start at 9:00 am. Non-clean-up roles will end around 1:15. Clean-up roles will probably end by 2:00 pm.

Race Day Set-Up
Aid Station on Course
Course monitor/”Crossing Guard”
Start/finish aid station, kids race help, etc.
Check-in Sat.
Post-Race Clean-Up
Course Sweeper (Bike)
Course Sweeper (Vehicle)
Trail Clean-Up

Schedule (tentative)

  • Check-in: 8:00-9:45 am (no Friday/early check-in), Deep Lake campground playground
  • 26-mile Start: 10:00 am (mass start or waves depending on number of racers), Deep Lake campground playground
  • 6-mile Beginner/Youth Start: 10:15ish, Deep Lake warm-up loop/mountain bike staging lot
  • 2-mile Kids Race and Push/Balance Bike Start: 10:25 & again 12:15ish, Deep Lake warm-up loop (so family members racing in the 26-mile race can finish and bike with/watch their kids)
  • 26-mile Awards: TBD, likely 1 hour after first finishers arrive
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