APEX Volunteer FAQs

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Pikes Peak APEX.

We know you must have some questions, and we have tried to answer a few of those for you below. If you don't find the information and answers you need, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Laura Ryan.

Yes!  We have jobs that don’t require lifting heavy objects or standing all day.

Of course!  We have limited slots for our course crew. Those volunteers will be riding ahead or behind the event and overseeing signage.  We also have some remote course marshal slots where volunteers will need to ride out to an intersection and marshal a corner out in the backcountry. Let us know if you are up for the challenge!

If you need to cancel, let us know as soon as possible so we can cover your shifts. Please email our volunteer coordinator, Laura Ryan. as soon as possible so that she can get your spot filled.

Volunteer Orientation is tentatively set for Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:00pm. Attendance at the volunteer meeting is required for many important reasons.

Yes. The volunteer meeting is required for many important reasons:

  • to relay important race day information and organization
  • to meet other volunteers and your supervisor
  • to pick up your official volunteer t-shirt and sign the volunteer waiver (this waiver legally protects each volunteer as well as the event)
  • to find out where to park and find help, and
  • to go over safety rules and answer questions.

Please let us know ASAP if you can’t make the Volunteer Orientation. If you cannot make it, contact volunteer coordinator, Laura Ryan.

Volunteer parking areas will vary by job assignment. All volunteers will receive their job assignments and specific instructions at Volunteer Orientation. Please note that we will have different instructions for different volunteers. It is important that all volunteers attend Orientation to find their group and learn where to go the morning of the event. Some volunteers will find a place to park near the start line. Others will meet at a designated spot and be shuttled to spots on the mountain where they will be marshalling.

This is Colorado, so be ready for anything!  Please check the weather, but prepare for a low in the 40’s in the morning and in the 70’s in the afternoon.  Also bring a rain jacket and a hat.  Remember—if you have a course marshal spot up on the mountain it can be 10-15 degrees cooler up at altitude.

Ahead of the event, volunteers will receive instructions from our volunteer coordinator, Laura Ryan. This information will be reiterated at the Volunteer Orientation.

Yes! We will need a waiver signed by a parent for any minor who is working the weekend. Any minor under 16 years old must work a volunteer spot along with a parent or guardian.

Yes! Each volunteer will receive an official Pikes Peak APEX volunteer shirt.  If you work more than one day, you will get two shirts, plus an additional bit of swag.  If you work three or four days, you will be eligible for even more cool stuff from our partners at ASSOS, Osprey, RockShox and more!