Wild West Relay Leg 31 Crossing

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Wild West Relay Leg 31 Crossing

Location: Intersection of US 40 and Hwy 14 on Leg 31 Runner Crossing


You will need to stop by Exchange 30 to pick up your equipment

From Denver: go west on I-70 to Silverthorne. Go north on Hwy 9 to Kremmling. Take US 40 North west to the intersection of Hwy 14.

From Fort Collins: go west on Hwy 14 up Poudre Canyon over Cameron Pass to Walden. Then:

From Laramie: Go south on Hwy 230 for 27.7 miles to the intersection of Hwy 10 to Woods Landing. From Woods Landing: go south on Hwy 230 to Walden. Then:

From Walden: go west on Hwy 14 towards Steamboat Springs to the intersection of US 40, you will pass Exch 30 on your way to the intersection, it will be on the right hand side of the road 2.4 miles BEFORE the intersection.

From Steamboat Springs: Take US 40 east over Rabbit Ears Pass to the intersection of Hwy 14. Then go east of Hwy 14 2.4 miles to Exchange 30 to pick up your equipment, then return to the intersection.

Volunteer Parking: Park in the dirt pullout area on the southwest corner of the intersection

Unique to this Exchange:

VERY IMPORTANT: You need to go to Exchange 30 to pick up your supplies and to use facilities. Exchange 30 is 2.5 miles east on Hwy 14.

Runner Monitor - up to 3; assist with the safe crossing of the runners across US 40. R1 will stop and hold runner until clear to cross directly across the highway to R2. Speed limit is 55 MPH so make sure it is clear in both directions. R3, if available, will position themsleves before R1 to give runners the instruction to come to a complete stop at R1 and to await instructions on when to cross.


***Note any runner bib number who does not follow your directions and report to the Race Director as their team will be disqualified - this is a safety issue.***

Equipment at the Exchange will be:
A notebook with Exchange Instructions
1 Orange Safety Vest per volunteer

After the last team/runner, Volunteers should sweep the area and pick up any trash, and collect all the equipment. Volunteers need to wait until the sweep truck arrives to have their equipment checked in before leaving.

Exchange Notes:

The First Shift of Volunteers is scheduled to arrive 30 minutes BEFORE the first team is PROJECTED to arrive. The closer to the start your exchange is located, the more likely this projection will be accurate. The further into the relay route, this projected time is dependent on numerous factors including how accurate each team's projected pace is, as well as weather conditions, etc. A team could arrive earlier than expected, or it could be a while after the first team is projected to arrive.

The second shift, if applicable, is scheduled to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the first to allow time for the new race marshals to learn what to do.

VERY IMPORTANT You need to go to Exchange 30 to pick up your supplies and to use facilities. Exchange 30 is 2.5 miles east on Hwy 14.

All the equipment is in the trash can. You will find: a reflective safety vest for each volunteer (these must be worn by each volunteer), garbage bags for the trash can, extra toilet paper, either red flags or red batons (these are for the parking monitors to use to direct traffic), a clipboard and pen, and a notebook. Remove all the equipment and set up the trash can with a garbage bag by the Portable Toilet. Tie all the extra garbage bags to the trash can handles so they are easily available when a bag fills up.

All important paperwork is in the notebook: exchange time sheet, staff contact phone numbers, Volunteer Responsibilities, and a map of the exchange. ALL VOLUNTEERS should review the map and volunteer responsibilities

(1.) Reading and following the volunteer's responsibilities and duties to ensure a safe and smooth running exchange that respects the private property we have permission to use.
(2.) Setting up the highway crossing as detailed in instructions and the exchange map
(3.) Enforcing the following rules:
a. No active runner should be permitted to leave the exchange if wearing ear buds/headphones/iPod. If a runner departs anyway, you must note their Team number (bib number) and contact the Race Director Immediately
b. Any active runner that comes into the Runner Exchange Zone wearing ear buds/headphones/iPod - note their Team number (bib number) and contact the Race Director Immediately
c. Runners should be using the portable toilets and not relieving themselves on private property

VOLUNTEER DUTIES - you can decide amongst yourselves who will do which task:

* Your primary responsibility is to make sure the runners run on the correct road shoulder and cross the highway safely.
* Make a note of the bib number of any runners who are wearing headphones and contact the race director immediately. Hold them in place if possible.
* Note any negative incidents or any other rule violations and contact the race director immediately.
* Pick up any trash you might see.

.Our SWEEP TRUCK will be following the last runner on the course and should arrive at the Runner Crossing just before or just after the last runner. You can start collecting all the gear to help load onto the truck, but you need to wait for the sweep truck to check in your equipment before you leave.




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