Wild West Relay Leg 02 Crossing

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Wild West Relay Leg 02 Crossing

Location: Intersection of Highway 1 and Country Road 58 Runner Crossing


You will need to go to Exchange 2 to pick up your equipment and if you need to use facilities - it is just about 2 miles from this location:

From I-25 - Get off I-25 at the Hwy 1/Wellington exit (Exit 278) and go west. Follow Hwy 1 .9 miles through Wellington and then follow the curve south. Go .3 miles to the intersection of Larimer County Road 62. Exchange 2 is at this intersection.

From downtown Fort Collins: Go north on Hwy 287 (College Avenue) to the intersection of Hwy 1 towards Wellington. Turn onto Hwy 1. Follow Hwy 1 8.5 miles to the intersection of Larimer County Road 62. Exchange 2 is at this intersection.

To the intersection: continue south on Hwy 1 for two miles; where Hwy 1 curves to the west (right) is where the intersection with Country Road 58 is.

Volunteer Parking: Park in the pullout on the south side of the intersection well off the road

Unique to this Exchange:


Runner Monitors - 2; assist with the safe crossing of the runners across Hwy 1.

R1 will hold runner until R2 signals it is safe for runner to cross Hwy 1. Direct runner to run straight across to R2 before turning right to run up Hwy 1. Speed limit is 55 MPH so make sure it is clear in both directions. Make note of the bib number and report any runner to the Race Director who does not stop and follow your instructions.

Equipment at the Exchange will be:
A notebook with Exchange Instructions
1 Orange Safety Vest per volunteer
1 Orange Flag and/or Lighted Baton (for night exchanges) for each Parking Monitor for directing vans

After the last team/runner, Volunteers should sweep the area and pick up any trash, tie off the garbage bags, 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.

The exchange equipment is stored in one of the portable toilets at Exchange 6 - look for the portable toilet with a lock. The combination is "195". In the portable toilet, you will find two orange looper tubes with a yellow ribbon and a trash can.

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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