Date: Wednesday July 14, 2021
Subject: Superior Fall Trail Race 2021 Volunteer Email 1
I am sending this email to past volunteers of the Superior Fall Trail Race (thank you for your past volunteerism!).
I truly, truly hope, that this email finds you all well. I have seen some of you so far this year, but not all, I miss ya!
After a traumatic, and transformative year and a half, I completely understand that returning to and volunteering at Superior may be the furthest thing from your mind. Conversely, I know for many of you, a return to being of service to your fellow runners is something you cannot wait for (or have already been engaged in). We have done some of our other events already this year and they have been really great. Regardless of what you decide to do, I support it and I am forever grateful for everything you have done in the past.
The reason for my email today is to get a sense of who would like to volunteer this year. While we are still in the permitting process (usually done about 10 months in advance, but coming down to the wire due to Covid), we are hopeful that we will get permitted, and that the race will more or less resemble races of years past. The race dates will be Friday September 10 and Saturday September 11, 2021.
If you are in fact interested in volunteering this year, when ready, please sign up via our website HERE https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/volunteer-signup/ – if there is a specific assignment that you have worked in years past, or an aid station you would like to be at, please let me know in the notes section. If you have a special skill like medical, photography, data entry, HAM radio, etc. please let me know that in the notes as well.
After directing a few races this Spring and Summer, I got to participate in the Curnow Marathon this past weekend. It was the first running race I participated in since October of 2019. I volunteered the night before, ran the race on Saturday and volunteered for cleanup after. As a participant I really did not realize how much I had missed it, until I ran, and got to commiserate with all of my fellow participants at the finish. As a volunteer it was an honor to help support such a great race, with so much history behind it. It is a really special and unique thing we get to do – I am grateful for it.
Please reach out if you have any questions.