Volunteer Information

The White Mountains 100 race relies entirely on the dedication and help from volunteers. There are a variety of roles we need help with and depending on your time, whether its just a few hours or several days, we can probably find some way that you can assist us. If you are interested in helping out in any way, shape, or form, we encourage you to drop us an email. We would be thrilled to have your assistance as well meet the variety of people out there that have an inherent interest in this race and see that it is successful. 

Thanks! 

Your race director, 
Joel Homan

email: whitemountains100 (at) gmail.com

Volunteer Information, requirements and Compensation

All volunteers helping for 12 or more hours receive a GUARANTEED RACER SLOT into the following year’s race. Plus they’re compensated with racer swag, gas and food reimbursements.


Volunteer opportunities that DO NOT require a snowmachine

  • Pre-Race Meeting (~2 hour position): At Schaible Auditorium (UAF Campus)
    • Saturday, the day before the race:
      • 2:30 - 3:00 PM - Set up directional signs for racers to find Schaible Auditorium and prepare for racer check-in
      • 3:00 at 4:15 PM - Racer Check-in: Hand out swag, bibs and SPOT devices. 
  • Parking Attendant / Finish Line Setup  (~4 hour position): At Wickersham Dome Trailhead
    • Sunday Race Day:
      • 6:00 - 8:00 AM - Direct traffic 
      • 8:00 AM - Watch Start
      • Then set up finish line... hang Christmas lights, set up grill, finisher bell.
  • Headquarter staff (Multiple ~12 hour position): At Wickersham Dome Trailhead
    • Checkpoint & medic check-ins, update results, take photos and post on Facebook
  • Welcoming party (Multiple ~12 hour position): At Wickersham Dome Trailhead
    • Make it a party!!! Ring finisher bell, grill food for finishers, retrieve SPOT devices, make sure finisher are taken care of and finisher food is stocked.

Volunteer opportunities that REQUIRE a snowmachine:


Checkpoint volunteers need their own snowmachine as there is lots gear, water, food and potentially scratched racers (possibly even with bikes) needing to be transported. Each checkpoint generally has 3 to 4 volunteers and need at least 2 snowmachines.


Specifics about each checkpoint is provided below:


Checkpoint #1 Moose Creek/ Haystack Junction:  ~ Saturday to 3:30 PM Sunday (~24 hour position): Requires at least 2 snowmachines


  • Checkpoint #1 is at race mile ~17 and is ~17 miles from the Wickersham Dome trailhead.

  • Checkpoint volunteers arrive Saturday at their convenience, but after noon.

  • Checkpoint #1 is actually at the Haystack Junction and not at Moose Creek cabin, but we have the cabin for volunteer use.

  • Sunday morning Checkpoint #1 needs set up at the Haystack Junction, then staffed from ~9:00 AM until the last racer. The official cutoff time is 3:30 PM on Sunday.

  • Checkpoint #1 is very busy as racers are still grouped together. This is the only checkpoint not located in a cabin. Racer move through this checkpoint very fast as it is still early in the race. We provide snacks and beverages. Lots of water needs to be ready.

  • Volunteers depart after last racer.


Checkpoint #2 Cache Mountain: ~ Saturday to 11:59 PM Sunday (~40 hour position): Requires at least 2 snowmachines

  • Checkpoint #2 is at race mile ~39 and is ~20 miles from the McKay Creek trailhead.

  • Checkpoint volunteers arrive Saturday at their convenience, but after noon.

  • Checkpoint #2 needs to be staffed from ~11:30 AM to the cutoff time of 11:59 PM on Sunday.

  • Volunteers staff the checkpoint, providing a warm place with great eats and treats.

  • Volunteers depart at their leisure Monday morning.


Checkpoint #3 Windy Gap: ~ Saturday to 9:00 AM Monday (~40 hour position): Requires at least 2 snowmachines

  • Checkpoint #3 is at race mile ~60 and is ~40 miles from the Wickersham Dome trailhead.

  • Checkpoint volunteers arrive Saturday at their convenience, but after noon.

  • Checkpoint #3 needs to be staffed from ~1:30 PM Sunday to the cutoff time of 9:00 AM on Monday.

  • Volunteers staff the checkpoint, providing a warm place with great eats and treats.

  • Volunteers depart at their leisure Monday morning, but after 9:00 AM.


Checkpoint #4 Borealis: ~ Sunday Morning to 4:30 PM Monday (~36 hour position): Requires at least 2 snowmachines

  • Checkpoint #4 is the last checkpoint and located at race mile ~80 and is ~20 miles from the Wickersham Dome trailhead.

  • Checkpoint volunteers arrive Sunday morning after noon.

  • Checkpoint #4 needs to be staffed from ~3:30 PM Sunday to the cutoff time of 4:30 PM on Monday.

  • Volunteers staff the checkpoint, providing a warm place with great eats and treats.

  • Volunteers depart after last racer.