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We can’t get mucky without dedicated volunteers!

Frequently Asked Questions about Volunteering at MuckRuckus MS
Call or email Jared Miley, 678-501-6622 if you have any questions or concerns that aren’t addressed below. 
 
 Here are some of the ways you can get involved in the Mucky Fun! 

EVENT SITE:
Volunteer Check-In
Assist with volunteer check-in and direct volunteers to their assigned locations. Register “walk-in” volunteers and assign them as needed. Support other volunteer areas when possible. *Difficulty Level: 1 (see below for listing of difficulty levels)

Greeters/Parking Monitors
Positioned at the entrance to the Festival Area, as well as, the Parking Lot, volunteers will greet Muck Ruckus participants as they arrive to the event site, providing all information and directing participants to the Registration Check-In/Packet Pick-Up Tent. *Difficulty Level: 2

Participant Check-In/Packet Pick-Up
Support participants with registration, check-in and pick-up of Muck Ruckus materials and participation t-shirt. Volunteers will answer general event questions and release participants into event site. At end of event, assist with tent breakdown. *Difficulty Level: 1

Participant Key/Gear Check
Provide participants with a secured area where they can check personal items such as keys or any other small items during their event wave. At end of event, assist with tent breakdown. *Difficulty Level: 2

Kid Activities
Assist with management of the Kids obstacle area. Tasks include: Kids’ obstacle support, overseeing and interacting with children in activity area, maintaining a well-kept, clean, safe and fun environment. At end of event, assist with area breakdown. *Difficulty Level: 2

Food/Beverage
Staff hydration and packaged snack station in the Festival area, as well as, assist vendors in keeping the food and beverage area clean and neat. At end of event, assist with site breakdown. *Difficulty Level: 3

Green Team (Recycling/Trash)
Support the events sustainability efforts by leading the recycling and trash program at the Festivals site. Help Muck Ruckus participants and spectators select proper disposal for recyclables and maintain a tidy site. At end of event, assist with site breakdown.*Difficulty Level: 4

Participant T-Shirt and Goodie Bag Distribution
Provide assistance in distributing completion t-shirts and goodie bags to the participants as they finish the course. *Difficulty Level: 2

Medical
Stationed at the main Festival site, assist and support injured participants with appropriate and basic medical care. Must have current qualifications and be licensed to practice medical care in event city. At end of event, assist with tent breakdown. *Difficulty Level: 3

COURSE:
Start Line
Assist the event staff with creating smooth obstacle course starts for participants at the start line. Tasks include helping with queuing of participants, timing chips and all other related activities. *Difficulty Level: 2

Course Monitors (Stationary)
Located at stationary locations along the course, Course Monitors ensure participants remain on the course and stay safe. They will also interact with participants serving as a host to that obstacle in a friendly and humorous manner. *Difficulty Level: 4

Course Monitors (Mobile)
Working in a mobile fashion, these monitors will move along the course on mountain bikes ensuring that participants stay safe. They will also interact with participants in a friendly and humorous manner. *Difficulty Level: 5

Hydration Stations
Help in filling cups with water and distributing them to participants on the course. Clean up during and after participants pass your station. *Difficulty Level: 4

Medical Stations
Stationed at each one of the hydration stations along the course, assist and support injured participants with appropriate and basic medical care. Must have current qualifications and be licensed to practice medical care in event city.*Difficulty Level: 3

Finish Line
Assist event staff with a smooth finish to the course. Tasks include: congratulating participants for finishing the course, clipping off timing chip, directing them to the hose down area and other related activities. *Difficulty Level: 2

Participant Hose Down Area
Located at the participant hose down area, assist participants with hosing mud off them in a timely manner, as well as, ensuring that this area is kept clean and accessible to all. *Difficulty Level: 2

*Degree of Difficulty Scale
1) No lifting or physical activity required, may have to stand for long periods.
2) Must be able to lift up to 15lbs and stand for several hours at a time.
3) Must be able to lift up to 25lbs and have no problems standing for several hours at a time.
4) Must be able to lift up to 40lbs constantly, must be able to be in constant motion and have no back or knee injuries.
5) Must be able to lift up to 50lbs constantly, must be able to be in constant motion and have no back or knee injuries.

950 East Paces Ferry Road, NE, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30326


678-672-1000 ; mailbox@nmssga.org
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All registration fees and donations for this event are nonrefundable