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Volunteering is one of the best ways to experience the Absa Cape Epic. While it requires long hours and commitment the reward of working alongside a great team, making new friends and seeing the world’s best mountain bikers take on the Untamed African MTB Race is a one-of-a-kind experience. The volunteer roles are allocated based on the particular needs that exist within the event, each position being just as important as the next.  

Volunteer positions include
Water Point Activation Team
Race Nutrition Service Team
Pro Tech Support Team

Should you have specific skills that you feel will benefit the race please send a brief description to volunteers@cape-epic.com and we will do our best to place you in an area relevant to your expertise.

Please note that water point teams are rotated every day to ensure everybody gets to experience the event from a different perspective as well as to fairly share the work load and teams may be required to re-deploy on any given day if the weather requires emergency water points to be implemented.

Below you can find a basic schedule of what a day in the life of a volunteer involves. 

Start TimeActionNotes
04:00 Wake Up  
04:30 Breakfast in rider dining marquee  
05:00 Meet at designated Water Point (WP) truck  
05:15 Convoy leaves the race village to depart for WP All WPs depart at the same time.
05:45 WP 1 arrives at WP and starts with set up Set up includes: setting up of different drink and food stations, setting up gazebos and tables, making sure the water point is neat and clean.  Strip stop to be set up at WP 1.
06:00 WP 2 arrives at WP and starts with set up Set up includes: setting up of different drink and food stations, setting up gazebos and tables, making sure the water point is neat and clean. Race Nutrition to be set up at WP 2.
06:15 WP 3 arrives at WP and starts with set up Set up includes: setting up of different drink and food stations, setting up gazebos and tables, making sure the water point is neat and clean.
07:30 - 08:30  All WPs set up complete WP supervisor will send a message on the group when set up is done and VOC will confirm when first riders will be coming through.
08:00 First riders expected WP  1  
11:30 Expected closing time for WP 1 WP can only close when the Hyenas pass (sweeps). Once the Hyenas pass, the team can start with break down, load the truck, count stock, clean up. Team then departs for Race Village or assists at mini WP in case of extreme weather or racing conditions.
09:30 First riders expected WP  2  
14:30 Expected closing time for WP 2 WP can only close when the Hyenas pass (sweeps). Once the Hyenas pass, the team can start with break down, load the truck, count stock, clean up. Team then departs for Race Village.
10:30 First riders expected WP  3  
16:00 Expected closing time for WP 3 WP can only close when the Hyenas pass (sweeps). Once the Hyenas pass, the team can start with break down, load the truck, count stock, clean up. Team then departs for Race Village.
11:00 First riders expected finish line WP  
17:30 Expected closing time for finish line WP WP can only close when the Hyenas pass (sweeps). Once the Hyenas pass, the team can start with break down, load the truck, count stock, clean up. Break down only happens on move days.
12:00 - 18:00 Upon Race Village arrival: Please note: Times vary for the different WPs. WP 1 might get back to the race village earlier but they might need to assist at the mini WP or assist at the other WPs. A team will be on standby in the Race Village to assist with loading trucks and carrying of equipment.
  Step 1 - Send truck to dump rubbish and refill JoJo tank  
  Step 2 -   ± 1 or 2 hours to shower, refresh and relax  
  Step 3 - Stock take of drinks and cups  
  Step 4 - Woolworths collection and packing of truck This sometimes only happens after dinner, depends on the logistics.
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner in the rider dining marquee   

 

*Please note: You might need to assist at other WPs when you finish early or in the event of team members dropping out due to illness or unforeseen circumstances. This is a basic schedule and is subject to change.

 

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