Volunteer

You don’t have to be involved financially to help make a difference. The Pikes Peak Challenge relies heavily on community volunteers to help provide a safe and enjoyable event. The Pikes Peak Challenge utilizes volunteers in several areas.Please take a minute to review the volunteer opportunities available. For detailed information or to volunteer for one of these positions please complete the form at the bottom of this page

Challenge Day

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Manitou Springs Memorial Park
Details: Morning volunteers report at 8:00 AM to assist with walker participant check in, T-shirt and prize distribution, park set-up, traffic control and general assistance. Afternoon volunteers report at 12:00pm to assist with lunch, greeting participants, prize distribution and general assistance. Evening volunteers report at 4:00pm to assist with park break down and clean-up.

Transportation

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Pikes Peak Highway
Details: Morning Shift Drivers (4:30 AM to about 11:30 AM ) are needed to transport participants from check in at Manitou Springs Memorial Park to the trailhead on Hydro Street in Manitou Springs. Volunteers need to be at least 23 and will be driving 15-passenger vans. You need to have a clear driving record with no DUI or DWI violations for the past five years. You will also need to be available to attend a Driver’s Training session (Date TBD.)

Afternoon Shift Drivers (11:30 AM to the end of the event at approximately 6:30 PM) are needed to transport participants back down from the summit of Pikes Peak to Manitou Springs Memorial Park and hikers from the Trailhead, back to the park. Volunteers need to be at least 23 and will be driving 15-passenger vans. You need to have a clear driving record with no DUI or DWI violations for the past five years. Volunteers need to be comfortable with mountain driving in all conditions. It is mandatory that all Afternoon Shift Drivers attend a Driver’s Training session! (Date TBD.)

When volunteering as drivers, please consider assisting with van pick the day prior to the hike and for van return the morning after the hike.

Trail Staff

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Location: Along Barr Trail
Details: The Pikes Peak Challenge staffs Barr Trail at seven different check points to assist hikers on their ascent to the summit. Interested volunteers need to be comfortable working at altitude for approximately 12 hours during the event. Hiking experience, Wilderness Medical, EMT, Paramedic, First Responder or First Aid experience a plus.


Getting Started

If you are interested in volunteering for this unique event or wish to receive more information detailing volunteer opportunities, please complete the form below or contact us.

Volunteer