February ShinDig is cancelled – but SMT volunteers are needed for March event

SMT WinterOur monthly ShinDig scheduled for this Saturday was looking good weather-wise until today.  With the amount of wet snow, we will cancel for February.  However, we need your help in March and would like to ask for your advanced commitment to help us pull this off.        As per the past several years, SMT is replacing our March ShinDig with a request for volunteers for the 10th annual Run Through Time running event!  The Chaffee County Running Club is recruiting volunteers for the Run Through Time, the club’s flagship marathon, half marathon and 2-mile race. The event will be held March 14 in Salida and promises to be a sellout, with 475 competitors (marathon and half marathon). The course follows dirt/jeep roads and narrow, hilly single-track between 7,000-9,000 feet in and around the Arkansas Hills Trail System.   This cool race is a MAJOR fundraiser for SMT, as we receive a significant portion of the proceeds and we need to fully support!  Volunteers are needed on both Friday and Saturday for the following positions: pre-race dinner (Friday), on-course aid stations, registration, course marshals, timing, starting line/finish line set up, & clean-up crew. Volunteers receive a free entry into the Friday night pasta dinner at the SteamPlant from 6:00-8:30pm, a high-quality race shirt – and much appreciation from the race organizers and athletes.   This event is a major fundraiser for both the Chaffee County Running Club and Salida Mountain Trails. Sponsors include Absolute Bikes, Salida SteamPlant Event Center, Salida Mountain Sports, Honey Stinger, and Acli-Mate Recovery Drink.    To volunteer or get more information about volunteering, contact Race Co-director Rickie Redland at redlandr@gmail.com  – please include a phone number in your email.   Thanks for considering to volunteer for this fun event and SMT fundraising opportunity!  SMT