2017 Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved

Volunteers - with or without snowmachines - are needed to help at the starting lines each day and at specific locations along the trail. Interested in getting involved? Please see details below, and use the online form to sign up or email us. Must be over 16 years of age to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult.

ALL VOLUNTEERS: Please arrive at the race location between 8-8:30 am on the day you are volunteering for orientation and direction. Click here for full schedule


Volunteer Positions Available

Starting Line Dog Handlers

Dog handlers will work in groups of 3-5 to safely help mushers and their teams to the starting line. A dog handling volunteer must be able to run, under control, from the dog truck to the starting line while holding the gangline of the dogteam. Shoes/boots with good traction recommended. Some dog handlers will be asked to drive snowmachines or ATVs behind the dog teams.

Parking & Gear Checker Volunteers

These volunteers will be asked to help direct parking and then to check required gear in mushers' sledbags prior to the race.

Trail Help

Trail help volunteers will be assigned a location along the trail route to assist teams (as needed) with road crossings or at difficult turns. Most teams will simply need direction or traffic control, however a few teams may request assistance with leading their lead dogs across. A vehicle or snowmachine is needed to get to your assigned location along the trail.


Sign Up Here!

Use the online form below to sign up for a volunteer position. We need to know in advance how many volunteers we will have available each day, so please use this form if you know you are planning to attend and can help.


  • Friday March 10 - Bretton Woods
  • Saturday March 11 - Pittsburg
  • Sunday March 12 - Colebrook

  • Dog Handler
  • Parking & Gear Check
  • Trail Help
*Trail Helpers - please indicate below if you can bring a snowmobile along to help.

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