Volunteering

Interested in Volunteering for the Gritty?  We'd love to have your help!  It takes more than 100 volunteers on the day of the event to make the Gritty such a huge success.  We truly love our volunteers, and this event would not be possible without your help. We need help with all kinds of jobs:

  • Parking
  • Registration
  • Hospitality
  • Obstacle and Course Safety
  • Nursing/ Emergency Care
  • Food Service (late start)
  • Nitty Gritty Kids Run (late start)

Volunteers need to sign up online (you will be asked a few questions - please answer them all!) VOLUNTEER TODAY!

When you volunteer you get a special opportunity to come on Friday May 12th at 5:30 pm and run the 2017 Volunteer trial run.  We run the course, check the flags, try the obstacles, and make sure the mud is just the right consistency.  Afterwards you're welcome to stay for dinner, a meeting, and worship.  We also offer lodging for volunteers who are travelling from some distance so you can sleep over at camp on Friday night.

All volunteers report at 6:00 am on Race day for a quick breakfast and a meeting before heading out to your obstacle areas. Expect to be out until about 3 pm on race day.  We will provide snacks and water for you to take along on your job for the day.  We truly cannot do this event without our amazing volunteers!