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Staff and volunteer positions available January 2012

EC CommunityJames Hipkiss

Fancy a spot of excitement to warm you up this winter? We are looking for volunteers and support staff to help support an exciting new event in the UK; The Spine. The Spine is the first organised race encompassing the entire Pennine Way in winter. When: 14-21 January 2012 Where: Edale, Derbyshire, Kirk Yetholm, Scottish Borders Information: www.thespinerace.com What do we need? Volunteers To support the race we need willing volunteers and support staff to help our athletes get from checkpoint to checkpoint.

This may involve helping athletes at checkpoints ensuring that they can continue in good time, helping the logistics team setup and move camps or marshalling/ walking sections of the course. For volunteer positions we can incentivise this somewhat by offering discounts on future participation in the event. Not only that you can gain valuable experience of the conditions and work with a great team. If you wish to gain more experience, fancy an interesting change of pace or would just like to help out please send your CV with the subject ?Volunteer? to: info@thespinerace.com Support Staff We are looking for Mountain Leaders (preferably with the winter qualification) and Walking Group Leaders to add to the current staff and assist with any rescues, walk sections of the course and ensure competitor safety throughout the event. Working closely with the Race Directors you will be involved with and help co-ordinate all aspects of competitor safety. Our aim is to provide the platform which will allow our competitors to complete the course independently and provide a robust safety network. You will also be eligible to receive any exclusive staff discounts from any of our partners. As this is the first event of this kind we cannot pay astronomical wages (you?ll never become the Count of Monte Cristo).

However, if you fancy taking on the challenge and would like to become part of our team for The Spine and our future events, please send your CV to the following email address with the subject ?Support Staff?: info@thespinerace.com Thanks for reading and we look forward to hearing from you!