Volunteer for SEVENTY48

Volunteer for SEVENTY48 and be part of the few people running this race that actually “know stuff.”

We are looking for folks excited to support racers who are as likely to be fleeing the law by sea as seeking to challenge themselves. Just completing this event is enough for anyone to worry about, so we need teams in Tacoma to help send them off, and in Port Townsend to make their finish line a supportive and hugely celebrative event. By volunteering, you get to have all the feelings of success and skip all the pain. We don’t know if it’s better than racing, but it’s definitely smarter.

Volunteer support comes in two forms:

Feet on the Ground

Help out at the start and finish lines with what needs to get done. It can include setup, sales, wayfinding, and breakdown. For 36 hours straight, we staff a clubhouse for racers and occasionally drag them out of their boats when they are too tired or cramped up to stand.

Race Safety Support

The Safety Corps will be inspecting race boats, helping train racers in SPOT trackers, and taking part in the on-the-water safety system between the two towns. Also, if you have a suitable boat and want to help, get a hold of Jesse (!

Both kinds of volunteering offer lots of opportunities to meet the folks who take on this challenge and be part of this vibrant and engaging community.

The Northwest Maritime Center deftly handles our recruitment, so if you’re interested in being part of SEVENTY48, please click the button below to take the first step towards becoming an official accomplice of the race. There’s a simple volunteer application you’ll need to fill out. After which you can select jobs and shifts that float your particular boat.