Organizer Doug Harrer says volunteers are still needed for this weekend’s CopperDog 150 race. Interest in helping out is already high, as seen by turnout on Saturday, February 27th at Calumet High School.
Road crossing crews are most needed. The Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance put up a post earlier this week with information about the locations where there is a shortage and the time each shift is expected to last. You can find that here.
Harrer says other jobs are available too.
Dog handlers and security for crowd control on the snow road on Fifth Street are both needed, as well as taking down the fencing, which will happen after the fireworks display, around 8:30.
The race begins in Calumet with the first team out of the starting gate around 7:00 PM Friday. There are three races this year; the 150, 80, and 25. Weather conditions are expected to be below freezing, which is great news for the event but something that should be taken into consideration for volunteers. Boots, hats, and gloves are all highly recommended if your job involves being outdoors.