Inferno Volunteers

It truly "takes a village" to put together and host an event like the Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon. Our dedicated volunteers are part of what makes this race possible and so special - won't you please come out and join us? New volunteers are always welcome and we have a broad range of tasks suitable for any age and ability - all we need is a cheerful smile and a good attitude. Here are some of the areas we're in need of assistance:RoadSafetyCrew_490px.jpg

  • Mountain Safety Team
  • Transition Zone Support Team
  • Race Timing Team
  • Race Registration & Award Ceremony Team 
  • Photography & Film Team

If you'd like to volunteer, email [email protected].

This coming year we are ramping up for the 21st Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon race! A milestone event and major fundraising activity for the Friends of Tuckerman Ravine. We'll need Ski Patrollers on the mountain, Race Timing Assistants, Transition Zone Support Crew, Race Registration and Race Award Ceremony Set-Up, and more. Volunteers are invited to attend the Inferno Awards Ceremony at Ledge Brewing after the race. Here is where and when we need help: 


Friday before the race

Course Set-Up -- We will have crews setting up the racecourse at Great Glen Trails and on Mount Washington. For the Mount Washington and Tuckerman Ravine Mountain Safety Team we need volunteers that are experienced backcountry skiers or winter hikers with the appropriate winter gear.

Race Registration -- Set up race registration tables and assist with checking in racers and coordinating volunteers. 

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Transition Zone Support -- Parking, Crowd Control, Race Timing Assistants, Gear Logistics, Course Direction. 

Mountain Safety -- Ski Patrollers, Technical Mountain Rescue, Winter Search & Rescue, Avalanche Training skills desired and necessary.

Mountain Operations -- Course Set-Up/Tear Down, Race Timing Assistants, Results Runner/Skier, Crowd Control, and Course Direction. 

Photography & Film Support -- Photographers and videographers needed to document each segment of the race and to shoot pictures at the awards banquet.

Awards Ceremony -- Set-Up and Raffle Ticket Sales & Coordination. 

If you can help with any of the above, please reach out. Thank you in advance for your energy and effort to make this event happen and we look forward to seeing you soon! 


Jake Risch
Race Director, Tuckerman Inferno Pentathlon
President, Friends of Tuckerman Ravine 

Email: [email protected]


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commented 2017-03-24 12:50:54 -0400 · Flag
Kate, anyone looking to volunteer at any of the race transition points (other than up on the mountain) should sign up under the Road Safety Team. Thanks for being willing to help out!
commented 2017-03-21 17:48:37 -0400 · Flag
I volunteered last year on the kayak take out and would like to again, but can’t seem to find the volunteer sign up
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