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Join the Route Team at UTS!

Join the Route Team

We're looking for enthusiastic trail runners to join the UTS Route Team to waymark and sweep the race routes! Read on to find out how to get involved!

Why join the Route Team?

Volunteering with the UTS Route Team will give you a unique insight into what goes into the organisation and logistics of an international event of this scale and see first-hand what the runners experience. Who knows, it may inspire you to toe the start line the following year!

At every edition of UTS, we see lasting friendships forged between volunteers. Rest assured: you’ll meet your own tribe here!

Are you keen? If so, just follow the APPLICATION FORM button below and sign up today!

Description of Roles

We’re looking for over 50 enthusiastic trail running volunteers who are keen to provide awesomely marked routes to our runners and help make sure no one gets lost!

There are two key roles within the Routes Team, both of which are suited to competent trail runners with previous race experience, who are able to navigate and remain self-sufficient in mountainous environments for extended durations, in all weather and during darkness.

Waymarking: This involves placing and collecting route waymarking materials so the runners can easily follow the route. Working in pairs, you'll follow a detailed set of instructions and schedule to ensure one segment of the route is accurately waymarked as late as possible, but before the first runner is due to arrive.

You’ll then you’ll be located at a nearby aid station ‘on standby’ to assist with feeding/watering the runners, as well as tending to any waymarking amendments that may be necessary once the races are live. Finally, once the Sweepers (see below) have passed, it's time to diligently collect all waymarking materials ASAP, ensuring the event leaves to trace upon the beauty of Eryri!

Sweeping: Working in pairs, this involves walking/running a segment of the race route with the very last runner, to ensure all runners are accounted for upon arrival at each aid station. Frequent radio communication with Race Control, nearby Aid Station Captains and Mountain Safety Teams will be necessary throughout.

The Route Team is managed by Route & Safety Manager Kev Keenan. A long-standing UTS Senior Event Team member, for any queries regarding these roles, please email him via

Description of Roles


As part of the UTS Route Team you will receive the following benefits:

  • Event Credits* to be used towards any future event organised by UTMB UK, such as UTS.
  • Guaranteed entry to any future event organised by UTMB UK, such as UTS (providing you fulfil any entry criteria that may be in place, for example having a valid UTMB Index for the race you’d like to enter).
  • Limited edition, gender-specific synthetic Event Team T-shirt and lanyard, both yours to keep!
  • Daily meals (breakfast/packed lunch/dinner) and hot drinks provided throughout.
  • Accommodation (bunkhouse or campervan/camping space) is available to those who notify us within their application.
  • Depending on time commitment relating to your allocated role, reimbursement of pre-agreed travel expenses (up to £100).
  • Opportunity to meet other diverse and amazing volunteers and enjoy the incredible feel-good factor from helping our runners meet their extraordinary!
  • An awesome weekend in the beautiful scenery of Eryri/Snowdonia National Park, as part of the team delivering the UK’s only UTMB World Series Event!

*Event Credits are awarded at a rate of £10 per hour of volunteering. E.g., completing three 8-hour shifts over the weekend will earn you £240 in credit towards any future event(s) organised by UTMB UK, including UTS. Event Credits must be redeemed within 24 months of the event they were earnt at.