Cape Wrath Ultra 2020 - Ourea Events

Cape Wrath Ultra 2020


Many thanks for considering helping at the Cape Wrath Ultra in May 2020.

We are taking a NEW approach for recruiting the Event Team at this event, and ask that you apply for a specific role now, rather than us allocating you a role before the event. We believe that this will help set your expectations at this early stage, and ensure we have a happy event team to support the event in roles they are best suited to.  Please find below information on the roles, how many spaces are available and what, if any, qualifications you will need to make it onto your chosen team.

  • Medical Team (~10 spaces). Medical support for participants and Event Team, based from the Overnight Camps. Healthcare professionals only, such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists. TEAM FULL
  • First Response Team (~6 spaces). No applications necessary for this team as we have a core team we can recruit from. TEAM FULL
  • Remote Checkpoint/Wrangling Team (~4 spaces). Placing and collecting checkpoints on the course. Moving ahead of the event to make sure everything is in place before the participants pass through. Professional Outdoor qualification (such as Summer or Winter ML, IML, MIA, MIC) and/or, significant mountain navigational experience. Must have undertaken similar role before. Will need to drive their own or hire vehicle. TEAM FULL
  • Support Point Team (~4 spaces).  Essential to be able to drive an MPV hired by us. Previous volunteer experience important, and ideally having helped at a race support point before. TEAM FULL
  • Catering Team (~10 spaces). Supporting our regular catering team. Outside catering experience an advantage. Must have Food Health and Safety Hygiene Certificate Level 2 and be prepared to drive a hire vehicle. This is a paid role, rate to be confirmed.
  • Main Camp Team (~35 spaces). Building and dismantling the Event Camps each day. Previous volunteer experience useful but not essential.  Must be fit and healthy as this can be a physical role. Prepared to drive a hire vehicle for the duration of the event an advantage but not mandatory. 
  • Start/Finish Team (~6 spaces). Supporting the race administration. Highly organised with good attention to detail. Computer literate, technical IT knowledge useful. TEAM FULL
  • Transport/MPV Drivers (~3 spaces). Picking up retired participants to take to overnight camp. Transporting participants to the next overnight camp if necessary. Running errands and other general jobs. TEAM FULL

Team Leaders If you feel you have the qualities to lead one of the teams, please indicate this on your application form.

Before completing the form below please:

  1. Check that you are happy with our Event Team Terms and Conditions (HERE) as you will need to agree to these before you can submit your application. 
  2. Check the date information below and be ready to state on the Application Form when you are available to help.

We read all Event Team applications carefully and usually respond within 5 days.


The times below are merely for guidance.


Team Role(s) TENTATIVE Required From TENTATIVE Required Until


Misc Event Prep

0800 Friday 22/05/20

1800 Friday 22/05/20


General Team, Medical Team & Mountain Safety Team

0830 Saturday 23/05/20

[pm] Monday 01/06/20







Applications to join the Event Team at the Cape Wrath Ultra are usually over subscribed and we try to pick the very best people to help us deliver a world-class event. You are more likely the get on the Event Team if:

  • You are willing to drive an event hire vehicle for the duration of the event - We will give preference to people who have indicated they are happy to drive a hire vehicle for the duration of the event.
  • You are willing to join any of the teams if your first choice is not possible




  • There will be a briefing for the entire Event Team at 0830 on Saturday 23rd May. It is essential that everyone attends. Accommodation (camping/hostel TBC) and meal on the Friday night before is provided.
  • You will be camping on the event site every night. If staying in your camper van is important to you then please do not volunteer.  
  • No friends or family can accompany you while you are volunteering with the event. 
  • The Event Team will be required to use the transport provided by us to move between campsites. Use of own vehicles, is ONLY possible if agreed with us in advance. Any volunteer using their own vehicle should check that their insurance policy covers 'voluntary work'.  
  • We only accept Event Team applications from people who can commit to the entire time requirement shown above. Please don't think you can leave early at the end of the Event as this has a disproportionate impact on the ones left behind! It is essential that everyone stays until the end!



Role Specific Event Team Application Form

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Personal Details

Please complete the Personal Details section below:

Male Female

First Choice Role

Please indicate below which role you are interested in applying for.

Any Role Medical Team Checkpoint Team Support Point Team Catering Team Event Centre Team Main Camp Team Start/Finish Team Electrical Team


Please detail here any qualifications or experience that support your application for the specific role you are applying for.

Second Choice Role

Please indicate below any second choice event role you are in interested in applying for:

None Any Role Medical Team Checkpoint Team Support Point Team Catering Team Event Centre Team Main Camp Team Start/Finish Team Electrical Team

Vehicles and Driving

It is important that you complete this section carefully.

Yes No
Yes No

Health Information

Please provide any personal medical information that you think we should know about. Please note that Event Team members will be required to completed a more detailed Medical Survey before the event.

Yes No

Emergency Contact Information

Please provide contact details of someone you would like us to contact on your behalf in an emergency.

Terms and Conditions


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