Volunteer as a Race Official

Approximately 20 volunteers are needed to act as race officials for Mountain Designs GeoQuest. If you think you can help fill one of these spots, it is greatly appreciated by organisers and racers a like. Please contact

As a part of the event you receive lots of appreciation, a bunch of goodies and are also eligible for the Geocentric VIP – Volunteers Incentive Program , (a points system in which you can work your way towards a free entry)


The race is over 48 hours long – and continues around the clock. There are many duties that need to be carried out by race officials. These include manning remote checkpoints, working in the HQ transition area and acting as a safety spotter in water based areas of the course.

Once you have committed to the race you will be slotted into a timetable to be rotated through these duties. You will be rostered on around the clock and there is a good chance you will have some night shifts. If you have specific requirements, for example need to remain at race HQ or prefer to man check points, just let us know and we will work with this.

If you believe you have some specific skills which may be useful for the race, please let us know, i.e. water safety, first aid, communications, 4wding etc as we may be able to use these skills at the race


Officials attending the event for the whole duration are required are from the Saturday morning through to the Monday morning.

If you are also available to assist on the Friday during the day we need officials to help with race registration.


Geocentric provides a tent site for volunteers. If you would prefer to make your own arrangements you are more than welcome.


You will need to bring camping gear and food to be independant e.g. tent, sleeping gear, cooking equipment etc.  Don’t forget warm clothes! You could well be rostered on to man a checkpoint in the middle of the night. It will most likely be cold – so rug up!


All manned checkpoints are located on major fire trails which are fine for 2wd vehicles to access. If you do not have transport – it is still ok – just let us know so we can arrange something. If you do have a 4wd, again let us know as we may position you in a harder to get to area.