Fairbanks recruiting Arctic Winter Games volunteers

So far about 1,000 people have signed up to volunteer at the 2014 games, according to General Manager Karen Lane.

2014 Games seeking about 2,500 people to help out

An athlete performs a kneel jump at the 2012 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse. The host society for the 2014 games in Fairbanks, Alaska, is in the midst of its volunteer recruiting drive.

The 2014 Arctic Winter Games host society in Fairbanks, Alaska, is looking for more volunteers.

It will take roughly 2,500 volunteers to put on the games in Fairbanks next March. So far about 1,000 people have signed up, says the 2014 games General Manager Karen Lane.

It's been 25 years since Fairbanks hosted the games and Lane says that's led to some challenges.

"Since it has been so long, it's an education process for our community so we're happy to do that," she said. "Things are going good and the word is getting out about the Arctic Winter Games."

Lane says the society hosted a volunteer fair at a local high school on Friday. Armed with free food, music and door prizes, they hoped to sign up several hundred more people.

The 2014 Arctic Winter Games run March 15-22 in Fairbanks.

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