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Get Involved and Volunteer!

 

Volunteers are needed to assist with many elements on race weekend including course set-up, packet pick-up, course monitoring, water stations, and finish line. We cannot do these events without volunteers and anyone can volunteer—adults, students and kids!

 

Below you will find lots of information about volunteer positions. All volunteers receive a volunteer race shirt and a front row seat to all the race action! 

 

If you have any questions about becoming a Volunteer, or would like to sign up today, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Dale Moelter at dmoelter@gsep.org

 

I've never volunteered at a Triathlon before, how can I help?

We have lots of volunteer opportunities for you! Some may require you to be physically active, or sometimes knowledge of triathlon is beneficial; if this describes you, please look at volunteer opportunities below.

 

Day Before Race Day

 

Course Set-Up – You will come to the race venue and help to set up a majority of the race course. This includes light, moderate and heavy physical exertion. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, work gloves, water and snacks for yourself. Our races are short, so plan on 2 to 4 hours.

 

Packet Pick-Up – This includes several aspects of getting athletes (and their parents) ready for race day. Checking in athletes, handing out bib numbers and wristbands, goody bags and answering questions. This can be a hectic job, especially when lots of kids show up at once.

 

Race Day

 

Course Set-Up – These volunteer slots are for those early birds who can help us set up the remainder of the course and get ready for the start! This job is for those who can help us for the duration of the event or for those who can help a few hours.

 

Body Marking – All athlete’s must have their race number “marked” on their legs and arms prior to entering transition with a black marker.

 

Transition Team – The “heartbeat” of the race course is in Transition. You will help athletes find their way to their gear after each segment of the race and get them off in the right direction. It can be very busy in transition, so communication skills are a must. It definitely involves some traffic control!

 

Bike Course Monitor – The biggest group of volunteers are needed on the bike course. Our bike courses are always closed, however volunteers will be spread out at different points. The main focus here is safety, directing athletes where they should be turning, and cheering on the kids as they make their way through the course.

 

Run Course Monitor – You will help athletes count their laps and ensure the safety of the athletes as they make their way around the course and into the finish chute. It also entails a little “traffic control” of parents and adoring fans.

 

Finish Line – What a great place to be when the kids come into the finish chute! You’ll help with giving them their medals and water and removing their timing chips!

 

Course Tear Down – Help break everything down and load the truck so it looks like we were never there! This entails light, moderate and heavy physical exertion.

 

All volunteers receive a volunteer race shirt and a front row seat to all the race action! 

 

There are lots of other areas we need volunteers so email us at dmoelter@gsep.org and find out how you can get involved!  These events do not happen without volunteers so WE NEED YOU!!!