Come Join the Best in the West Volunteer Team!
Did you know this race requires over 400 volunteers!? Please consider helping out!
It is the support of individuals like yourself that make this event possible. No experience necessary any and all are welcome to join. Volunteers play an important roll in the event, and best of all every person who is out there is supporting the participants in accomplishing their goals. FREE Camping available for the whole weekend for all volunteers as well as FREE tech shirt, swag bag, event bandana, food, and delicious beer and cider (must bring I.D.) Volunteers are needed for many shifts.
-Swim: Life Guards and Swim Safety Staff – Help keep our athletes safe in the water, if you are a certified lifeguard please list so on your registration.
-Bike Course Marshals: Assist in directing racers on course.
-Run Course Marshals: Assist in directing runners on course.
-Transition Area: Point those racers in the right direction and draw on them with sharpies.
-Registration: Help with packet pick up and registration.
-BBQ/Kitchen: Help keep that food line movin’!
-Finish Line: Help with finisher medals, food, and timing chip removal. This is a good spot for youth volunteers.
-Medical: Help racers at the finish who may have gone a little harder than they should have. EMTs, Paramedics, RNs, PAs, Med Students, MDs and DOs
-Aid Stations: Group fundraising opportunity. Staff an aid station with 5 people all day and we will donate $$$ to your group!
-Parking/Shuttle: Good for early risers, or for a group fundraiser. This one is done early.
-Expo/Saloon: Help monitor alcohol consumption. OLCC servers welcome!
-Mounted Posse: Have a horse and want to patrol the camp and race site? This one is for you!
-Kids Splash and Dash: Volunteer for a quick bit on Sunday and watch the cutest triathletes of them all!
-Clean up Crew: Help with taking down the entire event and cleaning up the camping areas/expo. Heavy lifting is appreciated but not necessary.
-Photographers and Videographers: Have a nice camera? Good at taking action shots? We could use you to capture race photos and keep them free for participants. Various shifts available on the swim, bike and run courses both Saturday and Sunday.
-Motorcycles: We can always use more bikes on course! Do you have a motorcycle that is relatively quiet and can carry a passenger? Drive the beautiful course and carry a race official or photographer with you on race day. Drivers needed!
Exact shifts are noted in the volunteer registration. If you don’t get a confirmation email, we don’t know you are coming. Please make sure you go all the way to the end of registration. Thanks!
2016 Volunteer Recruiting Competition!
We are offering up a $100 cash prize to the person who recruits the most volunteers! Have your friends sign up and list your name in the volunteer recruiting competition space when they register. May the best recruit win! Please see the “fine print” below.
2015 Volunteer shirts
The “fine print”: To be counted as a volunteer in the competition, they must sign up online and enter the recruiters first and last name in the designated field. Volunteers must check in at the race to count towards your successful recruiting. You receive credit for each day your volunteer works, so if you get someone to sign up for Friday-Sunday, you would be eligible for 3 volunteer recruitments from one person. To be eligible for the cash prize, you must recruit at least 6 people or 6 shifts of volunteering. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited.