We have many triathlon volunteer opportunities available for those who want to be an integral part of the events without competing. To volunteer for a DelMoSports event, fill out the form below or email us at [email protected].
Triathlon Volunteer Responsibilities
General Volunteer: Assists with miscellaneous tasks assigned by the race director such as placing signs, assisting athletes, answering athlete questions, respond to triathlon logistic problems ( such as wrongfully parked cars, security issues in transition) and help other volunteers in the pavilion and around the park. These volunteers should have at least basic knowledge of the logistics of triathlon.
Registration and Packet Pick-up: Checks in day-of-race participants and hands out registration packets to preregistered athletes.
Transition: The transition is the center of the activity so there may be two or three different tasks assigned within the transition area and thus volunteers need to be flexible. Some of the volunteers’ tasks include the following:
Volunteers answers athlete transition logistic questions prior to the race; provide security for bikes and equipment; check for bib numbers and body marking; assist athletes with their bike location; assists at the bike in/out location; assists at the run in/out location and keeps non-participants out of the transition. During the race, volunteers assist athletes by: pointing the athletes to the correct exit; helping the athletes respect the mount/dismount lines and help to slow down returning cyclists. The park is small and many volunteers are needed in these congested areas to keep cyclists and runners from getting in each other’s way and to keep spectators far enough back to give racers sufficient space.
Body Marking: Verifies athlete’s race number; marks the number in the proper place on athlete’s arms and legs and places athlete’s age on the calf. There should be no line and no waiting for the athletes for this process
Swim, Bike, Run Positions
Bike Course: The Bike course manager will assign you a spot and provide instructions, any equipment and signs needed. Most volunteers will be assigned to the various intersections to direct the cyclists in the proper directions so they do not take a wrong turn.
Run Course: Volunteers report to one of the four run aid stations or may be needed to assist in traffic control at some intersections or help slow traffic along the run course. Runners and aid stations will be on both sides of the street and cars will be in the middle so safety is a major concern for volunteers and runners. Volunteers will also assist in setting up the aid stations, mixing energy drinks, pouring liquids into cups and handing them to runners. Volunteers will assist in keeping the aid station clean and organized and help pack up as the runners thin out toward the end of the race.
Support Functions /Finish Line, Awards
Finish line chute-Assess the runners finishing and help determine if medical support is needed (volunteers with a medical background wanted), hand out finisher medals, water and direct athletes to the results posting or food tent. Assist at the award ceremony if needed.
Awards- Assists the Race Director as needed, assists with organizing prizes and identifying the proper athlete for the correct award. Assists in keeping the area tidy prior to and during the awards ceremony and to help keep spectators at an appropriate distance.
Post-Race / Clean and Pack
Cleanup- Assists in examining the entire park from the swim area, the food area, the finish line and the transition area and helps to clean up trash, collect lost equipment, pack and load the truck.