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11th Annual Columbia River Triathlon & Kids Run August 16-17 2019 Volunteer Signup

This weekend is a favorite in Vancouver, WA!  It requires a ton of volunteers so if you can recruit friends, family, companies, churches, or sports teams to help that would be extremely helpful. They will get front row seats to all the action! We ask all volunteers to dress up in costumes if possible to add to the fun festivities.

In addition, our events offer a terrific fundraising opportunity for a club/organization (non-profit) and a fun, inspiring way to encourage and support the athletes that participate in these events. Under our fundraising program, $20-$25 will be donated to the non-profit organization for each volunteer 4-6+hour shift depending on our needs. All the volunteers will also get a shirt, meal and be able to enjoy the post-race festivities.

We typically need about 100 volunteers per day for most events with tasks such as water stations, course marshals, food prep, finish line, set up and clean up. It's entirely possible you will need to drive your vehicle to get to your position on the course or in the process of set up and tear down, so please plan accordingly. Sometimes carpooling sounds like a great idea until you realize your group signed up for positions that are spread out over the course and really needed more vehicles to get around and be on time. Keep that in mind when signing up and deciding how to get to the event on race day.

Review the volunteer assignments, sign up for the task and time that works best for you and we'll reach out to you with details as we get closer to the event.  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

*NOTE* Please know that we try our hardest to keep all volunteers in the positions they originally request however, if critical race positions haven't been filled by race morning we may ask you fill in a key position. Thank you so much, we couldn't do it without you!

Created by:   Brianna McMillan
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (PDT) Available Slot
08/14/2019 (Wed.) WHY Racing, 2310 East 2nd Street, Suite A 98661  4:00pm - 9:00pm  

Goody Bag Stuffing (20)

Open boxes of medals, t-shirts and other race preparation materials. Organize materials as per the manager’s directions (i.e. t-shirts by size, stuff goody bags, organize medals).

 
15 of 20 slots filled
Amy Matsumoto (10)
Wy'east Spanish
Charlene Bluth
Jenni Kumanchik
Margaret Hill
Ardara Farmer
Sarah Abernathy
Micahs mikes
08/15/2019 (Thu.) Foot Traffic Vancouver, 305 SE Chkalov Dr  8:00am - 1:30pm  

Packet Pickup (4)

Find the correct Registration Packet for each athlete. Verify information. Locate the right size of tee-shirt for each athlete, as noted on athlete’s bib. Shirts are gender specific, so look for M or F and size.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Brenda Lubbers
Ardara Farmer
Linda McLean
1:00pm - 7:30pm  

Packet Pickup (4)

Find the correct Registration Packet for each athlete. Verify information. Locate the right size of tee-shirt for each athlete, as noted on athlete’s bib. Shirts are gender specific, so look for M or F and size.

 
3 of 4 slots filled
Charlene Bluth
Jenni Kumanchik
Sarah Abernathy
Volunteering more than 1 spot only need 1 shirt
08/16/2019 (Fri.) Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660  2:00pm - 7:00pm  

Packet Pick Up/Registration/Tshirt Swap (5)

Find the correct Registration Packet for each athlete. Verify information. Locate the right size of t-shirt for each athlete, as noted on athlete’s bib. Shirts are gender specific, so look for M or F and size. Help organize area & T-shirt swap post race.

 
All slots filled
Jeff Snell
Suzie Snell
Stephen Snell
Suzie Snell
Mackenzie Snell
Suzie Snell
Suzie Snell
Edna Snell

Run course set up/tear down

Assist run course manager with setting up and taking down cones and signage

 
Linda McLean
Frenchman's Bar Regional Park 3:30pm - 6:30pm  

Kid Race Body Marking and Finish line (10)

Mark the kids for their event and then work the finish line handing out medals and water bottles.

 
All slots filled
Mary Kilway (10)
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660   3:30pm - 9:00pm  

Volunteer Check-in Support (2)

Assist Volunteer Director to assure all volunteers understand where they are going, what they are doing and have received their gift. Be ready to problem solve. Must be available to discuss race logistics with Volunteer Director prior to race.

 
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660  4:30pm - 6:00pm  

Kids Race Course Marshal #K1a/b/c (3)

#K1a/b/c - 1 volunteer for each swim wave to follow the kids through the water, make sure they are being assisted by a parent, and safely reaching the swim finish

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jenni Kumanchik
BSA Waterfront Lifeguard Certifed

Kids Race - Course Marshal #K2

#K2 - Make sure all kids finish in each wave and safely exit the water before the next wave begins.

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K3/K4 (2)

#K3/K4 - Direct kids from the swim are to the transition area to get on their bikes.

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K5/K6 (2)

#K5/K6 - Help direct kids in the transition area towards the bike in/out and the run out.

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K7/K8 (2)

#K7/K8 - Direct cyclists out of trasition on their bikes and assure they stay to the right on the path.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Sarah Abernathy
ive voluntered for more than 1 position onlyneed 1 shirt

Kids Race Course Marshal #K9

#K9 -(Bike Route) Volunteer at sharp Right turn in Trail to assure 6 and under group stay straight and the 7 and older groups turn Right towards the Crosswalk

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K10/K11 (4)

#K10ab/K11ab -(Bike Route) 4 Volunteers at roundabout/park north of transition to direct the younger cyclists 6 and under to complete loop around park

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K12/K13 (2)

#K12/K13 - (Bike Route) 2 Volunteers at Cross walk and Road intersection to assure older cyclists can safely cross the path. All vehicles must stop as Kids crossing.

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K14

#K14 (Bike Route) 1 volunteer at the path where it takes a sharp right at the road (just to make sure no kids get on the road and instead take that right turn). To remind kids to stay to the right.

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K15

#K15 – (Bike Route) At the 7-10 year turnaround just past the No Trespassing Sign

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K16

#K16 – (Bike Route) At the 11-15 year turnaround 10 feet past the LowerRiver Trail sign (at sharp left in the trail)

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #17a/b (2)

#K17a/b – (Run Route) At the 6& Under turnaround - one volunteer to handout water (be sure to have water and cups) and the other to direct kids to either turnaround or to keep going depending on their age group

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #18a/b (2)

#K18a/b – (Run Route) at the 7-10 year turnaround - one volunteer to handout water (be sure to go with water and cups) and the other to direct kids to either turnaround or to keep going depending on their age group

 

Kids Race Course Marshal #K19a/b (2)

#K19a/b – (Run Route) at the 11-15 year turnaround - one volunteer to handout water (be sure to go with water and cups) and the other to direct kids to turnaround

 
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660   4:30pm - 9:00pm  

Food Prep and Serving (4)

Help to wash, cut and prep food for the athletes. Help to serve food for the athletes. Help to clear garbage and keep venue clean. Required 16 years and older.

 

Beer Garden Volunteer - must be 21 or over (3)

Check ID's at beer garden entrance or help serve athletes. Does not start until first racers finish but must be in park by noted start time due to road closures. Must have liquor license.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Ardara Maitre
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660   5:00pm - 7:00pm  

Parking Assistant (2)

Directing cars where to park. Can be reassigned to a new task after finished.

 
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660  5:00pm - 8:30pm  

Timing then age group awards (2)

To assist the timing company with collecting bib numbers and posting results. Then help staff hand out awards to athletes.

 
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660   5:30pm - 9:00pm  

Gear Check (2)

Work at gear check table providing and storing personal belongings for Sunset 5K & 10K runners.

 
Frenchman's Bar Regional Park 6:00pm - 9:00pm  

Sunset Water Station #1 (15)

2-3 adults present. BE IN POSTION 30-60 MIN BEFORE RACE START TO PREP STATION. Organize water, energy drink & gels for athletes. Hand out water, energy drink & gel to athletes. NEED TO QUICKLY GET READY FOR RUNNERS THAT WILL COME THROUGH AT START

 
All slots filled
Jamie Gonzales (15)
HB XC

Sunset Water Station #2 (10)

2-3 adults present please - Must drive to location @ crosswalk prior to Vancouver Lake Park - MUST BE IN POSTION 30-60 MIN BEFORE RACE START TO PREP STATION. (Mind road closure times) (Organize water, energy drink & gels for athletes. Hand out water

 
All slots filled
Matsumoto Amy (10)

Sunset Water Station #3 & Turnaround (10)

2-3 adults present please - Must drive to location @ Turnaround in Vancouver Lake Park on the path towards the beach/volleyball courts. MUST BE IN POSTION 30-60 MIN BEFORE RACE START TO PREP STATION. (Mind road closure times) Also responsible for assuring

 
All slots filled
Mary Kilway (10)

Sunset Course Marshall #1

#1 – Along the path north of the volleyball courts at the intersection where the path veers to the right. Directing runners to veer right at the intersection and returning runners to veer left back towards the finish line.

 

Sunset Course Marshall Volunteer #2a/b (2)

#2a/b At cross-walk where the path crosses park road - Volunteer to assure runners can cross the road and direct runners to continue straight along the path and returning runners to continue straight along the path back to the finish line. Must be 2 very

 

Sunset Course Marshall Volunteer #3a/b (2)

#3a/b at 5k Turnaround point assuring 5K athletes turnaround and 10k athletes continue straight towards Vancouver Lake.

 

Sunset Course Marshall Volunteer #4a/b (2)

#4a/b at Crosswalk prior to Vancouver Lake Park – to direct runners to cross road on the way out and the way back and remain on the path. Flaggers will also be in position to assure athletes can safely cross the road.

 
All slots filled
Suzie Snell
Stephen Ryan
Suzie Snell
Valerie Ryan

Sunset Course Marshall Volunteer #5

#5 at intersection in Vancouver Lake park (prior to bathrooms) to assure runners stay on correct path

 

Sunset Course Volunteer #6

#6 at intersection in Vancouver Lake park (past bathrooms) to assure runners stay on correct path towards turnaround.

 

Sunset Finish Line Support (10)

Hand out medals and water bottles and congratulate all finishers. Assist with the organization medals and water bottles.

 
1 of 10 slots filled
Margaret Hill
6:30pm - 8:30pm  

Sing National Anthem then pick another task

Road in & out of park closes during race so plan to stay and help with another task or enjoy the park.

 
Angela Niger
08/17/2019 (Sat.) Frenchman's Bar Regional Park 6:00am - 1:00pm  

Volunteer Check-in Support (2)

Assist Volunteer Director to assure all volunteers understand where they are going, what they are doing and have received their gift. Be ready to problem solve. Must be available to discuss race logistics with Volunteer Director prior to race.

 

Parking Assistant. Must be an adult. CRITICAL POSITION FOR ATHLETE SAFETY. NEED STRONG, POSITIVE PERSONALITIES! (4)

Volunteers to act as Parking Assistants – Prior to race to direct athletes to park and once race begins and cyclists are on the road to assure no vehicles leave the park until all cyclists have finished.

 

Run course set up/tear down

Assist run course manager with setting up and taking down cones and signage

 
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660  6:00am - 2:00pm  

Packet Pick Up/Registration/Tshirt Swap (5)

Find the correct Registration Packet for each athlete. Verify information. Locate the right size of t-shirt for each athlete, as noted on athlete’s bib. Shirts are gender specific, so look for M or F and size. Help organize area & T-shirt swap post race.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Brenda Lubbers
Margaret Hill
Linda McLean

Food Prep and Serving (4)

Help to wash, cut and prep food for the athletes. Help to serve food for the athletes. Help to clear garbage and keep venue clean. Required 16 years and older.

 

Course marshal - Must be able to drive to location and 16 years or older

Stand at open gate approximately 3 miles west of park on Lower River Road directing cyclists to go straight in both directions and letting vehicles know that local traffic only is allowed past gate.

 

Transition Security - Must be adult (3)

Transition Area Security at all entrance/exits to transition (1 at Swim entrance, 2 at Bike Exit/Return, 1 at Run Exit) – need strong but positive personalities to only allow athletes in transition – Bikes must be marked & match bib & body marking

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Becky Rogerson

Transition Flow. Relay Team Coordinator & Security - Must be adult

Need strong but positive personality – Make sure athletes understand flow through transition. Make sure relay athletes understand the process & do not cross timing mats once race in progress. Triathlon experience is ideal.

 

Body Marking & Finish Line Help (10)

Mark the athletes for their events based on instructions available at the venue then assist at the finish line with handing out medals and water to finishers and removing timing chips.

 
6:45am - 9:45am  

Water Safety (LIFEGUARD, kayak, SUP or boat) - must be adult

Must bring your own kayak, boat or water craft. Provide safety for swimmers during the swim portion of the triathlon and work with the Water Safety Team Leader to coordinate efforts. May involve helping set up bouys to mark the swim courses.

 
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660   7:00am - 12:00pm  

Sing National Anthem then pick another task

Road in & out of park closes during race so plan to stay and help with another task or enjoy the park.

 
Angela Niger
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660  7:00am - 1:00pm  

Course Marshall - 16 years or older - positioned and must walk ½ mile upstream for Sprint Start. Then quickly walk to the Oly start at the swim exit arch. (2)

Volunteer #1 and 2 At Swim Corral - Counting swimmers into the corral. Instruct all swimmers out of water pre-race, then count, start wave, then corral & count next group. Need clipboard and counter. Check in with Volunteer Director when done.

 

Course Marshall - Must be 16 years and older

Volunteer #3 at Swim Finish directing swimmers back to transition area.

 

Important Course Marshall at Swim entrance to transition directing Finishing Swimmers towards transition area- Must be 16 years and older

Vol #4 Direct Finishing Swimmers to transition (yelling Swimmers Enter Here), across timing mats & Congratulating them - Will also direct Duathletes completing Run1 to direct them through this entrance.

 

Course Marshall - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years and older. Need strong, positive personality! Tons of action here.

Vol #5 – @ Bike Exit from transition area – Direct bikers out to course. Yelling loudly “Bikers Exit Transition Area here”. Must enforce helmets on & clipped to exit & cannot mount bike til after mount line.

 

Course Marshall @ Bike Return into Transition Area - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years and older.

Volunteer #6 – Direct bikes back to their transition spot so they can head out for run. Yelling loudly “Slow Down, Dismount” Need Megaphone (& assisting with transition flow) Returning bikes must dismount by line/sign.

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be adult. TONS OF ACTION - NEED STRONG, POSITIVE PERSONALITY!

Volunteer #7 - Just outside of the transition area where the road crosses the bikers’ path– to control and direct bike traffic onto roadway

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be adult. TONS OF ACTION - NEED STRONG, POSITIVE PERSONALITY!

Volunteer #8 at Lower River Road & Park entrance road to direct bikers to turn right out of the park.

 

KEY Course Marshal BEFORE THE TURN-AROUND AT THE CROSSWALK - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older. TONS OF ACTION - NEED STRONG, POSITIVE PERSONALITY! (2)

Volunteer #9 & #10 Yelling “Slow Down & Turn around” Need Megaphone. Also directing Oly 10K runners to cross road at Cross-walk.

 

KEY Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be adult. TONS OF ACTION - NEED STRONG, POSITIVE PERSONALITY!

Volunteer #11 at Lower River Road and Park entrance road to direct bikers to continue straight ahead past Frenchman’s Bar entrance

 

Course Marshall - Must be able to drive to location and be adult.

Volunteer #12: at Bike Turn-around at the north end of Lower River Road – Yelling slow down, turn around and letting cyclists know to stay to the right on the return.

 

KEY Course Marshalls at entrance to Frenchman's Bar - Must be able to drive to location and be adult. Need strong, positive personality! Tons of actions here! Mega Phone & Flashing Light (3)

Vol #13a - To direct Sprint Cyclists to Turn right into park. Vol 13 b to direct Olympic cyclists to start their 2nd loop to stay straight. Vol 13c to direct Olympic athletes finishing 2nd loop to turn into park.

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older. (2)

Volunteer #16a/b – At 2nd path past transition (on south part of path) Directing runners towards road on the way out (runners will leave and return on the same path)

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older.

Volunteer #20 at Crosswalk prior to Vancouver Lake Park (same location as the bike turnaround) – to direct runners to cross road on the way out and the way back and remain on the path.

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older.

Volunteer #21 at intersection in Vancouver Lake park (prior to bathrooms) to assure runners stay on correct path

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older.

Volunteer #22 at intersection in Vancouver Lake park (path bathrooms) to assure runners stay on correct path towards turnaround.

 

Lead Cyclists - Ready at finish line on bike 20 MIN before race start. - one to lead Du 5k Run1 & 5k for Sprint Tri/Du & one to lead Olympic Tri/Du 10k run (2)

Responsible for leading the top runners through the course. Communicate any issues with Race Directors. To cheer on all athletes. Once first place runner has finished, to continue sweeping the course providing support. Must ride course prior to race.

 

Timing then age group awards (2)

To assist the timing company with collecting bib numbers and posting results. Then help staff hand out awards to athletes.

 

Water Station #1 (approx 1 mile from start/finish) - 2-3 adults present please -Must drive to location @ 1 mile point. MUST BE IN POSTION 30-60 MIN BEFORE RACE START TO PREP STATION. (8)

Organize water, energy drink & gels for athletes. Hand out water, energy drink & gel to athletes. NEED TO QUICKLY GET READY FOR RUNNERS/DUATHLETES THAT WILL COME THROUGH AT START THEN PREP FOR TRIATHLETES. Cheer on athletes. Clean up after last athlete.

 
Frenchman's Bar Regional Park 7:00am - 1:30pm  

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older.

Volunteer #14– At Run Exit outside of transition - Directing runners out of transition area left onto running path. Yelling loudly “Runners Exit Here. Turn left onto path.”

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older.

Volunteer #15 – At first path past transition - Directing runners to continue running west towards 2nd path (parking area) and directing returning runners to do the same.

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be adult.

Volunteer #17 At park road (west of transition) and path - Directing runners to turn left onto road and returning runners to stay to left and cross road.

 

Course Marshal - Must be able to drive to location and be 16 years or older.

Volunteer #18 At park road and cross walk to running path - Volunteer to direct runners to turn Right off road onto running path towards Lower River Road. Instructing returning runners to turn Left back to the finish line and to stay inside of cones.

 

KEY Course Marshal @ 3.1 run Turnaround point- Must be able to drive to location and be adult. TONS OF ACTION - NEED STRONG POSITIVE PERSONALITIES! (2)

Volunteer #19a/b– To direct 5K athletes to turnaround and Oly 10K athletes to continue straight.

 
Frenchmans Bar, Vancouver WA – 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA 98660   7:45am - 2:00pm  

Beer Garden Volunteer - must be 21 or over (3)

Check ID's at beer garden entrance or help serve athletes. Does not start until first racers finish but must be in park by noted start time due to road closures. Must have liquor license.

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Ardara Maitre

Recovery area: Massage, PT, Stretching, etc.

To provide recovery services to runners once they finish their race. Must be registered therapists and/or students in a massage therapy or sports medicine program.

 
Frenchman's Bar Regional Park 8:30am - 12:30pm  

Water Station #2 - At cross-walk closest to Vancouver Lake - Go straight to water station since roads will be closed (6)

Organize and distribute water, energy drink and gels. Cheer on athletes. Assure athletes cross road going to and returning from Vancouver Lake. Clean up after last athlete has passed location.

 
All slots filled
Prairie Track/XC (6)

Water Station #3 - At the Oly 10K Turnaround point in Vancouver Lake (close to the Volleyball courts) Go straight to the water station as the roads will be closed. (6)

Organize and distribute water, energy drink and gels. Cheer on athletes. Assure Olympic 10K athletes make turnaround. Clean up after last athlete has passed location.

 
All slots filled
Prairie Track/XC (6)


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