We're excited to announce our partnership with the Silicon Valley Kids Triathlon event. It's one of the country's largest triathlons specifically designed for kids, ages 4-15. 2015 will mark the race's 16th event with over 1500 expected participants. We need all hands on-deck to make this the best triathlon yet!
The event will take place on Sunday, June 7th, 2015. Volunteer opportunities are available on both Saturday, June 6th for pre-race setup. Duties and activities will include, but are not limited to, setting up a majority of the triathlon course.
On the day of the race, June 7th, volunteer duties will include:
Set-up – These volunteer slots are for those early birds who can help the committee set up the remainder of the course and get ready for the start! For those who can help us for the duration of the event or for those who can only do a few hours.
Registration – Registration includes several aspects of getting the kids (and their parents) ready and headed in the right direction. Checking them in, handing out bib numbers and wristbands, body marking, giving them their goody bag, etc and sending them off to set up in transition. This can be a slightly hectic place, especially when lots of kids show up at once to register. Need folks with great communication and organization skills.
Swim – You will help out on the pool deck with all aspects of the swim. Helping kids in and out, counting laps and ensuring the safety of the kids in the pool. Lifeguards will be on hand, so you don’t need lifeguard experience.
Bike – The biggest group of volunteers are needed on the bike course. It is a closed course on the campus, but volunteers will be spread out. The main focus here is safety and cheering on the kids as they make their way through the bike course.
Run – The run course is on the De Anza track. You will help kids count their laps and ensure the safety of the participants as they make their way around the track and into the finish chute. It also entails a little “traffic control” of parents and adoring fans.
Transition Area – The “heartbeat” of the race course is in transition. You will help all the participants find their way to their gear after the swim and bike 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!”
Finish Line/Awards/Goodies – What a great place to be when the kids come into the finish chute! You’ll help with giving them their medals and some water!
Food – The food folks help out in the food tent for the kids, and/or could help our food committee members deliver food to volunteers on the course. Any way you “slice it,” this volunteer opportunity is all about the food! Lots of prep and lots of fun!
Fluids – You will be set up in strategic places around the venue to offer kids water and keep them hydrated!
Tear down – Help the kid’s tri committee break everything down so it looks like we were never there! This entails light, moderate and heavy physical exertion. Make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, and work gloves.
If you're looking for an awesome event to have lots of fun and knock out some solid volunteering hours - look no further!