Run, bike, run—volunteer!
Next week, some of the best run-bike-run athletes in the nation will compete at USA Triathlon’s annual Duathlon National Championships on April 7-8. For the first time, the event will be held in the beautiful Greenville, South Carolina with three races taking place: the draft-legal sprint, the non-draft standard distance, and the non-draft sprint. As always, VolunteerLocal is happy to help!
“VolunteerLocal has made the communication process with volunteers so much more seamless,” says Caroline Robinson, Volunteer Coordinator. “Also, the different functions for the dashboard has made it very easy to stay on top of all the events I’m responsible for. I serve as the volunteer coordinator for three of our national championships at USAT.”
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races (so this isn’t their first rodeo) and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. The organization serves as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, and paratriathlon in the United States.
Want to help, too? Volunteer!
Between seeing the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and experiencing the Southern charm (and sweet tea!) of South Carolina, volunteers at the Duathlon National Championships can expect to interact with the athletes participating in the event and to learn a lot about the sport. While there’s been a lot of locals from South Carolina recruited (including high schools sports team or clubs, college students, and businesses in the area), you are invited to volunteer alongside them. Jobs available include Finish Line Support, Run Course Support, Awards Ceremony, Transition Assistant, and more!
Why volunteer with the Duathlon National Championships?
Volunteers will receive a special volunteer t-shirt for volunteering (hello SWAG!). They will also be served breakfast and/or lunch based on the time of their shift, plus plenty of snacks and beverages (so you definitely won’t go hungry). One of the best parts about volunteering at the event though is cheering on athletes competing for a National Championship. Goooo team!