Responsibilities & Benefits
Below are the responsibilites of a course captain. It is important for the course captain to be familiar with the course as either a past participant or volunteer. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about open positions.
- Leading swim, bike, run, or transition course volunteers
- Attending one staff meeting the week before the event (about 90 minutes)
- Placing people in positions
- Leading their group meeting on race morning
- Make sure volunteers get drinks out on the course
- The go-to person for that course on race day
- Captains need to have great integrity, no excuses, be positive leaders, organized, a sense of humor when issues need solutions, a great attitude, and acute attention to detail.
- Know your course backwards and forwards
- Mark your course pre race day
- Make sure your team has on the volunteer shirt to be seen by the athletes
- Leave no trace! Please make sure the swim, bike, run, and transition areas are cleaned up. There should be no trash, or signage left behind. If you are on the bike or run course, you must drive it once the last racer is through the area. The flags, orange reflective vests, mile markers, no parking signs, caution runner/bikers signs, etc are valuable and need to be returned to our trailers.