Roles & Responsibilities

Position Arrival Time Responsibilities
Announcer 1hr 30min before race start Be the voice of the event! Race and public speaking experience a must.
Awards 30 minutes before listed Awards time We usually only need 1 person to help us setup the awards table. We typically ask someone in the transition area to help us with this, about 30 minutes before the last racer finishes.
Bike Course Marshal 1hr before race start Direct bikers where to turn & encourage them as they pass by. You might also be responsible for asking cars in local neighborhoods to turn around, or wait for an opening before driving onto the course.

*Must have transportation to drive to a location on the bike course (up to 8 miles away).
Food Table Same as transition area We usually only need 1-2 volunteers for the food table. You'll be cutting oranges, helping setup pizza boxes, grabbing extra napkins, refilling water jugs, etc.
Green Team Same as transition area Help educate racers where to dispose of various waste, recyclables & compostables. You will be assigned to a station around the transition area to help athletes place materials in the correct containers.
Jetskier 1hr before race start Jetskiers spread out on the water & keep an eye on the swimmers. They are there to help ensure a safe swim.

*You must supply your own jetski & PFD.

*This position is only needed for open water races (I Love The Tavern, Naylor's Beach)
Kayaker

1hr before race start,

and at all Open Water Swim clinics

Kayakers spread out on the water & keep an eye on the swimmers. They are there to help ensure a safe swim.

*You must supply your own kayak & PFD.

*This position is only needed for open water races (I Love The Tavern, Naylor's Beach)
Lifeguard 1 hr before race start Lifeguards will either remain on shore, near the start & finish areas, or be paired with a kayaker out on the water.

Please bring a whistle & rescue tube, if you have them.

*This position is only needed for open water races (I Love The Tavern, Naylor's Beach)
Motorcycle Marshal 45min before race start There are typically 2 motorcycle marshals for each race:

1. Referee Escort: Someone to ride with the USAT official around the course. Your bike must have the capacity to carry one passenger. You will loop the course several times, and go wherever the USAT official asks you to.

2. Leadout / Sweep: Someone to ride out front of the first biker. You can use any bike for this. You must be familiar with the course, and all you do is escort the first biker through the course. This helps to alert volunteers and Police that the bikers are coming through. Once you return to the transition area, you are finished, but you may choose to wait a few minutes and then go back out to follow the last cyclist in.
Paddleboarder 1hr before race start Paddleboarders typically lead out each swim wave for our open water swims. Once the last swimmer is out of the water, you are free to go.

* You must supply your own paddleboard & PFD.

* This position is only needed for open water races (I Love The Tavern, Naylor's Beach)
Parking 1hr 45min before race start You will direct athletes (and spectators) where to park, and where not to park. If the race is held at a local fitness club or YMCA, you might also help with directing members where to park.

This position is best served by assertive people who are comfortable saying, "No."
Post-race Tear Down 3-4 hr after race start We usually need more help with the race itself, but if you would like to arrive later & help with tear-down, that'd be great.

You can expect to be taking apart bike racks, moving boxes, coolers, pulling down fencing, etc.

We usually need more help on Sunday with the race itself, but if you would like to help out & can only make it on Saturday, we could use an extra hand with setup.

You might be marking courses, lifting bike racks, setting up fencing, moving boxes, filling coolers, or a variety of other tasks.
Race Day Registration 1hr 45min before race start We typically only need 1 or 2 volunteers for this slot. For those athletes signing up race morning, you'll help get them everything they need.

This position works with one or more members of the Go To Eleven race staff.

Once the race begins, you may be asked to help out with other things around the transition area.
Run Course Marshal 1 hr before race start You will be given a flag and assigned to a specific area or intersection on the run course. You will cheer on the athletes & direct them where to go. You might also be responsible for asking cars in local neighborhoods to turn around, or wait for an opening before driving onto the course.

Parts of those run courses can be a few miles from the start/finish area, depending on the assignment.
Swim Course Marshal 1hr before race start For pool swims, you will help keep racers lined up in the correct order before they swim or guide them towards the transition area after they swim.

*If you have a kayak, jetski or lifeguarding skills, please select those specific options for open water swims.
Transition Area 1hr 45min before race start This position requires many volunteers to fill a variety of positions. Hand out water, body markings, chip handout, directional assistance, bike mount/dismount, post-race bike removal, spectator control, etc.

Please be flexible as you may be moved around to help out with various tasks throughout the morning.
Water Stops 1 hr before race start There are anywhere from 1-3 water stops out on the run course. You will be responsible for filling up cups & handing out water and sports drink to the athletes as they run by.

*Transportation is recommended (even a bike is fine). For most races, the water stops can be a mile or two from the start/finish area.
Saturday Equipment Setup Anywhere from 12-5pm We usually need more help on Sunday with the race itself, but if you would like to help out & can only make it on Saturday, we could use an extra hand with setup.

You might be marking courses, lifting bike racks, setting up fencing, moving boxes, filling coolers, or a variety of other tasks.
Saturday Packet Pickup Varied times for all races, ranges from 9am - 5pm, see specific race page Packet pickup occurs the day before the race, anywhere from 9am - 5pm. Usually we have a 4 hour window where racers can pickup their packet.

You'll assist with table setup, gathering materials, answering questions & providing information for athletes.

This position works with one or more members of the Go To Eleven race staff.
Wherever I'm Needed 1 hr before race start These are our Up For Anything Rock Stars! If you have no preference or time constraints, feel free to select this option. We can use your help wherever we need it most on race day.