Volunteers

Interested in joining the 2020 Go To Eleven Volunteer Team?

Pink Power Triathlon:                 Sun. August 9 

Robious Landing Triathlon:      Sun. August 30

WEO Turkey Trot:                        Thu, Nov 26                    Register to Volunteer

You will receive a confirmation email after you register.  If you do not receive one or would like to volunteer after online registration closes please contact us at info@gotoelevenracing.com.   

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Not able to come out and race?  

Still want to be involved and have fun?

You are in luck!  We are seeking energetic, dedicated volunteers to join our 2019 race season.

We welcome -

  • Individuals

  • Teams

  • School & community groups

  • Corporate & charitable organizations

With a variety of exciting opportunities - we are sure to have the perfect volunteer spot for you!  

As if the hundreds of smiles from our athletes and the chance to give back to our community isn't enough - our volunteers will receive:

  • A sporty volunteer race crew t-shirt

  • Bagel and coffee to start the day off right

  • Post race food

  • Community Service Hours (just bring your form)

Check out our Roles and Responsibilities page for a complete list of opportunities.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there an age requirement to volunteer?

A: Most volunteer postitions do not have an age requirement.  However, we ask volunteers 12 and younger to be accompanied by an adult.   When registering, please indicate on the additional notes section that you will volunteering with a child.  Both adults and children must be registered. Water stops and Transition are great places for adult/child volunteer pairs. 

 

Q: When do I arrive? When can I leave?

A: Arrival times vary based on which area of the course you are assigned to. Refer to the table on the Responsibilities page for arrival times for each area.  When you can leave also depends on which area you are assigned to. Generally, you can expect a 5-hour time commitment.  Triathlon Sprint races finish around 11am, and Olympic races at 2pm. The cutoff for the Half Iron at Richmond Rox is 3:15pm. The race timeline is posted the individual race page.   Click race calendar, then the race you are helping with, then view the timeline under race details. Community Service sheets can be signed by the volunteer coordinator, team captain or Go To Eleven staff member.

Q: I have to leave early. Can I still volunteer?

A: Yes, absolutely.   Please indicate the time you need to leave when registering and select wherever needed for your position.  The volunteer coordinator will assign you a job. 

Q: Will you have breakfast for me? Coffee?

A: We will have coffee and bagels available for volunteers during check in.  Post race food, cookies and bananas will also be available. 

 

Q: What should I bring?

A: 

  • Cell phone

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat (to block the sun)

  • Bug spray (if near the woods, in a park, or by the river)

  • Comfortable clothes & sneakers (you will be on your feet for several hours)

  • A map of your course (we have separate maps for swim, bike, run, & transition)

  • A big smile...

Q: Can I earn money for my school or organization and will I receive community service hours?

A: Yes & Yes. You can earn money for your club, team or organization by being a part of our Non-Profit Affinity Program.  Register and show up with a group of 10 or more and Go To Eleven will donate $10 per person to your organization.  Please indicate which group you are representing when registering. It is absolutely imperative that you sign in on race morning at the volunteer check-in tent under your organization's name in order to receive credit.  If you have a community service sheet that needs to be signed, please bring it with you. The volunteer coordinator, race captain or Go To Eleven staff member will sign it. 

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Interested in leading other volunteers by being a Course Captain? 

Course Captains: 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 info@gotoelevenracing.com to inquire about open positions.  

  1. Leading swim, bike, run, or transition course volunteers

  2. Attending one staff meeting the week before the event (about 90 minutes)

  3. Placing people in positions

  4. Leading their group meeting on race morning

  5. Make sure volunteers get drinks out on the course

  6. The go-to person for that course on race day

  7. 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.

  8. Know your course backwards and forwards

  9. Mark your course pre race day

  10. Make sure your team has on the volunteer shirt to be seen by the athletes

  11. 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. 

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