The Marble RV Corner Brook Triathlon committee is looking for volunteers to help the event transpire efficiently and safely.
Ryan Butt says about 35-40 volunteers would be the ideal number, but the Kids of Steel and Triathlon portions of the annual festivities can go ahead with less if need be.
Since the event was rejuvenated under its current format in 2009, Butt said they have a list of trustworthy volunteers they rely upon. It is rounding out the group every year with enough people that becomes the challenge.
He said there are usually some anxious moments leading into the event most years, but typically there is an influx of helping hands on the day of the event. To avoid the angst, Butt hopes volunteers come forward prior to. That would also allow the organizing committee to outline specific duties beforehand.
Volunteers are needed for the set up and take down of the courses, but there is also lots to do during the races. There are guiders stationed throughout the course, people helping with pedestrian and vehicle traffic flow, water and nutrition, registration, and many other aspects of a race.
“There is no better vantage point for anybody who wants to watch the race than being a volunteer,” Butt said. “You can really lend your support and encouragement to the athletes for this event by coming and helping out. You will get to experience the excitement directly, and be a part of making everything happen safely and efficiently.”
Anybody interested in volunteering can call the Cycle Solutions at 634-7100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be orientation meetings for volunteers and athletes Friday and Saturday evenings.