North Lake Tahoe is seeking volunteers to aid competitors as they put their athleticism to the test in the inaugural IRONMAN Lake Tahoe, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Volunteers will help direct, provide environmental protection and more throughout the entire course, ensuring athletes and spectators alike have a safe and successful race.
Volunteers comprise a critical element of the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe race. While competitors dive into the crystal clear waters of North Lake Tahoe, these key players will ready changing tents for the biking portion. Clothing changes occur as swimmers transform to bikers along the lakeshore and pedal up to the town of Truckee, over Brockway Summit and loop around into Squaw Valley. Along the course, during final run up the Truckee River and back into Squaw Valley to the finish line, volunteers provide water, directions and more. Further, volunteers are necessary at the beginning of each leg for smooth transitions.
IRONMAN Lake Tahoe needs approximately 300 more volunteers to help the athletes on their path to the finish line. Positions include bike and gear handlers, crowd control, environmental services and directional guides. Interested volunteers are eligible for priority registration for IRONMAN Lake Tahoe, 2014, which opens Monday, Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. For more sign up information contact Sean Sweeney, volunteer director IRONMAN Lake Tahoe, at laketahoe@ironmanvolunteers.