Volunteering

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.
– Elizabeth Andrew

In addition to a strong presence at many of the local races, you just might find a contingent of tri club members working in support of these very same races as race volunteers. We are able to bring a level of experience to our positions that is hard to match. We get to cheer on our fellow club members who are out on the course and at the same time, caution all the racers to a tricky corner up ahead on a bike course because we’ve turned into that very corner on our own bikes many times before.

We begin each year by volunteering in nearly every aspect of our own race, the Frozen Buns Run, and then select a number of events throughout the year in which a group volunteer effort is coordinated. These races are then grouped into the Volunteer series. Volunteers are typically not paid, but it doesn’t mean they can’t be rewarded and that’s the goal of the Volunteer series, to reward club members who dedicate their time in support of these races.

While we do not require any club member to volunteer, we strongly encourage all members to participate in the volunteer events as a way to “give back” to the sport we all love. It is a great way to meet fellow members and gain a different perspective of each event by stepping outside the lines for a few hours. Often overlooked and underappreciated, volunteering is nevertheless an invaluable part of the success of any race, no matter how big or small.

Volunteer Series Info

The Volunteer Series is a friendly volunteering competition between the Club members. Prizes will be awarded to the members with the highest points at the club’s end of the year party. Past awards include club logo apparel such as beanies, quarter-zip fleece tops, and awesome jackets in 2016!

The rules are as follows:

  1. Members will receive 2 points for volunteering at any Saint Louis Triathlon Club volunteer series event (upcoming event list below)
  2. Members will receive 1 point for volunteering at any other Club sponsor’s races (ex: Big Shark, Big River). These events will need to be self-reported. Fill out a self report form to be properly credited for your efforts.
  3. Please double check the standings below to ensure you are correctly credited for all volunteer series events. Fill out a self-report form if there is a missing event.
Self Report Form »

2017 Volunteer Series Point Standings »
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinators, James Dezan and Don Draper at volunteering@stlouistriclub.com or submit a Contact Us form.

 Upcoming Volunteer Series Events

Date/Times Event Details
06/24/2017
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Macklind Mile
Macklind Mile

St. Louis’ Fastest Mile!      

LOCATION: Big River Running Company – South City, Saint Louis MO
07/08/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

New Town Kids Tri
New Town Kids Tri

7-10 yr olds: SWIM 100 yds (0pen water), BIKE 1.25 miles, RUN 0.5 miles 11-14 yr olds: SWIM 200 yds, (open water) BIKE 3.75 miles, RUN 1 mile

LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
07/09/2017
7:15 am - 10:45 am

New Town Triathlon
New Town Triathlon

Sprint: Swim 0.3 miles, Bike 15 miles, Run 2 miles Long Course: Swim 0.62 miles, Bike 20 miles, Run 4 miles

LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
08/13/2017
8:00 am - 10:30 am

Clayton Kids Triathlon
Clayton Kids Triathlon

Presented by Companion Note: this is 2016 information, and should be considered preliminary. 7-10 year olds: 100 yd indoor pool swim / 2 mile bike / 1 mile run 11-14 Year olds: 200 yd indoor pool swim / 2.5 mile bike / 2 mile run

LOCATION: Shaw Park Aquatic Center, Clayton MO
10/22/2017
7:00 am - 10:30 am

Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race Water Station
Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race Water Station

Tri Club water/aid station on half marathon course.

LOCATION: