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 sponsored by KolbeCo

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, jackets, hoodies, and thermal mugs!

The rules are as follows:

  1. Members will receive 2 points for volunteering at any KolbeCo volunteer series event (upcoming event list below) ** Both New Town races will count for double points **
  2. Members will receive 1 point for volunteering at any other Club sponsor’s races (ex: Big Shark, Big River, MSE Racing). 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 »

2019 Volunteer Series Point Standings »
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinators, Michael Duchek or Jennifer Duchek at volunteer@stlouistriclub.com or submit a Contact Us form.

 Upcoming Volunteer Series Events

Date/Times Event Details
01/26/2020
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Frozen Buns Run 5K
Frozen Buns Run 5K

Changes in 2020:

  • New course
  • New location
  • New start time

Not changing in 2020:

  • The penguins
  • Unique swag
  • 100% chance of frozen buns

View Course Map

Race Info »

LOCATION: Spanish Lake Park, St. Louis MO
01/26/2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nippy Niner & Nippy Nine K Trail Runs
Nippy Niner & Nippy Nine K Trail Runs

BigShark  The Nippy Niner is a nine mile (15K) paved, gravel and off-road trail run. For 2020 the Nippy Niner Trail run will head to higher ground and take place in Spanish Lake Park just above the Confluence Conservation Area. The race will begin on paved trail around Spanish Lake before heading into the double track, gravel, and single track around the upper Sunflower Lake. 9 Mile competitors will complete two laps of the trail section, 9K competitors will complete one off-road loop. (This is the same route used in 2016 due to similar trail damage). There will be a bit more elevation gain on this loop than in the river bottoms. Both distances will be extra nippy. Fast, Flat and extra Nippy.

The Nippy 9K is a shorter version of the race, starting at the same time.

Website & Registration »

Discount Info for Members »

LOCATION: Spanish Lake Park, St. Louis MO
02/08/2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Run for the Chocolate
Run for the Chocolate

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5K that starts and finishes at the Bissinger’s Chocolate Factory.

Website & Registration »

Club Discount »

LOCATION: Bissingers Chocolate Factory, St. Louis MO
04/11/2020
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Street Party Run

This is the 7th year for the Street Party 5k/10k on the Katy Trail, starting and finishing at the Streets of St. Charles.

Benefits for DASA, the Disabled Athlete Sports Association.

Race Info & Registration »

Discount for Club members »

 

 

LOCATION: Streets of St. Charles, St. Charles MO
04/26/2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon
Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon

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Run: 1.5mi
Bike: 12mi
Run: 1.5 mi

Team option available (2 person – one cyclist and one runner – or 3 person – one cyclist and two runners).

Race Website & Registration »

Club Discount »

This race is part of the Bi-State Multisport Series which entitles you to an additional discount if you register for two or three of the races. Note that the club discount will not stack on top of the series discount.

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USAT Sanctioned: No

LOCATION: Parking Lot Chain of Rocks Bridge, Granite City IL
06/27/2020
7:30 am - 10:00 am

Macklind Mile
Macklind Mile

St. Louis’ Fastest Mile!

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Race Info & Registration »

 

LOCATION: Big River Running Company – South City, Saint Louis MO
07/11/2020
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

(Note: Race age is the child’s race at the end of year, ie on Dec 31, 2020)

Race Website & Registration »

Club Discount »

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LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
07/12/2020
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

Race Website and Registration »

Club Event Info & Discount »

2012 Race Review by Bill »

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USAT Sanctioned: No

LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
07/26/2020
7:15 am - 10:15 am

Tour de Kirkwood
Tour de Kirkwood

SWIM: 400 yard pool swim – serpentine course with a time trial start. Fastest swimmers to the front. Start line up begins at 7:15 AM

BIKE: 10 miles (two 5 mile loops)

RUN: 3 miles (two 1.5 mile loops)

Race Website & Registration »

Club Discount »

2012 Race Review by Bill »

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USAT Sanctioned: No

 

LOCATION: Kirkwood Park, Kirkwood MO
08/01/2020
10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Moonlight Ramble

Volunteer Series opportunity for Club members! More information to follow…

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