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 selecting 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.

Wilkerson Volunteer Series

 

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 Wilkerson 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 »

2023 Volunteer Series Point Standings »

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Mike Duchek at volunteer@stlouistriclub.com or submit a Contact Us form.

 Upcoming Volunteer Series Events

Date/Times Event Details
04/28/2024
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 »

Sign Up to Volunteer »

USAT Sanctioned: No

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LOCATION: Parking Lot Chain of Rocks Bridge, Granite City IL
06/29/2024
7:00 am - 10:00 am

Macklind Mile
Macklind Mile

St. Louis’ Fastest Mile!

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Race Website & Registration »

Club Discount from Big River Running »

Sign Up to Volunteer »

 

LOCATION: Big River Running Company – South City, Saint Louis MO
07/13/2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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, 2024)

Race Website & Registration »

Club Discount »

Sign Up to Volunteer »

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LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
07/14/2024
7:15 am - 11:00 am

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 Discount »

Sign Up to Volunteer »

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USAT Sanctioned: No

LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
07/28/2024
7:15 am - 10:15 am

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 »

Sign Up to Volunteer »

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USAT Sanctioned: No

LOCATION: Kirkwood Park, Kirkwood MO
08/18/2024
8:00 am - 10:30 am

Clayton Kids Triathlon
Clayton Kids Triathlon

Clayton Kids Tri

7-10 year olds: 100 meter indoor pool swim / 1.4 mile bike / 0.5 mile run

11-14 Year olds: 200 meter indoor pool swim / 2.8 mile bike / 1 mile run

Race Website & Registration »

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USAT Sanctioned: No

LOCATION: Shaw Park Aquatic Center, Clayton MO