Volunteers

Signing Up

Please review the volunteer position descriptions below. Once you’re ready to sign up, use our volunteer sign-up form. You’ll first enter your name, email and phone number, and then you can put your name next to volunteer positions. When you’re done, simply close the signup worksheet, as your changes are automatically saved. You must use this form for each individual person that is volunteering.

Note: Some positions ask that you contact the coordinator directly to sign up.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Confirmation Emails

In the past, we’ve sent confirmation emails to volunteers. Since you can add your name to the signup worksheet at any time, we will not be sending confirmations after you sign up. However, you will get details from volunteer coordinators as the triathlon date approaches.

Editing Your Volunteer Selections

Use this option only if you’ve already signed up and wish to edit your volunteer selections.

Volunteer Descriptions

Course Marshall (Adam Kellerson)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:15a-11:30a
Course marshalls will be responsible for making sure the many spectators who come to cheer the athletes on do not interfere with the progress of the Race, the work of the Race officials and safety personnel and other volunteers assisting to make the Race a success. Crowd control volunteers will be assigned to designated cross points on the Race course within the Park and along the run route to keep spectators from interfering with athletes as they are running from the swim to the Transition Area, biking from the Transition Area along the Park Loop Road to Rte, 89 and from the Park Entrance back to the Transition Area, and along the run course.

Beer Servers – ID Checkers (Alex Kleinerman)
Sunday, August 5 — 11:45a-2:00p
Volunteers will check IDs and assist Ithaca Beer Company with serving beer to athletes and volunteers – who will have one ticket each to redeem.

Bike Course Equipment (Steve Edgar)
Sunday, August 5 — 6:00a-8:00a
Bike Course Equipment volunteers will be in charge of placing signs along the bike course before the bike race begins. Volunteers will need to have their own transportation. The bike coordinator, Steve, will contact you at a later time with details about the bike volunteer meeting to be held first thing Race morning.
Volunteers receive a Technical Race T-Shirt

Bike Course Marshall (Steve Edgar)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:30a-11:30a
Bike Course Marshalls help keep cyclists on course and are stationed along Route 89 and around Sheldrake point. This is a great place to be if you have a cycling background. You will be responsible for directing the cyclists where the course goes (Intermediate, Sprint, and Youth racers). The bike coordinator, Steve, will contact you at a later time with details about the bike volunteer meeting to be held first thing Race morning.
Volunteers receive a Technical Race T-Shirt

Bike Course Motorcyclist (Steve Edgar)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:30a-11:30a
Motorcycle Volunteers will be in charge of transporting a race official or a photographer during the bike portion of the race. Volunteers must have their own motorcycle with up-to-date insurance, safety inspection, and registration. The volunteer must also be capable of carrying themselves and a passenger and must be 18 years of age or older. To volunteer contact Steve Edgar directly at steve.edgar@icloud.com.
Volunteers receive a Technical Race T-Shirt

Bike Course Setup (Steve Edgar)
Sunday, August 5 — 8:00a-11:00a
Bike Course Setup volunteers will assist in placing the bike course directional and warning signs along Route 89 and around Sheldrake Point. The bike coordinator, Steve, will contact you with a meeting location and time prior to race weekend.

Bike Course Support (Steve Edgar)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:30a-12:30p
Bike Course Support volunteers will be in charge of picking-up athlete(s) and their bike, as necessary, if athlete needs to return to Taughannock without completing the bike portion of the CLT. Volunteer must have a van or pickup truck to carry athlete and bike and must be 18 years of age or older. Note: To volunteer, contact Steve Edgar directly at steve.edgar@icloud.com.
Volunteers receive a Technical Race T-Shirt

Bike Sweeps (Steve Edgar)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:30a-11:30a
Bike Sweep Volunteers will be assigned to follow the last cyclist in either the Youth, Sprint, or Intermediate race. They will need to alert the volunteers along the course that the last cyclist has passed and inform the bike coordinator when they return to TFSP so the course can begin to be broken down and traffic to resume as usual. The bike coordinator, Steve, will contact you at a later time with details about the bike volunteer meeting to be held first thing Race morning.
Volunteers receive a Technical Race T-Shirt

Body Marking (Marie Harkins / Becky Harman)
Sunday, August 5 — 5:30a-8:30a
Body markers are responsible for writing race numbers on competitors’ arms and legs.

Course Setup (Hal Coghill)
Saturday, August 4 — 8:00a-11:00a
Saturday, August 4 — 11:00a-2:00p
Sunday, August 5 — 4:00a-8:00a
Help with transition zone setup, bike course, run course, swim course and traffic setup.  Distribute equipment to areas as needed. Work involves driving metal fence posts into the ground, installing fencing, assembling bike racks, driving wooden stakes, installing construction tape, placing directional signs.

Equipment (Mike Simkin)
Friday, August 3 — 3:00p-6:00p
Saturday, August — 4 8:00a-10:30a
Sunday, August 5 — 12:00p-3:30p
Saturday, August 4 — 9:30a-1:00p
Sunday, August 5 — 5:00a-8:00a
Sunday, August 5 — 8:00a-11:00a
Sunday, August 5 — 11:00a-3:00p
The Race requires a LOT of equipment organization, transportation, distribution, and collection. Help load and transport equipment from the storage barn to Taughannock Park.

Finish Line Party (Pam Millar)
Sunday, August 5 — 8:00a-10:00a
Sunday, August 5 — 10:00a-12:00p
Sunday, August 5 — 12:00p-2:00p
Volunteers help drive rental truck, pick up recycle bins and food from Wegmans.

Finish Line Race (Myriah Marnell)
Sunday, August 5 — 9:30a-12:30p
Assist racers at the finish line; remove timing chips, provide beverages, assist those needing help or medical attention.

Finish Line Set Up (Myriah Marnell)
Sunday, August 5 — 6:30a-8:30a
Set up finish line arch and chute, set up tables and stock with water and Gatorade

Ice Cream Scoopers (Pam Millar)
Sunday, August 5 — 10:00a-12:00p
Volunteers assist with stocking tables, setting out drinks, checking the trash cans and replacing the bags. Must be 16 or older.

Information Table (Marie Harkins / Becky Harman)
Saturday, August 4 — 11:00a-3:30p
Saturday, August 4 — 3:30p-7:30p
Sunday, August 5 — 6:00a-9:00a
Sunday, August 5 — 9:00a-12:00p
Set up table and chairs for information table. Put up Race maps and swim wave poster. Greet athletes and answer their questions about the triathlon and local area. Direct athletes to next appropriate stage in the registration process. Must be a member of the Ithaca Triathlon Club to work the information table AND must have already Raced the CLT. ITC Members only

Kayak/SUP Safety Team (Chris Burnett-Wolle)
Sunday, August 5 — 6:30a-10:00a
Volunteers interested in the KSST need to email Chris at fit2bcsb@yahoo.com AND fill out the registration form. Please include the type of vessel you’ll paddle for the event, phone number, and paddling experience in your e-mail. KSST must be safety trained (wet exit, self and assisted rescue, and swimmer rescue), provide your own paddling and safety equipment, and attend an on-water training session prior to the event.

Race Break Down (John Hohm)
Sunday, August 5 — 11:00a-2:00p
Sunday, August 5 — 1:00p-5:00p
Take down equipment used for Race, including fencing, bike racks. Organize equipment/supplies before loading onto truck/trailer. Load equipment onto trailers and trucks and help move to storage facility. Help to unload equipment.
Volunteers receive a Technical Race T-Shirt

Registration (Marie Harkins / Becky Harman)
Saturday, August 4 — 11:00a-3:30p
Saturday, August 4 — 3:00p-7:00p
Sunday, August 5 — 5:00a-8:00a
Help set up registration (tables, chairs, Race packets), greet competitors (which requires some polite crowd control skills), check athlete IDs and hand out packets, water bottles, t-shirts, etc.

Registration-Youth Race (Marie Harkins / Becky Harman)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:00a-10:30a
SOME HEAVY LIFTING REQUIRED. Help move registration (tables, chairs, Race packets) from the stage to the volunteer tent. Greet competitors (which requires some polite crowd control skills), check athlete IDs and hand out packets, water bottles, t-shirts, etc.

Run Course (Amanda Kellerson)
Sunday, August 5 — 5:30a-8:00a
Sunday, August 5 — 7:30a-12:00p
Sunday, August 5 — 10:00a-1:00p
Run course volunteers will handle a variety of tasks. Saturday volunteers will help mark the course. Those arriving at 5:30 a.m. Sunday will pound stakes, string flagging and remain calm during pre-race set up. Run course volunteers starting at 7:30 a.m. Sunday will serve as course marshals during the race. Course marshals will be positioned along the run course where they will direct and encourage runners. Marshals may want to bring folding chairs, sunscreen and hats as they will be outside for several hours.

Run Course Aid Station (Sheri Hall)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:30a-12:00p
Set up aid station tables and drinks. Hand out beverages to runners. Clean up after Race is over.

Run Course Aid Station Setup (Sheri Hall)
Saturday, August 4 — 9:00a-12:00p
Help set up aid stations for the run course. Some time flexibility as not all volunteers are needed for the entire time.

Run Course Sweep (Amanda Kellerson)
Saturday, August 4 — 9:00a-1:00p
Sweep the run course after the last runner is finished.

Swim Course (Amelia Frye)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:00a-12:00p
Sunday, August 5 — 7:30a-11:00a
Assist Swim Coordinator with manning the radio and keeping in contact with the other coordinators.

Traffic Control (Arthur Rawlings)
Sunday, August 5 — 7:00a-12:00p
Traffic Controllers will assist NYS Park Police and NYS Police with directing traffic at Taughannock State Park and on various intersections approaching the Park and along the race course to ensure smooth traffic flow during the race. Volunteers must have their own transportation and be 18 years old.

Transition Zone Race Day (Karen Parkes)
Sunday, August 5 — 5:30a-1:30p
To volunteer for the T-zone on race day please e-mail Karen Parkes at karen@benjaminpeters.com or phone at 607 280-9725 if interested.

Transition Zone Setup (Karen Parkes)
Saturday, August 4 — 8:00a-11:00a
Set up of transition area includes the unloading of equipment from trucks, pounding stakes and setting up fencing, setting up and marking bike racks and preparing equipment for use on Sunday. Note: To volunteer for the T-zone on race day please e-mail karen@benjaminpeters.com.

Volunteer Tent Support (Malee Irving)
Saturday, August 4 — 8:00a-10:30a
Sunday, August 5 — 6:00a-9:00a
Sunday, August 5 — 9:00a-12:00p
Help set-up volunteer tent including placement of tables and signage, assembling head-sets, preparing volunteer swag bags for Race Day and other potentially exciting tasks too numerous to mention!

Water Bottle Fillers (Myriah Marnell)
Saturday, August 4 — 9:00a-11:00a
Great opportunity for a group! To reduce waste, we are pre-filling reusable water bottles to be handed to each competitor as they cross the finish line. We have a pretty nifty water-bottle filling station that makes the process pretty darn efficient – but with lots of bottles to fill, a group makes quick work of it.

Youth Race (Alex Kleinerman)
Saturday, August 4 — 7:30a-10:30a
Help with set up, registration, course marshall, and clean up for the kids race. Please list your preference in the comments if you have one or contact Alex directly.