Saturday, December 29, 2012

3,100 volunteers needed for Ironman Lake Tahoe

Ironman Lake Tahoe California has put the call out for volunteers. At least 3,100 volunteers are needed for the inaugural September 22, 2013 race. Not only are there volunteer positions for race day, but volunteers are also needed for the days leading up to the race.

Ironman needs people in the days before the race for packet stuffing, transition set-up, athlete check-in, information kiosk, welcome banquet, and bike check. On race day, volunteers are needed for body marking, crowd control, medical, sunscreen spreaders, parking, swim support, aid stations, and finish line.

Volunteering is fun and you know you are helping to make the day as easy as possible for every athlete. Ironman will thank the volunteers by giving them “priority registration” for Ironman Lake Tahoe in 2014.

Ironman athlete, Alene Aldrich, will be working two volunteer positions in 2013. Alene said she ‘likes all the positive energy surrounding the event and enjoys seeing old Ironman friends before and during the race”. Alene will be working athlete check-in and swim safety.

Ironman Lake Tahoe registrants come from nearly all 50 states, with nearly one-third coming from California. The majority of the California registrants come from Southern California. Each of the 2,500 registrants are expected to bring four guests and stay six nights in the area.  The economic impact to the Lake Tahoe region are estimated to be in the range of $8 to $15 million dollars.

Ironman Lake Tahoe volunteer information and registration is available at the Ironman Lake Tahoe website. The first volunteer meeting was Sept. 17, 2012.  Many of the race details and race captains have been selected since that time. The behind the scenes details and logistics are gaining momentum.

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