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    2019 Toronto Triathlon Festival

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    Description

    The Toronto Triathlon Festival (TTF) is one of the largest race platforms in the country, and has hosted, among other things, National Championships, Provincial Championships as well as the Official "Test Event" for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games.

    This year, we will be staging our 8th annual TTF.

    We forecast 2,000+ athletes and 5,000+ attendees throughout the race weekend. Annually, we generate more than $1.5 million in economic development and have raised approximately $150,000 for various charitable organizations since inception. To that end, for the last few years, the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation has been the proud charitable partner of the TTF.

    The TTF provides a high profile platform where community spirit, human endurance and tenacity can thrive, and where athletes of all stripes can take on a uniquely urban triathlon on the downtown highways of Canada's largest city. The TTF brings together avid triathletes with those just beginning their journey in a supportive environment that celebrates healthy living and active lifestyles.

    We would love to have you be part of our fantastic team of volunteers!
    The TTF

    Opportunity Roles

    Expo - Greeters

    As Expo Greeters, you will be available at the Sports Expo grounds to direct the athletes as needed, and assist our TTF-staff and other volunteers with various tasks as they may come up (this may include registrations, body marking, be available at the race briefing meetings to direct athletes, assist by the water during the Swim Course Familiarization, etc. We encourage you to be flexible to take on any task at hand, be outgoing and friendly. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Registration / Race Kit Pickup

    You will be assisting our TTF-staff with Race Registration and Race Kit pick-up. This will include preparing and handing-out race kit packages, checking-in athletes and directing athletes as needed. The race kit pick-up is an exciting time for our athletes and sets the tone for their race weekend. We are looking for outgoing and friendly volunteers. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Transition Zone Set-up

    We are looking for strong, hard-working volunteers to assist our TTF-staff with the transition zone setup. This includes setting up the fences, the bike racks and gates. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Transition Zone & Bike Check-In / Check-Out

    You will be assisting in the transition zone area on race day morning. This includes handing out timing-chips to the athletes, body marking, directing and assisting athletes to enter the transition zone with their bikes in an efficient manner. After the race, you will ensure that each athlete leaves the transition area with their own bike. You will be responsible for going over certain security measures to ensure that each bike leaves the transition area with its rightful owner. For our athletes, this can be a stressful time prior to their races. We are looking for friendly volunteers, who are detailed oriented, can keep others calm during stressful times and be firm giving directions. Prior triathlon knowledge is helpful, but not required.

    Body Marking / Swim Exit

    You will be assisting in the transition zone area on race day morning. This includes body-marking of our athletes, assisting at the swim-exit and directing athletes as needed. We encourage you to be flexible to take on any task at hand, be outgoing and friendly. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Bike Mount / Dismount Line

    You will be assisting TTF-staff at the "Bike Mount / Dismount Line". Athletes are required to mount their bike after this line when starting the bike-portion of their race, and dismount their bikes before this line when returning from the bike course. You will be assisting TTF-staff to enforce this rule (all athletes will be briefed on this). We are looking for friendly and outgoing volunteers, who can be firm giving directions. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Bike Course Marshall

    As the Bike Course Marshall, you will be assisting the Bike Course Director in the smooth operation and maintenance of the bike course during the race to ensure the safety of the athletes. This position will work closely with the Bike Course Director to ensure that all areas that need directional pointers are covered on race day. You will also work with the Bike Course Director to make sure that “pinch point” areas are attended to, monitored and patrolled accordingly. Prior Triathlon-experience is strongly encouraged. You will also require bringing your own bike in order to get around the bike course easily.

    Run Course Aid Stations

    We are looking for outgoing and cheerful volunteers for the run course aid stations. You will be handing out water and sports drinks to the athletes. This is the third and last part of the race for our athletes, and aside from water and sports-drinks, encouraging words and loud cheering from the volunteers is the best motivation to keep them going and make that final push to the finish line. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Finish Line Area & Festival (Sunday)

    This year, we are expecting more than 2,000 athletes to cross the finish line over the course of the weekend. Tasks in the Finish Line Area include handing out finishers medals and water to the athletes, assisting the team coordinating athlete food in the athletes-only area (basic food preparation; passing out, placing and replenishing food and drinks as needed), directing athletes as needed within the athletes-only-zone and to ensure a smooth and quick turnaround in this area, assisting with the awards ceremonies and other tasks as they may come up. This is the festival part of race day, and we encourage you to be flexible to take on any task at hand, be outgoing and friendly. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Transition Zone & Bike Check - Out

    You will be assisting in the transition zone area on race day after the race. To ensure that each athlete leaves the transition area with their own bike, you will be part of our trusted Bike Check-Out team. You will be responsible for going over certain security measures to ensure that each bike leaves the transition area with its rightful owner. This is an extremely important role and we are looking for friendly volunteers, who are detail-oriented and can be firm giving directions. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.

    Run Course Marshall

    As the Run Course Marshall, you will be assisting the Run Course Director in the smooth operation and maintenance of the run course during the race to ensure the safety of the athletes. This position will work closely with the Run Course Director to ensure that all areas that need directional pointers are covered on race day. You will also work with the Run Course Director to make sure that “pinch point” areas are attended to, monitored and patrolled accordingly. Prior Triathlon-experience is strongly encouraged. You will also require bringing your own bike in order to get around the run course easily.

    Finish Line Area (Saturday)

    Tasks in the Finish Line Area include handing out finishers medals and water to the athletes, assisting the team coordinating athlete food in the athletes-only area (basic food preparation; passing out, placing and replenishing food and drinks as needed), directing athletes as needed within the athletes-only-zone and to ensure a smooth and quick turnaround in this area, assisting with the awards ceremonies and other tasks as they may come up. We encourage you to be flexible to take on any task at hand, be outgoing and friendly. Prior triathlon knowledge is not required.
    Ontario Place
    Toronto, Ontario
    Gail Sargent & Tina Seifert
    4162729779

    Skills & Perks

    Skills Desired

    • Sports and Recreation

    Perks Included

    • Food Provided
    • Outdoors
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