Tour of Utah Seeks Volunteers for 2015 Race

Bicycling in UtahSALT LAKE CITY (May 12, 2015) – Volunteer applications are being accepted by Local Organizing Committees (LOC) that are hosting stage starts and finishes at this year’s Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. As many as 1,200 volunteer positions will be needed for the annual, professional cycling event in August. The volunteer application is available online at the official web site, www.tourofutah.com/experience/volunteer.

Volunteers play a key role in the success of this world-class sporting event, providing their time and expertise throughout the seven days of racing in Utah and Idaho. Taking place Aug. 3-9, the Tour of Utah will begin in Logan for the first time. Other host venues for 2015 include Tremonton, Ogden, Antelope Island State Park, Bountiful, Soldier Hollow/Heber Valley, Salt Lake City, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, and Park City.

Each volunteer receives a green, commemorative Tour of Utah T-shirt, and a drawstring cinch sack filled with additional Tour of Utah merchandise: adjustable hat, water bottle, souvenir sunglasses, key chain and sun screen. Each day volunteers will also be provided a box lunch, courtesy of Subway, and Dasani water.

The greatest need is for individuals to fill course marshal positions along the race route. Volunteers in these positions find themselves close to the action. In Logan and Ogden, marshals along the downtown courses will be able to see both the men’s teams in the Tour of Utah and the women’s teams in the Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic. On the volunteer application, individuals can request a specific assignment for one or multiple shifts. Applicants must be at least 16 years old, and are required to sign a waiver.

The volunteer registration application is housed on the Tour of Utah website (tourofutah.com). Registration will remain open through the end of July, but may close as positions are filled at the various stages for race week. Each LOC will recruit, train and schedule the local volunteers as needed for its specific stage start and/or finish. The Volunteer FAQs section of the website provides details on the application process, descriptions of specific positions and opportunities for youth groups.

 

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