teamgive Named as Official Volunteer Sponsor
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (June 20, 2011) – The professional field of the Tour of Utah is comprised of more than 100 of the world’s best cyclists. But there would be no Tour of Utah without the assistance of over 1,000 staff and volunteers. Local organizing committees and host cities for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah are looking to fill these volunteer positions for the August 9-14 professional cycling event. A Utah-based non-profit organization, teamgive, will involve its member athletes and corporate advocates with this effort, as well as provide T-shirts for all individuals who volunteer for events related to the Tour of Utah.
Volunteers take part by lending their expertise and time in a variety of positions along the field of play and behind the scenes. These volunteers make sure that all the twists and turns and climbs are safe for competitors and for spectators. Help is needed for the week-long cycling event, including individual stages, and the one-day Ultimate Challenge, presented by UnitedHealthcare (August 6). Cycling fans have come as far away as Florida and New York to volunteer for the event in past years. For many of these race fans, it is the best way to watch the event, and score an official T-shirt provided by teamgive.
Course Marshals are one of the volunteer positions in high demand. These volunteers are staged at intersections, cross walks and other key locations along each race course used the week of August 9-14. This offers a front-row spot close to the action. Other volunteer opportunities which remain open include Security, Media Operations, Spectator Marketing and positions with the UnitedHealthcare Health & Wellness Expo at each Host Venue.
Applications for all volunteer positions are available online at the official event web site, www.tourofutah.com/volunteer. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and will require a signature on a waiver form at volunteer check-in prior to each day’s stage. For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit the website or contact Tara McKee at [email protected].
Volunteers are encouraged to register for multiple days and the full week of racing:
Date Host Venue
Tuesday, August 9 Utah Olympic Park, Park City – Prologue
Wednesday, August 10 Ogden – Stage 1, Road Race
Thursday, August 11 Provo – Stage 2, Road Race
Friday, August 12 Miller Motorsports Park – Stage 3, Individual Time Trial
Saturday August 13 Salt Lake City – Stage 4, Circuit Race
Sunday, August 14 Park City to Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort – Stage 5, Road Race
The teamgive organization was founded by friends that believe service should be a priority. The mission of teamgive is to fund the research that will provide cures and treatments for neurological diseases afflicting children. teamgive combines its members’ active lifestyles, professional abilities and backgrounds with a
desire to support research for treatment and cures of rare neurological diseases. They do this through participation, sponsorship, and organization of community and corporate-sponsored charitable athletic events. teamgive encourages its athletes and corporate members to volunteer at three events each year, and the Tour of Utah will now be one of its featured events.
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah continues to be free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique pro sports in the world today. Information about teams, VIP Packages, The Ultimate Challenge and additional event information can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com, with updates on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
About the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Deemed “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is a six-day, six-stage, professional bicycle road race along the Rocky Mountain’s Wasatch Range. It traditionally covers more than 400 total miles of racing through some of Utah’s most beautiful and challenging terrain. Now in its seventh year, the 2011 Tour of Utah is scheduled to take place August 9-14 as a UCI 2.1 sanctioned road race for the best pro cyclists in the world. The event is owned and operated by the Utah Cycling Partnership. The 2011 Tour of Utah will be accompanied by a colorful, rolling festival celebration that will take place at each day’s finish line host venue. More information can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com.