SALT LAKE CITY (May 15, 2018) – Individuals and groups interested in supporting the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional stage race are invited to volunteer for one or more days at this summer’s event, Aug. 6-12. Applications for a variety of volunteer positions are now available online, beginning today, using the Tour of Utah website at www.tourofutah.com/experience/2018volunteers.
Hundreds of people are encouraged to donate time and talent to fill more than 1,200 shifts for the weeklong international cycling event. Each Local Organizing Committee (LOC), which is hosting a stage start or finish at the Tour of Utah, will manage assignments and provide training. Cedar City will host pre-race activities on Aug. 4-5, as well as Stage One on Aug. 7. Racing will begin with a Prologue on Aug. 6 in St. George. Other host venues which will require volunteer support are Payson City (Aug. 8); Antelope Island State Park and Layton City (Aug. 9); Salt Lake City (Aug. 10); Canyons Village and Snowbird Resort (Aug. 11), and Park City (Aug. 12).
Individuals can request a specific assignment for one or multiple shifts. Group assignments for families, corporations, clubs and civic organizations are encouraged to inspire teamwork and support the local community. Each volunteer receives a commemorative Tour of Utah T-shirt, hat, sunglasses, and sun screen products. A box lunch will also be provided daily. The recommended age for volunteers is 18 and older. Applicants must sign a waiver, or have a signature provided by an adult or legal guardian if the applicant is 17 years of age or younger.
General registration will remain open through the end of July. A “Frequently Asked Questions” section is provided on the website to provide descriptions of specific positions, opportunities for groups and more information. Individuals interested in working as traveling course marshals for all seven days of race week should send a request via email to [email protected]
The Tour of Utah remains a 2.HC-rated stage race on the UCI America Tour, making it one of the premier events for professional cycling teams in North America. It is also one of the prominent road cycling events that is also part of USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour. The event is free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique professional sports in the world today.