Call for Volunteers

Hello LETC,

As you're probably aware, in less than two weeks time an ITU Olympic distance race will be taking place in Vancouver.

Organizers are looking for volunteer run course marshalls. Ideally they would like people who can come for the whole day but their greatest need is for the morning so if you can help out in the a.m. it would be greatly appreciated.

As there are a number of LETC'ers competing in this race, volunteer race marshalls would be perfectly placed to cheer on club mates right when they need it.

Karen Butler of Forerunners is coordinating the run, her email and further details on volunteering are below.

Regards,

Alison.

From: karenbutler@forerunners.ca <mailto:karenbutler@forerunners.ca>
Date: May 30, 2007 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: ITU World Cup Volunteers
To: Alison Thompson < trivancouver@gmail.com>

Hello, if you have not heard, there is an ITU Triathlon being held here inVancouver on Sunday, June 10. It is the test event for the Vancouver 2008 BGWorld Championship being held here next June. Next years event will be the mostimportant event of the 4 year Olympic Period.

There will be Age Group (AG) and Elite races during the day. I am looking forindividuals to give sometime back to the sport. I am co-ordinating marshallsfor the run segments.

The AG run for Olympic Distance is 4 laps of 2.5 KM loop from 2nd beach alongthe seawallto 3 rd beach and back. The Sprint Distance will do 2 laps. The Elite runcourse is 3 laps of 3.5 KM route from 2nd beach to Nicola return. the courseswill be coned on the taped. All we will be required to do is keep the routesclear for the safety of participants, spectators and local Sunday foot traffic.Another team will be setting up the course.

It would be an early day. Below is the time line:
Friday June 8 or Saturday June 9
pick up accreditation at Start/Finish venue(Second Beach parking lot area)

Sunday June 10
Arrive at 6 AM at venue for transportation to marshall position
Coffee, muffin and water will be given
First race starts at 7 AM
Finish AG course marshall at 11:30
Bus transfer at 11:30 to Elite Run Course
Lunch will be delivered
Women's Elite race starts 12 Noon
Snack will be delivered
Men's Elite race starts 3 PM

This is a long day I know. If you could give some time in the AM only that would beevery much appreciated. Any questions please email me.Thank you for your time.Cheers,Karen Butler