Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019
JOB TITLE: Event Volunteer for British Triathlon at The Big Weekend
DATE: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September 2019
TIME: Saturday 7:00am – 6:00pm (Various shifts available)
Sunday 7:00am – 6:00pm (Various shifts available)
LOCATION: Mallory Park Racing Circuit, Church Road, Kirkby Mallory, LE9 7QE
JOB PURPOSE: To support the delivery of British Triathlon’s Big Weekend on the event days.
British Triathlon’s major events team require volunteers to assist in the delivery of the Big Weekend event at Mallory Park, Leicestershire. There are a number of different roles throughout the event each with the aim of ensuring that competitors have a safe and enjoyable race. Roles include start area marshalling, course marshalling, transition marshalling, finish line and registration. You will have a team leader assigned to your role; they will give you a full briefing of your role on race morning and be your first point of contact throughout the day.
The Big Weekend is host to the final round of our Youth and Junior Super Series as well as the Inter Regional Championships for Tri Star 2s and Tri Star 3s and now for the first time includes racing opportunities for elite Senior athletes. In the past, future stars of British Triathlon have competed (previously known as the Under 20’s Festival) including Jonathan Brownlee, Gordon Benson and Lucy Hall so there's potential to see the next star of British Triathlon, and who knows, maybe even a future world champion!
After the successful introduction of a second day of Mixed Relay racing last year, this has been expanded to include the Accenture British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup in 2019, bringing together Britain's best athletes in this exciting new Olympic discipline.
IDEALLY YOU’LL BE:
- A strong communicator
- Hardworking and a team player
- Show an attention to detail
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Assist the delivery of an elite standard event – various roles available: start area marshalling, course marshalling, transition marshalling, finish line and registration.
- Be enthusiastic and support competitors during the day
- Work as part of a small, fun and enthusiastic events team.
WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT
Gain hands-on experience of working as part of a small but enthusiastic events team at an elite standard event. Some of the best rising stars of triathlon will be competing at Mallory Park and this opportunity gives you the chance to assist their positive event experience!
We will provide you with breakfast, lunch and an event crew t-shirt dependent on shift time. We will also provide any necessary role training and support. You will be fully briefed on event day with key information regarding your role.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain event-based experience whilst also providing the chance to make important contacts for future volunteering opportunities.
Please ensure that you dress for changeable weather as the event will be taking place rain or shine! Bring a comfortable bag to hold your belongings as there will be nowhere secure to store valuables.