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2018 Chicago Triathlon

Thursday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 26th, 2018
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Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration ClosesAny time before each shift starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit13 and up
Description
For 35 years, triathletes have gathered on the shores of Lake Michigan for one of the largest triathlons in the world. Volunteer to help support thousands of athletes reach their goals and be a part of the 2018 Chicago Triathlon weekend!


Perks
We can’t thank you enough for your help but we want to try to show you how much we appreciate you! All volunteers will receive an event specific volunteer shirt, water, snacks, a light meal, service hours, and more.

Volunteer Groups
Learn more about group opportunities and how you could earn a donation for your group or non-profit of 10+ by contacting us at volunteerchicago@lt.life.

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1,148 Positions Filled | 488 Impacts | 2,842 Hours

Shifts (53)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Thu, Aug 23, 9:30AM
End: Thu, Aug 23, 3:30PM
Assist the sponsorship team with sponsor load-in. Help distribute credentials and help sponsors/exhibitors find their booth.

Check in with Race Staff in the Mobley Room, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
1/1Over
Start: Thu, Aug 23, 12:00PM
End: Thu, Aug 23, 4:00PM
Get a behind the scenes view of race/expo production! Set-up includes preparing athlete items, putting together credentials, and completing other tasks before doors open to the public.

Check in with Race Staff in the Mobley Room, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
32/30Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Fri, Aug 24, 8:00AM
End: Fri, Aug 24, 12:30PM
Assist the sponsorship team with sponsor load-in. Help distribute credentials and help sponsors/exhibitors find their booth.

Check in with Race Staff in the Mobley Room, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
1/1Over
Start: Fri, Aug 24, 11:45AM
End: Fri, Aug 24, 9:00PM
Expo Captains will be responsible for managing key areas at the Expo related to Packet Pickup, T-Shirts and Goody Bags, Bib Look-Up, Directional, Bike Valet, and Course Talks. Expo Captains are responsible for working with race staff to make sure everyone has the information and tools they need, making sure volunteers remain on task, and helping provide excellent customer service.

Check in at the Volunteer Room in Salon B, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
5/4Over
Start: Fri, Aug 24, 12:00PM
End: Fri, Aug 24, 5:00PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, chip assignment, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Room in Salon B, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
85/100Over
Start: Fri, Aug 24, 4:00PM
End: Fri, Aug 24, 9:30PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, chip assignment, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Room in Salon B, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
66/100Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 7:45AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 6:00PM
Expo Captains will be responsible for managing key areas at the Expo related to Packet Pickup, T-Shirts and Goody Bags, Bib Look-Up, Directional, Bike Valet, and Course Talks. Expo Captains are responsible for working with race staff to make sure everyone has the information and tools they need, making sure volunteers remain on task, and helping provide excellent customer service.

Check in at the Volunteer Room in Salon B, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
4/4Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 8:00AM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 1:00PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, chip assignment, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Room in Salon B, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
100/100Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 6:00PM
The Expo is the athlete’s first stop as they get ready for their race. Tasks include greeting participants, assisting with bib pick-up, shirt/goody bag distribution, chip assignment, and other areas of the Expo. Volunteers will be assigned to a task after checking in.

Check in at the Volunteer Room in Salon B, Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
101/100Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 12:00PM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 6:00PM
This crew will help the day before the triathlon assisting the staff with setup of the swim in, swim out and finish line.

Check-in at the Ops Center, Southeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60601
2/15Over
Start: Sat, Aug 25, 1:30PM
End: Sat, Aug 25, 7:00PM
Manage transition in and out points and help guide athletes to their assigned spot.

Check in with the Transition Coordinator, Monroe Harbor, 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
4/10Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 3:15AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 8:30AM
This person is responsible for organizing Transition Volunteers and making sure they are in the assigned areas. The needs of the transition area will be discussed with the Transition Staff member prior to the race.

Check in at the Transition Volunteer Tent, Monroe Harbor, 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
3/3Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Assist in running groups of volunteers to the correct locations and making sure all volunteers are well taken care of during race day. You must be flexible to switch multiple responsibilities and assist with roles that need extra support.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast Corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
1/3Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 8:15AM
Guide athletes at in and out points in transition and help with body marking,

Check in at the Transition Volunteer Tent, Monroe Harbor, 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
22/40Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 1:00PM
Assist with medical needs in the Main Medical tent or on course. Exact placement will be determined race morning. Medical knowledge is required; medical professional licensing is preferred (EMT, Paramedic, RN, PT, MD).

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
48/75Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:45AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:30PM
Gear Check Captains will manage Gear Check Volunteers and ensure all bags are sorted correctly. Work with race staff to ensure volunteers have all of the supplies and info they need.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:45AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:00PM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, Monroe Harbor. Single Sided Aid Station., 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:45AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:00PM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, On path just before left turn to Field Museum (North of Underpass)., Chicago, IL 60605
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:45AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:30PM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, On Path just north of Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL 60601
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 4:45AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Manage Swim Start volunteers and explain the wave holding process as well as manage the Swim Start Aid Station volunteers.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
3/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Monitor the athlete Fuel Station at Queens Landing before the race! Volunteers will set up the Fuel Station and restock the food and drinks.

TBD, Chicago, IL 60605
10/10Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Athletes will drop off their gear and you'll help label and organize the bags for easy pick-up after their race.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
15/35Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:30AM
Swim pullers are located at the swim exit. These volunteers are there to help the athletes out of the water and assist in unzipping athlete's wetsuits. Be prepared to get wet in this role!

Check in at the Transition Volunteer Tent, Chicago, IL 60601
21/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
In this role you will be answering questions regarding the event. To fulfill this role you must be extremely friendly, personable and willing to problem solve to give the best customer service possible. The Athlete Service Coordinator will be your point of contact for any questions you are unable to answer.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
3/5Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Guide athletes to their assigned wave and assist with releasing them into the water by holding up wave signs. Help set up and manage the Swim Start Aid Station.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
14/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 10:30AM
Assist the timers at each of the race splits entering athletes numbers into a computer.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
2/6Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:00PM
Assist the VIP Coordinator to help manage check-in, gear check, and other amenities at the VIP Finish Tent.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
3/3Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:15AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 12:00PM
Manage Finish Line volunteers and make sure they have all the information and supplies they need. Move volunteers to different areas based on lines.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 12:30PM
Point athletes in the right direction on the Bike Course. You won't need to ride a bike for this role.

Our bike course staff will meet you to take you on course., Check in at the Volunteer Tent on the South Side of Transition, Monroe Harbor, Chicago, IL 60603
28/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:30AM
Be the first to congratulate athletes once they finish their race! Prepare and distribute finisher medals, water, post-race food, and more.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
83/100Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:30PM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, Just south of Fireman Memorial, double aid station., Chicago, IL 60601
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 12:30PM
This is a highly-skilled role. Participants must be experienced cyclists and well-versed in triathlon, preferably having completed the Chicago Triathlon multiple times prior.

Each Marshal will be required to supply their own bike and helmet as they will be riding the active bike course throughout the day. The Bike Marshal team rides an average of 50+ miles, changes 150 flat tires, clears 225 bottles, fixes 15 chains and provides countless other services during the day. This team plays an integral role in race operations, truly acting as first-responders along the course.

Marshals will be issued staff radios, as well as a variety of perks, including custom cycle jersey/uniform, Chicago Tri swag bag, post event lunch, and more.

A mandatory meeting will be at 6:00pm on Thursday, August 24th at the Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave.). Apparel, maps and other details will be distributed accordingly.

Morning check-in will take place at the Randolph Circle Drive (north end of Transition), 600 E Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60603
19/20Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:45AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 12:15PM
Assist the timers at each of the race splits entering athletes numbers into a computer.

Check in at the Volunteer Tent on the South Side of Transition, Monroe Harbor, Chicago, IL 60601
2/10Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 5:45AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:30PM
Instruct and help volunteers set up the Aid Station, keep athletes hydrated, keep the area clean, and tear down the station. A check list, layout, and instructions will be provided.

Text Volunteer Coordinator when you arrive, Downtown Chicago, Station located just south of 31st. Nearest Intersection at Lake Shore Drive & 31st. Double Aid Sta, Chicago, IL 60601
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Check in with your Captain, On path just before left turn to Field Museum (North of Underpass)., 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
22/32Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Check in with your Captain, On Path just north of Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL 60601
30/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:30PM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Check in with your Captain, Double Aid Station, Just south of Fireman Memorial, Chicago, IL 60601
30/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Check in with your Captain, At mile 4, just next to 31st beach, double aid station, Chicago, IL 60601
30/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 6:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 1:30PM
Point athletes in the right direction on the Run Course and help direct spectators at cross zones.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
14/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 7:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:00PM
If you're flexible and adaptable to any task, this role is for you! Floater volunteers will be assigned different tasks throughout the event.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
0/130Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 7:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:00PM
Athletes will drop off their gear and you'll help label and organize the bags for easy pick-up after their race.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
16/35Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 7:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 1:00PM
This person is responsible for organizing Transition Volunteers and making sure they are in the assigned areas. The needs of the transition area will be discussed with the Transition Staff member prior to the race.

Check in at the Transition Volunteer Tent, Monroe Harbor, 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 7:15AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 12:15PM
Guide athletes at in and out points in transition and help with body marking,

Check in at the Transition Volunteer Tent, Monroe Harbor, 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
40/40Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 9:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 3:00PM
Manage Finish Line volunteers and make sure they have all the information and supplies they need. Move volunteers to different areas based on lines.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast Corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 9:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 1:30PM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Monroe Harbor. Single Sided Aid Station., 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
30/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 9:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:00PM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Check in with your Captain, On path just before left turn to Field Museum (North of Underpass)., 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611
32/32Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 9:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:30PM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Check in with your Captain, On Path just north of Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL 60601
30/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 9:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 2:30PM
Help set up the Aid Station and keep athletes hydrated while cheering them on out on course!

Check in with your Captain, At mile 4, just next to 31st beach, double aid station., Chicago, IL 60601
30/30Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 9:30AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 3:15PM
This person is responsible for organizing Transition Volunteers and making sure they are in the assigned areas. The needs of the transition area will be discussed with the Transition Staff member prior to the race.

Check in at the Transition Volunteer Tent, Monroe Harbor, 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 10:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 3:00PM
Be the first to congratulate athletes once they finish their race! Prepare and distribute finisher medals, water, post-race food, and more.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
55/100Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 11:00AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 3:00PM
Assist in running groups of volunteers to the correct locations and making sure all volunteers are well taken care of during race day. You must be flexible to switch multiple responsibilities and assist with roles that need extra support.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast Corner of Columbus and Balbo
1/3Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 11:15AM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 4:15PM
Guide athletes at in and out points in transition and help with body marking,

Check in at the Transition Volunteer Tent, Monroe Harbor, 400 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603
27/50Over
Start: Sun, Aug 26, 12:00PM
End: Sun, Aug 26, 4:00PM
Assist in breaking down different areas of the event including the swim start area, finish areas, post-race festival, transition, etc.

Check in at the Main Volunteer Tent, Northeast Corner of Columbus and Balbo, Chicago, IL 60605
19/20Over