Dare2tri Paratriathlon Learn2Tri 2019 - Volunteer Registration

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Pleasant Prairie

RecPlex Sports Center

9900 Terwall Terrace

Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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Dare2tri is looking for volunteers to help with its annual Paratriathlon Camp on June 7-9, 2019. The camp will be held at the RecPlex Sports Center in Pleasant Prairie, WI.

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Dare2tri Paratriathlon Training Camp is open to athletes ages 16 and up who have completed less than 3 triathlons. Athletes travel from across the country to participate in Dare2tri’s three-day camp at Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, which boasts top-level coaches, first-rate facilities, ample state of the art adaptive equipment for participants to use, highly trained and qualified staff and volunteers ready and willing to assist with anything an athlete might need.

Camp kicks off with two full days of clinics in swimming (pool and open water), cycling/handcycling, running/pushing, transition, nutrition, equipment maintenance and much more. On Sunday, athletes are invited to put their new skills to the test and cross the finish line at the Dare2tri Tri It Triathlon. All paratriathletes are welcome to participate, whether or not they attended the camp.

Camp Production Team Roles

The production team members carry out duties required to orchestrate the operations of the day. They organize, keep track of, and facilitate the movement of people, equipment, and service animals from place to place.

Below are the various roles and responsibilities for Production Team Volunteers. Dare2tri staff will assign volunteers to one of these roles prior to camp but it may shift the day of the event. Volunteers will be asked to familiarize themselves with each role on the team since it may change during camp.

Headquarters Lead

Oversee operations at camp headquarters. Support Dare2tri staff and act as point person for volunteers. Stationed at headquarters.

Volunteer Registration

Check in volunteers. Hand out and explain schedules, waivers, t-shirts, etc. Introduce one-on-one volunteers to athletes. Handoff general volunteers to coaches or point person from camp headquarters.

Athlete Registration

Check in athletes. Hand out and explain schedules, waivers, t-shirts, etc. Take athlete attendance on day one, two, and three at camp headquarters.

Merchandise Sales

Assist staff with selling Dare2tri merchandise at camp headquarters.

Dog Watcher

Volunteer will watch a specific service dog while athlete participates in group sessions throughout the day and Sunday during race. Volunteer must feel comfortable handling dogs of all sizes (duties can include walking, feeding, bathroom breaks, other).

Unload & Set Up

Volunteer will assist unloading adaptive equipment from trailers and help set up for the day including tents, water coolers, etc.

Tear Down & Load Up

Volunteer will assist with loading adaptive equipment into trailers and help break down tents, tables, water coolers, etc.

Food, Water, & Green Initiative

Make sure water is readily available, replenish snacks, support lunch staff with set up & break down, dispose of trash and recycle as much as possible. BBQ Setup/Servers on Sunday. Volunteer will assist setting up and serving post-race BBQ for athletes and volunteers.

Equipment Maintenance

Pump tires, lube chains, support mechanic with any needs.

Equipment Fitting Volunteer

Athletes will need to be fitted for equipment they are borrowing for the weekend. The fitting session will take place before the camp begins on Friday from 7:30-9am. Volunteers may help athletes transfer in and out of equipment including lifting of athletes. Should have knowledge of minor equipment adjustments (how to use an allen wrench) etc. May need to make minor adjustments such as seat height on upright bikes, foot rests on handcycle and racing chairs, etc. Tutorial videos for some of these adjustments can be found on our website at:

Activity/Session Volunteer

Activity volunteers are assigned to a session and provide support to athletes and coaches during the session. They will be stationed wherever the session takes place. Specific responsibilities will depend on the activity they’re assigned to, i.e. running, functional strength, yoga, biking or swimming.

Swim Volunteer

Assist lead coach at open water swim session which will take place in the lake next to the Rec Plex facility and the pool inside the Rec Plex. Help athletes transfer in and out of water, as well as assist in the water. Please bring swim wear, goggles and towel. Volunteer should be comfortable swimming in open water and indoor pool.

Bike Volunteer - Assist lead coach during bike or racing chair push sessions. Help athletes transfer in and out of bike or racing chair equipment. May help guide athletes around the complex as they ride their bike/handcycle or push in their racing chair. Please bring your bike.

Run Volunteer - Assist the lead coach during ambulatory run sessions. Volunteers will be working with ambulatory athletes who can walk/run without the use of a racing wheelchair. Athletes will be participating in running drills, tempo runs, etc. Please wear comfortable running gear.

Functional Strength Volunteer - Assist lead instructor with functional strength session by giving cues, directions, and adaptations etc. to athletes.

Assistant Yoga Volunteer - Assist yoga instructor with cues, directions, adaptations, etc. for athletes. Should be familiar with yoga.

Water Safety Volunteer (Saturday, Sunday) - Volunteer needs to bring kayak or paddleboard. Will keep an eye on swimmers as they are swimming in open water. Swimmers may need to hold onto kayak or paddleboard for rest.

Race Crew

Race crew will help facilitate the Dare2tri Tri It Triathlon.

Below are the various roles and responsibilities for Race Crew Volunteers. Dare2tri staff will assign volunteers to their roles prior to camp. Volunteers will be asked to familiarize themselves with each role on the team since it may change during camp.

Race Course Set Up/Clean Up

Volunteer will help set up race course with tasks including setting up directional signs, putting out parking cones, setting up transition area, etc. We will need your assistance after the race to take down all race materials and equipment.

Water Aid Station Volunteer

Volunteer will be handing out water and cheering athletes at water aid stations throughout the race course.

Course Marshall

Volunteer will be stationed at various parts of the run course to help direct athletes.

Handler & Transport

Volunteer will help athlete set up their transition area and equipment prior to the race if necessary. During the race, the volunteer will be in the transition area or waiting at water ready to assist the athlete during their transitions from swim to bike (T1) and bike to run (T2). Athletes may need help getting into their equipment during this time. After the race, volunteer will help athlete with their equipment if needed (i.e. bringing their everyday wheelchair to finish line, moving adaptive equipment, etc.)

Water Entry & Exit

Help lift athletes out of water and into their everyday wheelchair.

Sag Support & Course Sweeper

Drive in car or golf cart to pick up any athletes that may need assistance back to HQ due to inability to complete the course. Course sweeper can bike/drive behind the last remaining participant to ensure all athletes have left the course.

One-On-One Volunteer Team

One-on-One Volunteer for Athlete (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Volunteer will be assigned to a specific athlete and help them throughout the day at each session making sure they are comfortable and safe. In this role we request the volunteer be able to commit to all sessions as this will help you and the athlete become comfortable working together. Depending on the athlete's disability and the equipment they are using, the volunteer may be riding their own personal bike alongside the athlete during the bike/run portion. We may have athletes who are blind or visually impaired and require a guide who can swim tethered together, comfortably ride a tandem bike, and run using a tether. Let us know if you are comfortable and experienced guiding an athlete with a visual impairment. Please bring your swim, bike and run gear. We will have a limited number of upright bikes available, so we suggest bringing your own bike if available. Please reach out to Dare2tri staff if you have conflicts committing to all three days.

Volunteers will be notified prior to camp regarding general camp information, schedules, responsibilities, etc.

Please register for ALL days/times you are able to volunteer (Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawna Carter (

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