FAQ: Rage Triathlon
Can my child/children help?
Yes, children older than 7 years old are welcome. We would not feel comfortable with children under 7 years. Our focus is on making sure we are performing our volunteer duties and at times, it may be bit too hectic for younger children. With that said, we have children at past event, and it is a very fun and inspirational atmosphere for them to partake.
What are my duties?
After check-in, we will break into small groups (4-5 people). There will be several areas/stations. Volunteer groups are assigned to specific areas: Race Day Packet Pick-Up; Main Transition area; Finish Line; Food tent; Award Ceremony; etc..
Here is sample list of task you will be performing:
Do I have to stay the entire shift? (6:00 am-12:00 pm)
To ensure everyone is properly oriented and feel prepared with their assignments, we encourage all volunteers to work the entire shift duration. It will be hard to keep track and train volunteers if people are showing up intermittently.
What about the Break Down crew?
Much to your disappointment, the Break Down crew is not our dance crew. Simply put, the break down crew are fresh volunteers who can perform the heavy lifting. We would not feel right in asking volunteers who have worked a full shift to perform additional manual labor at the end of the day.
How strenuous is the breakdown?
From our experience last year, breakdown is not hard, but requires teamwork; it's basically a lot of the same thing. For example, we would have to cut the zip tie for the 20-30 feet long netting that serves as a course barrier for the cyclist & runners; break down the metal barriers that come apart easily (similar to Lincoln Block or Lego). You will not be forced to do anything too heavy or dangerous or anything you are not comfortable with doing. The key is caution and awareness of limitations and only taking on tasks within your capabilities.
I am hungry and thirsty?
Meal/snack breaks will be provided by BBSC and like in grade school days, we share so be courteous and share alike. We encouraged taking snack breaks during slow periods between transitions and/or after certain areas are finished. You may bring your own snacks, as long as we use our own discretion when snacking (not during body marking, etc.). We also ask that you have someone take your place while on meal/snack break..
I need to use the restroom?
We all know them and we all love them, oh so very much, the Port-a-potties. They are located nearby. Again, we ask that someone is manning your post while you're in the loo. And once again, we share so be kind to the next person.