Volunteer FAQs

Most volunteer postitions do not have an age requirement.  However, we ask volunteers 12 and younger to be accompanied by an adult.   When registering, please indicate on the additional notes section that you will volunteering with a child.  Both adults and children must be registered. Water stops and Transition are great places for adult/child volunteer pairs. 

Arrival times vary based on which area of the course you are assigned to. Refer to the table on the Responsibilities page for arrival times for each area.

When you can leave also depends on which area you are assigned to. Generally, you can expect a 5-hour time commitment.  Triathlon Sprint races finish around 11am, and Olympic races at 2pm. The cutoff for the Half Iron at Richmond Rox is 3:15pm. The race timeline is posted the individual race page.   Click race calendar, then the race you are helping with, then view the timeline under race details. Community Service sheets can be signed by the volunteer coordinator, team captain or Go To Eleven staff member.

Yes, absolutely.   Please indicate the time you need to leave when registering and select wherever needed for your position.  The volunteer coordinator will assign you a job. 

We will have coffee and bagels available for volunteers during check in.  Post race food, cookies and bananas will also be available. 

  • Cell phone
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat (to block the sun)
  • Bug spray (if near the woods, in a park, or by the river)
  • Comfortable clothes & sneakers (you will be on your feet for several hours)
  • A map of your course (we have separate maps for swim, bike, run, & transition)
  • A big smile...

Yes & Yes. You can earn money for your club, team or organization by being a part of our Non-Profit Affinity Program.  Register and show up with a group of 10 or more and Go To Eleven will donate $10 per person to your organization.  Please indicate which group you are representing when registering. It is absolutely imperative that you sign in on race morning at the volunteer check-in tent under your organization's name in order to receive credit.  If you have a community service sheet that needs to be signed, please bring it with you. The volunteer coordinator, race captain or Go To Eleven staff member will sign it.