IronmanUK Bolton 2012 – be part of it!
Volunteers are needed to help make this year’s IronmanUK Bolton event a success.
Last year’s event saw thousands of visitors and over £2.5 million brought into the north west economy. A large part of the success was down to the hundreds of volunteers who supported the day.
IronmanUK Bolton 2012 takes place on Sunday July 22 and will be one of the North West’s sporting highlights of the year. More than 1500 competitors will start with a 2.4 mile swim in Pennington Flash; then cycle 112 miles including loops around Rivington, Chorley and Adlington; and finish with running a full marathon to Bolton town centre.
Volunteers are needed to help with:
§ Bike catching – taking bikes from the athletes as they complete the bike course.
§ Transition – helping athletes find their kit and also packing it away for them.
§ Aid stations – helping athletes fuel their race by handing out drinks, gels or other food.
§ Registration – athletes collect registration packs and timing chips.
§ Road marshall – ensuring that competitors can proceed safely whether cycling or running as well as being a point of contact for spectators viewing the event.
Whilst the majority of volunteering opportunities are on the Sunday, volunteers can also assist from the Thursday onwards, when competitors start to register for the event, through to the Monday when the Awards Ceremony takes place.
For more information on the roles available, and to register as a volunteer go to http://www.ironmanuk.com/ironman-uk/volunteer/why-be-a-volunteer
or contact Geoffrey Bennette, IronmanUK’s Volunteer Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org / 07531 1927971.