Best in the West Triathlon Festival

Fri September 17 - Sun September 19 Directions

Find Your Category

Wherever you need me

No preference - Where Ever You Need Me Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

If you don't have a preference on which spot you work, we can fill you in where there is a need when race day gets closer. Select this option to work the transition area and be assigned a position later. Please comment your time preferences.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Registration

Registration Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Check in participants, hand out shirts, packets, and swim caps

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Registration - Second shift Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Check in participants, hand out shirts, packets, and swim caps

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Registration - Wet suit rentals Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Hand out wetsuits to participants who have rented them.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Bike

Bike - Where Ever You Need Me Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

If you don't have a preference on which spot you work on the bike course, we can fill you in where there is a need when race day gets closer. Select this option to work the bike course and be assigned a position later. Please comment your time preferences.

Location

Bike course

Bike - Aid Station - Dam High Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Hand out water, sports drink and gels to bikers. Clean up bottles that have been dropped.

Location

Dam

Bike - Aid Station - Tri Team PDX High Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

The Train Race Inspire PDX team will be rocking this aid station! They know how to do some serious cheering.



Hand out water, sports drink and gels to bikers. Clean up bottles that have been dropped.



Please do not sign up for this spot unless you are affiliated with the TTPDX

Location

Pleasant Valley and McDowell Creek. Bike mile 11 and 45

Bike - A - Dismount Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct racers to get off their bikes

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Bike - A - Island at Park Entrance Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct racers around the island

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Bike - A - Mount Line Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Let runners know they can get on their bikes after passing you.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Bike - A - Park Entrance High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct bikes back into park

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Bike - A - Park Exit High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct bikes out of park

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Bike - A - Turn before dismount Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct bikes to slow down before dismount.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Bike - B - North River Road and Dam Road Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Direct bikes on course

Location

North River Road and Dam Road

Bike - C - North River Road and Northside Drive Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Direct bikes on course

Location

North River Rd and Northside Dr
This is the sprint turn around on Sunday

Bike - C - Downhill Warning High Priority

September 18, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Notify flaggers of approaching bikes. This is a critical intersection, perhaps the most dangerous.

Location

Northside Drive (downhill warning)

Bike - D - Northside Drive and Pleasant Valley Road Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Direct bikes on course

Location

Northside Drive and Pleasant Valley Drive

Bike - E - Pleasant Valley Road and Berlin Road Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Direct bikes on course

Location

Pleasant Valley Drive and Berlin Road

Bike - F - Pleasant Valley Road and McDowell Creek Drive High Priority

September 18, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct bikes on course

Location

Pleasant Valley Road and McDowell Creek Drive

Bike - G - Turn Around - Olympic High Priority

September 18, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct olympic bikers to turn around

Location

On McDowell Creek Drive about 1 mile from the bridge crossing after turning right onto McDowell Creek Road

Bike - H - McDowell Creek Drive and Berlin Road High Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Direct bikes on course

Location

McDowell Creek Drive and Berlin Road

Bike - I - Turn Around - Half High Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Direct bikes to turn around

Location

Fish Hatchery Drive

Bike Motorcycle - Lead Half Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Lead first place racer through the bike course

Location

Bike course, please review map

Bike Motorcycle - Lead Olympic Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Lead first place racer through the bike course

Location

Bike course, please review map

Bike Motorcycle - Media Escort Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Drive photographers/videographers around the course for awesome video and pictures!

Location

Bike course, please review map

Bike Motorcycle - Lead Sprint Medium Priority

September 19, 2021

Details

Lead first place racer through the bike course

Location

Bike course

Bike - Super Sprint turn around High Priority

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct Super Sprint athletes to turn around

Location

North River Road and Marks Ridge Drive

Expo

Expo - Alcohol Monitor Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Monitor the entrance to the expo area and make sure alcohol stays within the expo area.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Expo - Expo Beautification Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Clean up trash, tidy around the expo

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Expo - Random Duties Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Help around the expo with various duties

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Finish

Finish Line Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Collect timing chips, hand out medals, snacks, bandanas and water

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Finish - Medic High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

EMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, MD, or DO preferred

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Hamm Radio Operator

Hamm Radio Operator High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

This position is for LCARES and/or SLARA volunteers.

Location

Varies

Kitchen

Kitchen - Assistant Grill Master High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Assist in managing the BBQ, cook burgers, dogs and veggie burgers.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Kitchen - General Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Assist in the BBQ area. Stock food and condiments, cut produce, monitor food line, sample cookies, collect tickets, and hang out with the coolest people!

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Media

Media - Awards Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Take pictures during the awards ceremonies. If interested, please contact Staci: staci@bestinthewestevents.com. Must provide own camera

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Media - Course Photographer High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Take pictures on the bike or run course. If interested, please contact Staci: staci@bestinthewestevents.com. Must provide own camera

Location

Varies

Media - Drone Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Take video through out the day. If interested, please contact Staci: staci@bestinthewestevents.com. Must provide own equipment

Location

Varies

Parking/Shuttle

Parking/Shuttle - Lewis Creek Exit High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Allow cars to leave when directed

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Parking/Shuttle - Lewis Creek Parking High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Direct cars where to park at both Lewis Creek and Sunny Side

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Parking/Shuttle - North River Road and Quartzville Road Stop Sign Monitor High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Talk with cars turning onto North River road. Let them know about the road closure and alternative parking if they need to leave before the closure is lifted. Let them know there is a shuttle running.

Location

North River Road and Quartzville Road

Parking/Shuttle - Shuttle Stop Lewis Creek High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Parking/Shuttle - Sunnyside Parking High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Direct cars where to park at both Lewis Creek and Sunny Side

Location

Sunnyside Park

Run

Run - Where Ever You Need Me Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

If you don't have a preference on which spot you work on the run course, we can fill you in where there is a need when race day gets closer. Select this option to work the run course and be assigned a position later. Please comment your time preferences.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Run - Aid Station - Healing Motion Physical Therapy (Saturday) High Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Hand out water, sports drink, ice, gels, vasoline, and sunscreen to runners. Cheer like crazy!


Please do not sign up for this spot unless you are affiliated with Healing Motion Physical Therapy

Location

Aid station - Gedney Creek Boat Launch

Run - Aid Station - Aid 1 (Saturday)

September 18, 2021

Details

Hand out water, sports drink, ice, gels, vasoline, and sunscreen to runners. Cheer like crazy!

Location

Aid Station 1 - Near Park Entrance

Run - A - Upper lot High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Cheer and direct runners on course

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Run - B - North River Road and Quartzville Road High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct runners on course

Location

North River Road and Quartzville Road

Run - C - 5K Turn Around Low Priority

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct runners on course

Location

Just before south bridge on Quartzville Road, run mile 1.55

Run - F - Trail Park Entrance High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct runners on course

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Run - G - Bridge Monitor High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct runners on course. Control spectators and warn them of oncoming runners.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Run - H - Finish Chute Entrance High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct runners on course

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Run - Lead Bike - Half Low Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Using your bicycle, lead the first place runner through run course (13.1 miles)

Location

Run Course, please review map

Run - Lead Bike - Olympic Low Priority

September 18, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Using your bicycle, lead the first place runner through run course (6.2 miles)

Location

Run Course, please review map

Run - Lead Bike - Sprint Low Priority

September 19, 2021

Details

Using your bicycle, lead the first place runner through run course (3.1 miles)

Location

Run course

Run - Aid Station (Sunday)

September 19, 2021

Details

Hand out water, sports drink, ice, gels, vasoline, and sunscreen to runners. Cheer like crazy!



Please do not sign up for this spot unless you are affiliated with Lebanon High School Robotics

Location

Aid Station 1 Sunday

Run - Aid Station - TTPDX (Sunday)

September 19, 2021

Details

Hand out water, sports drink, ice, gels, vasoline, and sunscreen to runners. Cheer like crazy!



Please do not sign up for this spot unless you are affiliated with TTPDX

Location

Aid Station 2 on Sunday

Splash & Dash Kids Race

Splash & Dash Kids Race High Priority

September 18, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct kiddos through the course. We need a person at every turn!



Volunteering for the kids race only does not qualify you for camping. Please pick a second shift for free camping at Lewis Creek Park. Thanks!

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Swim

Swim - Safety Boat or SUP High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Monitor the swim course from a SUP or kayak. Water craft required for this position. If you have extra you can share, please mention that in the comments.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Swim - Exit Count In High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Count every person exiting the water

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Swim - Lifeguard High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Certified lifeguard - Monitor the swim course from a SUP or kayak. Make rescues as needed. If you have your own boat, please mention that in the comment section.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Swim - Ramp Up From Gravel to Sidewalk Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct swimmers towards transition

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Swim - Start Count In High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Count every person entering the water

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Swim - To TA Director (at TA Turn) Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Direct swimmers towards transition

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Swim Angel

Minimum met.

Details

This is a position for parents/friends/family who would like to swim assist their person through the Try-a-Tri.

Transition Area

Transition Area - Where Ever You Need Me Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

If you don't have a preference on which spot you work in the transition area, we can fill you in where there is a need when race day gets closer. Select this option to work the transition area and be assigned a position later. Please comment your time preferences.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Athlete Entrance Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Ensure transition security by checking that all body markings match bikes and helmets entering and leaving transition. Do not allow people with out the appropriate wrist band to enter transition.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Bike In Chute Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Direct bikers to enter transition.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Bike Out Chute Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Direct bikers to exit transition.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Body Marking High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Draw on people with sharpies! Draw on their race number and age.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Chip Distributor High Priority

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Hand out timing chips to participants when they enter transition in the morning.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Timing mat swim in High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Type bib numbers as participants pass the timing mat

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Racking Monitor Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Help people find their transition spot. Walk around tranisition and make sure bikes are racked appropriately and that gear is on the correct side of the rack.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Run Out Chute Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Cheer and direct runners out of transition and down the path

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Timing mat bike in High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Type bib numbers as participants pass the timing mat

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Run Out Spectator Crossing Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct runners out of transition and down the path. Control spectator crossing.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Swim In Chute Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct swimmers into transition.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Timing mat bike out High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

This volunteer task is full.

Details

Type bib numbers as participants pass the timing mat

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Swim In Spectator Crossing Medium Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Cheer and direct swimmers into transition. Control spectator crossing when there are no athletes coming through

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Water Table Monitor Low Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Stock water and sports drinks in the transition area.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Timing mat run out High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Type bib numbers as participants pass the timing mat

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Transition Area - Timing mat finish High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Type bib numbers as participants pass the timing mat

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Thursday/Friday

Friday - Registration Medium Priority

September 17, 2021

Details

Check in participants, hand out shirts, packets, and swim caps

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Friday - Kitchen Medium Priority

September 17, 2021

Details

Prep and organize the BBQ area.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Friday - Setup High Priority

September 17, 2021

Details

Help set up the expo.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Thursday Set Up Low Priority

September 16, 2021

Details

Help set up the race/expo.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Mixed Team Relay

Mixed Team Relay - Bike

September 18, 2021

Details

Direct Mixed Team Relay athletes on the bike course

Location

Varies

Mixed Team Relay - Transition, Swim, Run

September 18, 2021

Details

Direct Mixed Team Relay athletes at the tag zone, in transition, or during the run.

Location

Lewis Creek Park

Road Closure

Road Closure - Dam Road High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Talk to local residents and hand out local passes and food/beverage tickets.

Location

North River Road and Dam Road

Road Closure - North River Road and Quartzville Road High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Talk with local residents turning onto North River road. Let them know about the road closure and alternative parking if they need to leave before the closure is lifted. Let them know there is a shuttle running.

Location

North River Road and Quartzville Road

Road Closure - Sunnyside Road and North River High Priority

September 18, 2021

September 19, 2021

Details

Stop cars that come from Sunnyside Road. Communicate with shuttle control to allow the car to leave when there are no cars or bikes coming.

Location

Sunnyside Road and North River Road

Other Tasks

Clean Up

September 19, 2021

September 20, 2021

Details

Help clean up around the expo and organize equipment

Location

Lewis Creek Park

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