VOLUNTEER

There are dozens of jobs and even more shifts available to volunteers wanting to help with the Grand Rapids Tri. Volunteer opportunities are available beginning the Wednesday of race week and lasting all through the end of race day. Please consider which volunteer opportunity may be a good fit for you, your friends, or family and register to volunteer. It takes a great team of volunteers to put on a Nationally recognized event and we would love to have you be part of it. Thank you!

For volunteer inquiries, please contact Kari Olmsted at volunteer@tris4health.com. Thank you!

Volunteer Recruitment Flier PDF (2019 Version Coming in the Spring)

Volunteer Recruitment Flier JPG (2019 Version Coming in the Spring)

VOLUNTEER AS A GROUP/CLUB/TEAM/ORGANIZATION

Is your group looking for a fun and simple fundraiser? Would you like to get out and help your community as a group? Any groups (youth groups, teams, charity organizations, civic groups, etc.) who have 10-15 people volunteer for any positions during our event can earn $150 for your group. Have each individual volunteer through the link above and when asked they should name your organization. This Group Volunteer Form (click to download) needs to be filled out and submitted to Ann Vidro at ann@tris4health.com following the race. (If you have more than 25 volunteers, you may be eligible for a second group donation [15 in one group at least 10 in the 2nd group]. Please complete a form for each group.) Group Volunteer Forms must be completed for donation within 10 days following the event or funds will be donated to the charity chosen by the event.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING SESSION

Where: David D. Hunting YMCA – 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (map)
Who: Anyone who has signed up to volunteer with the GR Tri
When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
What: We will be covering important things to know about volunteering with the GR Tri such as parking, schedule of the day, food, signage and other important items. You will also have the opportunity to meet other volunteers and the champion responsible for your area. There will be an overview and then we will break out into groups.

Volunteer T-shirts and badges will be distributed at this meeting.
If you have questions regarding volunteering or training, please contact Kari Olmsted, Volunteer Coordinator at: volunteer@tris4health.com

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Please download the Packet Pickup Volunteer Parking Map to know where to park during the Expo/Packet Pick Up.
Please download the Packet Pickup Volunteer Instructions Sheet for information about the Packet Pickup on June 8. (Updated Information Coming Soon)
Also, please download the Race Day Schedule (xlsx). (Updated Schedule Coming Soon)

VOLUNTEER MAPS

BIKE COURSE VOLUNTEER LOCATIONS

Bike Course Volunteer Map

START: Buttrick/Grand River – Transition Area Volunteers
GRD/Snow: (GRD/Kissing Rock) Outbound Only
GRD/Timpson: Outbound Only
GRD/Bewell: Outbound Only
B1 – B4: Sprint turnaround is at approximately 11936 Grand River Drive
GRD/Alden Nash
GRD/Lowell View: Outbound Only
B10 – B11: Division/Grand River Dr
B12 – B13: Grand River/Grand River Dr (turns into Riverside)
B20 – B24: Olympic Turnaround, located just prior to Ivan
B30 – B31: Riverside-Summit/Parsonage Street (4-way stop)
B32 – B33: Parsonage/Division
B34 – B35: Division/South Bridge (Morrison Lake Rd Flashing Light)
Morrison Lake Rd/Grand River Ave: (Also know aas Cascade Rd SE)
B40 – B41: Morrison Lake Rd/Portland Rd
B42 – B43: Portland Rd/Nash Hwy
B50 – B51: Nash Hwy/Clarksville Road Flashing Light
B60 – B64: 1/2 Iron Turnaround is located just before Wingeier Ave SE

RUN COURSE VOLUNTEER LOCATIONS

Run Course Volunteer Map

R1 – R4: Corner of Thornapple & Buttrick
R10 – R18: 1/2 Iron end of first loop turnaround at the north entrance of Lyons field on Thornapple
R20 – R23: South entrance of Lyons field on Thornapple
R30 – R36: Corner of Grachen and Thornapple
R40 – R46: Corner of Mountain Ash and Thornapple
R50 – R54: Sprint turnaround at Laraway Lake Dr.
R60 – R63: Corner of Hurley and Thornapple
R70 – R73: Corner of Orange and Hurley
R80 – R85: Olympic Turnaround – 2700 Orange Street
R90 – R95: 1/2 Iron Turnaround – 2620 Orange Street

BOTTLE EXCHANGE LOCATIONS

Bike Course Map Stations | Run Course Map Stations (Aid stations are marked with water drop icons)

1 – 120 Division St Saranac, MI
2 – 9430 Elmdale Rd Clarksville, MI

AID STATIONS LOCATIONS

Bike Course Map Stations | Run Course Map Stations (Aid stations are marked with water drop icons)

1 – 1120 Thornapple River Dr., MI
2 – 1583 Thornapple River Dr., MI Corner of Bridgewater Dr / Thornapple River
3 – 2029 Thornapple River Dr., MI Corner of Riverwood Ln / Thornapple River
4 – 2798 Thornapple River Dr., MI Corner of Hurley St / Thornapple River