Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 10, 2014
Tour of Utah needs more than 1,200 volunteers

The Tour of Utah seeks volunteers to perform the various roles needed to make the race run smoothly, and registration for those roles is now open.

The volunteer application is available online at tourofutah.com. Check the website for details on the positions as well. More than 1,200 volunteer positions are needed for a variety of roles and locations during the Tour of utah in August.

According to a press release submitted by the Tour of Utah: “Individuals, as well as service groups and clubs, are encouraged to provide their time and expertise for one or multiple days during race week. Volunteers will not only receive the personal satisfactions of helping make this internationally-sanctioned stage race a success, but they will also gain a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective into what it takes to put on a major sporting event.”

The volunteer registration application is on the website, but host cities will also recruit, train and schedule local volunteers as needed for those cities’ specific stage. According to the press release, the greatest need is for course marshals. Applicants are required to sign a waiver with each host city’s Local Organizing Committee. Age restrictions vary depending on the location.

The Tour of Utah expanded to seven days this year for the first time in its 10-year history. It takes place Aug. 4-10 and will start in Cedar City and conclude in Park City. Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele County is one of this year’s host venues. According to the press release, each host city encourages fans to volunteer for one or more days.

For more information about volunteer positions with the local organizing committees, contact volunteer@tourofutah.com. For individuals who would like to become traveling course marshals — a week-long commitment — contact staffing@medalistsports.com. 

Richard Briggs

Community News Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Richard Briggs is community news editor, sports writer and copy editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. Born in San Diego and raised in St. George, Briggs graduated with a degree in communications from Dixie State College in 2012. While there he worked three years for the college’s newspaper, the Dixie Sun, as a sports writer and sports editor. During his senior year, he was editor in chief. Briggs also is a 2005 graduate from Snow Canyon High School. From 2006 to 2008 he served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints in Kentucky. As community news editor, Briggs writes, edits and manages editorial and photographic content for the Transcript-Bulletin’s inside pages and sections, including Hometown and Bulletin Board.

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