Local Utah Communities Now Accepting Volunteer Applications to Support Annual Pro Cycling Event
Online Registration Opens May 15 for Tour of Utah in August
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 15, 2018) – Individuals and groups interested in supporting the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. professional stage race are invited to volunteer for one or more days at this summer’s event, Aug. 6-12. Applications for a variety of volunteer positions are now available online, beginning today, using the Tour of Utah website.
Hundreds of people are encouraged to donate time and talent to fill more than 1,200 shifts for the weeklong international cycling event. Each Local Organizing Committee (LOC), which is hosting a stage start or finish at the Tour of Utah, will manage assignments and provide training. Cedar City will host pre-race activities on Aug. 4-5, as well as Stage One on Aug. 7. Racing will begin with a Prologue on Aug. 6 in St. George. Other host venues which will require volunteer support are Payson City (Aug. 8); Antelope Island State Park and Layton City (Aug. 9); Salt Lake City (Aug. 10); Canyons Village and Snowbird Resort (Aug. 11), and Park City (Aug. 12).
Individuals can request a specific assignment for one or multiple shifts. Group assignments for families, corporations, clubs and civic organizations are encouraged to inspire teamwork and support the local community. Each volunteer receives a commemorative Tour of Utah T-shirt, hat, sunglasses, and sun screen products. A box lunch will also be provided daily. The recommended age for volunteers is 18 and older. Applicants must sign a waiver, or have a signature provided by an adult or legal guardian if the applicant is 17 years of age or younger.
General registration will remain open through the end of July. A “Frequently Asked Questions” section is provided on the website to provide descriptions of specific positions, opportunities for groups and more information. Individuals interested in working as traveling course marshals for all seven days of race week should send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tour of Utah remains a 2.HC-rated stage race on the UCI America Tour, making it one of the premier events for professional cycling teams in North America. It is also one of the prominent road cycling events that is also part of USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour. The event is free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique professional sports in the world today.
About the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah
The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, referred to as “America’s Toughest Stage RaceTM,” is a week-long, professional cycling stage race for the best men’s teams in the world. The 2018 event will be held Aug. 6-12. Now in its 14th year, the event was elevated in 2015 as a 2.HC-rated UCI stage race, making it one of the premier events in North America. The 2017 Tour of Utah covered 605 miles of racing and 36,525 feet of climbing with Rob Britton of Rally Cycling winning the overall title. The Tour of Utah is owned by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. More information about the Tour of Utah, host venues and professional teams can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com, as well as social channels Facebook (tourofutah), Twitter (tourofutah), Instagram (thetourofutah) and YouTube (tourofutah).
Jackie Tyson, Media Relations Manager, Tour of Utah