Local Organizing Committees Filling Shifts for August Race
SALT LAKE CITY (June 3, 2019) – Individuals and groups are needed to fill as many as 1,200 volunteer shifts for the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, scheduled from Aug. 12-18. A variety of positions are being offered by Local Organizing Committees (LOC) that are hosting stage starts and finishes at this summer’s international cycling event. Volunteer applications are being accepted online at the Tour of Utah website, http://www.tourofutah.com/experience/2019-volunteers
Volunteer assignments are available 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 LOC will provide training in advance of race week and manage assignments to best meet the time and talent of volunteers. Every volunteer will receive a commemorative Tour of Utah T-shirt, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen products and a 12” x 12” clear cinch sack, which can be reused at most stadiums for personal items. Snacks and water will also be provided daily.
Snowbird Resort will host pre-race festivities Aug. 10-11, as well as the Prologue on Aug. 12. Other races days will be hosted across northern Utah: North Logan City (Aug. 13); Brigham City and Powder Mountain Resort (Aug. 14); Antelope Island State Park and North Salt Lake (Aug. 15); Salt Lake City (Aug. 16); Canyons Village at Park City Mountain (Aug. 17), and Park City (Aug. 18).
The largest number of shifts available are for course marshals. Volunteers in these positions find themselves close to the action, and along some courses will be able to see the race pass multiple times. 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 early August. 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 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique professional sports in the world today. It 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. The Tour is also part of the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour. More information about the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com, as well as social channels Facebook (tourofutah), Twitter (tourofutah), Instagram (thetourofutah) and YouTube (tourofutah).
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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 2019 event will be held Aug. 12-18. Last year the Tour covered 548 miles of racing and 43,780 feet of elevation gain. Now in its 15th 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 Tour of Utah is owned by Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. More information about the Tour of Utah and host venues 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