Requirements and instructions for team captains and volunteers
Teams with one or more local members must provide three (3) race volunteers. A “Local” team is defined as any team with one or more team member(s) living within a 100 mile radius of Portland. If just one member of the team resides within this radius, the team is considered local and must provide volunteers. Not sure if you qualify as a local team? Check your Zip Code.
Click the image below to watch the Volunteer Training Video
After your Team Captain invites you to volunteer, you will receive an email invitation to sign-up.
1) Open the email and click the web link to gain access to the Volunteer Training/Registration site
2) Enter a valid email address and create a password you'll remember
3) Watch Volunteer Training Video Modules 1, 2 and 3. Pass each of the three training multiple choice quiz segments with 75% or better. If you don't pass each module, you may come back, re-watch each video module and re-take the module quiz you didn't pass until you do.
4) Only after passing Volunteer Training Modules 1, 2 and 3, can you select a job:
Headphones/Earbuds Flashlight (with extra batteries)
Children Water, coffee, snacks
Pets Layers of clothing
Alcohol, Drugs, or Tobacco Job location/Driving Directions
A Subpar Attitude Team # you're representing
Exchange Leader Training (NOT FOR REGULAR VOLUNTEERS)
DATE: Saturday, 8/12/17
LOCATION: Providence Park (1844 SW Morrison St, Portland OR 97205)
Meeting will be held near Providence Care Center/KeyBank Deck on Level 2
PARKING: Please use the MAX. Parking on street will be at a minimum.
VOLUNTEER: Working at the Exchange (various duties, i.e. calling out race numbers, parking race vans, garbage/recycling). Last shift will also assist in clean-up of exchange area.
MONITOR: Reports to Exchange and then is given directions to drive (with one other monitor) to a specific turn on course. Directs participants (and point van traffic) at a specific turn. Good for volunteers that need to stay in one place or sit (bring a folding chair)! You will report to the assigned exchange and then may be given instructions to drive to a specific turn on the course.
START AREAS: Assist with team check-in, equipment check-in and/or set-up
HTC Start (Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood). PTC Start location is the Eastbank Festival Plaza, adjacent to the Hawthorne Bridge! (Nearest address is: 20 SE Madison St, Portland, OR 97214)
FINISH AREA Work on the beach at Seaside. Assist with tasks such as check-in, information, table/chair set up, Trash and Recycling Management
Please visit our Course Maps page before making a selection.
If a volunteer cannot fulfill their assignment, it is up to the Team Captain/Team to recruit a substitute. It is the Team Captain's responsibility to inform the new volunteer to take and pass online Volunteer Training (Contact Us) so they comply and the team is able to participate.
If the volunteer substitution is after August 8th, the previous volunteer must have passed online training, at which time they must give the volunteer assignment info and duties to the new volunteer. The substitute may then sign-in, representing the team on race day as long as they have the team number and show up at the correct time and place assigned. Failure of a volunteer to report to their assigned duty WILL result in team disqualification. No excuse will be accepted.