Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 still needs about 50 more volunteers

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – With the inaugural Carilion Clinic IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge less than two weeks away, organizers still need a few dozen more volunteers to help the athletic event run smoothly.

The weekend-long event begins on Friday, June 4, but the triathlon does not start until Sunday, June 6.

Carilion remains the title sponsor of the event, which has more than 2,600 triathletes registered. Carilion is helping IRONMAN to register volunteers, who will welcome competitors to Virginia’s Blue Ridge during the weekend of the event.

As of Monday, May 24, Carilion says approximately 50 of the 1,500 volunteer positions are still open, such as bike and gear bag check-in/check-out, run nutrition aid stations, jet skis, and more.

If you would like to learn more about the remaining triathlon volunteer slots or even register as a volunteer, follow this link.

Volunteers will be asked to adhere to health and safety guidelines.

The triathlon on June 6 is a 1.2-mile swim in Carvins Cove, a 56-mile bike course starting from Peaks of Otter, and a 13.1 mile run on the Roanoke River Greenway.

The finish line and IRONMAN Village will be at River’s Edge Sports Complex.

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