Volunteer Sign-ups Are Open!
Silicon Valley Triathlon Club and Threshold Racing Inc are proud to put on this amazing community event. We need a lot of volunteers for race day as well as pre-event set-up and goodie bag stuffing the day before. Anyone who has worked this event can tell you that it is a BLAST!! You meet many SVTC club members, see lots of kids in action, have some good food, and get that great feeling that comes from giving back to your community. And remember all net proceeds go to local charities!
Set-up – You will come to De Anza College and help SVTC Kids Tri committee set up a majority of the course for the Kids Tri. This includes light, moderate and heavy physical exertion. Please bring a hat, sunscreen, and work gloves.
Set-up – These volunteer slots are for those early birds who can help the committee set up the remainder of the course and get ready for the start! For those who can help us for the duration of the event or for those who can only do a few hours.
Registration – Registration includes several aspects of getting the kids (and their parents) ready and headed in the right direction. Checking them in, handing out bib numbers and wristbands, body marking, giving them their goody bag, etc and sending them off to set up in transition. This can be a slightly hectic place, especially when lots of kids show up at once to register. Great for volunteers with great communication and organization skills.
Swim – You will help out on the pool deck with all aspects of the swim. Helping kids in and out of the pool, counting laps and ensuring the safety of the kids in the pool. Lifeguards will be on hand, so you don’t need lifeguard experience.
Bike – The biggest group of volunteers are needed on the bike course. It is a closed course on the campus, but volunteers will be spread out. The main focus here is safety and cheering on the kids as they make their way through the bike course.
Run – The run course is on the De Anza track. You will help kids count their laps and ensure the safety of the participants as they make their way around the track and into the finish chute. It also entails a little “traffic control” of parents and adoring fans.
Transition Area – The “heartbeat” of the race course is in transition. You will help all of the participants find their way to their gear after the swim and bike and get them off in the right direction. It can be very busy in transition, so communication skills are a must. It definitely involves some “traffic control!”
Finish Line/Awards/Goodies – What a great place to be when the kids come into the finish chute! You’ll help with giving them their medals and some water!
Food – The food folks help out in the food tent for the kids, and/or could help our food committee members deliver food to volunteers on the course. Any way you “slice it,” this volunteer opportunity is all about the food! Lots of prep and lots of fun!
Fluids – You will be set up in strategic places around the venue to offer kids water and keep them hydrated!
Tear down – Help the Kids Tri committee break everything down so it looks like we were never there! This entails light, moderate and heavy physical exertion. Make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, and work gloves.
Thank you again for volunteering for the SVTC Kids Triathlon. It will be a blast!! We need a lot of people and appreciate anyone who wants to join us! If you know ANYONE who would like to help please have them contact us up to and including the day of the race!
Please be cognizant that we need volunteers to be at their venue BY 7:00 am. The race starts at 8 am and we need everyone to be in place and briefed by the captain of that venue before the start. So, give yourself some time to get here and check in, get some coffee and find your venue.
Enter De Anza from Stelling. Those that plan on staying all day can park in the Lot C garage, but you cannot leave until it’s over. You should park on the end closest to Stelling, not on the campus side as parents/athletes will be entering the garage on their way to the Transition Area and we don’t want cars blocking the path. You must pay $3 for parking – no exceptions and the campus police will ticket you! Make sure you put your parking receipt on your dashboard, clearly visible.
PLEASE check in at the volunteer tent/tables prior to going anywhere on the course. We might have to shift you at the last minute to a different venue and it’s really hard to keep track of you once you get there if you don’t check in. Some will need to get an orange volunteer safety vest too. When you leave, please return the vest to the volunteer check in area. There will be refreshments near the check in area in the morning.
It might be a little chilly in the morning, but will heat up. Layer your clothing, bring sunscreen, and a hat.
Bring snacks and water. We have both available but it’s smart to bring a few items just in case we can’t get out to you as quick as you may need it. Lunch will be provided.
Once you get to your assigned area there will be an Area Captain to brief you on your duties.
The last little racers probably won’t be done until 1 p.m. If you can stay to help tear down the event, PLEASE DO! The committee really could use the help!
De Anza Community College is located at 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. In Cupertino, CA. The campus is bounded by Stevens Creek Blvd., Highway 85, Stelling Road, and McClellan Road. Parking Lots A and B may be used for parents & participants.
Directions from the South Bay
Take Highway 85 north to Stevens Creek Blvd. Exit. Turn right on Stevens Creek Blvd. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to Parking Lots A or B and the Kids Triathlon.
Take Highway 280 north to the De Anza Blvd./Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road exit and turn left crossing over Highway 280. Proceed to Stevens Creek Blvd. and turn right. Proceed to Stelling Road and turn left. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to the Kids Triathlon and Parking Lots A and B.
Directions from the Peninsula
Take Highway 280 south to the De Anza Blvd./Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road exit and turn right. Proceed to Stevens Creek Blvd. and turn right. Proceed to Stelling Road and turn left. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to the Kids Triathlon and Parking Lots A and B.
Take Highway 101 south to Highway 85 south. Proceed on Highway 85 south to the Stevens Creek Blvd. exit. Turn left onto Stevens Creek Blvd. crossing over Highway 85. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to Parking Lots A or B and the Kids Triathlon.
Directions from the East Bay
Take Highway 880 to the south bay, Highway 280, and follow the South Bay directions above.
Take Highway 880 to the Peninsula via the San Mateo (Hayward) or Dumbarton (Fremont) bridges, and follow the Peninsula direction above.
Please note: there is a $3 parking fee that the college charges. Parking permits are purchased from meters that accept quarters, dollar bills or in some cases credit cards. No change is available so please come prepared. YOU WILL BE TICKETED by the Foothill/De Anza Police Department if you do not purchase the $3 parking permit!