By: Rachael Van Cleave On: May 15, 2017 In: Latest News Comments: 0

Online Registration Offers 1,200 Shifts During Race Week in August

Register as a volunteer www.tourofutah.com

As many as 1,200 volunteer positions will be needed for the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the weeklong, professional cycling event on July 31-Aug. 6. Applications for individuals and groups are being accepted by each Local Organizing Committee (LOC) which is hosting a stage start or a stage finish at this year’s event. The volunteer registration application is maintained on the Tour of Utah website at www.tourofutah.com.

Individuals can request a specific assignment for one or multiple shifts. Group assignments for families, corporations, clubs and civic organizations encouraged to encourage teamwork and support a local community.  Each volunteer receives a commemorative Tour of Utah T-shirt, hat, water bottle, 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.

Providing time and talent, volunteers play a key role in the success of this internationally-sanctioned sporting event. Pre-race activities on July 29-30 and Stage 1 on July 31 will be hosted for a second time in Logan. Other host venues for 2017 are Brigham City and Snowbasin Resort on Aug. 1; Big Cottonwood Canyon on Aug. 2; South Jordan City on Aug. 3; Layton and Bountiful on Aug. 4; Heber Valley and Snowbird Resort on Aug. 5; Salt Lake City on Aug. 6.

Registration will remain open through the end of July, but may close as positions are filled for the various LOCs. Each LOC will provide training and scheduling for volunteers, related to specific needs with a stage start or a stage finish. A “Frequently Asked Questions” section is provided on the website to provide information on the application process, descriptions of specific positions and opportunities for groups. Individuals interested in working as traveling course marshals for all seven days of race week should send a request via email to volunteer@tourofutah.com.

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah continues to be free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique professional sports in the world today. The Tour of Utah attracted more than 400,000 spectators and contributed a new high of $23 million in direct economic impact for Utah last year. The Tour of Utah also continued its strong media reach with 28-plus hours of national television coverage on FOX Sports Network as well as more than 35 hours of live start-to-finish web casting via Tour Tracker, which attracted viewers from 142 countries.