Volunteer

Become a member of the Outer Banks Sporting Events Race Crew!

Groups welcome! Individuals appreciated! Your time and talent are essential to our success!

Please email Patty@obxse.org or call our office directly 252-255-6273 to join our Race Crew at the Outer Banks Triathlon.

Our volunteers make our events the best...period!
Race participants consistently agree that our volunteers and community are outstanding in their support of all of the events! The participants feel welcome, appreciated and encouraged because of our volunteers and community support. It is because of YOU that we have established ourselves as a premier destination race that runners will return to!

Volunteer FAQ's:
What kinds of positions are available?
There are positions for all abilities. Here are a few examples.

Aid Stations: Prepare and distribute drinks, gels or wet towels to the athletes during the event.
Parking: Like to get up early? Saturday &/or Sunday at 5am to 8am. Direct traffic to the parking spots available at the site.
Chip Timing:
Saturday &/or Sunday. Distribute timing chips to athletes. 5:30am - 7:45am.
Flaggers & Directional Bike course:  Saturday &/or Sunday. Provide directions to the athletes along the Bike course, monitor athletes for any issues such as breakdowns or accidents.
Lead Out/Sweeper: Saturday &/or Sunday. Lead the first place athletes out for each bike race and/or follow the last participants to the finish. Bike required.
Packet Distribution: Friday afternoon and Saturday morning and afternoon available. Help distribute bags and SWAG to athletes checking in.
Flaggers & Directional Run Course: Saturday &/or Sunday 9am to 3pm. Direct runners along the course. We have 11 locations to choose from. Bring a friend and a chair!
Beer Garden: Everyones favorite way to help...serve beer to participants! 9am - noon.
Clean Up: Not everyones favorite...please consider signing up or staying for this important portion of the event weekend. Saturday 6pm - 7pm. re-organize the race area at start/transition and finish. Load equipment into moving trucks. Collect trash and general tidying up area.
Sunday 11am - 1pm. Must be able to lift/carry 40lbs. or more.

You’re donating your valuable time, so it’s important that you enjoy and benefit from your volunteering. It’s important to make sure that your volunteer position is a good fit and to communicate with the people you’re working with in the volunteer organization.

  • Ask questions. You want to make sure that the experience is right for your skills, your goals, and the time you want to spend. If you have any questions, be sure to speak up. Sample questions to your volunteer coordinator might address your time commitment, if there’s any training involved, who you will be working with, and what to do if you have questions during your experience.
  • Make sure you know what’s expected. Before starting, make sure you are comfortable with the organization, know what is expected, and understand the time commitment. Consider starting small so that you don’t over commit yourself at first. Give yourself some flexibility to change your focus if needed.
  • Don’t be afraid to make a change. Speak up if your experience isn’t what you expected. Don’t force yourself into a bad fit. Talk to the organization about changing your focus or consider looking for another match.
  • Enjoy yourself. Most importantly, make sure you’re having fun! The best volunteer experiences benefit both the volunteer and the organization. If you’re not enjoying yourself, ask yourself why. Is it the tasks you’re performing? The people you’re working with? Or are you uncomfortable simply because the situation is new and familiar? Pinpointing what’s bothering you can help you decide how to proceed.