2009 Tour of Utah Seeks Race Volunteers

Course Marshalls Still Needed

SALT LAKE CITY (June 24, 2009) – Tour of Utah Executive Director Terry McGinnis is reaching out to the community in search of volunteers to help with the race. The 2009 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah presented by Zions Bank will take place August 18-23 in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Park City, Thanksgiving Point, Mt. Nebo, Tooele, and Snowbird. Those interested in volunteering should visit http://www.tourofutah.com or contact Volunteer Director John Cotter at (801) 694-8618; jecotterii@gmail.com.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Course Marshal
Keep the course clear of pedestrians, spectators, cars etc. along an assigned portion of the race course. Volunteers will get to see the riders up close and the course from great vantage points.

Construction Services
Help set up and take down Tour of Utah stage and festival areas.

Public Survey
Volunteers will poll spectators on a series of questions about the race. Results will be used to determine changes needed for the 2010 Tour of Utah.

General
Volunteers who are flexible and willing to work positions as needed. Different days, locations and areas of responsibility will be assigned during the race. Possibilities include hospitality, security control, course marshalling, awards ceremony, and general race assistance.

Ideally, volunteers should be able to work multiple days and shifts during the Tour. Previous experience is helpful, but not necessary. Volunteers will receive a Tour of Utah nylon sackpack, commemorative uniform t-shirt, hat, water bottle, and lip balm. Volunteers working three days or more will receive a special, limited-edition t-shirt. If they work all six days they will also receive a Tour of Utah notebook.

All volunteers will receive a box lunch during their shift, as well as other refreshments such as PowerAde and Glacéau Vitamin Water.

The 2009 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah Presented by Zions Bank will proceed as follows:

August 18, Prologue: Utah State Capitol

August 19, Stage One: Ogden to Salt Lake City. Eighty-two miles finishing in University of Utah Research Park.

August 20, Stage Two: Thanksgiving Point to an uphill Mount Nebo finish

August 21, Stage Three: Individual Time Trial – Miller Motorsports Park

August 22, Stage Four: Park City to Snowbird – 99 miles of mountains

August 23, Stage Five: Downtown Salt Lake City Criterium around Library Square

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