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Volunteers needed for Ironman Lake Tahoe Sept 22


NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — North Lake Tahoe is seeking volunteers to aid competitors in the inaugural Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon Sept. 22. Volunteers will help direct the competitors, provide environmental protection and more throughout the entire course.

Volunteers comprise a critical element of the Ironman Lake Tahoe race. While competitors dive into the water in North Lake Tahoe, volunteers will ready changing tents for the biking portion. Competitors change clothes after the swimming segment, which is followed by a biking segment along the lake shore, over Brockway Summit into Truckee and then a loop around Squaw Valley. The final segment of the triathlon is a run up the Truckee River and back into Squaw Valley; during that time, volunteers will provide competitors with water, directions and more. Volunteers also will be necessary at the beginning of each leg of the triathlon for smooth transitions.

Ironman Lake Tahoe needs about 300 additional volunteers to help with this event. Positions include bike and gear handlers, crowd control, environmental services and directional guides. Interested volunteers are eligible for priority registration for Ironman Lake Tahoe 2014, which opens at 8 a.m. Sept. 23. For more information, contact Sean Sweeney, volunteer director of Ironman Lake Tahoe, at [email protected]

For more information about North Lake Tahoe, visit GoTahoeNorth.com. For the best bargains, including lodging, check out the “Cool Deals” tab, updated daily. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are at 100 N. Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, Calif., and 969 Tahoe Blvd. in Incline Village, Nev.


Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.