New England Kids Triathlon

Unfortunately, our 9th annual New England Kids Triathlon event will have to wait until 2021. Get the latest on our COVID-19 response. Learn more

As you might imagine, this breaks our hearts. At the same time, we completely understand our partners at MIT, the City of Cambridge and the New England Patriots all have higher priorities. They love our event and have been incredible supporters since we held our first kids triathlon in 2011. At the same time, they have to make decisions that are right for their organizations and for the overall health of the community.

We are in 100% agreement with this approach and extend their focus to the safety and well-being of our participants, fans and volunteers. If we work together and stay focused, we will lessen the impact of COVID-19 across New England and be able to return to the lifestyle we love much sooner.

In fact, we have already begun planning for July 2021!

Thanks again for your incredible support of the New England Kids Triathlon. It is with a heavy heart we share this information. At the same time, we know there are many others - starting with our first responders - who are doing so much more to keep us healthy and safe.

Also, we know we are in this together, and we hope you will be able to fill your summer with swimming, biking and running as we all look ahead to a better 2021. Take care and be safe.

Sincerely,
The 2020 Organizing Committee

Descriptions of Specific Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, July 10th, 2020 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Course Setup
Volunteers for this shift should be hard working and not mind a lot of physical labor to help with all aspects of course set-up. Responsibilities include unloading equipment, driving posts, setting-up transition, positioning crowd control barricades, placing course signage and much more. This is a great opportunity to help the event and get a good workout!

Saturday, July 11th, 2020 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Course, Expo and Registration Set-up
Volunteers will help unload equipment, position crowd control barricades, place course signage and much more. In addition, they will help organize the Race Expo and all of the Pre-Race Pep Rally activities. These responsibilities include helping Sponsors set-up, organizing registration packets, arranging tables, sign placement, concessions, registration set-up, and more.

Saturday, July 11th, 2020 – 2:45pm to 6:45pm

Pep Rally, Expo & Registration
Volunteers are needed in various positions including staffing expo activities, packet pick-up, registration, kids activity areas, general supervision, traffic control, clean-up, and more.

Sunday, July 12th, 2020 – 5:30am to 11:00am

Early AM Set-up & Race Day Help
These volunteers are the super heroes of race weekend, and they must like to get up early. You start by helping with body marking and with getting kids set-up in transition. Then (around 7:30am) you shift to an area of race responsibility. This could include the run course, bike course, pool area, transition area, staging area, event expo, etc.

Sunday, July 12th, 2020 – 6:30am to 12:00pm

Race Day Help
For those of you who like to sleep-in (at least a little), join us at 7:00am and be assigned to one of our race day teams. This could include the run course, bike course, pool area, transition area, staging area, event expo, etc.

Sunday, July 12th, 2020 – 11:00pm to 3:00pm

Race Day Clean-Up Crew
The late volunteer shift on Sunday is responsible for returning the MIT Campus back to the exact same shape we found it in. Expect a lot of manual labor and heavy lifting as you will be helping with event clean-up and break down. Specific responsibilities include cutting zip ties, collecting trash, rolling soft fencing, moving crowd control barricades, pulling posts, and loading the equipment back onto our truck.

By volunteering you will be playing a very important role in helping us build a generation of healthy, active and responsible kids. In exchange, you will receive a huge sense of accomplishment, a t-shirt and a cool lunch bag.

Please click on the button below to Register to Volunteer today. We thank you.

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