FORT WORTH, Texas (May 9, 2017)— Tri Fort Worth Triathlon & Half-Marathon, presented by Fort Worth Sports Marketing, is calling for 600 volunteers to assist with the race spanning across the city in 140.6 and 70.3 mile routes. The race will start at Marine Creek Lake and finish in General Worth Square in downtown Fort Worth.
“This is the first of many partnership opportunities we hope to foster with leaders of Fort Worth’s sports market,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We’re looking forward to greeting participants from throughout Texas and beyond and hope Tri Fort Worth becomes an annual tradition for these athletes.”
Volunteer applicants will receive a free race day t-shirt and may select from 12 areas of operation: Men’s and Women’s Changing Tents, Run Aid Station, Bike Aid Station, Packet Stuffing/Pickup, Information Booth, Gear Bags, Finish Line, Body Marking, Bike Special Needs, Transition and Concessions. Volunteers are also needed for the Tri Fort Worth Athlete Expo, scheduled for May 18-20, inside the Fort Wort Convention Center Arena and the Finish Line Festival area on May 21. Previous experience in the sport of Triathlon is not required.
“We’re excited to welcome participants to Fort Worth for the inaugural race,” said Tim Tarpley of Trident Sports. “Registrations are outpacing our year one projections and a solid volunteer base will guarantee the event runs effortlessly.”
The hub of all Triathlon activities will be downtown in General Worth Square. Spectators can catch images of the race and follow athletes on the large video wall and enjoy live music from the Monster Energy Concert Stage throughout the day while relaxing in the Amstel XLight™ Beer Garden and Coca-Cola® Picnic Area. Tasty food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Albertsons Tom Thumb Concession Area or spectators may also purchase a credential to the VIP Hospitality Pavilion (while supplies last).
In addition, there will be experiential bike ride opportunities to the race course and other designated locations courtesy of Fort Worth Bike Sharing and Blue Zones Project.
Race registration will remain open until May 15 for interested athletes. Athletes, volunteers and spectators may check www.trifortworth.com for more details. Follow @VisitFortWorth and @TriFortWorth on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook for the latest news and announcements. #TriFortWorth
The FWCVB is the official destination marketing organization of the 16th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of culture and commerce. A sports fan’s paradise, Fort Worth is home to Texas Motor Speedway – host to “Big Hoss, the world’s largest HD video board” as well as dozens of races a year, including Texas’ largest-attended, single-day sporting event, Duck Commander 500. The famed Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District serves as a venue for some of the best rodeo acts in the country, and the whole city goes purple on Texas Christian University’s (TCU) game days. For more information, visit www.FortWorth.com.
Trident Sports was founded in 2007 by triathlete Tim Tarpley, with the idea of bringing triathlon training to anyone with a desire. Trident Sports produces events such as the Mayor’s Triathlon, Trident Sports Benbrook Triathlon and more. For more information, visit www.tridentsportsfw.com.