On Aug. 26, athletes from all around will converge on Dunkirk for TriDunkirk, a multi-sport event coordinated by ScoreThis!!!
The event features sporting events such as running, cycling and swimming. The event benefits the American Red Cross of Southwestern NY.
"This is a great event for the Dunkirk area," stated Kathy Burch, chapter assistant executive director. "Every person who signs up to volunteer for the Red Cross on the day of the event earns the Chapter a donation toward our programs and services in Chautauqua County, and they receive a free T-shirt for volunteering."
Burch explained that there are many volunteer jobs available, including helping with set up and early registrations on Aug. 25.
"The majority of volunteers will be needed on Sunday, August 26th," said Burch.
On race day, volunteer jobs include registration, T-shirt distribution, people to direct participants on the bike, run and swim courses for the adults and kids' races, life guards, transition areas, water stops, parking attendants, post-race food and more.
If you are interested in volunteering at the TriDunkirk event, call the Chapter offices at 664-5115 or email Amanda.Farnham@redcross.org with your name and contact information.
Volunteers will begin reporting at 4:45 a.m. for athlete registration on the day of the event. Other volunteers will report dependent on race day assignment. Volunteers should report to Wright Park in Dunkirk and look for the volunteer tent, located near the 16-foot purple volunteer flag.
Burch also added, "We are also more than happy to accept help from anyone who wishes to volunteer on race day who hasn't contacted the Chapter directly to register. The more, the merrier!"
If anyone would like more information on the TriDunkirk event, visit www.redcross-acc.org.