Tri for a Cure is Maine’s only all-women triathlon and the largest triathlon in the state, and they are looking for volunteers.

To be a part of this event in any capacity is awe-inspiring. This is so much more than a race. It truly is a celebration of hope, determination, and courage, as women raise millions of dollars to fight cancer in Maine while supporting each other and amazing themselves. I've done a leg of this triathlon a couple of times in my life. There is nothing more inspiring than this day. I volunteer every year.

Here are details of volunteering on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14

Maine Cancer Foundation via YouTube
Maine Cancer Foundation via YouTube
  • Expo Day is Saturday, July 13, and Race Day is Sunday, July 14. There are opportunities to volunteer on each (or both!) days.
  • The event will go on RAIN OR SHINE.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, bring sunblock, hat, rain gear, water bottle, and extra snacks.
  • For some positions, you are welcome to bring a lawn chair.
  • They will provide snacks and water. If you have special food needs, please bring them with you.
  • They will do their best to assign you to the job you requested. They have over 500 jobs to fill so we are hoping you are flexible.
  • Please let them know about any limitations you have regarding walking distances or standing for extended periods.
  • Your most important job on race day is to support the athletes. Clapping, cheering, & words of encouragement are needed from you to show your support.

Over a thousand women gather in South Portland to swim, bike, & run while raising tons of money to fight cancer throughout Maine. Maine Cancer Foundation's goal is to reach anyone who needs help in this giant state.

This race will test you physically and emotionally. It has become Maine's largest triathlon along the shores of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland. This event consists of a USAT-sanctioned 1/3-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride, and a three-mile run.

The Tri for a Cure is a unique opportunity for women to engage in the fight against cancer here in Maine. The triathletes share a unique bond. Some are cancer survivors, others are racing in support of their loved ones, but all of them share the desire to create a cancer-free Maine. Today, thanks to the efforts of thousands of supporters AND VOLUNTEERS, there are effective treatments for many forms of cancer, with the promise of more to come. There are so many ways to help. You just need to Tri.

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