Cazenovia Triathlon Volunteer


Please be patient, we are a volunteer run club, let us know if you would like to help out!

The Cazenovia Triathlon has ample opportunity for volunteers to get involved in the action and make a significant contribution to the Cazenovia Triathlon and help the Club to be good visitors to Cazenovia by leaving the park as clean as or cleaner than before the race. Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.

Below are the volunteer positions available,  time frame and description of duties. Check them out and fill out the Volunteer Form below to sign up in advance. If the position you want is full, please choose another position.  Volunteering is fun and you’ll learn something at each position. The form with your job preferences will be submitted to the Cazenovia Triathlon Volunteer Liaisons. Advance volunteer registration makes planning and race day management much easier but you may volunteer the morning of the race by reporting to volunteer registration.

Volunteer Positions: Pre Race Day Activities

Packet pick-up– 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Friday August 16 at Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse (Dewitt location).

Transition set-up– 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, August 17 (prior to race day Sunday). Load equipment on the truck at the storage shed in Manlius  

Volunteer Positions: Race Day Sunday, August 18

Early Morning Organization

Parking– 5:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Assists police in traffic control and direction of vehicles to various parking venues at Cazenovia High School and Cazenovia College.

Registration and Packet Pick-up– 5:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Checks in day-of-race participants and hands out registration packets to preregistered athletes.

Transition– 6:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The transition is the center of the activity so there may be two or three different tasks assigned within the transition area and thus volunteers need to be flexible. Volunteers answers athlete transition logistic questions prior to the race; provide security for bikes and equipment; check for bib numbers and body marking; assist athletes with their bike location; assists at the bike in/out location; assists at the run in/out location and keeps non-participants out of the transition. During the race volunteers assist athletes by: pointing the athletes to the correct exit; helping the athletes respect the mount/dismount lines and help to slow down returning cyclists. The park is small and many volunteers are needed in these congested areas to keep cyclists and runners from getting in each other’s way and to keep spectators far enough back to give racers sufficient space.

Body Marking– 5:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Verifies athlete’s race number; marks the number in the proper place on athlete’s arms and legs and places athlete’s age on the calf. There should be no line and no waiting for the athletes for this process.

Swim, Bike, Run Positions

Swim– on shore volunteers– 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Check/count swimmers into the water and count those who exit (volunteers may get wet up to knees). Keeps fans and supporters a safe clear distance from the course so the participants and organizers will have sufficient space to function. Guards the chute from the water to the transition area so swimmers have an easy run and do not have to dodge spectators crossing back and forth.

Swim– on the lake volunteers– 7:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. These volunteers must provide their own un-motorized watercraft (kayaks, paddleboard, canoes etc.). These volunteers may need to lend assistance to swimmers in trouble (without advancing their position), prevent swimmers from straying too far off course and ensures swimmers stay outside the corner buoys.

Bike Course– 7:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. These volunteers check in at Chard Road near Ridge Rd and NOT at the waterfront in Lakeside Park. These volunteers sign the waiver, provide email and phone number and receive the volunteer T-shirt at Chard Road. The Bike course manager will assign you a spot and provide instructions, any equipment and signs needed. Most volunteers will be assigned to the various intersections to direct the cyclists in the proper directions so they do not take a wrong turn. Some volunteers will be on the Hoffman hill climb early in the race and then move to another bike course location.

Run Course– 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. These volunteers report to Emory Ave in front of the Cazenovia High/Middle School and NOT at the waterfront in Lakeside Park (temporarily park on Emory or Green St. or a side street as you may be driving to an aid station 2-3 miles away). These volunteers sign the waiver, provide email and phone number and receive the volunteer T-shirt at Run aid station #1. Volunteers then either report to one of the four run aid stations or may be needed to assist in traffic control at some intersections or help slow traffic along the run course. Runners and aid stations will be on both sides of the street and cars will be in the middle so safety is a major concern for volunteers and runners. Volunteers will also assist in setting up the aid stations, mixing energy drinks, pouring liquids into cups and handing them to runners. Volunteers will assist in keeping the aid station clean and organized and help pack up as the runners thin out toward the end of the race.

Support Functions / Food, Finish Line, Awards

Food– 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Setups and organizes the food and refreshments for the athletes including assisting in food preparation, obtaining ice, keeping drinks cold, cutting fruit and handing out food to athletes. Assists in packing up food when the race is over and bringing all food to the Volunteer Sign in Table at 1:00  p.m. Helps clean up trash during and after the event, help with disassembly of the tables and equipment and carrying them to the truck.

Finish line chute– 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Assess the runners finishing and help determine if medical support is needed (volunteers with a medical background wanted), hand out finisher medals, water and direct athletes to the results posting or food tent. Assist at the award ceremony if needed.

Awards– 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Assists the Race Director as needed, assists with organizing prizes and identifying the proper athlete for the correct award. Assists in keeping the area tidy prior to and during the awards ceremony and to help keep spectators at an appropriate distance.

Post-Race / Disassemble, Clean and Pack

Disassemble transition–12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Assists in disassembly of the pipe racks and fencing that supports the transition area. Assists in stacking and loading the pipes, fencing and supports. Assists in cleaning up any trash and debris and return the area to pre-race condition.

Assists in examining the entire park from the swim area, the food area, the finish line and the transition area and helps to clean up trash, collect lost equipment, pack and load the truck.

Assists in unloading all the equipment into the Manlius storage shed so that it is neat and easily accessible.


2019 Volunteer Form

Anyone interested in volunteering please fill out the Volunteer Form or report to the registration table Sunday morning of the race.  Advance volunteer registration makes planning & race day management much easier.


Cazenovia Triathlon : Contact Information

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organizational & management questions

volunteering opportunities
volunteer information page

questions about the web site

Cazenovia Triathlon : Event Details

→ 2019 Cazenovia Triathlon Registration 

This year the event will have:

Sprint Distance (Tri, Aquabike, and Relay)

Intermediate Distance (Tri, Aquabike, and Relay)


ALL RACERS must pick up his or her own race packet & also must present a picture ID and USAT license (if a USAT member) at pick up time.

Relay Teams: Each member must show photo ID (and USAT license) before the team is able to pick up packet. Each team member has to individually go to packet pickup & present picture ID.

Refunds and deferments are available until August 1st. Processing fees for initial sign up and USAT fees are non-refundable, there is also 10% refund processing fee. (example: $70 registration cost would refund $63). No refunds will be given due to Acts of God including weather and/or water quality.

Prices for the 2018 Caz Tri are:

1/9 – 3/12 3/13-4/11 4/12-6/13 6/14-8/14
Sprint (Tri & Aqua) 60 70 80 90
Sprint Relay 85 105 120 135
Intermediate (Tri & Aqua) 75 85 95 105
Intermediate – Relay 95 120 130 145



We’ll do early packet pickup which currently is Friday 8/24 from 4-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports in Dewitt. Otherwise, packets can be picked up at the park on Race Day morning starting at 6:30 am. Early pickup is preferred.



The Caz Tri will be raced & officiated under USAT rules.

Use of Ipods, MP3 Players or any audio devices of any kind during races is strictly prohibited.



There will be limited parking for participants at Lakeside Park and will be on a first come first serve basis. If parking at Lakeside Park you will not be allowed to leave until 11:00 a.m. All others will be directed to park at the next available location in the following order:

– Cazenovia High School on East Lake Road

– No parking on East Lake Road or Forman street at any time

– Street Parking where legal in the village

Athlete Race Day Details

6:15 – 7:30 Registration Packet Pick up open (bring ID & USAT Card)

6:30 Transition opens.  Body marking begins.

7:30 Athlete meeting at Transition

7:30 Transition area closed to all athletes

7:50 “Count In”. Final reminders at water



11:00 Awards & Post-Race Festivities or when enough results are in



Cazenovia Triathlon : Course Details

The Cazenovia Triathlon follows all USA Triathlon Rules. To learn more about the rules and possible penalties you may see on race day please visit: USAT Competitive Rules

Swim –

Wetsuits are allowed up to and including 78 degrees F.

Each race will start in waves depending on age and race distance. Competitors must wear the swim cap that will be supplied at check-in.

Sprint Course: This is a 800m out and back swim.

Intermediate Course: This is a 1500m out and back swim.



Sprint Course: 14miles  Main entrance to the park, and exit the park, turning LEFT.  The first 1/2-mile is flat, followed by a RIGHT turn on Hoffman St. and up a challenging 1/4-mile climb to turn LEFT on Ridge Road.  On Ridge Rd, you will face a gradual climb followed by rolling hills for 5 miles. Quick LEFT will occur after a short but steep downhill grade, then flat to the halfway point.  After turning left on East Lake Rd. the return will be rolling to flat road coming back to the transition area in the park to start the run.


Intermediate Course: 25miles Course closely follows 2 loops of the Sprint course: From the park: left on E. Lake Rd., right on Hoffman Rd, left on Ridge Rd., left on E. Lake, left on Chard Rd. (instead of Hoffman), left on Ridge Rd., left on E. Lake, right into the park.


Maps will be in transition race morning.


Each contestant is responsible for repair/maintenance of his/her bike.  Bike Loft East, Neutral Race Support will be on course but will be helping athletes as they see them and may be a while to come and help you so be prepared to fix most of your mechanical issues.



Run course is an out and back through the village of Cazenovia, one loop for each race distance (not a double loop for the Intermediate 10k). Aid stations will be setup along the run course, with water & GU Energy Products, at the first quarter mile, 1.5 & 2.5 mile mark (approx.). Runners will pass these stations twice for the Intermediate race so you’ll have 6 stations for the Int & 4 for the Sprint.

Sprint Course: 5k

Intermediate Course: 10k

Course Map



2013 Caz Tri – Lakeside Park map – transition and other details


All courses will be GPS’d and marked on race day. Race day will see volunteers and timing mats or number recorders at turnarounds.